AASHTO Meetings & Member Services

Monica Russell
Director, Meetings & Member Services

AASHTO Meeting Sponsorships

Much of AASHTO’s work is done by councils and committees that specialize in key transportation issues. From safety to technology to design and construction, there are annual committee meetings that focus on policy development, legislative issues, training and development and professional leadership. These meetings provide a smaller, more interactive forum to meet with state member delegates. The sponsorship opportunities for the committee meetings are broken up into 3 tiers. Each tier has the same benefits and pricing for meetings of similar size. More information on the tiers and what they offer for 2021 will be forthcoming.

Tier 1 – 400+ Attendees

Recognized, attended, and supported by a cross-section of the transportation sector, these large-scale meetings provide a big-picture look at the transportation landscape. Support for these meetings come from a wide-range of the private sector looking to influence transportation policy.

  • Spring Meeting – May 10-14, 2021, Virtual
  • Committee on Bridges & Structures – July 9-15, 2021, Indianapolis, IN
  • Annual Meeting* – October 26-30, 2021, San Diego, CA
    *Includes Exhibits

Tier 2 – 200-400 Attendees

These meetings are well-attended, focus meetings that bring together specific committees and stakeholders to look at relevant solutions within the category of the meeting. Support for these meetings is typically generated by the private sector who are laser-focused on a specific element of the industry.

  • Council on Rail – February 24, 2021, Virtual
  • Washington Briefing – February 23-26, 2021, Virtual
  • Resource Technical Exchange* – March 15-19, 2021, Virtual
  • GIS-T Symposium* – April 8-22, 2021, Virtual
  • NTPEP* – TBD
  • Right of Way, Utilities, & Outdoor Advertising Control – October 17-21, 2021, Missoula, MT
  • Committee on Design – July 18-23, 2021, Philadelphia, PA
  • Committee on Maintenance* – TBD
  • Committee on Materials & Pavement* – TBD
  • Committee on Construction* – August 8-12, 2021, Bellevue, WA
  • Joint Policy Conference  – TBD
  • Council on Rail – September 26-30, 2021, Milwaukee, WI
    *Includes Exhibits

Tier 3 – Up to 200 Attendees

Known as the hidden gems of the conference calendar, these focus groups bring in a very select group of attendees who are the decision-makers and influencers of the industry. Support for these meetings come from innovative solution providers and specialty market developers for transportation products.

  • Traffic Engineering – Virtual
  • Audit – TBD
  • RAC – July 11-16, 2021, Newton, MA
  • TransComm* – TBD
  • CTSO – TBD
  •   *Exhibit booths are available for an additional $1,000 with any sponsorship about $1,000

AASHTO Program & Award Sponsorships

TRAC (Transportation and Civil Engineering) & RIDES (Roadways in Developing Elementary Students), AASHTO’s education outreach programs, are designed for use in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classes. The hands-on activities introduce students in grades K-12 to the work world of transportation and civil engineering and inspire them to consider careers in those fields. Both programs are aligned with national standards and are currently being aligned with Core Curriculum Standards of Learning. State departments of transportation work with schools in their state by providing the curricula and resources for the schools and providing engineers to visit the classrooms to serve as speakers, teach a hands-on activity, and/or talk to students about the importance of math and science in preparing for their future. Becoming a sponsor of TRAC & RIDES shows your support in creating future Civil Engineers.

Daily Transportation Update: The Daily Transportation Update provides a selection of links to transportation-related news stories and Federal Register notices on the Internet every weekday morning. Keep up with media coverage of the industry from across the country and federal transportation regulatory actions with a free subscription to the DTU here. View the latest edition here.

Transportation TV: Launched in May 2009, Transportation TV has developed into an industry leader providing on-line video content about the industry. Transportation TV’s mission is to increase awareness and dialogue about the importance of transportation in America and the levels of investment needed to preserve and modernize it. Transportation TV’s programming covers state and national news; transportation trends and insights; and analysis from transportation decision makers, members Congress and state DOTs.

AASHTO Journal: The AASHTO Journal is a weekly newsletter published Friday afternoon offering original in-depth reporting on key transportation policy matters and other vital news. The Journal also provides brief summaries of state departments of transportation, national, state, and association news. Visit the Journal’s website, where you can subscribe at no charge to receive a weekly e-mail that delivers the headlines to your inbox.

For more information on AASHTO Meeting and Program & Awards Sponsorships, please contact:

Ernie Cochran, Sponsorship Manager, Existing Partners

Charlotte Keppers, New Partner Outreach

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