Featured Sessions

CREATE Program:  As a national model for freight and passenger rail, uniting public and private stakeholders in a concerted effort to enhance the region's infrastructure. Through collaborative ventures, it aims to alleviate congestion, improve safety, and bolster economic vitality. The discussion will also spotlight the role of workforce development and education within the CREATE program. 


Aviation Terminal Project: New terminal updates are here! Attendees will hear about the future opportunities to come from the O'Hare 21 project.



Illinois Tollway: Everyone is eager to hear what the new Tollway Capital Plan is. During this unique session, members of the Tollway will bring IRTBA up to speed on the program and collaborate live with attendees to collect input from industry experts. 

Other Speakers

Jesse Elam (Director of Strategic Planning and Policy at Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways)

Jesse Elam

Director of Strategic Planning and Policy at Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

Jesse Elam is the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy at the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. In this role he oversees the...

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Jason Osborn (Director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation at IDOT)

Jason Osborn

Director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation at IDOT

Osborn was named director of the Office of Intermodal Project Implementation in 2022 after more than 20 years in the transportation field. Prior to jo...

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Rebecca Wingate (CREATE Program Manager at Association of American Railroads)

Rebecca Wingate

CREATE Program Manager at Association of American Railroads

Rebecca is the CREATE Program Manager for the Association of American Railroads (AAR). She is a licensed professional engineer and transportation plan...

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Dave Nisula (Program Manager for Connect Chicago Alliance JV at Jacobs)

Dave Nisula

Program Manager for Connect Chicago Alliance JV at Jacobs

Dave Nisula is the Program Manager for Connect Chicago Alliance JV, a role he has had since the summer of 2022, supporting the Chicago Department of A...

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Jeff Wytaniec (Assistant Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation)

Jeff Wytaniec

Assistant Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation

Jeffrey Wytaniec is the Assistant Commissioner of Design and Construction at the Chicago Department of Aviation, where he has been a dedicated city em...

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Karyn Robles (Chief of Planning at Illinois Tollway)

Karyn Robles

Chief of Planning at Illinois Tollway

Karyn Robles is the chief of Planning for the Illinois Tollway and is responsible for the agency’s strategic programming and planning, intergovernment...

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Sponsors and Partners

Agenda

July 25, 2024

11

00AM

Registration

12

00PM

-

12

30PM

Keynote Address

12

30PM

-

1

30PM

Lunch Service

1

30PM

-

2

15PM

CREATE Update

2

15PM

-

2

30PM

Afternoon Break

3

15PM

-

4

00PM

Illinois Tollway

4

00PM

-

5

00PM

Networking Reception

P&D Conference - Late Registration

Member Price
  • $265.-
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Silver Sponsor - P&D Conference

Member Price
  • $800.-
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Gold Sponsor - P&D Conference

Member Price

Two Complimentary tickets to the conference - Contact programs@irtba.org to register these individuals

  • $1,750
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Platinum Sponsor - P&D Conference

Member Price

Limited Availability

Three Complimentary tickets to the conference - Contact programs@irtba.org to register these individuals

  • $3,000
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Venue

Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, Illinois

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Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email programs@irtba.orgYou can also reach us at +1 6307731220

Sponsorship Opportunities

The IRTBA Planning & Design Annual Conference is the biggest P&D event of the year. Your contribution will support agency participation in the conference, as they are all invited as guests. This is a prime opportunity to highlight your company in front of the best and brightest transportation industry and agency professionals.  Company logo recognition sizing; platinum sponsors will be at a large scale, gold sponsors will be at medium scale, and silver will be at small scale. 


Platinum Sponsorship Package - $3,000

Limited Availability 

  • Company logo on all event emails to industry leaders and agency reps.
  • Company logo appearing on the P&D Conference webpage
  • Company name listed in the Friday Facts, received by over 2,000 industry & agency professionals
  • Company logo featured on the scrolling screen during registration, lunch and the networking reception
  • Platinum Sponsor recognition ribbon on all company attendee name badges
  • Company Name in Lights during sessions for all attendees and agency members to see
  • Additional company signage during networking reception.
  • Three Complimentary tickets to the conference 



Gold Sponsorship Package - $1,750

  • Company logo on all event emails to industry leaders and agency reps 
  • Company logo appearing on the P&D Conference webpage
  • Company name listed in the Friday Facts, received by over 2,000 industry & agency professionals
  • Company logo featured on the scrolling screen during registration, lunch and the networking reception
  • Gold Sponsor recognition ribbon on all company attendee name badges
  • Two Complimentary tickets to the conference



Silver Sponsorship Package - $800

  • Company logo on all event emails to industry leaders and agency reps
  • Company logo appearing on the P&D Conference webpage
  • Company logo listed in the Friday Facts, received by over 2,000 industry & agency professionals
  • Company logo featured on the scrolling screen during registration, lunch and the networking reception
  • Silver Sponsor recognition ribbon on all company attendee name badges 

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