March 8-10 at the St. Paul RiverCentre

Registrations received after February 23, 2016, will be charged a $50 late fee

More details at www.mntransportationconference.org (link is external)

Tuesday, March 8, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Exhibits

All conference attendees are invited to attend the opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mingle with top transportation leaders, meet our exhibitors, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Morning Plenary Session: Future Forecast—How Drones, Sensors, and Integrated Apps Are Rewriting All the Rules 

Everywhere you look, there’s a new mobile, drone, or wearable device. How are these technologies evolving construction projects? How are top contractors running research and development on emerging technologies? In this keynote presentation, James Benham will sort through the latest trends, solutions, and devices in building technologies and explore how they will rewrite the rules for construction projects.

Lunch Plenary Session: Beyond Traffic: USDOT's 30-Year Framework for the Future

Greg Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

Concurrent Sessions

The day's 18 concurrent sessions will include:

  • The Future of Transportation Funding
  • Managing Environmental Factors
  • Local Projects: Challenges and Innovative Solutions
  • Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Transportation Project Delivery
  • Big Data: How to Gather it and Make it Work for You
  • Community Engagement for Complete Streets
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Opportunities and Lessons

Evening Reception

Conference participants are invited to attend a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet our exhibitors and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Plenary Session: The Demographics of the Future—How Will It Impact Transportation?

Minnesota's State Demographer Susan Brower will provide a fascinating overview of how our changing population will change our transportation systems. Come hear about what the future looks like for our roads, transit systems, and infrastructure.

Concurrent Sessions

The day's 12 concurrent sessions will include:

  • Local Asset Management: Innovative Preservation Planning Efforts
  • High-Speed Freight Delivery and Future Freight Plan
  • Not "Just" a Bus Stop Anymore
  • Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Environmental Protection
  • Transportation Funding: What the New FAST Act Means for Minnesota