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Annual Meeting Overview Presentation


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This years 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition is a highly anticipated three-day learning and networking opportunity, which will attract the most diverse transportation audience from across the country in one place. This event will feature panel sessions, poster sessions, interactive seminars, renowned industry speakers, informative exhibits and hands-on technology demonstrations, technical tours, and receptions. Having drawn thousands of transportation engineers, automotive suppliers, and public transit authorities since its inception, the 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition provides the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry with a forum to learn about and share insights on the latest advancements in ITS technologies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to:
• Hear from U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood during the Opening Plenary
• Receive updates on where and how the stimulus money is, and isn’t, being spent
• Meet directly with your Members of Congress during “Capitol Hill Day” and with representatives of the new Administration.
• See live technology demonstrations just outside the convention center of the newest advances in tolling, vehicle mile charging and mobile payments, freight security, intersection safety, infrastructure monitoring, and traffic information
• View the latest and emerging technologies from more than 130 companies inside a 150,000 square foot exhibition hall
• Take tours of major Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC area transportation projects and facilities
• Gain access to nearly 100 extraordinary educational, technical, policy, and interactive sessions on topics ranging from transportation financing and congestion reduction strategies

With the 2009 Annual Meeting in the metro Washington, DC area, you will also have a wonderful opportunity to interact with legislators on the federal, state, and local levels to showcase ITS products and services. This is a critical opportunity for the ITS industry to demonstrate how ITS technologies can improve safety, mobility, and the environment while optimizing transportation dollars and helping to finance the future of our transportation system.

Register now to attend ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition to find answers to your toughest transportation challenges, meet your legislators on Capitol Hill, see ITS solutions in action, take home ideas for implementation, and learn from your peers.

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Annual Meeting Overview Presentation

  1. 1. ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition “ Moving America Forward” June 1-3, 2009 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
  2. 2. ITS America Annual Meeting and Exposition <ul><li>Domestic conference and exhibition representing the ITS industry and hosted annually by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America </li></ul><ul><li>First held in Washington, DC in 1991, this conference was conceived as a domestic forum on the development of ITS. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation leaders from around the country gather to share ideas and collaborate their efforts to achieve widespread deployment of ITS. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition <ul><li>Three-day conference and exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees include members of ITS America, partners, and industry stakeholders from around the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Venue for making connections with potential customers and industry and business leaders </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why You Should Attend <ul><li>Showcase ITS solutions to senior Members of Congress and their staff during critical transportation authorization debate </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with leaders around the country to discuss ITS development and deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in live, hands-on technology demonstrations in the exhibit hall and on the streets of National Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the most comprehensive exhibition of ITS technologies, services, and solutions in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Capitol Hill Day featuring speeches by senior Members of Congress, technology demos, meetings on Capitol Hill, and a closing reception at the new Capitol Visitor Center </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2009 Organizing Committee <ul><li>Co-Chairs: </li></ul><ul><li>Constance S. Sorrell, Virginia Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Philmus, ACS Transportation Systems and Services </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Subcommittee Chairs: </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Pedersen, Local Arrangements Subcommittee, Maryland State Highway Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Gerry Conover, Finance Subcommittee, PRC Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Lance Newman (Cambridge Systematics) and Barry Einsig (Tyco Electronics), Operations & Planning Subcommittee </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Earnest, Demonstrations Subcommittee, Virginia DOT </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Freitas, Program Subcommittee, Telvent Farradyne </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Sweatman, Sector Liaison – Research and Education, University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Sheryl Wilkerson, Government Relations Subcommittee, Ygomi LLC </li></ul>
  6. 6. Venue <ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center </li></ul>
  7. 7. Special Events <ul><li>Exhibit Hall Reception and First-Time Attendee Orientation , Monday, June 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitor & Sponsor Hospitality Events , Tuesday, June 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Special Closing Reception on Capitol Hill , Wednesday, June 3 </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2009 Annual Meeting Program <ul><li>2 Plenary Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday Plenary will be USDOT focused </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9 Executive Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>52 Special Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>24 Technical/Scientific Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>1 Interactive Session </li></ul><ul><li>5 Forum Showcases </li></ul><ul><li>6 Congressional Fact-Finding Sessions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Exhibition <ul><li>Expanding now for a second time to nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already 25% larger than the ITSA 2007 Annual Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>150 companies and organizations participating </li></ul><ul><li>ITS State Chapters Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Local Agency Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia DOT Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>I-95 Corridor Coalition Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Sustainability Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive & Telecommunications Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security & Public Safety Pavilion </li></ul>
  10. 10. Capitol Hill Day <ul><li>Wednesday, June 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Members of Congress will experience ITS technologies in action during technology demonstrations and exhibit hall tours </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional fact-finding sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Policy Breakfast and closing plenary focusing on transportation authorization and other key legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Special Closing Reception at Capitol Visitor Center </li></ul><ul><li>Regular bus service between Capitol Hill and the Gaylord </li></ul>
  11. 11. Technical Tours <ul><li>Montgomery County Public Safety Communications Center </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland State Highway Administration Statewide Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland CATT Lab </li></ul><ul><li>McConnell Public Safety & Transportation Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commission Transit Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>Woodrow Wilson Bridge Boat Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia MegaProjects Bus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center - Herndon, Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>DC Bike Sharing System and ZIP Car </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac TRACON – Warrenton, VA. </li></ul><ul><li>(POST SHOW TOUR) Combined Maryland State Highway Administration Statewide Operations Center, Prince George’s County TRIP Center & FedEx Field (Redskins Stadium) Command Post </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology Demonstrations <ul><li>Three days Demonstrations at National Harbor Resort based on 15 th World Congress on ITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle and Infrastructure Integrated Demonstrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility: Tolling, Vehicle Mile Charging, infrastructure monitoring, traffic information, and freight security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safety: Intersection safety and vehicle priority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up in parking lot, city streets, and Exhibit spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-vehicle Demonstration rides </li></ul>
  13. 14. Transportation Management Center (TMC) of the Future <ul><li>Shown at ITS America booth inside National Harbor Exhibit hall, based upon World Congress implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Various probe data applications will be demonstrated using archived or simulated data </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare agencies for new operational possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the “best” of all transportation systems in 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of computer demonstrations, presentation and video </li></ul>
  14. 15. Hotel Accommodations <ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>Rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single/Double: $266 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government: $209 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room blocks will be held until May 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Make your reservations early! </li></ul>
  15. 16. Registration <ul><li>Opens February 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Discounted rates for ITS America members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-Day Registration: $650 ($150 Savings!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First Early registration ends March 31 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Early registration ends April 30 </li></ul>
  16. 17. ITS America Staff Contacts <ul><li>General Information, Exhibition, and Sponsorhips – Edgar Martinez, [email_address] – 202/721-4223 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Program – Nicole Oliphant, [email_address] – 202/721-4215 </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Public Relations – Sabrina McGowan, [email_address] – 202/721-4205 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Registration, Hotel Accommodations, Meeting Room Requests – Sandra Collier, [email_address] – 202/721-4214 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Demonstrations – Steve Bayless – [email_address] – 202/721-4229 and Patty del Pozo – [email_address] – 202/721-4238 </li></ul><ul><li>Government Relations – Paul Feenstra – [email_address] – 202/721-4237 </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>See you there! </li></ul><ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center </li></ul><ul><li>June 1 – 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>National Harbor, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>