MassDOT Innovation & Mobility Exchange

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

Location: The DCU Center
50 Foster St
Worcester, Massachusetts

Capacity:

51/850


Overview

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MassDOT’s 2018 Innovation & Mobility 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 2018 conference will include the addition of the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference as part of the MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange. The inspiration behind combining conferences is the increasing interest among stakeholders in collaborating to address transportation barriers for pedestrians, seniors, and people with disabilities. 

This combined event will be an invaluable opportunity for state, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, human service agency staff, advocates, planners and private sector practitioners to share ideas, sponsor peer-to-peer learning, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest. 

The 2-day conference will offer more than 40 breakout sessions! Come learn about innovations being made in the fields of Construction/Materials, Planning/Design, Operations/Maintenance, Safety/Mobility, Technology, and Policy.

The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, human service agency staff, advocates, planners, and private sector practitioners.

Conference Scholarship Opportunity for Community Mobility Organizations and Advocates

This year’s Innovation and Mobility Exchange features a new track: Community Transportation and Mobility, focusing on creative approaches to improving access, mobility, and transportation services for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income commuters in Massachusetts. This track grew out of the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference, formerly a stand-alone conference held annually in early May.

To facilitate the integration of the two conferences, MassDOT is offering a scholarship opportunity for the 2018 conference. Human service agencies, Councils on Aging, advocates, and others who are interested in local and regional community transportation and transportation coordination but who cannot pay the conference registration fee are invited to apply for the Community Mobility Scholarship.

To apply, fill out the application form by clicking on the link below. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by March 16 as to whether or not you have received the scholarship.

Community Mobility Scholarship Application Form

MassDOT Logo      FHWA Logo    MassMobility Logo

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 Brenda Codella at bcodella@umass.edu or 413-522-6434 at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

  

gold star 2018 GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS  gold star

Please click on our sponsor's logo to visit their website

VHB Logo      Michael Baker International  Logo   CDM Smith   Transystems Logo    HNTB Logo

 

silver star 2018 SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS silver star

Please click on our sponsor's logo to visit their website

     Sealcoating Logo  Environmental Partners Groups Logo City Point Partners Logo

                           

bronze star 2018 BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS bronze star

Please click on our sponsor's logo to visit their website           

Landtech Logo     PSS Logo   AutomaTech Logo  Unilock Logo   KCI Technologies logo


2018 EXHIBITORS

Filtrexx Logo  Weston and Sampson Logo     Milone & MacBroom Logo    Big R Bridge Logo     3M logo

   

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

Register
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 Innovation & Mobility Exchange in Massachusetts!

The largest innovation and tech transfer exchange in Massachusetts JUST GOT BIGGER!

This year marks the addition of the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference as part of the MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange. The inspiration behind combining conferences is the increasing interest among stakeholders in collaborating to address transportation barriers for pedestrians, seniors, and people with disabilities.

NEW!! To go along with the addition of Mobility, the conference will feature a life size replica of a Complete Street that will include the latest innovations & technologies: bike boxes, bicycle and traffic signals, intersections, crosswalks, parklets, protected bike lanes, buses, dedicated bus lane, electric scooters, high intensity flashers, drones, and more!

Come demonstrate your innovative equipment on our to-scale replica of a Complete Street! This unique opportunity will provide attendees and prospective customers alike to see your equipment in full operation. All Sponsors and exhibitors will be located on the first floor along the Complete Street. Be right where the action is! Demonstrate your equipment to over 1000 attendees that attend the event.

BONUS BOOTH! Gold and Silver Sponsors will also receive a second booth on the third floor outside the main ballroom! 

RESERVE YOUR BOOTH TODAY!

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

The annual MassDOT Innovation & Mobility Exchange expects over 1000 transportation professionals seeking the latest information on innovative technologies, designs and practices.

This combined event will be an invaluable opportunity for state, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, human service agency staff, advocates, planners, and private sector practitioners to share ideas, sponsor peer-to-peer learning, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest.

The conference runs from 7:30AM to 4:00PM on April 10 & 11, 2018. 

