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2017 Summer Workshop:


We hope to provide you with the very latest for the 2017 Summer Workshop as we move forward to meet. If you scroll down, you will find the draft agenda as well the ability to register, submit an abstract and even an opportunity to sponsor our workshop this year.

We are going to be holding it in Duluth, Minnesota. There's so many things to do in Duluth; here's just a glimpse of what is available in this great city:

In the meantime, you can take a look at what we have in store for 2017 with our Draft Agenda, shown below:


Interested in registering? Click here to get started.


If you would like to submit your abstract, please click here.

Sponsorship Information:

The ADC60, AFP70, AFP40, and AFD00(1) Committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies invite you to help sponsor their 2017 TRB Summer Workshop in Duluth, Minnesota.  The workshop will be held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on July 18-21, 2017, at the western end of Lake Superior, the world’s largest fresh water lake.

Last year’s workshop hosted over 160 participants from across the country.  This annual event brings together public, private and academic professionals to share information on a whole host of topics, especially those within the context of the workshop theme and within the scope and focus of the sponsoring TRB committees and workshop hosts. 

You can sponsor this national workshop and the special events we have planned as a platinum, gold or silver level sponsor.  The benefits of your sponsorship are shown on the enclosed sponsor application. 

In addition to the technical sessions on July 19 and 20, your sponsorship also supports:
•    July 18:  A pre-workshop, 3-hour icebreaker tour of the Port of Duluth, the farthest-inland freshwater seaport and one of the leading bulk cargo ports in all of North America.
•    July 19:  A train excursion on the Northshore Scenic Railroad, followed by a banquet at the Duluth Depot.  The Depot is a Community Treasure on the National Register of Historic Places, and houses a world class railroad museum.
•    July 21:  A post-workshop bus trip to the Highway 53 relocation site north of Duluth, where participants will see a highway that was moved to accommodate iron mining expansion; a new highway bridge which, at over 200 feet tall, will be the tallest bridge in Minnesota; and an operating iron ore mine.
This workshop is co-hosted and co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), the University of Minnesota Duluth's Center for Economic Development (CED) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in coordination with the workshop’s four sponsoring TRB committees.

We are excited to host the 2017 TRB Summer Workshop and we know you will give strong consideration to attending and sponsoring this special event.  If you have any immediate sponsorship or workshop questions, you can contact Larry Zanko at 218-788-2674 (  Julie Ann Heinz, at 218-788-2672 (, will be following up with you and will also be available for sponsorship-related questions.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out this form. We thank you for your support!

Past Events


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