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The Future of Roadways: Green, Equitable, Intelligent & Integrated

The IRF Global R2T Conference has quickly established itself as a top destination for global innovators and decision-makers in the roads and mobility sector.

For road and transport authorities the IRF R2T Conference is the ideal place to learn and share best practices about the latest technologies and solutions.

For researchers, it is an ideal platform to share their research with their peers and the sector as a whole.

For the private sector, it is an opportunity to make the right business contacts and to showcase their innovations and services. For everyone in the sector, it is a place to learn and network with professionals and decision-makers.


  • Asset Management & Pavement Preservation
  • Innovative Materials and Technology
  • ITS & Smart Mobility Technologies
  • Road User Charging
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs): Readying our Road Infrastructure
  • Decarbonizing the Road Transport Sector
  • Vision Zero - Towards Zero Deaths
  • AI for Transportation Asset Management

Program features

  • Keynotes delivered by the sector’s foremost thought leaders
  • Specialized sessions
  • Cutting-edge scientific program
  • Business networking events


Why Participate? 

Share: R2T is the international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders acquire essential engineering & business insights, and help build tomorrow's transportation infrastructure today.

Engage: R2T will push the boundaries of 21st century roads & mobility. Meet global thought leaders and discover pioneering concepts through our program of live demonstrations and applied knowledge sessions.

Grow: Place your company's brand, technologies and services at center stage during R2T and gain exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers worldwide.

Who Should Attend 

  • Construction Contractors, Engineers & Managers
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors
  • Highway Agency & Municipal Staff in charge of tenders
  • Highway Agency & Transportation Officials
  • Design Consultants, Engineers & Managers
  • Engineering Services Professionals
  • Transport Research Institutes
  • University Researchers and Professors
  • Traffic Technology and ITS Consultants, Engineers and Managers

Jennifer Toth

Director, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

Randy Iwasaki

President & CEO, Iwasaki Consulting Services

Mohammad Talas

Director of System Engineering, ITS, NYCDOT

Dan Lukasik

Vice President, ITS Sector, Parsons

Dusty Rasmussen

Director, Transportation Operations Division, City of Seattle DOT

Kini Knudson

Director of Street Transportation at City of Phoenix

David Swallow

Deputy Director, Regional Transportation Committee of Southern Nevada

Tommi Jamsa

Team Leader, European Automotive Standardization, Huawei

Jesse Gutierrez

Director, Maricopa County Department of Transportation

Sumaya Al Neyadi

Traffic Safety Section Head, Integrated Transport Centre, UAE

Veit Appelt

CEO, A+S Consult GmbH

Thierry Goger

Secretary General of FEHRL

Asma Aljassmi

Executive Director - Strategy & Data, ALDAR

Ram Pendyala

School Director & Professor, Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, ASU

Keith Wilson


Place your company’s brand, products and services at center stage during this high-level industry event. With an exhibit or sponsorship package you can build greater market awareness by increasing your exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers who are directly involved with road and transport infrastructure industry programs.

Exhibit Rates

Pipe & Drape

Exhibitor (IRF Members): 30 USD per sqft (Min 100 sqft)
Exhibitor: 35 USD per sqft (Min 100 sqft)

Exhibition (Raw Space)
Exhibitor (IRF Members:) 23 USD per sqft (Min 200 sqft)
Exhibitor (Raw Space): 27 USD per sqft (Min 200 sqft)

• Pipe and drape (Linear booths include three side walls. Peninsula booths only have a back wall.)
• Identification sign (Linear Booths)
• Inclusion in the printed and online directory
• 1 Conference Registration
• 5 Exhibitor Passes
• 2 chairs, 1 table, & 1 electrical socket

Exhibit Hours

  • November 14: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Reception)
  • November 15: 10:30 – 6:00 PM
  • November 16: 9:00 – 6:00 PM
Reserve a Booth


