Already registered?  Now it’s time to get involved! The Western District has a long history of providing exciting young member opportunities at annual meetings. Events are scheduled throughout the conference, so make sure you don’t miss anything!

James H. Kell Student Design Competition – Santa Rosa

Date/Time: Sunday, June 26th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Description: All students are invited to participate in this mystery design challenge created by your peers! Students will compete in a team design challenge for prize money. No registration necessary. Teams will be formed on the day of the challenge and consist of students from different schools and ITE districts. Participation and placement will help earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award!

More Info: Visit the James H. Kell Award webpage, or e-mail the Western District Student Funding and Initiatives Chair, Kayla Fleskes.

Get Acquainted Social – California Grand Ballroom

Date/Time: Sunday, June 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Description: The Get Acquainted Social is a great way to meet and mingle with both professionals and other students from the Western District.

Student & Faculty Leadership Forum – Mojave Learning Center

Date/Time: Monday, June 27th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Description: All students, student chapter leaders, faculty advisors, and professional liaisons are invited to join in a discussion on best practices for student chapters. Topics will include chapter activities, fundraising, and recruitment efforts. Come to share your own ideas or learn what other chapters are doing in the Western District – together we can help each other be the best chapters in ITE!

Young Member & First Time Attendee Ice Cream Social – Oasis 3

Date: Monday, June 27th, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Description: Meet and mingle with other young members and first time Annual Meeting attendees.  This inaugural social event will feature fun, activities, and opportunities to meet some of our ITE leadership including International President Beverly Kuhn, ITE International Vice President Rosana Correa, and your Western District officers & International Directors!  For more information, please email the Western District Career Guidance Chair, Jenny Tapat.

Career Guidance Panel Session – Oasis 3

Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace
Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 8:00 – 9:30 AM

“We have all experienced situations in which our professional responsibilities unexpectedly come into conflict with our deepest values… we are caught in a conflict between right and right. And no matter the option we choose, we feel like we’ve come up short.” – Joseph Badaracco

Ethical dilemmas are an inevitable element in decision making.  These situations occur when a difficult choice has to be made between two courses of action, either of which entails violating or compromising ethical standards.  Our goal with this session is to explore this topic with a focus on providing the following:

  • Recognizing and defining ethical dilemmas/issues
  • Identifying and understanding differing perspectives in workplace situations
  • Developing viable alternative courses of action or solutions and identifying constraints
  • Assessing alternatives in terms of consequences, defensibility, and barriers
  • Enhancing and improving the ability of attendees to work toward a satisfactory resolution of an ethical dilemma
  • Moderator: Cathy Leong, Wilson Okamoto Corporation

Hon. Fred Minagar, Mayor City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Minagar & Associates, Inc.
Rosana Correa, ITE International Vice President, Jacobs
Jeanne Acutanza, ITE Washington Section Past President, WSP
Tim Harpst, ITE International Past President, Past TCPB Chair, Horrocks Engineers
Kimberly Leung, Western District Vice President, SFMTA

See our Program page for PDH information for this session.  For more information, please email the Western District Career Guidance Chair, Jenny Tapat.

MiteY Race: Spring into Action – Oasis 3

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 28th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Description: The MiteY Race is modeled after the hit television series “The Amazing Race” where teams follow clues and complete challenging but fun tasks to race for first place! This year, we have decided host the race in conjunction with our Career Guidance program on Tuesday of the meeting.  No advance sign up is necessary, but all participants should arrive by 10:00 AM to be assigned to a team.

More Info: More information about the MiteY Race can be found here.

Student Traffic Bowl – Oasis 3

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Description: The ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl is an annual competition between ITE student chapter teams using transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions, and answers. The winning team will go on to compete at the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship at the ITE International Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Western District schools must email the District’s Student Funding and Initiatives Chair (Kayla Fleskes) by June 1st to register. All teams from the Western District are required to attend the Pre-Qualification round on Monday. For more information on the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl, please visit

Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award

Date/Time: Points awarded throughout the conference; the winning chapter will be announced at the States Luncheon on Wednesday, July 1st.

Description: An overall Annual Meeting Award will be presented to the student chapter who has the highest participation and performance at the annual meeting. Points will be awarded for general attendance, participation in student events, and volunteering throughout the conference. Points do not rely solely on which chapter has the most attendees!