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2023 VASITE Annual Meeting and Technical Conference

We are excited to welcome everyone for our Annual VASITE Meeting and Technical Conference to be held June 14-16th, 2023 at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach!

Foyer at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Purchase Tickets

Click the button below to purchase a ticket to the 2023 VASITE Annual Meeting. ITE members must include their ITE member ID, which can be found on your ITE Internaional Profile.

$285*/$300ITE Members
$285*/$300Non-members (Public Sector Employees)
$340*/$355Non-members (Private Sector Employee)
$800Exhibition Booth (Includes one registration)
$85Guest Dinner Add-on (Thursday Banquet)
$45Guest Lunch Add-on (Thursday Lunch)
Ticket Prices. Prices marked with * are early-bird prices valid until May 24, 2023.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
ITE Member
Early-bird pricing before May 24, 2023. For ITE members that have paid their dues for 2023. ITE Member ID required to check out.
$ 300.00
ITE Non-Member (Public Sector)
Early-bird pricing before May 24, 2023. For public-sector employees at the federal, state, and local level.
$ 300.00
ITE Non-Member (Private Sector)
Early-bird pricing before May 24, 2023
$ 355.00
Student Ticket
For full-time students at a university (must not have graduated yet)
$ 0.00
Exhibitor Booth
Includes one full conference registration, all meals and events, and one table. There is limited table availability.
$ 800.00
1 available
Addon: Guest Lunch (Thursday)
Includes a single lunch ticket for Thursday.
$ 45.00
Addon: Guest Dinner (Thursday Banquet)
Includes drink tickets and dinner for the Thursday banquet
$ 85.00

Who’s Attending

We’re looking forward to seeing the following people at the conference this year.

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The agenda for the annual meeting is available below, or alternatively or as a PDF.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
VASITE Board Meeting

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception/Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast, Registration, and Coffee

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome Speech

Virginia Beach City Engineer

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

William Wentzien

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Technical Session 1
Moderator: William Wentzien

Dealing with the Curve Balls – Lessons Learned from the Prince William Parkway/Old Bridge Intersection and 495 NEXT Projects
William Wentzien (RDA), Katie Flood (RDA), Adam Welschenbach (RDA), & Connor Eggleston (RDA)

NCHRP Report 1036: Guide for Roadway Cross Section Reallocation
Chris Tiesler & Meredyth Sanders (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking and Snack Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Technical Session 2
Moderator: Kathryn Brown

Improving Safety for School Children – School Walking Area Analysis
Muhammad (Mak) Khan (T3 Design Corporation)

Panel Discussion – State of Traffic Safety in Virginia
Moderator: Mark Herman (Kimley-Horn) – 1 Hour

  • Stephen Read (VDOT)
  • Jim Gower (VDOT)
  • Dana Schrad (Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Keith Nichols (HRTPO)
  • John Saunders (DMV Highway Safety Office)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Technical Session 3
Moderator: Whitney Duffy

Traffic Calming & Multimodal Safety: Applications in Diverse Environments
Hari Thaker (Volkert) & Oliver Boehm (Volkert)

Data & Technology Driven Traffic Asset Management in Virginia
Ning Li, PhD., PTOE (VDOT) & Matt Barret (VDOT)

Development of a Performance Evaluation Application for the I-95 Variable Speed Limit System in Virginia
Hyun Cho (VDOT)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking and Snack Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Technical Session 4
Moderator: Andy Butsick

Leveraging Technology to Find a More Efficient Way of Establishing Advisory Speeds for Curves
Stephen Taylor (toXcel, LLC.) & Gaby Cross (toXcel, LLC.)

Developing VDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Treatments Website
Megan Mello (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.) & Chris Daily (VHB)

AI-based Dynamic Arterial Signal Management – A Case Study
Zelan Jia (Jacobs)

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Annual Banquet and Dinner

President’s Remarks

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Commissioner Speech

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Technical Session 5
Moderator: Ashley Lickliter

SMART SCALE Round 5 Overview and Lessons Learned
Andrew Bunn, (OIPI), Andy Nagle (Kimley-Horn), & Olivia Persing (Kimley-Horn)

Safe Speeds, Speed Management, and the Role Big Data Can Play
Virginia O’Connor (toXcel, LLC.) & Dr. Bryan Katz (toXcel, LLC.)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Technical Session 6
Moderator: Christine Potocki

A New Cost Model for Multi-Use Trails
Robert Case (HRTPO)

Rappahannock River Crossing MOT Analysis
Karzan Bahaaldin (JMT)

Advancing Transit Signal Priority Performance Measure using ATSPM
Ruochang Huang (Jacobs) & Shankar Natarajan (Jacobs)

12:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Reserve a Hotel Room

The following room blocks are available. Prices do not include taxes and fees. Click the links below to reserve your rooms.

Holiday Inn & Suites Virginia Beach North Beach

This hotel is located just two blocks to the south of the conference at 3900 Atlantic Avenue. Book by Wednesday, May 24 to receive the conference rate. The group rate is valid for Wednesday and Thursday night.

Book using the link below or by calling the hotel at (757) 428-1711 and using the code VAS.

Additional rooms were added on May 19th and the deadline extended to May 24rd. Book now before all the rooms are taken!

Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Marriott Room block is currently sold out.

