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2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 ITS Texas Annual Meeting registration webpage is LIVE!!!!

Registration site

The 2017 ITS Texas annual conference will be held at the Omni Houston – Gallery Hotel in Houston on November 8th-10th, 2017. This year we are planning a Cyber Security training workshop on Wednesday, November 8th followed by a reception and scholarship fund raiser at TopGolf on Wednesday evening instead of our more traditional golf tournament. Please note that registering as a Sponsor also includes spots for training and TopGolf players. The technical sessions start on Thursday morning, November 9th and continue through Friday. November may seem like a long time away but please register and book your hotel room now to guarantee a room at the conference rate at this link:

Omni Hotel Reservations

Overall Meeting Information

To register as a participant, exhibitor or as a sponsor for the conference, training and/or golf tournament, please visit the Registration Site. Participant Registration costs (which include meals and breaks as identified in the schedule of events) are as follows:

  • Early Online by October 9, 2017 at 5pm: Member - $210, Non-Member - $260
  • Late Online by November 1, 2017 at 5pm: Member - $260, Non-Member - $310
  • On-Site: Member - $310, Non-Member - $360
  • Full time Students: - $25 Online, $50 On-Site

Technical Session Topics

The ITS Texas Board of Directors is finalizing its program for technical session presentations for the conference. The board member responsible for coordinating and moderating each session is listed below.

  • Arterial Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) – Marian Thompson
  • Performance Measurement of ITS Implementations – Joe Hunt
  • Utilizing ITS for Incident Management and Special Events– Tom Fowler
  • Connected Vehicles – Jeff Kaufman
  • Asset Management – Lester Miyasaki
  • ITS Technology Toolbox – Joe Hunt
  • ITS Data and Research – Tony Voigt
  • Planning for ITS Projects – Victor De la Garza

Cyber Security for Surface Transportation Systems Training Workshop

As with previous annual meetings, ITS Texas will be sponsoring a training class on Wednesday, November 8, 2016. This class is intended for professionals working with surface transportation systems. Cyber Security is an increasingly important topic and is constantly changing as expected for the technologies evolving under competitive pressure. This course is intended to help transportation professionals improve their understanding of the subject, and offer the tools that are useful for learning more about cyber security and resilience.

The training is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am on November 8, 2017 and will last approximately six hours. Lunch will be on your own, but there are many options near the hotel.

Costs for the training will only be $50 for ITS Texas Members/$75 for non-members. More information about this upcoming training will be posted on the ITS Texas website in the near future.

TopGolf Scholarship Event

ITS Texas is pleased to announce that our annual scholarship event will be a twist on the typical golf tournament. We will be taking over TopGolf – Katy for a scholarship fundraiser and social event on the evening of November 8 (rain or shine – hot or cold, this is golf with a roof and climate control).

Arrive by 7:00 pm for a social event with full fajita dinner provided at 7:30 pm. At 8:00 pm we’ll begin warmup for a scramble-format tournament. Teams of three players will compete in the tournament for about an hour and a half, but three hours of continuous play is included for everyone participating. We’ll follow up with a 19th hole awards ceremony featuring team awards, closest to the pin and longest drive awards.

Dinner includes beef and chicken fajitas, cilantro rice, chipotle braised black beans, tortillas, and all the fixin’s. Bottomless soda, iced tea, coffee and water are included with your meal. Two drink tickets will be provided to each participant (wine, beer or mixed drink).

Sponsorships for this scholarship fundraising event are available and we welcome sponsorships from our ITS Vendor Group and from our member engineering firms. Proceeds go to scholarships for graduate students in Texas universities preparing for dedicated careers in the ITS field. Over the past eleven years, ITS Texas has awarded $44,500 in scholarships to deserving students — your participation in the annual meeting and in your generous sponsorship of events like this allow us to sustain this tradition.

TopGolf Scholarship Event Sponsorships

All sponsorship levels include golf registration for 1 to 6 players. All sponsors will be recognized at the golf event on the welcome banner and at the Annual Meeting.

  • Top Kick Event Sponsor – $1500; 6 Golfers, special recognition at luncheon
  • 19th Hole and Awards Sponsor – $750; includes registration for 3 Golfers
  • Closest to the Pin Sponsor (limit 1) – $300; includes registration for 1 Golfer
  • Longest Drive Sponsor (limit 1) – $300; includes registration for 1 Golfer
  • Gold Scholarship Sponsor – $600; includes registration for 3 Golfers
  • Silver Scholarship Sponsor – $400; includes registration for 2 Golfers
  • Bronze Scholarship Sponsor – $200; includes registration for 1 Golfer

Overall Meeting Sponsorships

There are still opportunities available for Venders, Exhibitors, Consulting Firms and other organizations whom want to be well recognized as supporters of the meeting. Below is a list of the Sponsorships:

  • Reception Sponsor *SOLD OUT*– $2,000; Sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor the reception for the annual meeting. In addition to recognition at the platinum level below, ITS Texas will provide special recognition at the event. The sponsorships for the reception are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop.
  • Lanyard Sponsor *SOLD OUT* – $1,500; Provides conference lanyards with corporate name/logo. Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; company logo on display at registration desk; co-sponsor of break with company logo on display during breaks; and company logo on display during lunches. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop. You will be expected to purchase and provide the lanyards to ITS Texas. This giveaway will be passed out with registration materials.
  • Conference Giveaway Sponsor – $1,500; Provides conference giveaways with corporate name/logo. Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; company logo on display at registration desk; co-sponsor of break with company logo on display during breaks; and company logo on display during lunches. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop. You will be expected to purchase and provide the conference giveaway to ITS Texas. This giveaway will be passed out with registration materials.
  • Training Event Sponsor – $1,500; Sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor the training for the annual meeting. In addition to the recognition at the platinum level below, ITS Texas will provide special recognition at the event. The sponsorships for training are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop.
  • Session Sponsor – $1,250; Sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor the individual sessions for the annual meeting. In addition to the recognition at the platinum level below, ITS Texas will provide special recognition at the individual session you sponsor. The sponsorships for sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop.
  • Platinum Sponsor – $1,000; Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; company logo on display at registration desk; co-sponsor of break with company logo on display during breaks; and company logo on display during lunches. This sponsorship will include attendance for two attendees to the preconference workshop.
  • Gold Sponsor – $750; Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; company logo on display at registration desk; and co-sponsor of break with company logo on display during breaks. This sponsorship will include attendance for one attendee to the preconference workshop.
  • Silver Sponsor – $500; Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; and company logo on display at registration desk. This sponsorship will include attendance for one attendee to the preconference workshop.
  • Bronze Sponsor – $250.00; Recognition in ITS Texas Annual Meeting program and ITS Texas website; and company logo on display at registration desk. This sponsorship will include attendance for one attendee to the preconference workshop.

Exhibitor Information

Registration from Exhibitors has already been very strong and our larger booth areas are selling very quickly. If you want a larger area you can also register for 2 tables that are side by side. If your firm wants to exhibit we suggest you register quickly. More information on the exhibit hall and its layout is available on the Registration Page.