Advancing Women in Transportation
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Thursday, September 01, 2016

Women in Transportation Seminar - The Future of Transportation

All Day Event

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The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA , 24061

(540) 231-8000


The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will be hosting the Women in Transportation Seminar - The Future of Transportation from August 31 to September 1, directly following the Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. The event will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, VA.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will be hosting the Women in Transportation Seminar - The Future of Transportation, Aug. 31 - Sept. 1.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to learn more about current and future transportation research, with opportunities for students to engage with prominent transportation leaders, researchers, and practitioners through poster dash presentations, panel discussions, and a speed mentoring session. The WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcomes students of all genders to attend the seminar and submit abstracts. Transportation professionals are also encouraged to register to attend the seminar.

The seminar will feature keynote speakers Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council; and Ann Brach, director of the Technical Activities Division at the Transportation Research Board. To register, follow the link below. This event is free for WTS student members, $100 for students without a WTS membership, and $200 for all others. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Keynote Speakers: Deborah Hersman is president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing injuries. Ms. Hersman is a recognized leader in safety, with a frontline understanding of the value of protecting human life through thoughtful attention and management of risk. Ann M. Brach is the director of the Technical Activities Division at the Transportation Research Board. In this role, she has overall responsibility for the division’s activities in support of an array of federal, state, local, and private sector sponsors.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.vtti.vt.edu/NDRS/wts.html

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