Book by May 23, 2023 to receive the conference rate. The group rate is valid for Wednesday and Thursday night. Even though the resort fee is listed on the Marriott’s website, it will not be charged if you book through the VASITE room block.


Parking: There is a parking garage attached to the Hotel. Parking will be complimentary for overnight guests. For all other attendees, VASITE will have self-parking coupons for $14.00 per day. If staying less than 7 hours, day guest self-parking is $2.00 per hour. Rates may change, without notice, at the discretion of the Hotel.

Credit Card Forms

If you are reserving the room in a corporate credit card or one that is not in your name, book your reservation and then contact the Marriott at [email protected] with the following information to receive the necessary paperwork.

  • Guest name
  • Confirmation number and dates
  • What charges will be covered under the credit card (e.g. room/tax, room/tax/resort fee, all charges)
Room at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Frequently Asked Questions

The conference is located at the beautiful Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Registration will open at 3PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The last technical session will end at noon, Friday, June 16, 2023.

Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

4201 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States
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No! Anyone is welcome to attend. VASITE members do receive discounted tickets, so we encourage anyone to Join VASITE if you are interested in continual participation.

The VASITE Annual Meeting is known for being a laid-back, beachy affair. Most attendees will be wearing business casual, though you are welcome to dress up if you would like.

The agenda has been posted above and hard copies will be available at the conference.

All attendees will receive an email following the conference with information on collecting PDH certificates. We are not currently offering CM certificates for AICPs. If you are interested in earning CM certificates, please let us know.

We understand that things come up at the last minute, but there are also costs that VASITE incurs with late cancellations. Here is our Refund Policy for annual meetings:

Tickets to the annual meeting can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the meeting for full credit. Between 29 days and 7 days prior to the annual meeting, 50% of the original ticket purchase price will be refunded. After that point, no refunds will be issued for tickets.

For this annual meeting:

  • Full refund prior to May 15
  • Refund of 50% between May 16 and June 7
  • No refunds after June 7

Instead of cancelling, you can transfer a registration for free. Even if you aren’t eligible for a refund, do contact us to let us know you won’t be coming and we may be able to give you credit if we have walk-up registrations.

Please contact the VASITE annual meeting committee to request a refund.

Yes, you can transfer your registration to anyone else for free. Please contact the VASITE annual meeting committee to request a transfer. One registration cannot be used by multiple people during the conference.

Currently, the public health emergency for COVID-19 will be ending prior to the conference. However, we want to welcome anyone to join us, so feel free to wear a mask and social distance if that would make you more comfortable.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or a positive test, please do not attend the conference.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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Who's coming?

195 people are attending 2023 VASITE Annual Meeting

Erick Harding Chun Mo Kim John Hendrickson Andrea Ruano Duke Zach Harris Andrew Nagle Micah Makaiwi John Herbert, IV Stephen Taylor Erin Filler Esther Betancourt Robert Lewis Ashley Lickliter Tim Foster Nathan Umberger Daniel Rubbo Lynette Wuensch Whitney Duffy James Lampe Carl Hultgren Oliver Burke Erin Filler Christopher Tiesler Andrew Gaskins Humberto Pompa Sam Belfield David Capparuccini Tyesha Smoot Carl Hultgren Pamela Langan Michael Glickman Rebecca Haataja Karen McPherson Holly Howard Charles Conran Thomas Walsh Mary T. Gray Kellie Dean Kenneth Schuenemeyer II Tandurmn Reid Doris DeMaria Marvin Tart Trisha Tunilla Bo Yuan Patrick Son Leonor Lucero Amal Pazhanilam Chacko Kathryn Brown Sheila Wilson Mary Lou Taylor Chris Kirby Mark Herman Keith Riniker Steven Damron Alex Shoemaker Joshua Byrd Peter Hedrich Marie Gibson Brian King Ron Hobson Nicole Mitchell erik spencer Paul Legg Ann Blevins Kim Vores CHRISTOPHER PEER Clinton Smith Robert Brander Melissa Bryant Michael Harvard Bryan Hanover Shirley Brewer William Payne Barbara House Christopher Leeds Tracy Ruffner Sophia Williams Ivy Edwards Yuan Lu Raghdah Salim Ryan Dixon Ray Wright II Carvery Luu Robert Cochrane Sean Becker Ahmed Amer Chen-Fu Liao Hannah MacKnight Maureen Ali Susan Mathai Sachin Katkar Maha El-Metwally John Yorks Dean Gustafson Hari Sripathi Jeffrey Kuttesch Nick Fleming Megan Mello Charles Smith Meredyth Sanders Jyothi Paladugu Tim Rayner Scott Picott Aaron Heustess Bryan Katz Christine Potocki Andrew Joseph Kenneth Earnest Richard LaShier Robert Hofrichter Dylan Kirby Sanhita Lahiri Karzan Bahaaldin Kirsten Tynch Virginia OConnor John Riley Olivia Persing Emily Moser xinnan zhao Marie Gibson Olaoluwa Dairo Wendell Dunn Shankar Natarajan Benjamin Reim Katrina Schmid David Bernard Kenneth King Christopher McCarty Michelle Cavucci Andrew Hayes Kristin Belfield Gregory Moyer Wesley Parker Claire Gavin