American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin

2014 Transportation Improvement Conference

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 (12:30 PM) - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 (12:00 PM)

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are partnering for the seventh consecutive year to present the 2014 Transportation Improvement Conference. This year’s theme is “Inspire, Innovate, Deliver: Partners in Getting There.” The conference brings together the department and consulting engineering community for two days of transportation-related professional development programming and networking opportunities.

The conference, including the March 4 Networking Reception, is open to registered attendees only.

Professional Development Hour Credit 
Professional development hour (PDH) credits will be awarded for sessions attended. Full conference attendance is eligible for an estimated 6.5 PDH credits. This includes 1 PDH credit of ethics continuing education. ACEC WI is listed as an approved provider of continuing education programs for professional engineers by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Credits awarded at the 2014 Transportation Improvement Conference are eligible for Wisconsin continuing education credit.

Conference Sessions
The conference features informative general sessions and specialized breakout sessions with the latest information on transportation-related topics in Wisconsin. This is a must-attend event for transportation professionals. Please download the conference brochure (link on right) for more information on each session.
Sessions include:

  • WisDOT Welcome
  • FHWA Updates
  • Consultant Q & A
  • Innovative Design & Construction
  • USH 41 Lessons Learned
  • Performance Metrics in Technical Services
  • Mega Events
  • CARS Update/Ohio DOT
  • Maximizing Constructability: Contractor Panel Discussion
  • Alternative Intersection and Interchange Design
  • Current Trends in Utility Coordination
  • Highway Safety
  • Leo Frigo Bridge Repair Presentation
  • Ethics Session
  • ACEC WI Updates
  • WisDOT Performance Measures
  • Statewide Projects
  • Civil 3D
  • New FDM Chapter 6
  • Crash Reconstruction
  • WisDOT Technical Updates
  • WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design Awards

All conference programming, including the March 4 Networking Reception, is for registered attendees only.

Please contact ACEC WI at 608-257-9223 or with any questions.

Dates to Remember
February 4
Early Registration Deadline for Consultants (Reduced Rates!)
Hotel Guest room Reservation Deadline (special room rates will expire)
See the promotional brochure for details.

February 21
Registration deadline
Registration cancellation deadline

Location & Hotel Accommodations
Glacier Canyon Lodge (at the Wilderness Resort)
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells

Hotel Guest Room Reservations
Guest rooms are available at the Glacier Canyon Lodge the evening of March 4 at the prevailing government rate (currently $70 for single; $99 for double, triple and quad rate). This rate is available to the entire room block.

All rates are subject to tax and nightly resort fee ($9.95) unless tax exempt information is provided.

To receive the group rate, call 800-867-9453 and tell the agent you are booking under “ACEC-WisDOT Transportation Improvement Conference Reservation # 380708 at Glacier Canyon Lodge.” Due to the variety of room types and sizes available, not all blocked rooms are in the conference center wing. Make your reservation early to be placed in a guest room closest to the conference center. Make your reservation by February 4 to receive the group rate.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Tips for a Smooth Hotel Check-in

  • Tax Exempt Reservations – The Glacier Canyon Lodge sends reservation confirmation notices via email. Follow the link within the confirmation email for instructions on claiming the tax exemption for government room rates. Completing this process in advance will expedite the on-site check-in process.
  • Pre-register at the Front Desk – You can check-in at the front desk anytime after noon. At that time you will receive keys. If your room is not available, you will receive the key and then a text message once the room is ready. If you arrive before noon, you may still pre-register at the front desk for your room; however your room key will not be available.

Glacier Canyon Cancellation Policy

Prior to Feb. 4 = no charge
After Feb. 4, but more than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival = $20 cancellation fee
Within 72 hours of scheduled arrival = entire room rate will be charged

The conference registration fee includes: conference learning journal; March 4 luncheon buffet, break refreshments and dinner; and March 5 breakfast buffet and break refreshments.

Consultant Registration Restrictions
To allow for an optimal networking experience for all attendees, consulting firms are limited to four (4) attendees per firm. The registration limit is enforced.

Registration Restriction Note:
Exemptions apply for conference speakers and members of the following groups: 2014 TIC Planning Committee, ACEC WI/WisDOT Liaison Executive Subcommittee and ACEC WI Transportation Task Force. Contact ACEC WI if you have questions on whether you qualify for an exemption.


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Suite 800
Madison, WI 53703

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