Hotel rooms are going fast for the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Jan. 8–12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Event organizers recommend registering for the conference soon in order to make hotel reservations. Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees, including session speakers, poster presenters, and those who attend any workshop or visit the exhibits.
Among the TRB 2017 programs featuring geosynthetics:
AFS70–Standing Committee on Geosynthetics is scheduled to meet on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m.: “Applications of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam for Transportation Infrastructure.”
More TRB 2017 programming will be announced in November 2016:
TRB event organizers noted that full registration includes complete access to:
- Annual Meeting interactive program (available in November)
- Annual Meeting mobile app, supported by PTV Group
- Annual Meeting online, which contains the compendium of papers searchable by session, presentation, author, subject area, and more (available in January)
The 2017 TRB Annual Meeting registration and hotel reservation processes are combined. TRB has contracted with 21 hotels to provide guest rooms at prevailing federal government per diem (currently $182/night). Only registered attendees are permitted to reserve a hotel room in the TRB hotel block. Hotel options range from large chain hotels, to boutique hotels, to hotels offering primarily suites. Locations range from the immediate vicinity of the Convention Center to other D.C. neighborhoods such as the Dupont Circle area. The hotels are easily accessible to the Convention Center via a variety of transportation options.
If you are a domestic full registrant with your account paid in full by Nov. 30, 2016, you will have the option to have your name badge and any tickets mailed to you before the Annual Meeting. When you arrive at the Convention Center, you won’t have to wait in line to pick up your badge and tickets.
TRB’s 96th Annual Meeting takes place January 8–12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The meeting covers all transportation issues, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the meeting’s spotlight theme, “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.” The 2017 Annual Meeting is expected to attract more than 12,500 transportation professionals from around the world.