Place your company’s brand, products and services at center stage during this high-level industry event. With an exhibit or sponsorship package you can build greater market awareness by increasing your exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers who are directly involved with road and transport infrastructure industry programs


MEMBER COST $50,000$25,000$15,000 $10,000$7,500
NON-MEMBER COST$60,000$30,000 $20,000 $15,000$10,000
EXHIBIT SPACE20x20 sq. ft20x20 sq. ft10x20 sq. ft10x10 sq. ft-
(IRF 75th Anniversary)
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Arizona State University

  Address: 301 E. Orange St., Tempe, AZ 85281


Conference Headquarters Hotel

The Westin Tempe

  Address: 11 E. SEVENTH STREET,

  Book your discounted hotel room:
: The Westin Tempe - IRF Global R2T Conference

Near by Hotels

Hyatt Place Tempe / Phoenix / University: 601 E 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85281
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport – Located NW side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU

  Address: 7 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel: 60 East 5th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 894-1400
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport – Located NW side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

Sonesta Select Tempe Downtown: 601 South Ash Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 966-2800
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport – Located NW side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University: 510 South Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 967-2300 https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/phxtd-residence-inn-tempe-downtown-university/overview/
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport-Located NW side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

MOXY Phoenix Tempe (Marriott): 1333 S. Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 968-3451 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxox-moxy-phoenix-tempe/
6.5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport – Located East side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

ALOFT Tempe: 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 621-3300
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport. 1 mile North of ASU.

Graduate Tempe: 225 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 967-9431
5 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport. Located across the street from south side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

Canopy by Hilton: 108 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 1-844-MY-CANOPY
6 miles from Sky Harbor Int’l Airport. Located NW side of ASU campus/walking distance to ASU.

Message from the Conference Scientific & Technical Committee Chairs

The nexus of rapid technological innovation and strong global policy emphasis on sustainability, resilience, and digitization has made it ever more important to share experiences and knowledge through mediums like the IRF. This global R2T conference offers researchers and practitioners an opportunity to showcase their groundbreaking work and innovation research that is revolutionizing the sector.

Dr. Kamil Kaloush, Professor, Arizona State University

Call for Abstracts and Presentations (No Paper Required)

Submit your Abstract Download the Paper Submission Template

1. Asset Management

  • Pavement & Bridge Management systems (research and implementations)
  • AI for Asset Management
  • Integrated Asset Management
  • Maintenance, repair, and replacement techniques
  • Bridge Management & Maintenanc

2. Towards Zero Deaths

  • AI for Road Safety
  • Road Risk Diagnosis & Road Safety Audit
  • Advances in rigid, semi-rigid, and flexible barriers
  • High-Friction Surface Treatments (HFSTs)
  • Lane marking and retro-reflectivity
  • Workzone &Temporary Traffic Control Safety
  • Vulnerable Road Users

3. ITS & Smart Mobility Technologies

  • Advanced Traffic Management
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Deployment scenarios for CAVs
  • City Street & Highway Design for CAVs
  • Advances in Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Communications
  • ITS for Climate Mitigation

4. Innovative Materials and Technology

  • Concrete Materials (ultra-high-performance concrete, self-healing concrete, etc.).
  • Asphalt concrete (Superpave mixture designs, warm mixtures, use of fibers, polymers, crumb rubber, etc.)
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of road pavements
  • Recycled and waste materials
  • Fiber reinforced polymers
  • Nano-materials in infrastructure projects and surface treatments

5. Environmental Management & Climate Resilience

  • Weather-resilient transport infrastructure
  • Natural Disaster Recovery
  • GHG reduction strategies in the transport sector
  • Climate change adaptation actions for road infrastructure
  • Greener transport national strategies & case studies

6. Road User Charging & Travel Demand Management

  • Technologies for Travel Demand Management
  • Road Pricing
  • Road Pricing for Freight
  • Effectiveness of Distance-Based Charging
  • Technologies for Urban Road Pricing

