Connect with 600 Transportation Professionals at the 2018 ITS5C Summit
Go to your calendars and circle October 7 to 10, 2018. These are the dates for the largest transportation conference in the southeast for the year and you’re going to want to be there. For four days in Jacksonville, over 600 transportation professionals will be attending the ITS5C Summit to discuss issues, attend classes and technical sessions, and network with industry vendors and their peers. This Summit, with the theme of “Coming Together to Address the Challenges of Connecting Cars, Communities, and Citizens” is being sponsored by ITS Florida, ITS Georgia, GRITS, ITS Carolinas, and ITS Tennessee, five state chapters covering eight states. This will provide an amazing opportunity to learn how other states address the issues you are encountering.
-Public Sector $350
-Private Sector Member (on or before August 31) $400
Private Sector Member (after August 31) $450
-Private Sector Non-member $500
Opportunities to Connect
The conference will begin Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception along the St. Johns River. This will be an excellent opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones.
Opportunities to Share and Learn
Monday will be a full day, starting with an Opening Session featuring state and national leaders in the ITS industry. The afternoon will begin the Technical Sessions, with speakers from eight states discussing processes and projects in five tracks that will cover every aspect of ITS, from planning and design through operation and maintenance.
Tuesday morning, the technical tracks will continue. Tuesday afternoon will provide you several opportunities to improve your skills. You can attend a class put on by FHWA; it is anticipated a choice of two will be provided. Or you can go on a tour of several transportation facilities in Jacksonville. Or you can participate in the conference golf outing, to be held at one of Jacksonville’s beautiful golf courses.
Wednesday’s Closing Sessions will feature industry leaders and policy setters that shape ITS and transportation on a national level. The Summit will close at noon on Wednesday.
All of this activity will be supplemented by an Exhibit Hall that will include vendors displaying the latest in transportation technology. This Hall will allow you to play with all the newest toys, including automated vehicle technology.
The Jacksonville Experience
Monday evening will bring a special event. The ITS5C Summit will take over the Intuition Ale Works. This will be a great place to grab dinner, talk with friends and colleagues, take a tour of the brewery, and try a small-batch of handcrafted ale.
Tuesday evening, you can take a water taxi across the river and attend the event at the Jacksonville Museum of Science & History. The facility will be ours, so you can eat dinner while learning about the whales, dolphins, and manatees of northeast Florida. You can check out the stars at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. And you can visit the Hall of Heroes, where you can enter the world of superheroes. When you’re done, you can take the water taxi back to Jacksonville Landing, home to restaurants, bars, shopping, and special events.