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Friday, March 14, 2014 - Saturday, March 15, 2014

WTS Central Region Conference

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Four Seasons Hotel
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO , 63102


Special 2-day conference for WTS members in the Central Region! Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis!


Join us in St. Louis, MO, for a gathering of insightful professionals, top government officials, and our future transportation innovators and leaders to gain critical knowledge and elevate important discussions of current and developing multi-modal transportation topics. The WTS Central Region Conference will focus on topics relevant to the states of the region:

Illinois Minnesota Nebraska
Indiana Missouri Ohio
Kansas Iowa South Dakota
Michigan North Dakota Wisconsin


The conference program will include opportunities to develop skills, hear from thought leaders on transportation issues pertinent to the region, as well as network with other industry professionals across modes, disciplines, and from both the public and private sectors. The conference sessions will include:*

•Transportation Industry Education Sessions, such as
  • Mississippi River Bridge Crossing Project
  • Alternative Delivery Panel Discussion
  • P3s
  • Regional Airports / FAA
  • Railways
•Luncheon, Featuring Keynote Speaker
•State DOT Panel Discussion
•Networking Reception   
•Professional Development Workshop, led by Shelley Row:

Yellow Brick Road to Success: Lessons from Dorothy and the Wizard-- A creative approach to focus on actions and techniques for advancing women to top positions. Builds on the momentum of the popular discussion spawned by the Lean In movement on advancing women into leadership roles. The program provides actions and techniques for women that support their movement into top positions in 
collaboration with men, as well as actions and techniques for men to support both 
women and men in creating better quality of life for all

•Technical Tours

Full Conference
(Friday and Saturday, includes Evening Reception)


Conference Only
(Friday and Saturday, no reception)



Ann_Schneider“Coming together at the WTS Central Region Conference supports the association’s mission of advancing women in the transportation industry by enhancing the power of knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. This first-ever multi-modal conference for the region will foster professional advancement and discussions relevant to our states. I applaud WTS for bringing this conversation to the region.”

-- Ann L. Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation



“The opportunities that will be presented at the conference to WTS members in this region underscore WTS International’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in transportation. Events such as the career leadership workshop, the panel of senior DOT officials from the region, and networking opportunities that stretch beyond the scope of local chapters make this a can’t-miss conference.” 

-- Marcia Ferranto, President & CEO, WTS International

Four Seasons Hotel
999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102 U.S.A

WTS Central Region attendees will receive a special hotel rate of $155.00 per night at the Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis.  Make your room reservations by calling the hotel directly and requesting the Reservations Department (314-881-5757). Please indicate that you are attending the WTS Central Region Conference to receive the special rate.  You must make your reservation prior to Thursday, February 27, 2014.

* Preliminary program is subject to change.

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