2018 SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference
Mar 5 – Mar 7 | Denver, CO
Denver, CO - March 5-7, 2018
Conference and EXPO: Denver Convention Center - 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Host Hotel & Wednesday Training: Hilton Garden Inn, 1400 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202
Missing this opportunity would be unBEARable
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!
- Full 3-Day Conference Registration: $350 (members)/$450 (non-members)
- One-Day Conference Registration: $200 (Monday/Tuesday), $100 (half-day Wednesday)
- Maintenance Certification Course: $350
- Exhibitors/Sponsors: Click HERE for more information
FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams to speak at the SWTA Freedom Through Transit Conference:As the second-highest ranking official within the agency, Jane Williams helps lead the Federal Transit Administration, an organization with over 500 employees that provides more than $12 billion annually to support and expand public transit in the U.S. SWTA is excited to welcome the Deputy Administrator to the SWTA Nation!
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
Maintenance Certification Course: This 2-day Maintenance course is brand new and is for Technicians, Floor Supervisors, New Shops and those Contracting Services. Instructor - Halsey King, Bus Fleet Maintenance Consultant. Learn More
Specialized FTA Grantee Training: Join FTA Region 8 as they conduct a 3.5-hour training session designed specifically for tribal transit or small urban/rural transit providers. Ask questions, hear updates, and have specialized attention on the areas you need answers. Learn More
Expect the Best:
FTA Living Room, All four Regional Administrators from Regions 6, 7, 8, 9 – Monday afternoon Certifications – Maintenance, Mid-Management and Advanced Wheelchair Securement
For CEO’s – CEO Boot Camp:
- The Great AV Debate: How is it going to affect transit in my area?
- Funding for the Future of Transit
- Workforce Development & Management Challenges
- Declining Ridership
- DBE Goals – Why and How in my Neck of the Woods?
- Safety Leadership
- A Political and Practical Conversation About Infrastructure Investment
- What Messages and Advocacy are Needed Now?
- Disaster Preparation: Infrastructure and Planning, Lessons Learned throughout the SWTA Nation
- Technology for the New Era of Transit
Breakout Tracks - SAFETY & SECURITY, PROCUREMENT/TECHNOLOGY, MOBILITY/PLANNING
FTA Technical Assistance for Tribal, Rural and Small Urban
Awards Contest - Be The Solution: Public Transit’s Role to End Human Trafficking
TOURS - RTD and Greely-Evan Transit
SWTA’s New Rebate Program: EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
Due to ever-increasing costs associated with doing transit business, SWTA has created a way for you to earn a REBATE for simply learning about products and services while attending the 2018 Annual Freedom Through Transit Conference.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 1, 2018. Learn More
BE the SOLUTION Awards: Human Trafficking Awareness
Transit has rolling billboards to educate the public and tailgate meetings to train the transit workforce. SWTA wants to know what your plans are to BE the SOLUTION. We want to celebrate your efforts at the Freedom Through Transit Conference in Denver, March 5-7. All efforts will be recognized but three transit providers and one business will be named 2018 BE the SOLUTION winners.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018. Learn More
Great Denver Hotel!
Hooray!! We have a new hotel for sleeping rooms, right next door (469 feet, to be exact) to the host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, 1400 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202.
Please use the links below to set up your stay in Denver. Both hotels are $180 per night, the government rate.
Homewood: Homewood Suites Denver Convention Center 550 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Hampton: Hampton Inn Denver Convention Center 550 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
New hotel added
The Curtis: The Curtis Hotel Room Block 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202. This hotel is within walking distance and has a room rate of $169.
SWTA Has Great Prospects for Your Company!For Sponsorship and Exhibitor information please click here.
Contact Kristen for details - email@example.com, 615.390.6863
|Sunday, March 4, 2018|
|7:00 - 7:00||
Full Descriptions of ALL Sessions can be found at the bottom of this page in pdf format.
Ski Trip: Meet in Hilton Garden Inn Lobby at 7:00 AM
Sponsored by Liquid Spring
Registration: Denver Convention Center (DCC) Room 210
Opening Reception: Hilton Garden Inn
|Monday, March 5, 2018|
Registration: DCC Room 210
Breakfast: DCC Room 205
Lunch: Human Trafficking Presentation & Member Meeting
Special Guest: K. Jane Williams, FTA Deputy Administrator
FTA Living Room Session
Opening EXPO Reception
|Tuesday, March 6, 2018|
EXPO & Breakfast
EXPO & Lunch
|6:00 PM-9:00 PM||
Live at Jack’s in the Denver Pavillions
Live music, food stations, casino games, prizes and opportunity to make Connections!
Sponsored By: MTM/Ride Right
|Wednesday, March 7, 2018|
Many Thanks to our Sponsors!
Official Media Sponsor:
Expo Table Sponsors:
Friends of SWTA:
|Exhibitors for the EXPO|
DownloadsEXPO Floor Plan
ALL Session Descriptions
Related LinksKeynote Speaker Information, Kent Julian
Maintenance Certification Course Description
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