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2017 Annual Meeting   | Sep. 28-29, Columbus, OH

Theme: “Connecting Smart Cities”

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. The program of this two-day event will include:

Jason Goldman, ITS America

Jason Goldman, ITS America

Jim Barna, ODOT

Jim Barna, ODOT

  • Roundtable panel discussions and technical sessions on Smart Cities, connected and automated vehicles, traffic management and operations, multi-agency collaborations, work zone ITS, safety innovations, commercial vehicle operations, transit applications, incident management, federal updates, and new technologies;
  • Luncheon speaker Jason Goldman, Vice President for External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, ITS America;
  • Keynote speaker Jim Barna, Chief Engineer, Ohio DOT;
  • Technical tour of the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University;
  • Social event at Brewcadia, for an evening of fun, games, food and craft beer.

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 Program

Technical Program

The Annual Meeting Program Booklet is available for download (pdf).
Last revised September 26, 2017

Meeting Presentations

Technical Program

The Presentations from our speakers are available for download (pdf).
Posted October 6, 2017

Meeting RECAP

Read the wrap-up of the 2017 Annual Meeting
Posted November 6, 2017

Meeting Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED We are no longer accepting online registrations. Only on-site registration is available, see below for details.
  • Member: $175 early bird, $225 after 9/16
  • Non-Member: $225 early bird, $275 after 9/16
  • 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.

The deadline to register online is September 20, after which only on-site registration is available. Credit cards will be accepted during on-site registration; however, please have check/cash in hand when registering on-site, in case of issues with credit card payments.

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

Call for Abstracts is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest!

The ITS Midwest Conference Outreach Committee wishes to thank authors for submitting abstracts for presentation at "Connecting Smart Cities". The full Annual Meeting program will be soon available for download.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers contributing together to a shared vision of a smart and connected transportation future. The covered topics around this year theme look forward to a connected environment for mobility, facilitated by intelligent transportation and communications technologies.

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 .

Give-a-way Sponsor

MH Corbin LLC 

Gold Sponsor



Silver Sponsors

Baldwin and Sours


CBB Engineering Ltd


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