The Largest Event in North America for U.S. DOT and State DOT Officials

Over 200 Exhibitors   ●   More Than 13,000 Professionals   ●   Hundreds of Innovations

TRB Promotional Opportunities

Become a Patron

The Transportation Research Board has developed an enhanced patron program for the 98th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Maximize the visibility of your organization with a patron, sponsorship, or advertising opportunity, available at all levels of investment. Build your network and extend your reach to leaders and professionals in the government, industry, and academia looking to fulfill their current transportation needs with your innovative solutions.

View the full benefits comparison chart to see which patron support level is right for you.

Sponsor a Reception or Caucus
Reserve your table at Careers in Motion

Careers in Motion Networking Fair provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of sectors and modes to meet with transportation professionals interested in working for their organizations. The attendees are meeting registrants who span career levels from seasoned executives to recent graduates. Hiring managers will be onsite and ready to offer career information and advice. View available options below, or learn more here.

TRB Live! Theaters now available

Have you ever wished you could take advantage of the energy and excitement of TRB’s Annual Meeting and exhibits to highlight the value of your organization in a theater setting? Well, now you can! New for the TRB 98th Annual Meeting in 2019, TRB Live! theaters in the exhibit hall will give Annual Meeting exhibitors and patrons the exclusive opportunity to make 30-minute presentations on the goods, services, and solutions their organization provide. View available options below, or learn more here.

Advertise in the Final Program

Advertise in the TRB 98th Annual Meeting printed Final Program! Advertising space must be secured by October 31, 2018.

Become a 2019 TRB Annual Meeting Exhibitor. Reserve your space today!

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting is the largest global gathering of transportation professionals and researchers with a focus on innovative solutions for all modes of transportation.

Attendees areas of interests:

  • Administration and Management
  • Aviation
  • Bridges and Other Structures
  • Construction
  • Data and Information Technology
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education and Training
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Freight Transportation
  • General Transportation
  • Geotechnology
  • Highways
  • History
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • International Activities
  • Law
  • Maintenance and Preservation
  • Marine Transportation
  • Materials
  • Motor Carriers
  • Operations and Traffic Management
  • Passenger Transportation
  • Pavements
  • Pedestrians and Bicyclists
  • Pipelines
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Policy
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail
  • Research
  • Safety and Human Factors
  • Security and Emergencies
  • Terminals and Facilities
  • Vehicles and Equipment

Exhibit Space Fees

Exhibit Space Rental Fee: $36/sq. ft.
Corner Fees: $100 per corner
Minimum booth size: 10' x 10'
Lower rates for vehicle exhibits

Companies reserving exhibit space online agree to the Official 2019 TRB Annual Meeting Terms & Conditions

Exhibit space fee includes:

  • Exhibit space
  • 7" x 44" booth identification sign for in-line booths
  • 8' back-drape and 3' side-rails for in-line booths, including corners 
  • For each 100 square feet of exhibit space, each exhibitor is entitled to one (1) Exhibitor Full Registration (for admission to all meeting events) and four (4) Exhibit Staff Registrations (for admission to the exhibit hall only).
  • 10 Daily Guest Passes

Cancellation Fees

Through March 12, 2018 - 0%

March 12 - September 14, 2018 - 50%

After September 14, 2018 - 100%

Request a Meeting Space

Hospitality Suites
Request a hospitality suite by logging into the Exhibitor Portal.

Ancillary Function Space
Visit the TRB 98th Annual Meeting Associated Groups website to learn more.

Happy Hour Events
Submit happy hour questions to

Official Contractors

As you plan for TRB 2019, you may receive solicitations from publications and vendors that are not affiliated with TRB 2019, Transportation Research Board, SPARGO, Inc. or any contracted organization therin. Please be advised that TRB does not sell exhibitor lists or contact information to anyone. This information is securely provided to TRB Official Contractors to inform exhibitors of show related services. Solicitations from unofficial vendors are often the result of obtaining public information from the Internet. TRB partners with select vendors to produce our premiere conference and expo and can intervene on your behalf if any customer service issues arise.

List of official contractors:

  • SPARGO Inc. (Exhibit Sales, Management, Registration, Housing and Lead Retrieval)
  • Hargrove (General Service Contractor)
  • Hi Tech (Electricity)
  • Smart City (Internet)
  • Catering (Centerplate)
  • PSAV (Audio Visual and Computers)
  • InFocus Marketing (Mailing List Rental)