Sessions and Workshops
The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. More than 35 sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 meeting: Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future. And more than 75 will address one or more of three “hot topics:” Transformation Technologies, Resilience, and Transportation and Public Health.
The full 2016 program is available online now via the Interactive Program. You can view the events chronologically, or search just for those with a specific subject category or key word.
Welcome and Attendee Orientation Session
Sunday, January 10, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a long-time veteran of the TRB Annual Meeting, you are invited to come and learn how to make the most of your time at the meeting. Offered are a brief overview of TRB, tips on navigating the meeting and on networking during the meeting, the role TRB can play in career development, and ways to become involved in TRB activities and committees. This is an opportunity for you to meet other attendees and TRB leaders from similar areas of interest. Refreshments will be provided.
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
Sunday, January 10, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
Visit the nearly 200 exhibits, including the TRB booth, showcasing the wide range of transportation-related products and services. This popular reception includes light hors d’oeuvres and cash bars.
International Participants Reception
Sunday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meeting delegates are invited
to an international networking reception to reconnect with colleagues and make
new acquaintances. Light hors d'oeuvres will be offered, and a cash bar will be
Young Professionals Reception
Sunday, January 10, 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by the TRB Young Members Council (YMC) and Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), this networking reception is open to all young professionals and supporters to discuss career development and to meet peers from around the country. Light refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and Presentations of Awards
Monday, January 11, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The Deen Distinguished Lectureship Award recognizes the career contributions and achievements of an individual in areas covered by the Transportation Research Board's Technical Activities Division. Honorees present overviews of their technical areas, covering the evolution, status, and prospects for the future.
Wednesday, January 13, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Chris Urmson, Director of the Google Self-Driving Car Program, will be the featured speaker at the 2016 Chairman's Luncheon. Mr. Urmson leads a team that is developing technology that may have the potential to change the way cars are driven. Vehicles in Google’s self-driving car program have driven more than one million miles. The Chairman’s Luncheon is the premier event of the Annual Meeting, and includes the introduction of new Executive Committee members and officers, as well as presentation of TRB’s most prestigious awards. (Ticket required)
Schedule at a Glance (subject to change)