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Transportation touches every aspect of public and private life in Illinois. IDOT hosts many events throughout the year to promote transportation-related news and activities that are timely and relevant to Illinois residents and communities, as well as our transportation partners across the state. IDOT wants you involved. Public engagement is an essential part of IDOT's transportation strategy. The department strives to engage Illinois residents, local public officials, and concerned interest groups, as well as local, state, and federal agencies, and other transportation providers. The department deploys and promotes a broad range of events, from recruitment activities to public meetings.

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Upcoming Events

November 9-10, 2021

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) conference: Today’s Challenge Tomorrow’s Reward Conference (TCTR) focuses on providing educational and skill building workshops, best practices, and networking opportunities to statewide DBE firms and contractors wanting to do business with IDOT.

Past Events


November 13, 2019

The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a GIS Day to highlight recent developments in Illinois’ geographic information systems, including current projects and new ideas.

Fall Planning

October 2-4, 2019

The IDOT Fall Planning Conference is the premier annual event for transportation professionals in Illinois.

Midwest Geotechnical Conference

September 24-27, 2018

The Midwest Geotechnical Conference was held September 24-27, 2018 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Moline, IL. Presentations from the event can be found below.

October 30, 2018

The Illinois Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Illinois Secretary of State, Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Public Health will deliver the 1st annual Traffic Safety Summit to convene traffic safety stakeholders from public and private industries to learn about Toward Zero Deaths.


June 6, 2017

As a public service, IDOT develops and executes an Ethics in the Workplace Seminar.

October 25 & 27, 2016

This year’s outreach effort included two webinars. The webinars include information on how IDOT selects projects, how projects are prioritized, and how IDOT is intending to move forward with performance measures.