At Portland State University in Portland, Oregon

The Transportation and Communities Summit connects you with the latest research and innovations in practice, across disciplines and sectors. Whether you work in engineering, planning or policymaking, in the public sector or the private, the summit gives you the knowledge and connections to keep you at the top of your profession.

 

TREC’s signature professional development conference will be held at Portland State University, September 11 and 12.

As always, we carefully curate a full conference day of sessions to be relevant and enlightening and a luncheon program designed to bring in new perspectives. At this year’s summit, we’re introducing topical tracks for those eager to get the most practical knowledge for their specific interests. Attendees may still select any sessions they wish, to get the broadest perspectives on the transportation world.

We’ve  continued our workshop day to provide the hands-on depth that conference sessions don’t allow. For the first time this year, we'll feature a short-take PechaKucha session to give snapshots of the current state of transportation research, policy and practice.

Join us in Portland

The summit is held in Portland, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where you’ll find these innovations in sustainable transportation not just in theory but on the ground in our communities. There’s a reason transportation practitioners and policymakers come to Portland from across the world. It’s the same reason the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded TREC a national university transportation center — NITC, the summit’s sponsor. It’s because nowhere else will you find such a convergence of research and practice to build strong, livable communities.

The conference takes place at Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 Southwest Broadway, in Portland.

Continuing Education

Our sessions and workshops are eligible for continuing education credits. We will provide an electronic certificate of attendance for attendees who self-track hours. We also apply for CM credits from the AICP for our sessions and workshops.

First time here?

Browse all the presentations and materials from the 2016 Summit or use the menu at left to explore.