2017 Annual Meeting


The Hyatt Wichita will host the 2017 Annual Meeting.  As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita is a cultural hub but is also recognized as a stress free city with beautiful weather, friendly residents, remarkable affordability and ease of getting around.  An ideal location to showcase ITS in the Heartland. 

Why Attend? This conference will provide participants an opportunity to network and share experiences across a wide variety of ITS disciplines.  The many different training and networking opportunities available through this event will provide participants with the tools necessary to effectively plan and deploy ITS technologies within their own jurisdictions.

Who Should Attend? Public and private transportation, transit, tourism, enforcement, trucking, public safety and medical service professionals engaged in the operations, maintenance, and use of our transportation system should attend this Conference. Elected and appointed officials, business and community leaders and emergency responders and public safety personnel will contribute to the rich dialogue while learning about the technical challenges facing the transportation community.

The ITS Heartland Annual Meeting could not happen without our generous sponsors and vendors. Thank you to those who have registered. The vendor show and sponsorships are now full.. Sponsor and vendor information can be found in the Sponsor/Vendor Packet.

Vendor Setup is Monday, May 1st from 1 - 5 pm.  Breakdown is Wednesday, May 3rd at noon.  

Shipping to the hotel?  Find information about shipping to the Hyatt-Wichita here (scroll to shipping and receiving). 

New this year:  A Tuesday evening VENDOR RECEPTION!  More time with attendees, complimentary appetizers and beverages and a silent auction to benefit student scholarships.  Sponsors and vendors are encouraged to join in the fun and bring an item for the silent auction.

Pre-conference activities will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017. The Heartland Annual Meeting will start Tuesday, May 2nd and run through mid-day on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Centrally located in America's heartland, the event has an average attendance of 200-250 attendees from the five-state ITS Heartland chapter and beyond.  View the preliminary schedule here.

Attendee Registration includes admittance to all sessions and workshops, vendor area, and technical tours.  It also includes the Monday evening reception on May 1st at the Hyatt, breakfast, lunch and a reception/silent auction on Tuesday, May 2nd and breakfast on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Attendee Registration is now available.   The Annual Meeting is free to Heartland DOT/ DOR employees and students..  ITS Heartland members pay $200 (if registered by April 7th) and non-members pay $275 (if registered by April 7th).  Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training is scheduled for Monday morning, May 1st, and there is a TIM only registration option.  

Questions?  Contact ITS Heartland Chapter Administrator, Amy Lucke, at 406.360.8829 or alucke@meetingsnorthwest.com.

New this year.  Discounted registration rate ($100) for past ITS Heartland members who have retired. Contact Amy Lucke to register.

Located along the Arkansas River and within walking distance of several restaurants and shopping, the Hyatt is convenient to Historic Oldtown, the Intrust Bank Arena, Lawrence–Dumont Stadium (home of Wichita Wingnut baseball) and several museums.  A complimentary shuttle service is available to the airport and Oldtown. Designed to host large groups, the hotel and conference center offers many amenities including relaxing and refreshing accommodations, onsite dining, a fitness center, and all of the meeting spaces under one roof.  You will have no problem getting the most out of your ITS Heartland Annual Meeting experience.

To reserve your room, click on the reservation link below. The conference room rate is $99/night for those with a Government ID and $113/night for non-Government attendees.

Government Employee Room Reservations (ID required at check-in)

Non-Government Room Reservations

2017 Best of ITS Awards

ITS Heartland "BEST OF ITS" Awards

The Best of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Awards is sponsored by ITS Heartland. The awards recognize significant contributions to the ITS Heartland community.  Categories recognized include Outstanding ITS Project, Outstanding ITS Product and the President's Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.  The application is short and easy to complete.  

Deadline Extended to March 24, 2017

2017 Student Competition

ITS Heartland Student Competition

ITS Heartland is sponsoring a Student Poster Session Competition.  Students will present their research on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Annual Meeting.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 student projects.  Students are required to submit abstracts of their projects in advance of the Annual Meeting.

Deadline:  March 3, 2017

Quick Links

Attendee Registration
List of Attendees (click Attendees)
Vendor Layout


Advantech B+B SmartWorx
Axis Communications
Kyland Corporation
Olsson Associates


Digital Traffic Systems
EtherWAN Systems, Inc.
Gades Sales Company
gba Systems Integrators
Innovative Software Engineering
MG Squared Lowering Systems
MoboTrex, Inc.
Southern Manufacturing
SRF Consulting Group
Street Smart Rental
The Hoosier Company
Ver-Mac, Inc.


ADDCO (Booth 13)
Advantech B+B SmartWorx (Booth 36)
American Signal Company (Booth 16)
Antaira Technologies (Booth 30)
Bosch Security Systems (Booth 18)
Cardinal Scale Weigh in Motion (Booth 31)
Comtrol (Booth 14)
Daktronics (Booth 25)
Digital Traffic Systems (Booth 6)
EtherWAN Systems (Booth 15)
Gades Sales Company (Booth 10)
GBA (Booth 19)
General Traffic Controls (Booth 32)
Innovative Software Engineering (Booth 12)
International Road Dynamics, Inc. (Booth 26)
Iteris (Booth 3)
Kyland Corporation (Booth 11)
Larson Data Communications (Booth 27)
Mid-American Signal (Booth 5)
Miovision (Booth 20)
MoboTrex, Inc. (Booth 1 and 2)
Multilink, Inc. (Booth 8)
Olsson Associates (Booth 4)
Pelco Products (Booth 34)
Sensys Networks (Booth 9)
SES America (Booth 23)
Siemens/RUGGEDCOM (Booth 7)
SkyBracket (Booth 21)
Southern Manufacturing (Booth 22)
SRF Consulting Group (Booth 17)
Street Smart Rental (Booth 28)
The Hoosier Company, Inc. (Booth 33)
Traffic Control Corporation (Booth 38)
TrafficVision (Booth 29)
Vaisala (Booth 35)
Ver-Mac, Inc (Booth 24)
Wireless Technology, Inc. (Booth 37)

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