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Conference Theme
Conference Theme

The Conference Theme drives the subject and content of the presentations. The theme informs the abstract submission information from which the list of session presentations is created. 

OTEC 2020's Conference Theme: "Vision 20/20: Future Transportation" 

Transportation is experiencing a paradigm shift. People and businesses demand a seamlessly integrated, sustainable and connected transportation system. With advancement in technology, Ohio is pioneering smart mobility strategies to create safe and efficient access for everyone, everywhere. Welcome to the future of transportation. 

Program Tracks

The Program Tracks do not change and are the foundational information supporting the sessions and determining where selected speakers' presentations fit.

CADD Mapping & Survey

The integration of location based GIS assets and mapping for the design and improvement of construction plans.  The process allows for more informed and manageable decision making in both the design and future maintenance of our assets.


Engaged in the process of creating & building infrastructure which includes planning, designing and financing the overall planning and execution of a project.


Utilization of an interdisciplinary approach to providing education, training, technical expertise and policy development to federal, state and local governments to achieve a safe, efficient and environmentally compliant intermodal transportation system using best practices and working toward consensus among transportation interests. Developing more compactly, and reusing existing properties can preserve and protect our natural resources. Coordinating land use and development decisions with transportation investments.

Finance & Career Development

Develops new and innovative approaches to managing, maintaining, operating, and building our infrastructure to reduce costs, enhance efficiency and generate revenue. Career Development is important to ensure the transportation engineers of tomorrow have the training and tools necessary to be able to improve and enhance the transportation system of tomorrow.

Geotechnical / Hydraulics

Geotechnical Engineering is the exploration and design of the foundation support for all transportation structures and roadways, and the characterization and remediation of geohazards that threaten our transportation assets, considering both traditional and innovative approaches. Hydraulics provides cost effective and environmentally sound solutions to surface and subsurface roadway drainage by using innovative methods and materials that maintains maintenance of a safe, accessible transportation system.

Modal Options

The efficient and effective movement of people and goods requires a balanced seamless transportation system that is efficient, flexible and environmental sustainable offering a variety of transportation modes, including highways, air, rail, water, trails, and pipeline.  

Pavement & Materials

Provides standards, policies, procedures and research that offers smooth, quiet, cost-effective pavements for the traveling public.


Process of defining future policies, goals, investments and designs to prepare for future needs to move people and goods. The process incorporates input from many stakeholders.  Asset Management & Performance Management are planning tools used by transportation agencies to understand future needs for projects and funding.


Improving highway safety is vital to health and well-being of the traveling public.


Provides standards, policy, procedures, training, design resources, data and research to continually monitor and improve the quality of bridges.  Provides safe, cost-effective, durable and smooth riding bridges for the public.

Technology & Innovations

Innovation and transformational technologies are impacting all aspects of transportation - on the ground and in the air. We are exploring and embracing new technologies with potential to transform transportation as we know it, such as automated and connected vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, electrification, blockchain, and hyperloop. 

Traffic Management

Facilitate the maintenance of a safe, efficient, accessible highway system that fosters economic growth and personal travel.  Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) programs and ITS programs are important tools used in traffic management