The event is open to all transportation and mobility professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors, and manufacturers, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, human service agency staff, advocates, planners, and private sector practitioners.

SPECIAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

A GOLD Level Sponsor receives booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

• Additional exhibitor booth on the third floor outside the ballroom
• Three complimentary attendee registrations

Your logo will also be included on:
• Innovation Conference App, with company information, and link to sponsor’s website
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Emails and direct mail marketing materials
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event
• Shown during the conference slide show that is played throughout the event in the main ballroom
• Company banner displayed in main ballroom 
• Session agenda signs outside each meeting room

Cost: $3,000.00


SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

A SILVER Level Sponsor receives booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

• Additional exhibitor booth on the third floor outside the ballroom
• Two complimentary attendee registrations

Your logo will also be included on:
• Innovation Conference App, with company information, and link to sponsor’s website
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Emails and direct mail marketing materials
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event
• Shown during the conference slide show that is played throughout the event in the main ballroom

Cost: $1,500.00

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

A BRONZE Level Sponsor receives booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

• One complimentary attendee registration

Your logo will also be included on:
• Innovation Conference App, with company information, and link to sponsor’s website
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event
• Shown during the conference slide show played throughout the event in the main ballroom

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 donnelly@umass.edu

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION PACKAGE COMING SOON

Questions can be directed to Kathryn Donnelly at the UMass Transportation One Center - (413) 545-5403.

GOLD & SILVER SPONSOR ADDITIONAL THIRD FLOOR EXHIBIT SPACE

 third floor both map

Map for illustration purposes only. Booth location is approximate. 

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


FIRST FLOOR EXHIBIT SPACE

First floor map

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.

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 413-545-5403, for specific equipment costs.

Exhibitors can SET UP on April 9 - TBD and on April 10 between 6:00am and 7:30am. Exhibitors MUST enter through Door 4 on Major Taylor Blvd. prior to show hours.

Dismantling of exhibits may not occur prior to 4:00pm on April 11, 2018.

 

 




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 and WRTA ADA Paratransit

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is a regional transit system that services the City of Worcester and the surrounding 36 communities in the Central Massachusetts area with a bus fleet that includes all-electric buses as well as many diesel-electric hybrid buses. www.therta.com
 
To schedule paratransit trips please call 508.791.WRTA option 3. Don't forget to schedule your return trip.
 
Parking at Union Station? If so, take advantage of the FREE WRTA Downtown Shuttle Loop. It stops along the route at designated bus stops.

 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan Bus Lines brings you to Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604

Map of Worcester Parking

 

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Rebecca DDS Northeast Region
Dan Sealcoating, Inc.
Robbin MassDOT
Daniel MassDOT
Lisa MassDOT Highway Call Center
Alex MassDOT
James MassDOT
Thomas MassDOT
Hishan MassDOT
Christian MassDOT District 1
Jonathan MassDOT
John MassDOT
Timothy MassDOT District 4
Jennifer MassDOT District 2
Gabriel MassDOT
Margo MassDOT
Bindu MassDOT
Art Sealcoating, Inc.
Aaron Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Fran Sealcoating, Inc.
Scott Michael Baker International
Dave RBG Inc.
Robert Weston & Sampson (WSE)
Wayne Allen & Major Associates, Inc.
Bob Milone & MacBroom
Stephen Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Adam Plastic Safety Systems (PSS)
Evan TranSystems
Daniel Alfred Benesch & Co. (MA)
David Plastic Safety Systems (PSS)
Devon RBG Inc.
Raphael Mercedes Cab Co
Tom Michael Baker International
Randy KCI Technologies
John Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Thomas TranSystems
Lenny TranSystems
Alan Sealcoating, Inc.
Jeffrey City of Boston
Robert City of Boston
Jeffrey Town of Yarmouth
Charles Town of Andover Police Department
Joseph City of Boston
Donna DDS Northeast Region
Christopher Town of Andover Police Department
Mignonne Weston Council on Aging
Glen Town of Andover
MELISSA City of Newton
Greg Town of Easton
Alfredo City of Newton
Zachary City of Boston