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The conference allows industry professionals to spend two days discussing developments to the transportation industry in Kansas. The conference’s history stretches back to 1918, when it was hosted for the first time and called the Kansas Highway Engineering Conference.

What's new in 2021

Join us on Thursday, October 14, 2021 (one day) for the 103rd Annual Kansas Transportation Engineering Conference at the K-State Union. We recommend you review all website content so you are aware of ALL changes.

  • One day only and you can attend in person or via Zoom.
  • You have the option to attend the Bridge Design Workshop scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021 (face to face or virtual).
  • New registration fees
  • New registration system (now you can register more than one person from the same company)
  • Registration by Category (if you are a speaker, presider, planning committee or carryover sponsor (2020) , the meeting planner provided you with a custom registration link).
  • Check out the "Documents" page for an example on how to register.

What's the same as previous years

  • Agenda - great lineup of speakers
  • Trade Show
  • Sponsorship - Thank you for your continued support of the conference!
  • Connect with Colleagues
  • PEG Luncheon
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • Social
  • Continuing Education (6 hours)
  • Parking Services (links available after September 7)

Professionals Attending

Consultants, contractors, engineers, government officials, industry representatives, KDOT employees, professors, regional planners, researchers and students.

Continuing Education

If you have registered and paid for Continuing Education and you attend all of the sessions of the Kansas Transportation Engineering Conference you will receive six (6) continuing education hours from Kansas State University, Department of Civil Engineering. The certificates will be available in your event registration profile. It remains your responsibility to verify with your state/or governing agency/or professional development committee that these continued education hours will be accepted.


Parking permits are ordered from Kansas State University Parking Services website. The cost to order a permit is $6.00. Please place your order for your parking permit by 11:59 PM the day before the conference. The link to purchase a conference parking pass will be posted at and will also be posted in registration confirmation letter when available from parking services.

Cancellation Policy

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. Substitutions are accepted. Registration fees, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the The Conference Center registration office on or before Thursday, October 7, 2021. Due to guarantees we must give prior to the program, refunds are not available if notice of cancellation is given after the deadline. To cancel or modify your registration, please send a written request to with the program name in the subject line. Registrants who do not cancel their registration by the deadline are responsible for the total registration fee even if they not attend the event and have not paid the registration fee.

Special Assistance

Participants who need accommodations due to a disability or who have special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. Please allow up to two weeks advance notice to arrange for accessibility needs. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the meeting planner, Kelli Park Fuhrmann. Early notification is requested to ensure appropriate accommodations can be provided. Questions regarding registration, please email

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Registration: Closed
Event Dates
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Registration Closes
OCTOBER 14, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Summary Agenda
Thursday, October 14
  7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Trade Show
  8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
Continental Breakfast (sponsorship opportunity)
  8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration Check-In on Second Floor Concourse by Center Stairs
  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Visit with Exhibitors from across the Region.
  9:15 AM to 9:20 AM
Session IA - Welcome to Guests
  9:20 AM to 9:40 AM
Session IB - KDOT Update
  9:40 AM to 10:00 AM
Session IC - FHWA Update
  10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
  10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
Session II-A - Turner Diagonal Design Build Engineering
  10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
Session II-B - Forensics Investigation for High Mast Illumination Pole Failures
  10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Session II-A - North Vine Street (US-183) Roundabout Design, Hays, KS
  10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Session II-B - Implementation of Traffic Signal Preemption for Emergency Services
  11:10 AM to 11:30 AM
Session III-B - Emergency Relief (ER) for Kansas Counties’ Flooding 2019
  11:35 AM to 11:55 AM
Session III-A - Effectiveness of “Entertaining, Non-Traffic Related Messages” on Dynamic Message Signs
  11:35 AM to 11:55 AM
Session III-B - Emergency Relief (ER) for Kansas Counties’ Flooding 2019
  12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Ladies Luncheon
  12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lunch on your Own
  12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
PEG Luncheon and The Future Tolling in Kansas
  1:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Session IV-A - Embarking into Performance Based Practical Design: First Steps
  1:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Session IV-B - Emergency Vehicle Load Rating and Posting
  1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Visit with Exhibitors from across the Region.
  1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Session IV-A - Awareness: How AI Inspects Infrastructure
  1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Session IV-B - Connected-Automated Transportation for Kansas
  2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
  3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session V - 2019 Historic Flooding in Nebraska, Cause, Response and Recovery
  3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Session V - Work Force Development – Panel Discussion
  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Social Hour
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