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Call for Abstracts:

Joint ITE International and Western District Annual Meeting and Exhibition
August 13-16, 2023


Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

You are invited to submit an abstract in support of the upcoming Joint ITE International and Western District Annual Meeting and Exhibition, August 13-16, 2023 in Portland, OR. Students are encouraged to submit a proposal for a poster presentation.

Transportation connects people to their community. Whether it is across the street, across town, or around the neighborhood for work, play, or for other reasons, people walk, drive, bike, take transit, or other modes of transportation to get from point A to point B. ITE’s members seek to ensure transportation is safe, effective, and equitable for all users within a community.

This year’s theme for the Joint ITE International and Western District Annual Meeting and Exhibition is Connecting People and Communities. This meeting will take place in the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) and its headquarters hotel, the brand new Hyatt Regency hotel, just across the river from downtown Portland. The OCC and hotel are steps from Portland MAX light rail, convenient to many local and regional attractions, and a gateway to the Pacific Northwest, making it a great opportunity for both individual and family travel.

We are seeking presentation and session abstracts that reflect this theme. ITE continues to build a dynamic program that is rich with relevant content. As in past years, we seek to create an expansive program that includes traditional topics as well as emerging trends and topics with a specific focus, such as those that highlight:

  • Multidisciplinary initiatives, efforts and projects, particularly those linking planning and engineering
  • Projects that are rural in nature or that are scalable across urban, suburban, and rural environments. This Annual Meeting and Exhibition will again incorporate the National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference and ITE encourages submissions on this subject matter.
  • Regional successes and upcoming projects designed around the theme.
  • Lessons learned on how new programs and resources from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act/Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can be effectively utilized.

Note: For session proposals, priority will be placed on selecting abstracts that propose alternative session formats, such as conversation circles, panel discussions, workshops, technical tours, etc.

ITE strongly encourages individuals to take the theme into account and to use the topics below as a guide when crafting their submission. Please review the information how to submit your abstract (scroll down) before you begin the submission process.


  • Bringing Planning and Engineering Together in Successful Projects
  • Complete Streets: Creating Street Networks that Work for All Users
  • Creating Accessible, Healthy, Smart Multimodal Communities Through Transportation
  • Data Driven Decision-Making and Evaluation
  • Developing and Sustaining a Skilled, Diverse and Increasingly Remote Transportation Workforce
  • Electric Vehicles and Transportation Electrification: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Equity in Transportation - How Do We Achieve It?
  • Implementing the Safe System Approach to Improve Safety for All Users
  • Implementing Vision Zero Programs in Transportation Agencies
  • Improving Safety and Operations at Railroad Grade Crossings
  • Innovative Approaches to Planned and Unplanned Events
  • Innovative Intersection and Interchange Designs - Roundabouts and More
  • Integrating Big Data and Analytics to Improve Transportation Operations and Services
  • Managing Speeds on Urban, Suburban and Rural Roads
  • Managing Urban Freight Movement and Deliveries
  • Mobility as a Service / Mobility on Demand - Services, Tools and Strategies
  • Planning and Designing for Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Signs and Markings: Innovations that Work
  • Successfully Planning, Deploying and Maintaining ITS Technology for All Users
  • Sustainable, Equitable and Transparent Transportation Planning
  • Technologies to Support ITS in Rural and Small Communities
  • Traffic Signal Operations: Balancing Safety and Mobility
  • Trip Generation, Parking Generation and Transportation Impact Analysis: What's New?
  • Other

This site gives you the opportunity to submit an abstract for either a presentation or a session using the SUBMIT button above. Please make sure to select the correct option. If submitting for a session, please identify speakers for the session - this is not required, but experience indicates that session abstracts without identified speakers have a very low probability of being selected.  For submitted sessions, ITE also highly encourages submissions for alternative session formats (e.g. conversation circles, panel discussion, workshops, technical tours, etc).

How to Submit Your Abstract:

  • If you are either a member of ITE, past member of ITE, submitted an abstract last year, or know that you have an account with ITE, click the Log In button to begin the submissions process.
  • If you’ve never submitted an abstract with ITE and have never been a member, click here to create an account and earn log in credentials. You will then need to return to this page to submit your abstract.


(Note: This has become a highly competitive process. A significant number of quality abstracts have been received by the established deadline over the past few years. While late submissions will be accepted, there is a decreased chance they will be included in this year's program. Please plan accordingly to submit your abstract by the deadline.)