For over 70 years, OTEC has been the place for transportation professionals to learn about and discuss new ways to safely and efficiently move people and goods throughout the state.

Join Transportation officials, government and members of the academic community at Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference -- one of the nation's largest transportation conferences. The conference features exciting speakers, technical sessions and an exhibition hall. Meet other professionals in your specialty area and share stories of innovation and transportation.

The Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference is a two-day event attended by over 3,750 people nationally. OTEC is organized to provide something for everyone interested in Ohio’s transportation industry. The program tries to address the latest policy and technical information, as well as covering new ideas in transportation policy, planning, environmental, design, construction, maintenance, operation, local government, and management of transportation resources.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, government officials, professors, researchers, regional planners, consultants, contractors, students, industry representatives, and anyone with an interest in transportation.  

2018 OTEC Conference Information can be found here.

October 2 - 3, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center: 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Early Bird Registration Dates & Fees

Begins July 9th through September 7th. 

$175 registration fee.

$100 registration fee for retired individuals representing themselves only.

$100 registration fee for Speakers (until Sept. 7th).

$25 registration fee for students.

General Registration Dates & Fees

Begins September 8th through September 26th.

$200 registration fee.

$125 registration fee for retired individuals representing themselves only.

$25 registration fee for students.

All cancellations must be in writing and received by September 21st with a $50 administrative fee. 

NO REFUNDS will be given after September 21st.

** Full conference registration consists of entry to all technical sessions, opening session, Tuesday & Wednesday continental breakfast, the Tuesday light lunch and evening networking session and the Wednesday luncheon.


October 2, 2018

7:00AM - Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast | Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00AM - 10:00AM  Opening Session

10:30AM - 12:00PM Sessions

12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch

1:30PM - 3:00PM Sessions

3:30PM - 5:00PM Sessions

5:00PM - 7:00PM Networking Session (Exhibit Hall) 

October 3, 2018

7:00AM Alumni Breakfast

7:30AM Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast | Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00AM - 9:30AM Sessions

9:30AM - 2:30PM Student Poster Session

10:00AM - 11:30 Sessions

11:45AM - 1:30PM Luncheon Speaker 

2:00PM - 3:30PM Sessions

Click here for Quick Glance of Sessions    


Reserve your room for the 2018 OTEC Conference!


Preferred Hotel

The preferred hotel for the 2018 OTEC is the Hyatt Regency Columbus. This downtown Columbus hotel is in the heart of the city, connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and within easy walking distance to the Arena District and Huntington Park - an ideal location for all OTEC attendees and exhibitors!

Fresh and modern, Hyatt Regency Columbus offers 633 luxurious rooms and spacious suites that feel like new. Sleek and stylish, the spotless Columbus hotel rooms feature upgraded amenities like swiveling flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding and chic, contemporary decor. Dine at Market Stand Café or enjoy a refreshing beverage at Big Bar on 2. Utilize the newly renovated StayFit™ fitness center or practice yoga in the comfort of your own room and stay healthy while at the conference. The cheerful, efficient staff is there to help when you need it, and from your easy check-in to smooth check-out, you’ll feel like a VIP at Hyatt Regency Columbus.  The OTEC rate is only $169* does not include tax

OTEC Hotels and Rates -

Hyatt Regency                 614-463-1234 $169    
Courtyard by Marriott                          614-228-3200 $154   SOLD OUT
Crowne Plaza                 800-338-4462 $145   OTEC18
DoubleTree               614-228-4600 $134   2018 OTEC
Hampton Inn & Suites                  614-559-2000 $156   SOLD OUT
Hilton Hotel                                  614-384-8600 $174   SOLD OUT
Red Roof Inn Plus+ 614-224-6539 $109   OTEC Conference
Residence Inn 614-222-2610 $154   The OSU/OTEC

Interactive Area Map 

Room rates are quotes exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 17.50%

Conference Location

400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Parking is always a challenge during OTEC especially at the lots closest to the convention center. There are several lots available in the downtown area and the new CBus is a free shuttle that loops the convention center area every 10-15 minutes.

Travel Conditions Travel Information 

Ohgo Travel Info Site: Your source for real time traffic updates. Statewide road activity details, seasonal weather condition reports, automated weather sensors data and live Web Camera views.

