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2018 SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference

Where:

Denver, CO - March 5-7, 2018
Missing this opportunity would be unBEARable

Registration:

Registration will begin October 23, 2017 - Watch for your Early Bird Rate opportunity.

Description:

The SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference is excited to land in Denver, Colorado. The mile-high city, March 5-7, 2018. Join us for the region’s most comprehensive conference! 8 states under 1 roof. Hear from notable industry leaders. See the latest transit technology. Know transit’s challenges and visionary solutions. Enjoy the mountain air!

Keynote Speaker, Kent Julian - From DREAM to DO: SWTA members’ commitment to Freedom Through Transit moves people from DREAM to DO. It opens opportunities for continued education, it empowers people to advance in their careers, and it allows individuals to engage in life. Learn More

Topics to Include:

  • From DREAM to DO: Creating a life that is more meaningful and full of purpose.
  • Who are the Partners in Your Neighborhood?
  • Disaster Preparation: Lessons Learned Throughout the SWTA Nation
  • What is the Face of Human Trafficking?
  • Infrastructure Investment: P3’s in Urban and Rural Environments
  • Operations Safety Track: Advanced Wheelchair Securement Certification, Emergency Evacuation Procedures, Zen and Defensive Driving Training
  • Tracked Learning: Procurement, Technology, Mobility Planning, Public Engagement
  • Specific Tribal, Rural and Small Urban FTA Training
  • Maintenance Certification Course
  • CEO Bootcamp
  • Denver RTD & Greeley-Evans Transit Tours
  • FTA Living Room Session

SWTA Has Great Prospects for Your Company!

For Sponsorship and Exhibitor information please click here.
Contact Kristen for Details - kjoyner@swta.org, 615.390.6863

Great Denver hotel!

Experience the thrill of the Rockies landscape and the downtown Denver skyline from the comfort of a Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown guestroom. The newly renovated guestrooms, full range of hotel amenities and the new concept restaurant, Territory Kitchen & Bar, will give you the comfort of the Hilton Garden Inn brand with the upscale, downtown feel of a boutique hotel.

SWTA will have exclusive access to this high-quality hotel with easy access to the convention center. Reserve your room early to get the group rate of $180 GSA/night (this is the STATE PER DIEM RATE for Denver) by using the LINK or by calling 303.379.0906 and give them “SWTA18” as the group code.

Make Reservations Today:

Call: 303.379.0906 (Group Code: SWTA18)
OR
Online: Reservation Link

Schedule

Sunday, March 4, 2018
8:00-2:00

Ski Trip

2:00-4:00

Registration

5:00-6:30

Opening Reception

Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00-4:00

Registration

7:30-8:00

​Breakfast

8:00-9:15

Opening Session: Keynote Speaker

9:45-12:00

Options:
- Breakout Sessions
- CEO Bootcamp
- Maintenance Certification Course
- NTI Mid-Manager Course

12:00-1:15

Lunch: Human Trafficking Presentation & Member Meeting

1:30-3:45

Options:
- Breakout Sessions
- Continued: Maintenance Certification Course
- Continued: NTI Mid-Manager Course
- Tours

4:00-5:00

FTA Living Room Session

5:00-6:30

Opening EXPO Reception

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:00-3:30

Registration

7:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-11:45

General Sessions
(With Breaks)

8:00-11:45

Continued: Maintenance Certification Course

11:45-2:00

EXPO & Lunch

2:00-4:30

General Sessions
(With Breaks)

2:00-5:30

Continued: Maintenance Certification Course

6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Dinner & Game Night

Wednesday, March 6, 2018
7:00-12:00

​Registration

8:00-9:00

ADVOCACY Breakfast

9:00-12:30

Options:
- Advanced Wheelchair Securement Certification
- FTA Grantee Training: Tribal
- FTA Grantee Training: Small and Medium Systems

Adjourn

Many Thanks to our Sponsors!
You make this event possible.

Creative Bus Sales
Gillig
Herzog Transit Services Inc.
MV Transportation
New Flyer/MCI
NOVA Bus
RouteMatch Software
Stantec
Transdev
TransMark
First Transit

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Keynote Speaker Information, Kent Julian
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