Saturday, June 22nd Networking Activities
2018 MiteY Race (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) :
A fundraiser for the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund, this action-packed foot race will challenge teams to decipher clues and solve fun challenges to complete a course around Monterey. Rules and registration are at www.westernite.org/endowment-fund/mitey-race-2019/.
Sunday, June 23rd Networking Activities
Get Acquainted Social (5 – 7 PM):
Welcome reception in the Vendor Hall. This event will include a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. A perfect opportunity to get to know many of the ITE leaders and reconnect with old friends. Welcome remarks will be made and raffle prizes will be given away.
Monday, June 24th Networking Activities
Opening Session and Keynote Address (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM):
A special welcome from your LAC Co-Chairs, Local Dignitaries, and a presentation by our Keynote Speaker (TBA).
Kickoff Luncheon with Speaker (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM):
The first luncheon of the conference! Join together with fellow members, vendors, and sponsors and enjoy a presentation by our Kickoff Luncheon Speaker (TBA).
Make a Fish Friend at the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium at Family Night (7PM – 10:30PM):
Join us at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium for dinner and all the Aquarium has to offer! Annual Meeting Attendees will have exclusive use of the Open Sea exhibit, the Aquarium’s largest. See hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, puffins, and jellies of all kinds. Free transportation from the hotel to the Aquarium will be provided.
Tuesday, June 26th Networking Activities
Annual Business Luncheon (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM):
The 2019 Election Results, a review of the 2018-2019 budget, and a presentation of the 2019-2020 will be presented at the Annual Business Luncheon.
80’s Themed Awards Night: “Totally 80s” (Social Hour 6 PM – 7 PM; Banquet 7 PM – 11 PM):
Join us as ITE celebrates the many accomplishments of our members, sections and chapters. The best and brightest will be recognized for their contributions and achievements in the Western District. Join the fun in your 80’s themed attire for a night of fun, shoulder pads, and great hair! Child care will be available on-site during this event.
Wednesday, June 27th Networking Activities
Western States Luncheon (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM):
A final celebration of the Western District, enjoy lunch with fellow members one last time under the flags of the Western District, hear remarks from President Neelam Dorman, and witness the installation of new officers.
Technical Tour 1: Roundabouts: The Monterey Experience
While modern roundabouts may be a common sight in the majority of the Western District, this intersection treatment is still catching on California. With limited right-of-way and myriad utilities at existing intersections, and costly land acquisition where it is available, designers must be creative when designing and constructing roundabouts. This technical tour will take you to several roundabouts in the Monterey Bay area, with potential locations in Carmel, Fort Ord, and Marina.
Technical Tour 2: Monterey Salinas Transit BRT
How do you decrease travel times by as much as 25 minutes on a 7 mile route? With Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), of course! The culmination of efforts by transit planners from Sand City, Seaside and Monterey, the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) “JAZZ” BRT employs Transit Signal Priority (TSP), queue jump lanes, and increased stop spacing to significantly reduce travel times on non-exclusive right-of-way. Further, a partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival provides an entertaining and educational history of Jazz in the Monterey Bay Area with 30 custom-designed bus shelters along the route. Join us for a ride on MST’s JAZZ BRT and learn all about Jazz, and BRT, in Monterey.
Technical Tour 3: Complete Streets Bicycle Tour
For years the car has dominated the curb-to-curb landscape. Regardless of whether capacity was needed, travel lanes took precedent over bicycle lanes and, in some cases, sidewalks. With a push toward moving people, rather than just moving cars, jurisdictions are taking back the tarmac by constructing Class II and Class IV bicycle facilities, widening sidewalks, and implementing new transit routes. Thus the “Complete” Street is born. Come the Monterey Bay’s version of the Complete Street, and hear how the Monterey Bay Area Complete Streets Guidebook came to be.
Technical Tour 4: 17-Mile Drive Bicycle Tour
Originally conceived as a scenic drive to the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey by the Big Four railroad barons Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, Collis Huntington, and Leland Stanford, 17-Mile Drive now plays host million-dollar estates and picturesque golf links. Portions of the route are gated, and require an entrance fee unless you live within the Pebble Beach community or you happen to be on a bike. This technical tour will take you the length of 17-Mile Drive (closer to 12 miles, these days) by bike, with potential stops along the way at Bird Rock, Seal Rock, Cypress Point, the famous Lone Cypress, Pescadero Point, and the Pebble Beach Golf Links. You may even catch sight of one of Monterey’s ubiquitous otters.