By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
The growing impact of technology on transportation design and construction will be featured at three of ARTBA’s four annual regional meetings this fall, while the Central meeting will explore how millennials are shaping the industry.
All four meetings feature expanded content and networking opportunities developed by the Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), as approved by the ARTBA Board last fall. Each of the events will include a professional development workshop created by the ILDC leadership that seeks to connect and provide an interactive learning experience for long-time ARTBA members and graduates of the Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)—formerly known as the Young Executive Development Program.
Here are the meeting dates and workshop topics:
- Oct. 26-28, Southern Regional, New Orleans, La.: “Artificial Intelligence and Impacts on the U.S. Construction Industry”
- Oct. 26-28, Western Regional, Austin, Texas: “Autonomous Vehicles and the Impact on Infrastructure”
- Nov. 2-4, Central Regional, Chicago, Ill.: “The Impacts of Millennials on the U.S. Transportation Construction Industry”
- Nov. 2-4, Northeast Regional, Atlantic City, N.J.: “Innovative Technology for Transportation Projects”
Of course, the Southern, Western, Central and Northeast meetings will continue to include transportation construction market and project intelligence, presidential and congressional election previews, and federal transportation policy, regulatory and safety updates that have been a core part of the program over the years.
The four meetings will help ILDP participants, and any other interested ARTBA members, continue their growth and engagement in industry leadership and ARTBA’s advocacy core mission. ILDP Chair Ponch Frank, of Ranger Construction; Vice Chair Jihane Fazio of AECOM, and four regional chairs and four regional vice chairs planned the fall meeting agendas this past January during a meeting in Jacksonville, Fla.
For more information about this year’s regional meetings, please contact ARTBA’s Brie Johnson.