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Annual Conference


Hilton Austin
May 18 - 20, 2016


WTS International will host its annual conference in Austin, Texas, May 18 - 20, 2016! Don’t miss this interactive, three-day session where transportation leaders will exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in transportation. This annual networking event of the year attracts more than 600 corporate and governmental industry leaders worldwide. During this year's conference, a multitude of thoughtful and engaging topics will be covered, including autonomous technologies, transportation funding, shared mobility solutions, innovative data collection methods, professional development, and more! 

New for 2016:

- More breakout sessions!
- More technical tours!
- Two professional development workshops!
- Extended poster gallery!
- More networking time!
- Inaugural WTS Honorable Ray LaHood Award!

Last year’s conference was completely sold out so register now! Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the one and only multi-modal conference of the year!

Get the Conference Mobile App!


Sponsored by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the 2016 WTS Annual Conference is fast approaching and we want to make sure you're prepared for a great event. We're excited to be offering a mobile event guide to attendees featuring speaker information, session schedules, and much more! Best of all, it's accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops. Remember to log in to the app using the email address you used (or will use) to register for the conference!  

How to Access our Mobile Event Guide:

Method 1: Visit the mobile app store appropriate for your device:

Google Play Compatible with Android 2.3.3 and higher
Apple Store Compatible with iOS 7.0 and higher
Blackberry Compatible with BlackBerry 10 and higher
Windows Phone
Compatible with Windows Phone 8 and higher

Method 2: Go to eventmobi.com/WTS2016 on your mobile browser to instantly access your mobile event guide!  View on your desktop computer or your mobile phone. You can create a shortcut to your homescreen.

Online Registration is Closed!

Walk-ins are Welcome!

Click here for the full preliminary program!


Highlights include:

• Welcome Reception at Brazos Hall – a venue unlike any other in the heart of downtown Austin!

• Keynote address by Lilly Ledbetter.

• 5-Star Annual Awards Banquet in the elegant ballroom of the Hilton Austin.

• Exciting technical tours!

• Spectacular networking events and insightful programs.

• 2 supplemental professional development workshop options provided by some of the highest-level women transportation leaders in the industry.

• And much, much more! 


2016 Keynote Speakers

LillyLedbetterPhotoLilly Ledbetter is an author, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. Thanks to her hard work and persistence, United States Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 to relax the timeliness requirements for the filing of a discrimination suit so long as any act of discrimination, including receipt of a paycheck that reflects a past act of discrimination, occurs within the 180 day period of limitations.Jacy_photo

Jacy Good is an advocate and public speaker for cell-free roads. Good has been featured as a "Hero Among Us" in People magazine and in a January 2015 piece on CNN’s The Human Factor, among many dozens of other print and television profiles.


Rate Sheet

Click HERE to get a quick snapshot of registration rates and special workshop and tour fees.

Click HERE to see this year's conference sponsors!

To become a WTS International Conference Sponsor, please contact Mary Petto at 202-955-5085 x105 or email mpetto@wtsinternational.org.

Hilton Austin rooms are sold out! 

Book Your Stay at Westin Austin Downtown–WTS overflow hotel!

Please use this link:
WTS Westin Room Block
Westin Austin Downtown
310 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

The WTS limited room block and rates from $249 are available for Tues-Thurs nights now through Friday, April 29, 2016. Once the room block is full or after April 29, 2016, hotel rooms and rates are based on hotel availability. Please note that hotel rooms in the area are limited.

Plan ahead...get your employer on board now!

Need to ask for resources from your employer? Use these templates to help make your case--  Public Sector Letter   Private Sector Letter


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