The 2017 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio. “Connecting Smart Cities” is the Annual Meeting theme. The focal point of this year’s gathering will be the Columbus Smart Cities initiative. The program of this two-day event will include:
Jason Goldman, ITS America
Jim Barna, ODOT
Roundtable panel discussions and technical sessions on Smart Cities, connected and automated vehicles, traffic management and operations, multi-agency collaborations, work zone ITS, safety innovations, commercial vehicle operations, transit applications, incident management, federal updates, and new technologies;
Luncheon speaker Jason Goldman, Vice President for External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, ITS America;
Keynote speaker Jim Barna, Chief Engineer, Ohio DOT;
Technical tour of the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University;
The deadline to register online is September 20, after which only on-site registration is available. Credit cards will be accepted during on-site registration; however, please have check/cash in hand when registering on-site, in case of issues with credit card payments.
Photo Credits: InterContinental Hotels Group
The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown located at 33 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus Ohio - 43215. Conveniently located near Port Columbus International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Downtown Columbus hotel offers upscale amenities, exciting features and easy access to the most popular local attractions. It's located just steps away from the Short North Arts District, German Village, and Brewery District.
ITS Midwest has reserved a block of rooms for the evenings of Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28 at a discounted event rate: $149/night (single, taxes and fees excluded) for a King Bed Nonsmoking Room. The King Bed rooms come with complimentary WiFi access, mini fridge, spacious work desk and luxurious bed linens and bath amenities.
To get the special group code for this event reserve your room(s) as follows:
For more information or to book the special hotel rate, visit the venue reservation website. Reservations must be made by September 4, 2017 to get the discounted rate. You are encouraged to book early to ensure availability at the special price.
Project of the Year
Nominations are being accepted for 2017 Project of the Year. Nominations must be received no later than September 1, 2017.
Call for Abstracts is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest!
The ITS Midwest Conference Outreach Committee wishes to thank authors for submitting abstracts for presentation at "Connecting Smart Cities". The full Annual Meeting program will be soon available for download.
We have an exciting line-up of speakers contributing together to a shared vision of a smart and connected transportation future. The covered topics around this year theme look forward to a
connected environment for mobility, facilitated by intelligent transportation and communications technologies.
A free technical tour of the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University will take place on the afternoon of Friday, September 29th following the annual meeting. For details, visit CAR Technical Tour
For information on registration, lodging, presentation opportunities, exhibiting, sponsorship, or any other annual meeting questions, please contact Ed Williams at 513-771-8828 or .