The Transportation Research Board announced yesterday that its 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM) has been changed from an in-person event to a virtual meeting.

Originally scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, TRBAM will be conducted over a series of dates throughout January 2021. Committee meetings will be hosted earlier in the month, possibly in the first two weeks of January; sessions and exhibits will take place later in the month.

TRBAM in its traditional face-to-face format brings together more than 14,000 transportation professionals from all over the world.

“If other virtual events are a good indication, we expect to surpass that total attendance for the 2021 TRBAM,” said TRB Executive Director Neil J. Pedersen.

The meeting program will cover topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, technical experts, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: “Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life.”

An interactive virtual event platform will enable attendees to join from anywhere in the world and experience presentation and poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, and committee meetings. TRB says participants will be able to connect with other attendees—just as they have all come to expect from TRBAM in-person meetings.

TRB will announce exact dates for TRBAM 2021 as soon as they are confirmed. Registration will open in September. For more information, please click here to visit the TRBAM website.