RESEARCH ENTERPRISE

Municipal Forums

The Municipal Forum program is sponsored by the TTC and the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The forums are one-day events and are offered to employees of any municipality, county, or utility, and to consultants working on behalf of municipalities. They allow end users to exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems, and form networks of support for underground asset management issues. The program initiated in 1998 and over the years, the forums have been held regularly in various locations in North America. The layout is arranged around a one-day meeting schedule (typically 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) that allows most participants to travel to and from on the meeting day. The TTC invites speakers to give presentations on topics requested by the host utility. Often presented are details and lessons learned from completed case studies. Field demos can be part of program, but are scheduled by request. Forums end with a closed session attended only by the public employees where they can freely discuss issues. Costs start from $75 for municipal employees, which includes breakfast/lunch/refreshments, handouts, and CEUs.

Recommend Topic or Present

If you would like to recommend a topic for presentation or present at an upcoming forum, please email ttc@coes.latech.edu and specify the forum location, topic/title, and your contact information (name, company, phone, email, plus bio if presenting). The TTC makes the selection of presentations for each forum based on several parameters. The most important factors are the input from the municipal participants and their preferences for topics. Other important selection parameters are the technical content, the quality, and the degree of product branding in the presentation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The TTC is pleased to announce the municipal forums sponsorship opportunities. This is a great opportunity to maximize your company’s exposure and make the most of your marketing budget while supporting the program. Consider one of the two sponsorship levels or/and exhibiting at the forums:

Super Sponsor ($750)

  • Company featured on a special TTC display
  • Opportunity to speak at lunch
  • Display of company banner (Supplied by Sponsor) at event
  • Acknowledgment in handouts
  • Acknowledgment on TTC web site
  • Exhibit space (where applicable)
  • Two (2) FREE registrations

Sponsor ($500)

  • Display of company banner (Supplied by Sponsor) at event
  • Acknowledgment in handouts
  • Acknowledgment on TTC web site
  • Exhibit space (where applicable)
  • One (1) FREE registration

Exhibitor ($300) * Available In Some Forums Only*

  • Exhibit space
  • One (1) FREE registration
PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY GENERAL FEE TTC IAB MEMBER COMPANY
1. PRESENTATION (30/45 minutes) $500/$750 FREE
2. EXHIBIT (1 Free Registration) $300 FREE
3. SPONSOR (1 Free Registration) $500 $500
4. SUPER SPONSOR (2 Free Registrations) $1,000 $1,000
Register on EventBrite

CURRENT SEASON

Forum Location Date Host Flyer Agenda
 NY Albany Tue, 10/30/18 Katie McKitrick, City of Albany  Flyer Agenda
WA Vancouver Tue, 11/13/18 Colleen Harold, Portland; Eric Schadler, Vancouver   TBD Coming Soon
NC Raleigh Thu, 12/06/18 Aaron Brower, City of Raleigh   TBD Coming Soon
TX Houston TBD TBD   TBD TBD

Forum details and registering: http://ttclatech.eventbrite.com

RECENT FORUMS

Forum Location Date Host Sponsor
FL Jacksonville Thu, 05/31/18 Kris Rosenhauer, JEA Milliken
CA Long Beach Thu, 05/17/18 Wendy Chen, Long Beach Water Department Carollo
MA Boston Tue, 05/15/18 Irene McSweeney, Boston Water and Sewer Commission  
MN Bloomington Thu, 04/26/18 Eric Wharton, City of Bloomington  
CO Aurora Tue, 04/17/18 Swirvine Nyirenda, City Aurora  Stantec; Ace Pipe Cleaning
TX San Antonio Thu, 12/07/17 Jeff Haby, SAWS  
OH Columbus Wed, 11/05/17 Nick Domenick, Columbus Public Utilities  
NY New York Mon, 11/13/17 Tom Wynne, New York DEP Aegion
WA Vancouver Thu, 11/02/17 Colleen Harold, Portland; Eric Schadler, Vancouver  
LA Shreveport Tue, 10/31/17 Ali Mustapha, Caddo Levee District  
RI Providence Thu, 05/25/17 Margaret Goulet, Narraganset Bay Commission