MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

Date: 4/10/2018 - 4/11/2018 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: The DCU Center
50 Foster St
Worcester, Massachusetts

Capacity:

9/850


Overview

Montage of photos from the 2016 Innovation Conference

MassDOT’s 2018 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

April 10 & 11 , DCU Center, Worcester

Learn! Network! Discover!

Check out the latest state of the art technology, interactive displays, and the chance to share ideas with peers in related fields.

The annual conference put on by MassDOT is the largest innovation and tech transfer exchange in Massachusetts. With over 60 sponsors and exhibitors, the conference will have countless opportunities to meet with experts, as well as interactive demonstrations and engaging displays of cutting edge technology. 

The conference is an invaluable opportunity for state, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, and private sector practitioners to share ideas, sponsor peer-to-peer learning, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest. 

Come learn about innovations being made in the fields of Construction/Materials, Planning/Design, Operations/Maintenance, Safety/Mobility, Technology, and Policy. With over 35 breakout sessions, you don’t want to miss it! 

The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.

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Call For Conference Presentation Abstracts

MassDOT invites federal, state, and private transportation professionals to present a topic of their expertise during the 2018 Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange Conference.

MassDOT encourages Transportation practitioners from federal, state, and local transportation agencies; Metropolitan Planning Organizations; transit agencies; academia; and private industry to submit abstracts on a broad range of innovative surface transportation topics including: Construction/Materials, Planning/Design, Operations/Maintenance, Safety/Mobility, Technology, and Policy. 

Selected presentation abstracts will be featured in one of the conference’s 36 workgroup podium sessions and will be published in the 2018 MassDOT Innovation conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline: December 22, 2017
Notification of Acceptance of Presentation Abstract: January 19, 2018
Final Presentation Due: April 4, 2018

All presentation abstracts should be submitted by December 22, 2017. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, should clearly convey the material that will be presented and discuss innovation implications. Selected abstracts will be featured in one of the conference’s 36 workgroup podium sessions. Authors of presentation abstracts accepted for the 2018 MassDOT Innovation Conference will be required to submit their complete presentation prior to the conference. 

Please use the link below to submit your presentation abstract.

Presentation Abstract Submission Form

Register Today!

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Cindy Schaedig at 413-577-2762 or cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

  

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2017 EXHIBITORS

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Sessions
Sessions
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Innovation Conference-Road Scholar Credit
Registration
Amount

$150.00
Register by 4/10/2018
Private Sector

Register

$75.00
Register by 4/10/2018
Public Sector

Register

MassDOT
Register by 4/10/2018
MassDOT

Register

$135.00
Register by 4/10/2018
WMDBE - Please call 413-545-2604 to receive discount

Register

$35.00
Register by 4/10/2018
Student Fee-Please call 413-545-2604 to receive discount

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Sponsor Fees
Amount

$3,000.00
Register by 3/23/2018
Gold Level Sponsor

Register

$1,500.00
Register by 3/23/2018
Silver Level Sponsor

Register

$750.00
Register by 3/23/2018
Bronze Level Sponsor

Register

$500.00
Register by 3/23/2018
Exhibitor

Register

$150.00
Register by 3/23/2018
Non-Profit/Government

Register
Sponsors

Reach Your Target Market at the Largest Innovations & Tech Transfer Exchange in Massachusetts!

When you Sponsor or Exhibit at The Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange your company or organization will be visited by over 600 professionals involved in Construction, Safety, Maintenance, Projects, Design, and Materials. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your partners in the transportation industry. In addition, there will be several opportunities to promote your company or organization through special sponsorship opportunities leading up to and throughout the Exchange. Don’t miss the chance to be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at largest tech transfer event in the state!

ALL SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR BOOTH INCLUDES:
• 8 foot skirted table, one chair and one waste paper basket
• Additional chairs are available on request, depending on the number of attendees that your organization registers.
• Indicate any special considerations and requests, including electrical outlets. 

Exhibitors/Sponsors will be required to pay for any exhibit-specific audiovisual equipment, such as a table-top or free-standing TV-VCR. Please contact the UMTC at 413-545-2603, for specific equipment costs.

Exhibitors can set up on April 9, between Noon and 3:00pm or April 10 between 6:00am and 7:30am. Exhibitors can enter through Door 4 on Major Taylor Blvd. prior to show hours.

Dismantling of exhibits may not occur prior to 1:00pm on April 11, 2017.

Online registration is now available. Click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page.

SPECIAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

In addition to everything that an Exhibitor receives, a GOLD Level Sponsor will also benefit from:

• Logo on event exhibitor website page under Gold Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Logo on event email and direct mail marketing materials.

• Your company logo in the event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• Logo and name in the conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• Company banner displayed in main ballroom.

• Listing on workshop session agenda signs outside each room.

• Two complimentary attendee registrations.

Cost: $3,000.00

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

In addition to everything that an Exhibitor receives, a SILVER Level Sponsor will also benefit from:

• Logo on event exhibitor website page under Silver Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Logo on event email and direct mail marketing materials.

• Your company logo in the event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• Logo and name in the conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• One complimentary attendee registrations.

Cost: $1,500.00

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

In addition to everything that an Exhibitor receives, a BRONZE Level Sponsor will also benefit from:

• Logo on event exhibitor website page under Bronze Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Your company logo in the event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• Logo and name in the conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• One complimentary attendee registrations.

Cost: $750.00

 

EXHIBITOR BOOTH

Your Exhibitor Booth Includes:

• A 8-foot skirted table, one chair and one waste paper basket

• Additional chairs are available on request, depending on the number of attendees registered by your organization

• One complimentary attendee registrations

• An electrical outlet

Cost: $500.00

For-Profit Fees include an exhibit booth and a complimentary conference registration, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Exhibitor assistants must pre-register online at $150.00 each.

NON PROFIT EXHIBITOR: $150.00

Includes an exhibit booth. Each agency attendee must pre-register online for the conference at $150.00 each. Non-Profit agencies interested in being a sponsor must pay regular sponsor fees.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: $150.00

Includes an exhibit booth. Each agency attendee must pre-register online for the conference at $75.00 each. Government agencies interested in being a sponsor must pay regular sponsor fees.

Online registration is now available. Click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page. Registration forms can also be emailed to avillani@umass.edu

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION PACKAGE COMING SOON

Questions can be directed to Kathryn Donnelly at the UMass Transportation One Center - (413) 545-2603.

 

Map for illustration purposes only. Booth location is approximate. 

Booth choice will be given to Gold Level Sponsors first, then Silver, then Bronze, then Exhibitors in order of paid registrations.


Venue

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The DCU Center

The Convention Center has 100,310 square feet of exhibit space, 23,636 square feet in 11 meeting rooms, and a 12,144 square foot ballroom, (the largest in Central Massachusetts). The DCU Center is designed and sized specifically for the professional fulfillment, comfort and budget of small to large-sized conventions, meetings, social events and trade shows.

• 58,960 square feet of contiguous Exhibition Space

• 2 Ballrooms

• 11 Meeting Rooms (inclusive of Ballrooms)

• 2 Lounges

• Exquisite Pre-function Space

• Superb In-house Catering

• Separate Entrances for all Exhibit Halls

• Utility Floor Boxes located on 30-ft. centers

• Sophisticated Communication and Utility Services

• Electric: 120, 208 and 480 volt

• Water In and Out

• Compressed Air

• Voice, Video, CATV, Telephone and Data Communication

• Satellite Down-Link Capabilities

• Adjustable Lighting Levels

• 3 Access Doors that provide direct entry for large semis and other equipment onto Exhibit Hall floor

• Floor Load: Exhibition Hall - 350 pounds per square feet
Ballrooms & Meeting Rooms - 100 pounds per square feet

• Ceiling heights:
Exhibit Hall-30'
Ballroom-19'
Jr. Ballroom-14'8"

• Meeting Rooms-13'6", Showcase Corner-36'

• Dock Height: 4' with adjustable dock levelers

• Handicap Accessible

Area Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone:(508) 753-5700

Courtyard Worcester
72 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone:(508) 363-0300

Holiday Inn Express
110 Summer St, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone:(508) 757-0400

Schedule

Coming Soon!

Directions

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Directions and Parking

The DCU Center's street address is 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Please see the below directions to help you find us from your location.
Get directions from the:
Public Transportation / North / Northeast / East / Southeast / South / Southwest / West / Northwest / Airports

By Public Transportation:
The MBTA commuter rail can be taken to Union Station, 34 Washington Square in Worcester. Union Station is located less than half a mile from the DCU Center. To walk from Union Station to the DCU Center, take a left upon exiting the station. Then, take a right onto Foster Street and follow Foster Street for about 0.2 miles. Once you've passed St. Vincent Hospital (on your right), cross the street to the DCU Center plaza. The Arena Box Office entrance will be directly in front of you. To enter the Convention Center, bear right down the plaza to Door #2, or Door #1 (revolving doors) on Major Taylor Blvd.

