This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience.
More details about the agenda and registration will be shared in 2017. The conference will begin on Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017. The conference will run all day on Thursday, June 29 and conclude around midday on Friday, June 30.
Conference organizers are working on new workshops related to regional resilience, public engagement, doing economic development differently, new approaches to rural mobility, GIS and technology, and more! Registration and a draft agenda will be available soon.
For more information or to suggest ideas for the agenda, please contact NADO Associate Director Carrie Kissel at ckissel @ nado.org.
Applications for the 2017 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards will be accepted until March 17, 2017. Award winners will be recognized at the conference. Learn more about last year's winners here.
Feedback from last year's attendees
- I seem to pick up ideas and practices at each and every event. THANK YOU!
- This was my first NADO conference. It was a really wonderful experience!
- Always a great learning experience and way to network with peers.
- I had a great time and I feel like it was productive and inspiring for my work.
- A great conference attended by a group of people who love to share their experiences and hear from others.
Looking for information from prior conferences? Choose the event below:
- June 2016, Chattanooga, Tennessee
- December 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio
- April 2013, Greenville, South Carolina
- April 2012, Burlington, Vermont
- August 2011, Washington, DC
More details about registration and the event agenda will be announced in early 2017.
Agenda & Presentations
The conference will begin on Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017. The conference will run all day on Thursday, June 29 and conclude around midday on Friday, June 30.
The conference content will include a mix of best practice panels, workshops, plenary speakers, and networking opportunities. Send training needs and session ideas to ckissel @ nado.org.
A draft agenda will be shared in early 2017.
~ Please note this schedule is subject to change ~
Travel & Venue
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202
Room Rate: $178 single/double
The host city sees 300 days of sunshine a year! With thriving arts and cultural venues, nearby mountains, active sports scene, and one of the largest city park systems in the country, Denver will provide attendees with many opportunities to enjoy the conference setting during mobile workshops that take the learning out of the hotel, in the evenings during the conference, or before or after the event dates.
~ Some or all of this information was provided by the hotel/venue ~
Denver is served by the Denver International Airport (DEN). Visitors can take the A Line light rail from the airport to Union Station. Purchase an airport/regional Day Pass for about $9. A short walk from Union Station, visitors can take the Free MallRide shuttle along the 16th St Mall, which is closed to vehicular traffic other than the shuttle, to reach destinations downtown. To reach the conference hotel on the MallRide, take the shuttle to Welton Street, and walk 1.5 blocks to the Grand Hyatt. Cabs offer another option to transport visitors from the airport to the hotel, or from Union Station to the hotel.