TRB Webinar: Ensuring a Productive TRB Annual Meeting Experience for All Young Attendees

November 05, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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The TRB Annual Meeting can be overwhelming for a first-time attendee. TRB is jointly hosting a webinar with the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to provide students and those early in their transportation careers with practical advice on how to get the most out of the TRB Annual Meeting. This webinar will focus on helping a diverse audience, including students and early career professionals, on advancing their careers in the transportation field. Additionally, faculty members who accompany their students to the Annual Meeting would benefit from this webinar so they can better help guide their students through TRB’s Annual Meeting. Presenters from different backgrounds will consider factors that facilitate more meaningful involvement in the TRB Annual Meeting and in TRB committees. They will also discuss their experiences with TRB standing committee involvement and provide advice about career and development and networking opportunities to get the most out of their TRB volunteer activities and Annual Meeting participation.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Special Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and TRB’s Executive Office.

There is no fee for this webinar, but you must sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Recap of previous CUTC webinars and structure of this webinar: Tanisha Hall, Fairpointe Planning
  2. Opportunities for first-time and newer TRB Annual Meeting attendees: James Bryant, TRB
  3. Panel discussion: April Greenhouse, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; Nancy Beltran, Cement Council of Texas; Manny James, Washington State DOT; and Eleftheria Kantou, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Networking tips
    • Experiences with TRB
    • Facilitating involvement of others from diverse backgrounds
  4. Question and answer session: Tanisha Hall, Fairpointe Planning

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify how staying involved in TRB can help one’s transportation career
  2. List factors that facilitate a productive Annual Meeting experience
  3. Determine how to network successfully

There will be no credits awarded for this webinar.

Registration questions? Contact TRB Webinars.