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, 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    


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