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. 

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.

Sponsor/Vendor information and registration will be posted here by the first of November. Vendor booths typically sell out by the end of January.

Pre-conference activities will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018. The Heartland Annual Meeting will start Tuesday, April 24th and run through 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 Monday evening reception on April 23rd, breakfast, lunch Tuesday, April 24th and breakfast on Wednesday, April 25th.

Attendee Registration will be available in January.   The Annual Meeting is free to Heartland DOT/ DOR employees and students..  ITS Heartland members pay $200 (if registered by March 23rd) and non-members pay $275 (if registered by March 23rd).    

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

Nestled snugly 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 and several nearby restaurants. 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.

Room reservation links coming soon.

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.  Competition details coming soon. 

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.  Competition details coming soon.

Quick Links

Call for Abstracts


Sponsor Registration will be posted by 11/1/2017.


Vendor Registration will be posted by 11/1/2017.

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