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The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and happening at warp speed. Mobile supercomputing, intelligent robots, self-driving vehicles, automation and artificial intelligence are transforming our personal lives and businesses.  These new technologies are blending the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all economies and industries, and even challenging what it means to be human.  At the ARTBA Convention, thought leaders will offer their expert insights about how these advancements will shape the future design, construction and safety of transportation projects, impact development of the industry’s workforce, and transform business operations.

The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and happening at warp speed. Mobile supercomputing, intelligent robots, self-driving vehicles, automation and artificial intelligence are transforming our personal lives and businesses.  These new technologies are blending the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all economies and industries, and even challenging what it means to be human.  At the ARTBA Convention, thought leaders will offer their expert insights about how these advancements will shape the future design, construction and safety of transportation projects, impact development of the industry’s workforce, and transform business operations.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Business & Drive Results

Amber MacArthur is president of the digital media company AmberMac Media, Inc. and co-host of The AI Effect podcast. She is a tech-focused entrepreneur, bestselling author, blogger, keynote speaker, and TV/radio host.

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Displaced Workers in the Coming Machine Age

Ross Smith is director of Skype for Good at Microsoft and one of the nation’s top innovation thought leaders. He knows how to cultivate an environment that can lead to increased collaboration, productivity and profit.

Georgia DOT Commissioner

Russell McMurry began working at the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1990 as an engineering trainee. In January 2015, he was appointed commissioner and now leads the agency of nearly 4,000 employees with an operating budget of over $3.5 billion.

ARTBA Foundation Lanford Family Scholarship Recipient

Lyndsay Sutton is an area manager on the I-75 ULTRA project in Florida for DBi Services, the company her father worked for when he was killed in a highway work zone accident in 2011. Sutton was a multiple-year recipient of the ARTBA Foundation Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship, which for the past 20 years has provided post-secondary education assistance to the children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

Featured

Speakers

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Business & Drive Results

Amber MacArthur
President
AmberMac Media

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Displaced Workers in the Coming Machine Age

Ross Smith
Director of Skype for Good
Microsoft

Georgia DOT Commissioner

Russell McMurry
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Transportation

ARTBA Foundation Lanford Family Scholarship Recipient

Lyndsay Sutton
Area Manager
I-75 ULTRA project in Florida for DBi Services

Savannah, Georgia


Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
The hotel room rate is $209 per night, which is guaranteed through September 8.

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Savannah Riverfront

Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
The hotel room rate is $209 per night, which is guaranteed through September 8.


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SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD AIRPORT (SAV) >

THINGS TO DO IN
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Chairman’s Banquet Entertainment:


Dan Naturman

Comedian and finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
Monday, September 23
7:30-9:30 p.m.

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MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY


Sunday, September 22

    • 1:30 – 5 p.m.

      Contractor Safety Awards Judging

    • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

      Past Chairmen

      Bridge Policy & Promotion Council

      Council of State Executives

    • 5:30 – 7 p.m.

      Opening Reception*

      *Hosted by the Materials & Services Division


Monday, September 23

    • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

      Breakfast

      General Session: Panel Discussion with “Glass Hammer” Winners from ARTBA’s Women Leader Awards Program (1 PDH)

      Executives share their strategies for implementing successful programs and activities to promote women leaders within their organizations.

      Moderator: Lisa Robert, executive vice president, RS&H, ARTBA Women Leaders Council chair

      Speakers:

      • Jihane Fazio, associate vice president, AECOM
      • Agnieszka Lapinski, department manager, Gannett Fleming
      • Melissa Tooley, director of external initiatives, Texas Transportation Institute
      • Melinda Peters, partner, RK&K
      • Susan Martinovich, national highway market director, Jacobs
    • 9:30 – 11 a.m.

      Executive Committee (for committee members only)

    • 10 – 11 a.m.

      ARTBA 101 Overview (for new directors, new members, and first-time convention attendees)

    • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

      Opening General Session: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Business & Drive Results (1.25 PDH)

      Speaker: Amber MacArthur, president, Ambermac Media and host of the award-winning “The AI Effect” Podcast

    • 12:30 – 2 p.m.

