2018 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference (WTTC)
The WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force presents this year’s Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference (WTTC).
This is an opportunity for Tribal, local, county, state, federal and transportation construction professionals to come together and increase their knowledge of the governmental and transportation initiatives of the 11 Tribes of Wisconsin and WisDOT.
Sessions include: How to do business with WisDOT, transportation safety, cultural resources and preservation, and federal Indian law and Tribal transportation projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Tribal government representatives who work in planning, roads, natural resources, real estate, cultural resources, historic preservation, economic development and safety.
- Tribal leadership.
- Contractors, construction industry representatives, business owners and consultants.
- Tribal, local, county, state and federal government representatives.
- DBE firms and business owners considering WisDOT contracting.
- Other organizations and agencies that work in the transportation and construction industry.
- WisDOT staff including Tribal liaisons, environmental coordinators, project managers, designers, safety managers or coordinators, transit staff, utility coordinators, local program coordinators and real estate.
Online registration coming soon!
Workshops - The conference features four tracks: Safety, Cultural and Environmental Resources, Business and Economic Development, and General Transportation topics. The conference also includes important Tribal, Local, State and Federal updates, upcoming construction project updates and networking opportunities.
Business Networking, Vendor Expo and NADBE Scholarships - On Tuesday, November 6th, prior to the Opening Ceremony, the Business Speed Network session will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The Business Networking Lunch will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, and is sponsored by the WisDOT Inter-Tribal Task Force and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.
These sessions are designed for anyone interested in business and labor opportunities in the construction industry. Informal networking opportunities with Tribal roads representatives, prime contractors, resource organizations, WisDOT and various other state, Tribal and federal government contract opportunities programs will be available.
Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information, email Gary Mejchar at the AICCW or call 414-517-1604.
A Vendor Expo will be held throughout the Conference. Exhibitors include suppliers and industry professionals. The Vendor registration fee is $160 and includes one six-foot table and two chairs, conference materials, meals and one dinner ticket. Vendors should check-in at registration, beginning at 8:00 am on November 6th, to receive instructions on set-up. All vendors should be setup by 9:30 am.
The application will be available shortly.
Native American Disadvantaged Business Entity (NADBE) Scholarships: A limited number of needed-based scholarships are available upon request for qualified Native-owned businesses. For more information, email Gary Mejchar at the AICCW or call 414-517-1604.
TrANS Grads and Industry Orientated Career Seekers: The Tribal Labor Advisory Committee has a limited number of scholarships for individuals interested in meeting one-on-one with prime contractors and participate in a business networking session to showcase their talents and provide their resumes and cover letters. For more information, contact Cyless Peterson, TLAC Coordinator, at Cyless.Peterson@scc-nsn.gov or call (715) 622-0350.
Tour at Milwaukee Public Museum - Special Viewing of A Tribe to Survival Exhibition will held on Tuesday, November 6th. Transportation departs at 9:00 am from the Potawatomi Hotel, and returns at 11:30 am. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Legislative Reception - The Forest County Potawatomi Community, in conjunction with the Inter-Tribal Task Force, will host a legislative reception on November 6th at 5:30 pm. The reception serves as an opportunity for WisDOT administrators, state legislators, Tribal leadership, and conference attendees to meet and greet prior to the Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner Banquet. Light refreshments will be provided.
Tribal Excellence Awards Dinner Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, and will present Tribal Excellence Awards to those that have made a significant impact on Tribal affairs initiatives, services and Labor in Tribal transportation. The banquet will include dinner and entertainment. Additional tickets for non-registered guests may be purchased with registration.
Nominations may include any individual, business, consultant, organization or partner that has made a significant impact on Tribal affairs initiatives and services in transportation and Tribal labor. Selections will be made based upon the description and information provided in the nomination form. Award recipients will be selected by the conference planning committee.
Nominations must be submitted by September 28, 2018, to be considered for the Awards Banquet. Send your completed Nomination to Agnes Fleming.