2020 MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference

Date: 4/7/2020 7:30 AM - 4/8/2020 4:30 PM

Location: The DCU Center
50 Foster St

Worcester, Massachusetts

Capacity:

0/800


Overview

  

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

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The annual conference put on by MassDOT is the largest transportation innovation conference 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 2019 conference will once again include the addition of the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference as part of the MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference. The inspiration behind combining conferences is the increasing interest among stakeholders in collaborating to address transportation barriers for pedestrians, seniors, and people with disabilities. 

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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.

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Registration Coming Soon!

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Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor Today!

Sponsor/Exhibitor Packet Coming Soon!

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.

Registration cancellations must be received within 7 days of the event or you will be invoiced for the registration fee.

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Conference Speakers

 



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2020 EXHIBITORS

 

Sessions
Sessions
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

MassDOT One Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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MassDOT Two Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 AM

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Private Sector One Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

Private Sector Two Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

Public Sector One Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

Public Sector Two Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

Roads Scholar Credit
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Student One Day
Student Fee-Please call 413-545-2604 to receive discount
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

Student Two Day
Student Fee-Please call 413-545-2604 to receive discount
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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WMBDE One Day
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Special event

WMBDE Two Day
 
Sponsors

Reach Your Target Market at the Largest Transportation Innovation Conference in Massachusetts!

After the success of last year’s Complete Street replica, this year’s conference will again have a Complete Street display featuring a Roundabout! The Complete Street Roundabout will include bicycle and traffic signals, crosswalks, protected bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes, electric scooters and bikes, drones and more!There will be live demonstrations throughout the day showcasing drones, electric chainsaws, ADA sidewalk inspection and construction, the MassTrails manual, just to name a few.

Come demonstrate your innovative equipment in our to-scale replica of a Roundabout! 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 street. Gold Sponsors have the chance to create and show off their company by creating their own parklet on the street! Show off your equipment to over 1000 professionals who attend the event.

RESERVE YOUR BOOTH TODAY!

SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR PACKET COMING SOON!

The annual MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference attracts transportation professionals from all over New England who are 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 4:30PM on April 7 & 8, 2020. 

SPECIAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

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

• Two additional 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

 


SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

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

• One additional 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

 

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

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

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

 

 

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
• An electrical outlet

 

FOR-PROFIT Fees include an exhibit booth and one complimentary conference registration, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Exhibitor assistants must pre-register online for the conference.


NON PROFIT EXHIBITOR

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

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Includes an exhibit booth. Each agency attendee must pre-register online for the conference. 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

SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR PACKET COMING SOON!

Questions can be directed to Kathryn Donnelly at the UMass Transportation One Center - (413) 230-6791.

FIRST FLOOR EXHIBIT SPACE






Proposed first floor layout and details coming soon!

 

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 413-545-2604, for specific equipment costs.

Exhibitors can SET UP on April 6 - 11:00am to 4:00pm and on April 7 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 4:30pm on April 8, 2020.

Arrangements may be made for shipment and storage of exhibitor displays to The DCU Center prior to the conference. There will be handling charges depending on the weight of the package(s).  Should you need to ship items to The DCU Center for use during your event, please address the boxes as follows:

Guest Name (or the person who will be on site)
Your Company Name / MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference, The DCU Center, 50 Foster St, Worcester, MA 01608




 

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

AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester
125 Front St, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (774) 420-7555

Agenda

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Registration/First Floor Exhibits: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

OPENING PLENARY: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION #1: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Break/First Floor Exhibits: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION #2: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

LUNCHEON/KEYNOTE SPEAKER/EXHIBITS: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION #3: 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM

Break/First Floor Exhibits: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION #4: 3:15 PM- 4:30 PM

Reception: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Registration/First Floor Exhibits: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

OPENING PLENARY: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION #5: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Break/First Floor Exhibits: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION #6: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

LUNCHEON/KEYNOTE SPEAKER/EXHIBITS: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION #7: 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM

Break/First Floor Exhibits: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION #8: 3:15 PM- 4:30 PM

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

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.

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 enter. 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 .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? The WRTA has several bus routes that will take you by the DCU Center. Routes 3,  23, 24, 26, 30 and 31. For more information visit the WRTA website.

Peter Pan

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

Map of Worcester Parking