      ARTBA Foundation Awards Lunch

      Featured Speaker: Lyndsay Sutton, Former Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Recipient & Area Manager, I-75 ULTRA Project, Fla.

    • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

      General Session: Federal Legislative & Regulatory Update and Transportation Construction Market Conditions Report
      (1 PDH)

      Speakers:

      • Dean Franks
      • Senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA
      • Dr. Alison Premo Black
      • Senior vice president and chief economist, ARTBA
      • Nick Goldstein
      • Vice president, regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA
    • 3:15 – 4 p.m.

      General Session: Putting Safety First: Subject Matter Experts Explain Why Transportation Project Safety Certification Matters

      Moderator: Brad Sant, senior vice president, safety and education, ARTBA

      Panelists:

      • Bryan Stone, safety director, Superior Construction
      • J.R. Glascock, director, corporate safety, Lane
      • Ethan Brown, project manager, Wright Brothers
      • Chris LaRocca, HSE senior technician, Allan Myers
    • 4 – 5 p.m.

      Mentoring the Next Generation (Hosted by the Industry Leader Development Council, 1 PDH)

      Speakers:

      • Tina Millán, senior vice president and U.S. national market leader—aviation, WSP USA
      • Tom O’Grady, corporate president, HNTB
      • Brian Ness, director, Idaho Transportation Department
    • 4 – 5 p.m.

      Public Private Partnerships Division

    • 4 – 5:30 p.m.

      TSID and Safety Committee

    • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

      Political Action Team Reception

    • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

      Chairman’s Banquet

      Entertainer: Comedian Dan Naturman

      NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” finalist


Tuesday, September 24

    • 7 – 9 a.m.

      Buffet Breakfast

    • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

      Contractors Division 

      Planning & Design Division

      Transportation Officials Division

    • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

      How Automation Will Lead to “Superjobs” of the Future (1 PDH)

    • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

      General Session: Robots & Artificial Intelligence: How Transportation Design & Construction Firms Are Preparing for a New Era (1 PDH)

      Moderator: Tom Webb, vice president of strategic initiatives and customer relations, HCSS

      Panelists:

      • Carson T. Carney, vice president of sales & technology integration, TyBot, LLC
      • Andy E. Kaiyala, vice president of engineering, The Lane Construction Corp.
      • Jim Peterson, design build director & senior vice president, HNTB Corporation
      • Mitch Tobias, market manager, Caterpillar Inc.
    • 12 – 1 p.m.

      Buffet Lunch

      Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Displaced Workers in the Coming Machine Age (1 PDH)

      Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing every aspect of our lives. How do we learn from the past lessons of industrialization to prepare for the current and future technological revolutions? A look at how the nature of work evolves.

      Ross Smith, director of Skype for Good, Microsoft

    • 1:30 – 5 p.m.

      Optional Golf On Your Own

      Crosswinds Golf Club (912.966.1909, ext. 1)
      232 James B Blackburn Drive
      Savannah, GA 31408

    • 1 – 5 p.m.

      Free Time

    • 1 – 5 p.m.

      Networking & Business Development Facilitation

      Contact Ed Tarrant to plan business development meetings during the National Convention.  There is limited meeting space available for small to medium sized groups.

    • 5 – 6 p.m.

      Reception

    • 6 – 8 p.m.

      ARTBA Leadership Dinner (invitation only)

    • 8:45 – 10 p.m.

      Optional Event: Private Trolley “Ghost Tour” of Old Town Savannah (pre-registration required and dinner is not included)

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      We invite you to come along on the most popular trolley ghost tour in Savannah, Ghosts & Gravestones! Hear the tales no other guide dare tell as shadows play tricks on your mind. Board the Trolley of the Doomed and hear of all things shadowy and sinister: the city’s mysterious history, its gravest moments, its ghastly folk – it’s ALL TRUE!


Wednesday, September 25

    • 8 – 9 a.m.

      Breakfast

      Speaker: Russell McMurry, commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

    • 9 – 11 a.m.

      Board of Directors

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