Fall Planning Conference

The IDOT Fall Planning Conference is the premier annual event for transportation professionals in Illinois. Providing timely sessions on a variety of both metropolitan and rural transportation topics, the conference reaches all facets of the transportation community. The conference allows you to engage with your peers to develop a sound understanding from industry experts on best practices that will assist in the development and implementation of innovative transportation planning practices. 


Please save the date for the 2018 Fall Planning Conference, which will be held October 11th through October 12th in Peoria, Illinois.

IDOT is soliciting topic, moderator, organizer, and speaker suggestions for the event.

This year, IDOT would like to put the long range in long range planning.  We would like to learn about innovative planning work and explore how developments in technology, policy, and funding may impact transportation planning through the 21st century and beyond.

Please submit ideas by completing this online form:


All topics are welcome. Feel free to use the list below for potential ideas. Some preference will be given to submissions that utilize the event theme. We ask that you please submit by July 2nd.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, or would rather not use the form to submit your idea, please contact Mr. Clayton Stambaugh at Clayton.Stambaugh@illinois.gov or by phone at (217) 720-0102.

Thank you for your help. Lodging and registration information will be coming soon. We look forward to seeing you, in the future.

Long Range Transportation PlanningAlternative Project Delivery
Autonomous VehiclesActive Transportation
Shared-Use MobilityBlockchain, Machine Learning, and Big Data
Innovations in Communication/Public EngagementTransportation Funding Models and Concepts
Intermodal Freight PlanningEconomics and Trade
Resiliency, Redundancy, and RecoveryIntelligent Transportation System
Workforce DevelopmentManagement Systems and System Planning


Thank you for attending or having interest in the 2017 Fall Planning Conference co-sponsored by IDOT and the Illinois Association of Regional Councils.

To view the presentations through the agenda, click here.

Please note that the information presented in this page only showcases the current year. To access event information from previous years, please contact Holly Ostdick at Holly.Ostdick@illinois.gov or call (217) 785-2994.