The Annual PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and share current research results for technology transfer and ideas for research, education, workforce development, and future collaboration.
This year elected officials, academic researchers (both faculty and students), private practitioners, and representatives from various government agencies from around the Pacific Northwest will gather to discuss inclusive technology for tomorrow. Showcasing research products completed in the 2015-2016 academic year and initiating possible technology transfer processes are important objectives of this conference. We’ll also focus on workforce development and education; how PacTrans is involved in training and identifying the transportation industry’s workforce needs.
The conference will start with a keynote address followed by a hybrid poster session highlighting PacTrans supported research and a research session focused on safe users, infrastructure, and operations. Lunch will be catered onsite and followed by afternoon sessions that will focus on the changing educational needs of the transportation workforce and the secrets for moving research into practice. We’ll conclude the day with a second research session on hot topics (this session will explore what’s coming in the future of transportation) followed by a social hour. All conference attendees will have a chance to participate in the above activities at no registration cost.