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2018 ITS Texas Annual Meeting

Dear ITS Texas Members, Friends, and Vendors: Howdy! I am excited to announce that registration for the 2018 ITS Texas Annual Meeting, a joint meeting with our good friends at TexITE, is now open! Below are more details on:

• Meeting highlights

Registration

• Sponsorships

Hotel reservations; and

• Presenting at technical sessions and the technology showcase. The meeting will be November 7-9, 2018 at the Omni Riverway in Houston. Meeting highlights include:

• A sporting clay shooting tournament on Wednesday the 7th;

• Two training opportunities: 1) CV201 with ITSA and USDOT, including a TxDOT TSMO update; and 2) a controller training session at the Trafficware facility in Sugar Land;

• Technical tours, including of the Sugar Land TMC and Bike Tour of Hermann Park;

• Vendor reception on Wednesday evening followed by a Texas Hold’em tournament;

• Social event at the Downtown Aquarium on Thursday evening, followed by the Younger Members social;

• Two days and two tracks of technical sessions; and

• Much more!

Please click over to the website for meeting registration, to register as a participant, an exhibitor, and/or to sign up to be a meeting sponsor. Vendors/exhibitors - please call Jordan at 979-862-1219 with any questions about the exhibit hall layout.

This is going to be a huge event! We expect upwards of 75+ exhibitors with the latest technology and services to offer, excellent technical and training sessions, and attendance of 450+. The event will feature great opportunities for networking, marketing, and learning! Early registration is only $295 for ITS Texas and/or TexITE members until October 5th. Rates will go up after that date – so register early!

If you plan to stay at the Omni, hurry and make reservations. The room block is expected to fill fast!

Engineering firms and Vendors: this size of an event provides a unique opportunity to reach your target audiences - please consider meeting sponsorships, which are now open at the registration site. Depending on the level of sponsorship, you will be recognized at technical sessions, luncheons, and social events with your company logo and special announcements during events. Sponsorships not only help defray costs of the meeting, but a portion goes towards providing funding for scholarships to be awarded during the event!

Want to share good projects? If you have a topic that you would like to be considered for presentation at one of the 11 technical sessions, please send a ½ page abstract by replying to this email. We will seek to finalize the program in the next several weeks.

If you are a vendor and would like to be considered for the “technology showcase” session – a fast-paced opportunity (limited to five minutes and six slides to highlight the use of your products in a project, please reply using “tech showcase” in your subject line. The tech showcase slots will fill fast – so get your abstracts in soon!

I hope to see you in Houston in November!

Regards, Tony Voigt 2018 President, ITS Texas

Reservations can be made on-line at the Omni's ITS Texas Annual Meeting website.Rooms starting at $131