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2017 Annual Meeting

Photo Credits: Mark Spearman

Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, 2017
at the Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown, Columbus, OH

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. This two-day event will consist of roundtable panel discussions, technical sessions, a social event and technical tour.

Lodging information and a link to reserve your room(s) is available below.

Look for more information on registration, presentation opportunities, exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities coming soon on the ITS Midwest website.

Be sure to take advantage of member discounts by renewing your membership in ITS Midwest.

If you have questions about the annual meeting, please contact Ed Williams at 513-771-8828 or

Meeting Registration

  • Member: $175 early bird, $225 after 9/2
  • Non-Member: $225 early bird, $275 after 9/2
  • Student (Student ID required): Free (lunch not included),
    $27 (lunch included)
  • Special offer: 20% discount on 2018 ITS Midwest chapter membership available to non-members registering for the Annual Meeting. Offer not available to past or renewing members.

Note that the cost of the social event is not included in the meeting registration rates listed above. For details about and how to register for the social event, visit the Social Event section.

Interest in Sponsorship and/or Exhibition opportunities? Check out the Sponsorship/Exhibition section.

Register online now using a credit card, or download the mail-in registration form if you prefer to pay by check. Early bird registration ends September 1, 2017. The deadline to register online is September 15, after which only onsite registration is available. Credit cards cannot be accepted during onsite registration; please have check in hand when registering onsite.

Photo Credits: InterContinental Hotels Group

Hotel Reservations

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:

  • reserve online or
  • by calling 1 877 834 3613
    (when reserving by phone, please provide IATA#: 99801505 and Group Code: ITS).

The Crowne Plaza offers FREE Cancellation until 6:00 PM local hotel time on September 28, 2017. There will be no deposit required.

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.

For details see Nomination instructions

Call for Abstracts

The ITS Midwest Conference Outreach Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Abstracts must be submitted online using our submittal form.

The annual meeting theme, “Connecting Smart Cities” looks forward to a connected environment for mobility, facilitated by intelligent transportation and communications technologies. Please join ITS Midwest in presenting your thoughts and your work to contribute to a shared vision of a smart and connected transportation future.

Submission deadline is August 7, 2017.

CAR Technical Tour

Technical Tour

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

General questions

For information on registration, lodging, presentation opportunities, exhibiting, sponsorship, or any other annual meeting questions, please contact Ed Williams at 513-771-8828 or .


September 28-29
Columbus, OH


Submission deadline is August 7


Only a few hotel rooms are left at the special conference rate through September 4, 2017

2017 Project
of the Year

Nominations due September 1


Early bird deadline is September 1
Late registration deadline is September 15

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