2018 Annual Meeting - April 23 - 25, 2018


The Cornhusker Marriot downtown Lincoln will host the 2018 Annual Meeting, April 23-25, 2018.  As the second largest city in Nebraska and the state capital, Lincoln combines charm with culture and certainly lives up to the city's motto, Community of Opportunity.  The Cornhusker is Lincoln's premiere hotel, serving guests in the heart of Lincoln, near the University of Nebraska, State Capitol, Haymarket, Railyard District and Pinnacle Bank Arena.  An ideal location to showcase ITS in the Heartland. The preliminary Agenda at a Glance can be found here.

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.  We are grateful for the support of our loyal sponsors and vendors and welcome participation from new companies.  Vendor booth registration is first come, first serve and is now full.   

SPONSOR/VENDOR INFORMATION - Details of sponsorship and vendor participation.



Pre-conference activities will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018. The Heartland Annual Meeting will start Tuesday, April 24th and continue until mid-day on Wednesday, April 25th.  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.  

Attendee Registration includes admittance to all sessions and workshops, vendor area, and technical tours.  It also includes the TSMO Training and Monday evening reception on April 23rd, breakfast, lunch Tuesday, April 24th and breakfast on Wednesday, April 25th.  Register here!

The Annual Meeting is free to Heartland DOT employees and students..  ITS Heartland members pay $200 (if registered by March 29th) and non-members pay $275 (if registered by March 29th).    

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

Nestled in the heart of downtown the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and entertainment venues, and just blocks from the University of Nebraska campus, the State Capitol, State and Federal Buildings. 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.

A room block has been secured for the ITS Heartland Annual Meeting.  Please use the links below to reserve your lodging. The deadline for the discounted, conference rate is March 30, 2018.

The conference hotel is sold out for April 23rd - 25th.  We are working to secure rooms downtown. In the meantime, please try the Graduate Hotel - Lincoln, The Embassy Suites - Downtown Lincoln, or the Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown/Haymarket.  Currently, all of these properties are offering the government rate and are near the Marriott Cornhusker.

2018 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.

Deadline:  March 23, 2018

2018 Student Competition

ITS Heartland Student Competition

ITS Heartland is sponsoring a Student Poster Session Competition.  Students will present their research on Tuesday, April 24th 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:  April 6, 2018

Quick Links

Agenda - At a Glance
Attendee List
Attendee Registration
Sponsor/Vendor Information
Sponsor Registration
Vendor Layout

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Vendors!


Iteris, Inc
Olsson Associates
Skyline Technology Solutions


Axis Communications
Bosch Security and Safety Systems
Digital Traffic Systems
MG Squared Lowering Systems
Siemens Industry/RUGGEDCOM
Southern Manufacturing
SRF Consulting
Transition Networks


ADDCO (Booth 16)
Advantech B+B SmartWorx (Booth 3)
Antaira (Booth 7)
American Signal Company (Booth 26)
Axis Communications (Booth 17)
Bosch Security and Safety (Booth 37)
CohuHD Costar (Booth 33)
Daktronics (Booth 30)
Digital Traffic Systems (Booth 11)
Dura-Line (Booth 23)
EtherWAN (Booth 39)
General Traffic Controls (Booth 24)
Genetec (Booth 12)
GRIDSMART Technologies (Booth 29)
Intelight-ITS (Booth 38)
Iteris, Inc. (Booth 1)
Kapsch (Booth 9)
Larson Data Communications (Booth 10)
Live Traffic Data (Booth 20 & 21)
MG Squared Lowering Systems (Booth 6)
Mid American Signal (Booth 27)
MoboTrex (Booth 2)
Multilink (Booth 13)
Olsson Associates (Booth 34)
SES America (Booth 18)
Sensys Networks (Booth 32)
Siemens/RUGGEDCOM (Booth 25)
SkyBracket (Booth 15)
Skyline Technology Solutions (Booth 36)
Southern Manufacturing (Booth 5)
SRF Consulting (Booth 4)
Synesis Partners (Booth 14)
Traffic Control Corp (Booth 31 & 40)
TrafficVision (Booth 8)
Trafficware (Booth 28)
Transition Networks (Booth 22)
Vaisala (Booth 19)
Wireless Technology, Inc. (Booth 35)

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