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Tuesday – Thursday
October 16 – October 18, 2018
GRIDSMART Headquarters, Knoxville, TN

About the conference

An Annual Gathering of ITS Leaders

INTERSECT is an annual conference hosted by GRIDSMART in Knoxville, Tennessee every fall where industry leaders, speakers, engineers, and designers can come together to talk, debate, and determine how we succeed as an industry. Let your voice be heard through interactive discussions, learn actionable information from high-profile speakers, and participate in hands on training courses. Join us at GRIDSMART Headquarters for a full week dedicated to industry knowledge and make lifelong connections with fellow members of the ITS community.

Connect. Share. Learn.

Turn Ideas into Action.
Train for Implementation.

INTERSECT18 leans into the future of transportation, developing and sharing usable and actionable information to deploy leading-edge technologies and mobility solutions on America’s roadways.

We’ll discuss all the major issues facing transportation, but this conference will be all about providing actionable information and training that will prepare people in the ITS and tech industries for the future of transportation. If we’re talking about cybersecurity, it will be at the intersection level. If we’re discussing connected vehicles, it will be at the road level. Attendees will leave this event with action they can actually deploy in the field. 

Conference Quotes

Highlights From INTERSECT17

“I love civil engineers, I do… But the answer was always concrete and re-bar, and the stuff that goes in the traffic control box is an after thought… No, it’s all about data, it’s about innovation… We should be doing dynamic signal control everywhere.”

Paul Brubaker


“I know a little something about transportation having traveled over 17.6 million miles… We’ve retired the space shuttles and we’re working on a new system that will allow us to travel to new destinations, like Mars… The technology we’re developing here on Earth will also be applicable to technology our astronauts will use going to Mars and other destinations like the asteroids or even going back to the moon.”

Dr. Don Thomas


“Public policy has advanced in minor ways, but the bottom line is still unknown. As we prepare for these conversations at INTERSECT18, there will be nuanced movement forward. It will be up to those who operate in the small slivers of that nuance who will step forward to lead.”

Regina Hopper