Agenda

 

TIME EVENT
8:00 AM Registration check-in
8:30 AM Welcome

Dr. Yinhai Wang, Director, Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) & Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Sally J. Clark, Director, Regional & Community Relations, External Affairs (UW)

8:40 AM Keynote Address

Marc Luiken, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Affairs

9:15 AM Session 1 (Research Focus Area:  Mobility)

Don MacKenzie, Moderator, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, UW

Thaisa Way, Professor, Landscape Architecture, UW

Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, Co-founders, Fairbikes

Franz Loewenherz, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Bellevue

10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Session 2 (Technology Transfer)

Nathan Belz, Moderator, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Duer Reeves, Senior Vice President, Weathercloud

Peter Brink, Director of Engineering, PolySync

Brant Zwiefel, Director and  Architect, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector

12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Session 3 (Workforce Development)

Haizhong Wang, Moderator, Assistant Professor, Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

Wayne Kittelson, Principal, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Sarah Amador,  HR Manager, BNSF Northwest Division

Rhonda Young, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University

2:15 PM Poster Session Elevator Pitches
2:30 PM Break | Poster Session
3:15 PM Session 4 (Research Hot Topics:  Looking Ahead)

Eric Jessup, Moderator, Research Associate Professor, School of  Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Charlie Howard, Director, Integrated Planning, Puget Sound Regional Council

Scott Drumm, Manager, Research & Strategic Analysis Department, Port of Portland

Torgeir Vaa, Senior Principal Engineer, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

4:30 PM Closing Remarks

Kevin Chang, Conference Planning Committee Chair, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho

4:30 PM Social Hour and Networking
5:30 PM End of Conference