SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information. 

** Denotes events that require an Annual Meeting badge.

Saturday, October 7

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. APTA Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Annual Meeting Registration Open

Sunday, October 8

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration Open 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. APTA Committee Meetings
9:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. MARTA Technical Tours**
1 - 2:15 p.m. This is APTA
6 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception** (tickets required)
8 - 11 p.m. American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Fundraiser and Scholarship Reception** (RSVP required)

Monday, October 9

7 - 8:15 a.m. Committee Meetings
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
8:15 - 10:15 a.m. Opening General Session & EXPO 2017 Grand Opening Ceremonies
10 - 10:30 a.m. First-Timer Orientation in Room B403
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
10:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
11:05 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
12:15 p.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409 
1:30 - 3 p.m. General Session: Opportunity is Knocking: Forward Looking Solutions for Challenging Times**
3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Concurrent Annual Meeting Educational Sessions**

  • AdWheel Awards Ceremony 
  • Applying Lessons Learned from APTA's 2017 International Study Mission to Asia
  • Executive Roundtable: Creating World Class Organizations - Leadership, Culture, Trust, Empowerment
  • Federal Legislative Overview with U.S. Congress Staff
  • Host Forum: Georgia on my Mind
  • Integrated and Innovative Mobility Management
  • The Procurement Super Session
3:45 p.m. Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
4 - 5 p.m.  Young Professionals in Transportation Happy Hour in the Appreciation Lounge, Booth 1400
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. International Recception (by invite only)

Tuesday, October 10

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. APTA Awards Ceremony and Breakfast** (tickets required)
8:30 - 9 a.m. First-Timer Orientation in Room B403
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
10:30 a.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
11:05 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
1 - 2:30 p.m. Your Chamber of Commerce Can Be Your Biggest Advocate**
1 - 3 p.m. Capital Programs - Major Projects**
1:15 - 3 p.m. American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Scholarship Awards - Generation Next: Building Leaders for the Future**
1:30 - 3 p.m. Concurrent Annual Meeting Educational Sessions:**
  • Leading the Way: Small Operations Best Practices and Innovative Solutions
  • Procurement Integrity
  • Technological Innovation
  • Transit Agency, Federal, and Research Perspectives on How to Reduce Fatalities & Injuries: An SMS Outlook
1:45 p.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Concurrent Annual Meeting Educational Sessions:**

  • New Developments in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Corridors
  • Innovations in Planning and Implementing TOD
  • Innovative Funding, Finance, and P3s
  • Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty, Managing Emergencies
  • Zero-Emission Buses: Lessons Learned and Where to Get the Funding Needed to Put them in Service
3:30 - 5:15 p.m. Leadership APTA: Celebrating its 20th Year**
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. COMTO/APTA Forum**
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Leadership APTA Reception**

Wednesday, October 11

7:30 - 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Wake Up Breakfast: Climbing the Ladder, Building the Pipeline** (tickets required)
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Open 
8:30 - 9 a.m. First-Timer Orientation in Room B403
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
9:30 - 11 a.m. Concurrent Annual Meeting Educational Sessions:**
  • Advancing Performance Based Planning and Programming
  • FTA State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) Certification and Best Practices
  • Procurement – What Happened to the Good Old Ways? They Are No Longer Good!
  • Transit System Overhauls
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Capital Programs - Managing Risks & Lessons Learned**
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Closing General Session: A Conversation with USDOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao**
1:00 p.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
1 - 4:40 p.m. MARTA Technical Tours**

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