2019 NASTO Conference – Welcome! Bienvenue!

Please Join Us!

The Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) 2019 Annual Conference will be held July 8 – 10, 2019 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. Attendee registration is now open! See pricing and options below, and review the schedule.

Who Attends

NASTO brings together representatives from the state transportation departments of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. These are high level decision makers including Secretaries, Commissioners, and their staff. Also in attendance are representatives from FHWA, AASHTO, and other local, regional and national government agencies. This annual event continues to draw over 300 participants.

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsor registration is open! There are multiple opportunities, each with their own level of entitlements. Options range from sponsoring one of the signature events, to sponsoring a conference support item, to being a sponsor at large. Choose the level that is right for you and your budget! An Exhibitor-Only option is also available. All exhibitors will be located in a high traffic area where breakfasts and meeting breaks are served.

Sign Up to Participate

  1. Download the Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration Brochure (as of April 19) to learn more, then
  2. Sign up online to participate (first-come, first-serve).

Attendee Registration

Attendee registration is open! Registration rates increase after June 21, 2019; sign up early and save. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

What’s Included:

  • Full conference registration includes: access to Monday night’s Welcome Celebration at the Queen Theater; Tuesday breakfast, sessions, Keynote Luncheon, breaks, and dinner at the DuPont Country Club; and Wednesday breakfast, sessions, and lunch.
  • Tuesday Only registration includes: conference giveaways, access to Tuesday breakfast, sessions, Keynote Luncheon, breaks, and dinner at the DuPont Country Club.
  • Wednesday Only registration includes: conference giveaways, access to Wednesday breakfast, sessions, and lunch.
  • Guest Registration includes: tickets for the Monday evening Welcome Celebration at the Queen Theater, and Tuesday dinner at the DuPont Country Club.
REGISTRATION OPTIONS Full Conference PRICE BEFORE 6/21/19 Full Conference PRICE AFTER 6/21/19 Tuesday Only Wednesday Only
State DOT’s & FHWA Staff $400 $425 $250 $200
General Attendee $450 $475 $300 $250
Full Coverage (NASTO DOT’s ONLY) $0 $0 $0 $0
Presenters $0 $0 $0 $0
Guest/Spouse Registration (Evening Events ONLY) $200 $100 N/A

Full Coverage: The NASTO Full Coverage entitlement is reserved for NASTO State DOT’s only. If you are eligible for this entitlement, please review the policies and follow the instructions to ensure your reimbursement is approved.

Please Note: Conference attendees MUST pay in full for their registration BEFORE the conference begins. If paying by credit card, please note that the charge will appear as Delaney Meeting & Event Management. If paying by check, please make payable to NASTO and mail to:

NASTO
c/o Delaney Meeting & Event Management
46B Main Street, 4th Floor, Winooski, VT 05404

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to June 21, 2019 will be refundable less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after June 21, 2019 will not be refunded but substitutions will be allowed.

Questions? Any questions or comments regarding registration or the conference, please call the conference office at 802-865-5202 or via email at info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

Schedule at-a-Glance

The following schedule is subject to change (as of June 19, 2019); please check back for updates.

