Oct 09
Oct 10

Innovations in Transportation Conference 2018

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Scheman Building
Iowa State University
1805 Center Drive
Ames, IA 50011


October 9, 2018 — October 10, 2018


Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Event Contact
Judy Thomas
InTrans, MTC


Learn about the future of transportation and current practical applications at the Innovations in Transportation Conference, October 9-10, 2018, in Ames Iowa. The day-and-a-half meeting, hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, is designed for transportation professionals at local and state agencies, academia, and business and industry.

Speakers from around the nation will engage participants in contemporary topics such as mobility and accessibility, connected and autonomous vehicles, organizational change, and data analytics. A panel discussion among transportation leaders is also planned.

Keynote Speaker

Simon Anderson

Simon J. Anderson is a professional futurist, keynote speaker, startup entrepreneur, and emerging technology and trends consultant. He co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich.

Simon is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations recognize emerging technologies and trends. Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Simon brings a global perspective to his work. He is also a former advisor to several technology startups and a global education non-profit. Simon’s work was recently featured in the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, The Futurist and the Austrian management magazine the Hernsteiner.

Tentative Agenda

Day 1 | October 9, 2018

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration and Coffee / Refreshments
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Introductions
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:
Simon Anderson

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Invited Speakers:
Ben Pierce, HDR, Inc.
Terry Bills, ESRI
(more to be announced)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Rapid Fire Presentations
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.AASHTO/Innovation Programs and Highlights
5:00 p.m.

Reception  /Poster Session

Day 2 | October 10, 2018

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Coffee / Refreshments
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.AASHTO / Innovation Programs and Highlights
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Iowa DOT Leaders' Panel Discussion:
Mark Lowe, Director, Iowa DOT
Tony First, Chief Innovation Officer, FHWA
(more to be announced)

For More Information

For more information about the 2018 Innovations in Transportation Conference, contact Judy Thomas at 515-294-1866 or