Program

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Texas Department of Transportation Leadership Meeting 6th Floor
  Strategic Partner Meetings 4th and 6th Floors
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration 4th Floor, Pre-Function
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration 4th Floor, Pre-Function
7:00 a.m. Coffee and Networking 6th Floor, Pre-Function
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. OPENING BREAKFAST 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom
  Road Hand Award
Russell Perry Award
The State of Transportation in Texas

Ted Houghton, Chair, Texas Transportation Commission
John A. Barton, P.E., Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
 
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. GENERAL SESSION I 4th Floor, Governor's Ballroom
  The Transformation of Texas: 1950 to 2050
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D., State Demographer, State of Texas
Highway Trust Fund: Boom to Bust!
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Congressman, Oregon
Outlook for the 84th Texas Legislative Session
The Honorable Robert Nichols, State Senator, Texas
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Next 100 Years
George Friedman, Ph.D., Author/Futurist
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCHEON 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom
  Governor Rick Perry Leadership in Transportation Award
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Product Officer, Tesla Motors
Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Texas Tribune
 
1:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. GENERAL SESSION II 4th Floor, Governor's Ballroom
 
TechDOT: Innovation as an Agent for Transportation Transformation Moderator: Darran Anderson, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
Panelist: Ray Almgren, V.P. of Marketing, National Instruments
Paige Fitzgerald, Waze Manager, Google
Rob Spillar, P.E., Director of Transportation, City of Austin
Boomers to Millennials…Oh My! Barbara Gannon, Ph.D., Psychologist and Principal, Gannon Consult
Caution or Chaos: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Moderator: Todd Humphreys, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
Panelist: John Maddox, P.E., Director, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Mark Worman, Manager, Personal & Commercial Lines Form Filing Program, Texas Department of Insurance
Jason Cardwell, Director of Sales, AT&T
 
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK 4th Floor, Pre-Function
3:40 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION II 4th Floor, Governor's Ballroom
Texas’ Energy Sector: Fueling the Future of America! Moderator: Jennifer Hiller, Staff Writer, San Antonio Express News
Panelist: Mark Berg, Executive Vice-President, Pioneer Natural Resources
The Honorable Byron Dorgan, Senior Fellow, Bi-Partisan Center
John Esparza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Trucking Association
The Honorable Todd Staples, President, Texas Oil & Gas Association
High Speed Rail: Can it be a “Game Changer” for the Lone Star State? Moderator: William “Bill” Meadows, Chairman, Commission for High-Speed Rail, Dallas/Ft. Worth Region
Panelist: The Honorable Robert Eckels, President, Texas Central Railway
P. Michael Reininger, President and Chief Development Officer, All Aboard Florida
Dan Richard, Chair, California High-Speed Rail Authority
Russell Zapalac, P.E., Chief Planning/Project Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION HOSTED BY HNTB 6th Floor

Friday, January 16, 2015

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. Registration 4th Floor, Pre-Function
7:30 a.m. Coffee and Networking 6th Floor, Pre-Function
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE BREAKFAST 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom
  KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Honorable Glen Hegar, Comptroller, State of Texas
“20 Years: Driving Texas’ Transportation Initiatives”
Ted Houghton, Chair, Texas Transportation Commission - 12 years of service
Fred Underwood, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission - 8 years of service
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Strategic Partner Meetings 4th and 6th Floors

Program is subject to change without notice.

The opinions and views represented by speakers and panelist are not endorsed or approved by the Texas Department of Transportation.