Monday, July 8
11:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration Open Information Desk
11:00am – 5:00pm Sponsor & Exhibitor Display Set-Up Riverfront Ballroom
12:00pm – 12:30pm NASTO CEO Lunch (Invitation Only) Christina Ballroom
12:30pm – 3:00pm Federal/State CEO Roundtable (Invitation Only) Christina Ballroom
3:00pm – 5:00pm NASTO Annual Business Meeting Christina Ballroom
3:00pm – 5:00pm FHWA Administrators Meeting (FHWA Staff Only) Harlan Room
3:00pm – 5:00pm AGC Caucus (Invitation Only) Hollingsworth Room
5:45pm Board Buses for Opening Night Celebration; Sponsored by AECOM Chase Center & Sheraton Suites
6:00pm – 11:00pm NASTO Welcome Celebration with performance by Mike Hines & The Look; Sponsored by AECOM The Queen Theater
Tuesday, July 9
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open Information Desk
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors; Sponsored by HNTB Corporation Riverfront Ballroom
7:00am – 8:30am AASHTO/AGC/ARTBA Joint Committee Breakfast (Invitation Only) Harlan & Hollingsworth Room
8:30am – 9:30am Opening Ceremony Riverfront Ballroom
Jennifer Cohan, Delaware Department of Transportation
Jim Tymon, AASHTO
Carlos Braceras, AASHTO
Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation
John Carney, Governor of Delaware
Michael Purzycki, Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware
9:30am – 10:45am General Session:  When Weather Attacks Riverfront Ballroom
Moderator:  Rich Tetreault, WSP
Bill Cass, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Joan McDonald, JMM Strategic Solutions
AJ Schall, DEMA
10:45am – 11:15am Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors; Sponsored by CHA Consulting Riverfront Ballroom
11:15am – 12:30pm Workforce Development Session:  Recognition and Retention TBD
Moderator:  Nicole Majeski, Delaware Department of Transportation
Alexis Martin, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Chris Tomlin, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Patrick Son, National Operations Center of Excellence
Bradley Mighdoll, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
11:15am – 12:30pm Innovation Session:  Electrification of Transportation TBD
Moderator:  Orla Pease, AECOM/WTS
Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
John Sisson, Delaware Department of Transportation
David Edwards, Air Liquide
11:15am – 12:30pm Everything Autonomous Session:  Mobility on Demand and Mobility as a Service TBD
Moderator:  Suzanne Murtha, AECOM
Jennifer Cohan, Delaware Department of Transportation
Ngani Ndimbie, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker Riverfront Ballroom
David Raymond, Raymond Entertainment
2:00pm – 3:15pm Workforce Development Session:  Diversity and Inclusion TBD
Moderator:  Lara Lamparski, Bentley Systems, Inc.
Orla Pease, AECOM/WTS
Nick Dean, Delaware Department of Transportation
Nicole Majeski, Delaware Department of Transportation
2:00pm – 3:15pm Innovation Session: Alternative Financing/Construction TBD
Moderator:  Chris Shaeffer, AECOM
Patricia Hendren, Ph.D., I-95 Corridor Coalition
Marie Mullen, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
David Zimmer, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank
2:00pm – 3:15pm Everything Autonomous Session: TSMO of the Future TBD
Moderator:  Jeff Randall, WSP
Bob Edelstein, AECOM
Patrick Son, National Operations Center of Excellence
Joey Sagal, Maryland State Highway Administration
3:15pm – 3:45pm Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors; Sponsored by T.Y. Lin International Riverfront Ballroom
3:45pm – 5:00pm Innovation Session:  Innovative Tolling TBD
Moderator: Jeffrey Heilstedt, WSP
Steve Collins, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Manny Anastasiadis, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Sarah Rubin, Indiana Department of Transportation
3:45pm – 5:00pm Innovation Session:  The Movement of People and Goods TBD
Moderator:  Anne Canby, One Rail Coalition
Shailen Bhatt, ITS America
Eric Casey, Gulftainer
Joseph Giuietti, Connecticut Department of Transportation
Mitch Warren, Northeast Corridor  Commission
3:45pm – 5:00pm Everything Autonomous Session:  Drones TBD
Moderator:  Glenn Stott, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Tony McCloskey, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Jeff DeCarlo, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Anne Brown, Delaware Department of Transportation
5:30pm Board Buses for NASTO Annual Dinner; Sponsored by WSP Chase Center & Sheraton Suites
6:00pm – 9:00pm NASTO Annual Reception and Dinner “A Night on the Boardwalk”; Sponsored by WSP DuPont Country Club
Wednesday, July 10
7:00 am- 11:00 am Conference Registration Open Information Desk
7:00am – 8:15am ARTBA Breakfast (Invitation Only) Harlan & Hollingsworth Room
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors Riverfront Ballroom
8:30am – 9:45am General Session: Towards Zero Deaths Riverfront Ballroom
Moderator:  Stephen Buckley, WSP
Andrew Swords, New Jersey Department of Transportation
TBD, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Ron Epstein, New York State Department of Transportation
Leslie Richards, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
9:45am – 10:15am Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors; Sponsored by KCI Technologies Riverfront Ballroom
10:15am – 12:00pm General Session:  BFD Projects Riverfront Ballroom
Moderator:  Barry Benton, GPI
Jason Hastings, Delaware Department of Transportation
Hardev Dave, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Eric Neu, New Jersey Department of Transportation
Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation
Mark Kopko, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
12:00pm – 1:30pm AASHTO Awards Luncheon Riverfront Ballroom
1:30pm – 2:00pm 2020 NASTO Presentation Riverfront Ballroom
Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, Connecticut Department of Transportation
2:15pm – 3:30pm General Session:  Drugged Driving Riverfront Ballroom
Moderator:  Jennifer Cohan, Delaware Department of Transportation
Ken Grant, AAA
David Fowler, Maryland Department of Health
TBD, Maine Department of Transportation
Amanda Stout, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
3:30pm Conference Adjourns N/A

Area Information & Overnight Accommodations

The host hotel for the NASTO Conference is the Westin Wilmington Hotel (818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE). The group rate for conference participants is $189/night plus tax. The Westin is adjacent to the Chase Center where conference events will be held.

The overflow hotel is the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown (22 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE). The group rate for conference participants is $169/night plus tax. Ongoing shuttle service will be provided from the Sheraton Suites to the Chase Center throughout all days of the conference.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 17: The cutoff date for both Westin and Sheraton Suites has passed, and the Westin is sold out. The Sheraton Suites will continue to honor the group rate based on availability, however you will need to call the hotel directly at 302.576.8053 and speak to Kelly Porter in order to make a reservation in our group block.

Thank You to Our 2019 Conference Sponsors!


DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS

AECOM

WSP


GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

HDR


SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

HNTB

CHA

TYLIN International

Bentley

Leica Geosystems

KCI Technologies

Michael Baker International


BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

STV

Dewberry


SIGNAGE SPONSOR

Voss Signs