Why attend the 2021 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting

Connecting people. In-person.


  • Attendees from the Chapter States and beyond
  • Trade Show with numerous Exhibitors
  • Private sector reps from multiple industries
  • Govt, State, City reps
  • A great program featuring

Past Featured Speakers

Featured speakers of the last three editions include:

  • Keynote speakers: Amy Ford (Mobility on Demand Alliance), Shaileen Bhatt (ITS America) and Joe McGuinness (INDOT).
  • Luncheon speakers: Brad Stertz (Audi AG), Jerry Quandt (Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association) and Jason Goldman (ITS America).

Executive Panelists (2020): Jason Siwula (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet), Howard Wood (Drive Ohio), Pam Fisher (Indiana Department of Transportation) and Omer Osman (Illinois Department of Transportation)

Executive Panelists - Public Sector (2019): Omer Osman (Illinois Department of Transportation), Rick Fedder (Indiana TollRoad Concession Company), Joe Crabtree (Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky), Lloyd MacAdam (Ohio Department of Transportation)

Executive Panelists - Private Sector (2019): David Leopold (City Tech Collaborative), Douglas Pancoast (Urban Mobility Solutions, Bosch), Finn Swingley (HERE), Jerry Quandt (Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association)

Executive Panelists (2018): Jim Sturdevant (Indiana Department of Transportation), Jason Siwula (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet), Paul Loete (Illinois Department of Transportation)


  • Exchange information with industry stakeholders.
  • Hear from top ITS experts and key decision makers shaping the future of ITS.
  • Share experiences and lessons learned. (Interested in presenting your work, projects and thoughts? How to submit an abstract for #itsmw21)
  • Learn from the best in the field.
  • Receive excellent value for your investment dollars.
  • Broaden your views and prepare for future career endeavors.
  • Take advantage of unique interaction opportunities with colleagues working for other companies/organizations; sharing experiences and networking face-to-face with other professionals are all a valuable part of the Annual Meeting experience.
  • See the latest trends and solutions from companies and organizations exhibiting at our vendor showcase and Exhibitor Open House.
  • Numerous sponsorship and exhibition options.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your own latest products and technology.
  • Experience cutting-edge products and solutions through demonstrations
  • Be exposed to business and partnership opportunities
  • Discover and explore the Louisville area: Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic American Cities combining heritage with innovation, authenticity, originality, quirkiness, and friendliness in a completely Kentucky way. It is a strategic location for thousands of companies and within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.
  • Join the discussion with other attendees from the four Chapter members states and beyond! Start today by using the hashtag #itsmw2021

… and this just to mention a few.


I was happy I attended the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting because of the content, the venue, and number of attendees. The event seemed to be well planned, and executed. This was the best event in years! (2019 Annual Meeting)

What I most liked at the Meeting were the network opportunities.

I attended the virtual meeting this year. It had some really great sessions. (2020 Virtual Annual Meeting)

Speaker format was great. Splitting up into groups of speakers kept it moving quickly with lots of information.

The Annual Meeting vendor showcase was nice to be able to learn what all the exhibiting companies offer in a short amount of time.

Exhibiting at the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting was an outstanding opportunity to network with ITS professionals.

What I liked about the Annual Meeting is the EYE OPENING amount of technology that is available to improve commute times and safety for the general public. I love the fact that the vendors showcase their tech and expand on it at their presentations. […] also loved how presenters explained how to mine and effectively use the data that is available now.

I appreciated the breakout sessions that allowed me to attend those topics that were of interest to me.

Great knowledge sharing and networking.

I liked the different topics each exhibit brought and the opportunity/ideas it can bring to the future of ITS.

I appreciated that there were two tracks running simultaneously, allowing attendees to choose which presentation to attend and also allowed attendees the opportunity to get up and move around. This movement promoted visits to the vendor booths as well.

The presentations, exhibitors, and speakers were a great variety and provided interesting information. The event seemed very collaborative between all of the members.



We will offer you several partnership options, from sponsorship to exhibitors packages. Get the most out of the 2021 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting with our sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting spaces.

Check out Partners


  • COVID-19 influences and recovery
  • Smart Cities
  • Connected and automated vehicles
  • Traffic management and operations
  • Multi-agency collaborations
  • Work zone ITS
  • Safety innovations
  • Corrective and preventive maintenance
  • Privacy issues
  • Security (physical and data/software)
  • Device certification
  • Data management
  • Commercial vehicle operations
  • Transit applications
  • Incident management
  • Electrification
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Sensor technologies
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  • New technologies


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    Meet all #ITSMW21 Sponsors

    ITS Midwest is a Proud Member of:

    ITS AmericaLake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance
    2021 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting
    Meeting, Online Registration

    Chris Barrow, Todd Hood & Daniel Woo (Co-chairs)
    859-245-3884 (Chris)
    502-290-7201 (Todd)
    502-290-7290 (Daniel)

    Abstracts, Technical Program, Speakers

    Chris Barrow, Nick Hegemier & David Zavattero
    859-245-3884 (Chris)
    740-272-8462 (Nick)
    773-802-1541 (David)

    Sponsorship & Exhibitors

    Brian Plum, Scott Lee (Sponsorship)

    Brian Plum, Sara Senger, Scott Lee (Exhibitors)

    Project of the Year, Scholarship

    Scott Lee, President
    Phone: (872) 315-6005