7. Structural Design

  • Girder bridges with superior structural performance
  • Arch bridges, suspension, and cable-stayed bridges
  • Standard Bridge Solutions
  • New Technologies in Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Value engineering

8. Freight

  • Freight: Monitoring and regulation to reduce overloading and associated road network damage
  • Greening Freight Transport
  • Application of emerging technologies in freight transport and logistics

Important Deadlines
May 31 – Abstract Submission Deadline
June 12 – Abstract Acceptance Notification
July 29 - Paper Submission Deadline (Optional to be published in a Scopus indexed IRF Publication)
September 1 – Paper Acceptance Notification

Submit your Abstract

Download the Paper Submission Template



🏌️ William F Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament 🏌️‍♀️

📅 Date: November 13, 2023
🕛 Time: 12:00 PM (Shotgun Start)
📍 Location: Papago Golf Club

Join us for a memorable day on the green and make a difference!
🔹 Foursomes: $520 USD
🔹 Individual Golfer: $150 USD

Register for the William F Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament


🥇 Sponsorship Opportunities 🥇

1. Gold Sponsor ($5,050)
Prominent logo placement on tournament banners, website, and social media
Opportunity to provide promotional items in participant gift bags
2. Silver Sponsor ($3,550)
Logo inclusion on banners, website, and social media
Recognition during prize ceremonies
3. Bronze Sponsor ($2,550)
Company logo on select banners and website
Recognition in promotional materials
4. Hole Sponsor ($550/hole)
Your company logo displayed on a sign at a designated hole
Opportunity to set up a booth at the hole to interact with participants
5. Prize Sponsor ($1,050)
Provide prizes for contest winners such as the longest drive and closest to the pin
6. Gift Bag Sponsor ($1,050)
Provide branded items for participant gift bags
7. Refreshment Sponsor ($2,550)
Sponsor beverage stations throughout the course
🎗️ Give Back with Every Swing 🎗️
All tournament proceeds will benefit the IRF Fellowship Program.
Let's come together for a day of golf, fun, and philanthropy. See you on the course!
For registration or more information, please go to:
Contact: Aubrey Perry
Tel: + 1 703 535 1001
Email: info@irf.global

Register for the William F Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament

Tournament Rules:

1. Format: The 18-hole tournament will be a shotgun start at 12:00 PM. (All teams will start simultaneously from different holes on the course).
2. Scoring: The tournament will be played in a scramble format. Each team member tees off, and the best shot is chosen. All team members then hit their second shot from that spot. This process continues until the ball is holed. The team with the lowest score after 18 holes will be declared the winner.
3. Team Composition: Teams consist of four players. If you don't have a full team, individual registrations will be used to make four player teams.
4. Handicaps: Handicaps will not be used in this scramble format.
5. Mulligans: Each player can purchase up to three mulligans. Each mulligan will cost a player 20 USD. Use them wisely to improve your team's shot selection. Remember, all proceeds go to the IRF Fellowship Program!
6. Tees: Men will play from the white tees, and women will play from the red tees.
7. Contests: Longest drive, closest to the pin for men and women; and other fun contests for all.
8. Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for the top teams and contest winners.
9. Attire: Proper golf attire is required, i.e collared shirts and soft spikes only.
10. Pace of Play: Please keep up with the pace of play to ensure an enjoyable experience for all participants.

More Information

Magid Elabyad, Senior Vice President

+1 703 535 1001


International Road Federation
Madison Place
500 Montgomery Street
Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314


November 15, 2023 @ 11:00
November 17, 2023 @ 19:00
Arizona State University
Memorial Union Building, 301 E. Orange St.,
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States

Event Type:
Registration Fees:

Delegates: $700
Speakers: $550

Delegates: $900
Speakers: $600

US Government / City & State Officials / State Universities: $400

Students / IRF Fellows: $200
Download Program RESERVE A BOOTH
Magid Elabyad
+1 703 535 1001

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