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 Schedule

APTA's 2011 Annual Meeting will be help October 2-5, 2011, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

New: The final conference program and schedule are now available for download.

The Annual Meeting provides more educational offerings in public transportation than any other APTA event. Participants will have an opportunity to attend cutting-edge concurrent sessions and forums geared toward preparing the industry for the future, industry priorities, and business practices of individuals and organizations.

These programs—as well as technical tours and other learning and networking activities—will address an array of policy, management, and operations topics designed to complement the transit innovations highlighted at EXPO 2011.

This page is an overview of the conference schedule. Please note that APTA reserves the exclusive right to make program changes at any time. For more details, see:

Last updated September 15, 2011

Friday, September 30
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. APTA Community Service Project (FULL)
Saturday, October 1
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Hall E, Convention Center

Host Information Booth
Hall E Lobby, Convention Center

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
Hilton
6:30 – 10 p.m. Retirement Tribute and Dinner in honor of retiring APTA president Bill Millar.
Sunday, October 2
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Hall E, Convention Center

Host Information Booth
Hall E Lobby, Convention Center

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room
Room 341, Third Level, Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Committee Meetings
Hilton
3 - 4 p .m. Afternoon Tea with Barbara Millar & Karen Melaniphy
River Room, Riverside Conference Center, Hilton
3:30 – 5 p.m. This is APTA - Got a Membership - So Now What?
Melrose, Third Level, Hilton
6 – 8 p.m Welcome to New Orleans Reception
Mardi Gras World
Monday, October 3
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Hall E, Convention Center

Host Information Booth
Hall E Lobby, Convention Center

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room
Room 341, Third Level, Convention Center

7 - 8 a .m. Continental Breakfast
La Nouvelle Foyer, Second Level, Convention Center
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. APTA Bus Technical Maintenance & Procurement Workshop
Convention Center
8 – 10 a.m. Opening General Session: Public Transportation Takes Us There
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

EXPO 2011 Open
Convention Center

The APTA Center
Booth 6019, Convention Center

11:30 a.m. -- 6 p.m. Committee Meetings
Convention Center
1 – 4 p.m. Transit Technology and International Showcase
Presentations on EXPO Floor
1: 15 - 2:15 p.m. Host Forum: The Robust Recovery Underway in New Orleans
Room 260-261, Second Level, Convention Center
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. The View from Capitol Hill
Room 293-94, Second Level, Convention Center
3 - 4 :30 p .m.

AdWheel Awards Ceremony
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center

3 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions
Convention Center
5 – 6:30 p.m. The American Public Transportation Foundation: Moving Forward with New Leaders of the Next Generation
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Eno Transportation Foundation Reception
Room 351, Third Level, Convention Center
Tuesday, October 4
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Hall E, Convention Center

Host Information Booth
Hall E Lobby, Convention Center

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room
Room 341, Third Level, Convention Center

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. APTA Bus Technical Maintenance & Procurement Workshop
Convention Center
8:15 – 10 a.m. Awards Breakfast
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EXPO 2011 Open
Convention Center

The APTA Center
Booth 6019, Convention Center

10:15 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
Convention Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Transit Technology and International Showcase
Presentations on EXPO Floor
1 -- 2:30 p.m. General Session: Federal Transit Administration Priorities & Update - FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff
Room 275-277, Second Level, Convention Center
2 – 3:30 p.m. Leadership APTA - Celebrating Tomorrow’s Leaders
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center
2 – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions
1:45 – 4 p.m. Transit Technology and International Showcase
Presentations on EXPO Floor
4 – 5 p.m. General Session: Connecting Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Growth: Transit is Central to the Equation
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center
4:30 – 6 p.m. Business-to-Business Event on EXPO Floor
5 – 6 p.m. Leadership APTA Reception
Room 343-45, Third Level, Convention Center
6 – 7 p.m. APTA/COMTO DBE Reception
Room 243-245, Second Level, Convention Center
Wednesday, October 5
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Hall E, Convention Center

Host Information Booth
Hall E Lobby, Convention Center

Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room
Room 341, Third Level, Convention Center

7:30 – 9 a.m.

APTA/WTS BREAKFAST
La Nouvelle, Second Level, Convention Center

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. APTA Bus Technical Maintenance & Procurement Workshop
Convention Center
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

EXPO 2011 Open
Convention Center

The APTA Center
Booth 6019, Convention Center

9:15 - 11:15 a.m. FTA Workshop: State of Good Repair in an Era of Climate Change
Room 283-285, Second Level, Convention Center
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions
Convention Center
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Transit Technology and International Showcase
Presentations on EXPO Floor
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Closing General Session: New Orleans Streetcar Expansions Generate Economic Development & Renewal
La Nouvelle, Second Floor, Convention Center
1:30 – 5 p.m. FTA New Starts/Small Starts Workshop (registration required)
Room 293-94, Second Level, Convention Center
2 – 4 p.m. Technical Tours provided by New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
Thursday, October 6
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. APTA Community Service Project (FULL)
9 - 11 a.m. Technical Tours provided by New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

Bus Technical, Maintenance and Procurement & Materials Management Workshop

Sunday, October 2 -- Thursday, October 6
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Held during the Annual Meeting, this year’s workshop will focus on new technologies and best practices in maintenance and procurement. Sessions will provide information on the successful implementation of new technologies through training, maintenance, and procurement efforts. Specific presentations will focus on information and ideas that attendees can use to improve services and decrease costs at their organizations.

 Workshop registrants are also invited to attend the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., and New Orleans Regional Transit Authority’s technical tours on Wednesday, October 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact APTA’s William Baum at 202-496-4888 or wbaum@apta.com or Jeff Hiott at 202-496-4881 or jhiott@apta.com.

2011 AdWheel Awards Exhibit

All entries in this year’s AdWheel Awards competition will be showcased at a special AdWheel exhibit at the Annual Meeting. Be sure to visit the exhibit and see the best in public transportation marketing, advertising, and communications. The exhibit is the perfect place to gather new marketing and communications ideas.

Be sure to also attend the AdWheel Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 3, from 3 to 4 p.m., to see who comes out on top in this year’s competition.

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