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2015 Texas State Conference

September 10-12, 2015

Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine North
2200 Bass Pro Ct., Grapevine, TX 76051

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9/10/15 Thursday

5:00pm-8:00pm

Networking Reception & Dinner
Dallas Cowboys Golf Club

Separate ticket purchase is required.

 

9/11/15
Friday

7:30am-8:15am

Breakfast Session

JACKSONWelcome Remarks: Mabrie Jackson
President & CEO, North Texas Commission

Ballroom B

 

8:30am-9:20am Breakout 1A: Chapter Leadership-Membership Best Practices Cowboys A
    Breakout 2A: Transportation YOU Cowboys A
    Breakout 3A: Negotiating with Confidence
Dr. Steve Tidwell
Cowboys A
  9:30am-10:30am Breakout 1B: High Speed Rail in Texas
Travis Kelly, Texas Central Railway
Cowboys B
    Breakout 2B: Getting to “Yes” Faster
Lindsey Goodwin and James Wedding, P.E., Auto Desk
Cowboys B
    Breakout 3B: Planning & Funding for our 
Burgeoning 2040 Population
Michael Morris, Christie Gotti, Kendall Wendling
Cowboys B
  10:30am-11:30am Breakout 1C: LiDAR Technology & Datasets
Mark Eder, LTRA Engineers
Cowboys C
    Breakout 2C:  TxDOT Upgrading ITS
Theresa Poer, P.E, TxDOT Director of Transportation Operations
Cowboys C
    Breakout 3C: How to navigate the TxDOT NEPA Delegation Process
Michelle Dippel, HDR
Cowboys C
  12:00pm-1:15pm

Kickoff Luncheon

weber28_8x10Lt. General Weber, USMC (Ret.) Executive Director, TxDOT

Ballroom B

 

1:30pm-2:20pm

General Session A: 
Driving Workforce Diversity
Ed McFalls, Asst. VP, Human Resources (BNSF Railway), Laura Woolford, Executive HR Business Parter (GE Transportation)

 

 

2:30pm-3:20pm

General Session B: 
Dialogue amongst Women in Airport Leadership

Lana Furra  Asst. Director of Aviation (City of Dallas – Love Field); Karen Kavanagh – VP Planning, DFW Airport Planning Dept. (DFW International Airport); Belinda Hargrove - Managing Principal (TransSolutions)

 

 

3:45pm-4:45pm

General Session C:
Journey to the Top
Katie Nees, P.E. (TxDOT); Wendy Lopez, P.E. (AECOM), Tamela Lee (DFW Airport), Lina Ramey (LTRA Engineers)

 

9/12/15 
Saturday

9:00am-11:30am

TRIP Technical Tour
DFW Airport Terminal B
Lane Zarate (Freese & Nichols)

Separate ticket purchase is required.

Cowboys A

 

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