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.

Exhibitors & Booth Information ALL BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT

Exhibiting at OTEC is an excellent opportunity for your organization to display its recent achievements and network with transportation professionals. It also provides an unprecedented source of advertisement.

Many contractors have capitalized on this opportunity and credit OTEC for increasing their business.

Exhibitor Booths: $600 per booth
  • One - 10' x 10' booth with 8' backdrape and 3' draped siderails
  • One - 7" x 44" 2-line ID sign
  • One - 2' x 6' skirted display table
  • One - waste basket with liner
  • Two - chairs
  • Installation, maintenance, dismantling, security
  • One - full conference registration*
  • Registration begins on July 15th.

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

***Please review OTEC Exhibitor Terms and Conditions by clicking here. 
OTEC 2019



Exhibitor set-up is Monday, October 28th from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  All exhibits must be setup on Monday. Exhibits will be open Tuesday, October 29th  from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tear down will be allowed after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


Loading and unloading will take place at the Convention Center Connector on High Street (between the Convention Center and the Hyatt or behind the Convention Center at Dock #19). You will need to unload your vehicle, use the freight elevator to come down to the lower area to drop off your exhibitor items, and then move your vehicle from this area.  You can view the map for a more detailed location on Columbus Convention Center website: www.columbusconventions.com. This is a designated loading and unloading zone only. Please turn on your hazards during the time that you are loading/unloading. Parking is not permitted in this area.

Please click on the link below to see the OTEC 2019 Exhibit Hall

Reserve your room for the 2019 OTEC Conference! 

Courtyard by Marriott                          614-228-3200 $157   SOLD OUT
Crowne Plaza                 877-283-1700 $150   SOLD OUT
DoubleTree               614-228-4600 $136   ODOT Eng. Conference
Hampton Inn & Suites                  614-559-2000 $179   SOLD OUT
Hilton Hotel                                  614-384-8600 $179   SOLD OUT
Hyatt Regency 614-463-1234 $175   SOLD OUT
Red Roof Inn Plus+ 614-224-6539 $109   OTEC
Residence Inn 614-222-2610 $139   SOLD OUT

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

BuckeyeTraffic.org 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

2018 Exhibitor List can be viewed here 

2017 Exhibitor List can be viewed here 

2016 Exhibitor List can be viewed here 

“NEW” OTEC logos for your use in marketing publications can be found here

 Logomark and Logotype Guidelines can be found here.

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 $35 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 15th through September 13th.

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.
If you have further questions please contact Lisa Hall, OTEC Administrator, at lisa.hall@dot.ohio.gov