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Special Events

Locations and times are subject to change.

Sunday, July 15

FIFA World Cup Watching Party

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Ballroom 1

2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaCome watch the culmination of the 2018 World Cup! The Final 2018 World Cup Match will be on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch and join fellow ICTD attendees to watch the soccer match on large screens. Then when the match is over, head to one of the many T&DI committee meetings or ICTD Workshops offered during the afternoon. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by Applied Research Associates

Ice Breaker Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Come join us for drinks and hors-d'oeuvres while you network, mingle with friends and colleagues, and visit with exhibitors. Kick off your conference experience at this fun, relaxed event. This event is Included in the registration package. Additional tickets are available for $65. Sponsorship Available.

Monday, July 16

The ICTD 2018 Didi Awards Banquet

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Ballroom 1

The Didi Awards Banquet will host several significant events including an overview of Didi’s experience and perspective on mobility as a service, awarding several prestigious ASCE and T&DI awards, and the Francis C. Turner Lecture. We look forward to seeing you at this special event. The awards banquet is included in the full registration package and Monday daily rate. Additional tickets are available for $75.

Francis C. Turner Award & Lecture, Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Dr. Kelvin WangDr. Wang has degrees from China’s Jiaotong Universities and PhD from Arizona State University in 1992. After a four-year residency at Arizona DOT, he became a faculty member in 1993 at the University of Arkansas. Currently he holds the Dawson chair at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Wang has been tackling the problem of automating survey of pavement distresses for nearly 20 years with multi-million-dollar funding from various federal and state agencies. Technologies developed by Dr. Wang on automated pavement distress surveys are being used by users in several countries, including the US, China, South Africa, and Brazil. Dr. Wang received the 2011 ASCE Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award and the 2018 ASCE Francis C. Turner Award. Since the mid-1990’s he led or helped lead over 10 international conferences both in the US and abroad. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Rail Transportation by Taylor and Francis. Dr. Wang was ASCE T&DI president in FY 2017. He is the lead faculty in transportation at OSU and an associate director for a regional University Transportation Center.

About the Award

The Francis C. Turner Award was established by the Transportation and Development Institute of the Society by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Francis C. Turner, Hon.M.ASCE, former Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Public Roads, and retired Federal Highway Administrator. The award is based on the nominee's contributions to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of transportation engineering.

Tuesday, July 17

T&DI Board of Governors Town Hall

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Ballroom 3

Join the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) leadership for a town hall session. This will be an interactive session on the future of transportation and development. Voice your opinions and influence how ASCE can play a role in meeting your professional needs in a rapidly evolving environment. This event is included in full registration package and Tuesday daily rate.

Younger Members Event: 3-Minute Pitch

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Ballroom 1

The 3-Minute Pitch challenges students and young professionals to present a compelling oration on their recent work/ideas and its significance, all within 3 minutes in layman’s language. The goal of this three minute talk session is to promote new technologies, crystallize discoveries, and disseminate innovate ideas to the professional society. Meet peers from all over the world in the ICTD conference, advertise what you are doing, and excite the professional society. The winner will receive an award.

Young Members Session: "If I Could Tell You One Thing...": The Best Advice I Ever Received

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Ballroom 1

Professionals from academia, industry, and government share their stories, job insights, and offer the best wisdom that was given to them in their careers. Learn from the lessons of others and ask for advice on your career. This will be a panel discussion with lots of time for Q&A. This event is included in full registration package and Tuesday daily rate. Sponsorship Available.

Younger Member: Best Poster Award

The best poster presented during the interactive poster session by young professionals or students will be selected. In special cases, it is possible to have more than one winning poster. The winner(s) of the Best Poster Award will receive an award. Location and time TBD.

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