For commuter rail fares and schedules to and from Worcester, please visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at www.mbta.com or by calling 617-222-5000.
WRTA
Parking at Union Station? If so, take advantage of the FREE WRTA Downtown Shuttle Loop. It stops along the route at designated bus stops.

From the North:
Sterling; Leominster; and Fitchburg: 
Take Rt. 12 S. to Rt. 190 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.
Nashua, NH and Manchester, NH: 
Take Rt. 3 S. to Rt. 495 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.



From the Northeast:
Marlborough; Lowell; Lawrence; Haverhill; and Portsmouth, NH: 
Take Rt. 495 S. Get off at Exit 25B. Take Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Lincoln; Salem; and Concord:
Take Rt. 95 S (Rt. 128 S) to I- 90 W (the Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495 N. Get off at Exit 25B. Take Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.


From the East:
Wellesley; Newton; Cambridge; and Boston: 
Take I-90W (Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Framingham; Natick; Westborough; and Shrewsbury:
Take Rt. 9 W all the way into Worcester. When you get to the Worcester line, "White City Shopping Center" will be on the left. Stay on Rt. 9 and proceed to your 8th set of lights. Take a left onto Major Taylor Blvd. At the 4th set of lights, the DCU Center is on your right.


From the Southeast:
Uxbridge; Woonsocket, RI; Pawtucket, RI; Providence, RI; and Warwick, RI:
Take Rt. 146 N to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Taunton; Attleboro; and Foxboro:
Take Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Falmouth, Hyannis, Provincetown:
Take Rt. 6 W to Rt. 28 S towards Providence, merge onto Rt. 25 W and stay straight onto Rt. 495 N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Norwood, Brockton; and Quincy:
Take Rt. 95 N (Rt. 128 N) to I-90 W (the Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495 N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.


From the South:
Webster; Putman, CT; Plainfield, CT; Norwich, CT; and New London, CT:
Take Rt. 395 N. to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.


From the Southwest:
Sturbridge; Southbridge; Harford, CT; and New York, NY: 
Take I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.


From the West:
Sturbridge; Southbridge; Harford, CT; and New York, NY: 
Take I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.



From the Northwest:
Barre; Athol; Orange; Greenfield; and Brattleboro, VT: 
Take Rt. 122 S., remaining on until you reach Worcester. Rt. 122 S becomes Pleasant Street. Stay straight Pleasant Street. Tun left onto Main Street. Turn right onto Foster Street. Follow Foster Street until you see the DCU Center on your left.


From Local Airports:
Worcester Regional Airport, Worcester, MA:
Turn left onto Airport Dr. and follow Airport Dr. to the end, bearing right at the bottom of the hill. Take right onto Pleasant St. Follow Pleasant St. for about 3 miles until you come to a rotary. Take the 3rd exit off the rotary onto Highland St. Follow Highland St. for approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Major Taylor Blvd. Follow Major Taylor Blvd. for approximately 0.1 miles, and the DCU Center will be on your right.

Logan Airport, Boston, MA: 
Take the Sumner Tunnel to Rt. 93 S, to I-90 W (the Mass Turnpike West). Get off at Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT: 
Take Rt. 91 N to I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH: 
Take Rt. 3 S. to Rt. 495 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 16. Take a right at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI:
Take Rt. 95 N to Rt. 146 N to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left
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Please Consider Using Public Transportation:

The MBTA commuter rail can be taken to Union Station, 34 Washington Square in Worcester. Union Station is located less than half a mile from the DCU Center. To walk from Union Station to the DCU Center, take a left upon exiting the station. Then, take a right onto Foster Street and follow Foster Street for about 0.2 miles. Once you've passed St. Vincent Hospital (on your right), cross the street to the DCU Center plaza. The Arena Box Office entrance will be directly in front of you. To enter the Convention Center, bear right down the plaza to Door #2, or Door #1 (revolving doors) on Major Taylor Blvd.For commuter rail fares and schedules to and from Worcester, please visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at www.mbta.com or by calling 617-222-5000.
 

WRTA

Parking at Union Station? If so, take advantage of the FREE WRTA Downtown Shuttle Loop. It stops along the route at designated bus stops.

 

Map of Worcester Parking

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Robbin MassDOT
Thomas MassDOT
Jennifer MassDOT District 2
Gabriel MassDOT
Margo MassDOT
Bindu MassDOT
Robert Weston & Sampson (WSE)
Adam Plastic Safety Systems (PSS)
David Plastic Safety Systems (PSS)