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2008 7 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting

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ITS Midwest Annual Meeting
October 30-31, 2008
 Columbus, Ohio

ITS Midwest held its 2008 Annual Meeting on October 30-31, 2008 at the Ohio DOT Auditorium in Columbus, OH. The 2008 Annual Meeting of the new, four-state ITS Midwest chapter was held in conjunction with the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference in Columbus, OH. OTEC's annual meeting was October 28 and 29, and ITS Midwest provided a panel of speakers for an informative ITS session on the 29th. We enjoyed this partnership with OTEC.

ITS Midwest Secretary/President-Elect Karen George opened the meeting with a warm welcome, thanking everyone for attending and exhibiting, and thanking all those who helped make the meeting a success. An ITS Midwest program followed that provided technical sessions, vendor exhibits, and the opportunity to network with colleagues and fellow professionals from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and elsewhere. We look forward to even greater participation in future events and activities being planned for ITS Midwest. A successful and fun "Get Acquainted" networking reception took place the evening of October 30th.

ODOT's Assistant Director, Jolene Molitoris, delivered the keynote speech and welcomed everyone to Ohio. Ms. Molitoris highlighted the great work that the Ohio 21st Century Transportation Priorities Task Force is doing. Ms. Molitoris encouraged everyone to participate and provide input into not just the 21st Century Transportation Task Force, but also to the upcoming Federal Transportation Reauthorization Bill.  (For more information about Ms. Molitoris, read the ODOT Press Release "Director appoints Jolene Molitoris as Assistant Director")


The final program of the 2008 Annual Meeting is available for download:


Registration for this event is closed. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible and to all participants.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

We would like to thank the exhibitors and sponsors for their participation in the Annual Meeting. Please see the attached links to the companies and agencies.


Abstracts and presentation materials will be posted as they become available. Keep checking or if you have a specific interest, please contact George Saylor at .


Information about the speakers at the 2008 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting is available.


During its 2008 Annual Meeting, ITS Midwest held an election ballot for officers and directors on October 30, 2008. All Directors serve a 1-year term and all Officers serve 2-year terms. For more information about the election results please read the related ITS Midwest News Release:
"ITS Midwest Election Results (Nov. 14, 2008)".


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