Area Visitor Information

Luncheon Speaker - Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports Broadcaster

Clark C. Kellogg receives national notoriety for his work as the lead college basketball studio analyst for CBS Sports. For over two decades he has served as both a game and studio analyst for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships.

Mr. Kellogg has also done television commentating for the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland State University, the Big East Television Network, and ESPN. Since 1997 he has served as the lead studio or game analyst for CBS' coverage of college basketball. He has been with CBS since 1993.

He is a former first-round draft pick of the Pacers (1982, eighth selection overall) and played five seasons with the team. Chronic knee problems forced him to retire after career averages of 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as well as a unanimous selection to the 1983 NBA All-Rookie Team.

In his free time, Mr. Kellogg volunteers his time and resources to various organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes In Action, United Way, and the American Red Cross.

Mr. Kellogg is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University where he was the Big Ten’s MVP in 1982. He received his marketing degree from Ohio State in 1996, and in 2010 was appointed to the university’s board of trustees. He and his wife, Rosy live in Westerville, Ohio, and have three children.

Please click here to view the OTEC 2018 floor plan and exhibitors. 


OTEC is grateful to sponsors who participate in the conference by purchasing booth space and presenting ideas and products related to the transportation process.

​To secure your booth location preference, payment must be made at the time of selection.

Gold Level $3000

  • 1 Complimentary Booth (includes 1 complimentary registration)
  • Signage @ Entrance
  • Signage @ Booth
  • Logo on App
  • VIP Access to Mobile App
  • Logo on Website
  • Opening Session Recognition 
  • Luncheon Recognition 
  • Advanced Early Registration starts July 2nd, one week before Early Bird Registration for the general public

Silver Level $1000 

  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Signage @ Entrance 
  • Logo on Website
  • Opening Session Recognition 
  • Luncheon Recognition
  • Advanced Early Registration starts July 5th

​ ***Booths can be purchased for an additional $600 each with Sponsorship

Q: What are the dates for future conferences?
A: October 29 -30, 2019

Q: Can I pay with a credit card?
A: Yes. (Mastercard, Visa or AmEx).

Q: When will registration information be mailed?
A: July. You will also be able to access the information on the website at that time.

Q: I only want to attend one day of the conference. Is it half price?
A: No - The Registration Fee is for both days.

Q: Is the alumni breakfast open to any college alumni who is not attending the conference?
A: No. The breakfast is intended for Conference attendees only.

Q: If I am a student, what is the registration cost?
A: OTEC attendance is $25 with a valid student ID, but you must register to attend. 

Q: How many CPDs will be offered at OTEC?
A1: Maximum CPDs hours earned for this conference is TBD. It is recommended participants get their badges scanned at the end of each session to receive credit.

A2:  CPD hours for the Design/GIS/Mapping technical sessions will also qualify for Survey CPDs for those with PS licenses.

Q: When is early bird registration due?
A: Early bird registration must be paid in full by early bird deadline. Early bird registration runs from July 9th through September 7th.

Q: How do exhibitors get a booth assigned?
A: Booth spaces can be chosen during the online registration process. Booths must be paid in full at time of selection. Major credit cards are accepted and preferred.

Q: If I am a Gold or Silver sponsor, can I register early?
A: Yes. The specific dates for sponsor registration can be found on the
Sponsors page.
Q: What is OTEC's Cancellation Policy?
A: All cancellations must be received in writing by September 21st. All refunds will incur a $50 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS will be given AFTER September 21st. 
If you have further questions please contact Lisa Hall, OTEC Administrator, at

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2018 OTEC Schedule
  • Opening Session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Technical Sessions 10:30 am to Various
  • Exhibit Hall 7:00 am –7:00 pm
  • Technical Sessions 8:00 am to Various
  • Exhibit Hall 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Student Poster Session 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
2018 OTEC Conference Rates
  Register By Sept 7, 2018 Register By Sept. 26, 2018 Register Onsite
Attendee $175 $200 $225
Retiree $100 $125 $150
Student (With valid student ID) $25 $25 $25
Speaker Rate $100 $200 $225