2014 Call For Papers
COMTO's 43rd National Meeting & Training Conference
Call For Papers
The Call for Papers is now closed. The workshop schedule is being finalized and will be posted soon.

2014 Conference Tracks:

Track 1: A Better You, A Better Industry
In today’s society, professionals must find creative means to stay viable in the workforce. This track is intended to provide fundamental tips and guidelines for professional and leadership development across middle and upper level management. Examples may include, but are not limited to, best practices for leaders, networking techniques within the transportation industry, cross functional learning, career planning, mentorship, and succession planning.

Track 2: Multi-Modalism
This track is intended to provide sound solutions and clear insights with future practical and actionable implications for the well-being of all modes of transportation. Suggested workshops may include, but not limited to, funding solutions, costs reductions, and operations and maintenance strategies as it relates to airports, high speed rail, port authorities, and highways.

Track 3: Leadership, Health & Self
Wellness is the state of being healthy in mind, body and soul. It includes phrases such as "mental health,” "work life balance” and "fiscal well-being,” all of which have individual meaning and importance from person to person. This track is intended to examine the holistic person and provide suggestions to create and maintain mental, physical, and financial fitness. Suggested workshops may include, but not limited to, negotiating work-life balance with your boss; financial planning for the future; or utilizing employer health benefits.

Track 4: Historically Underutilized Businesses: Discovery…Finding Opportunities (A Candid Perspective)
One of the fundamental principles of COMTO is to level the playing field for minorities in the transportation industry. In conjunction with these principles, the organization has focused on the development of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). The work continues to support DBE participation in commercial activities. Suggested workshops may include, but not limited to, mentor-protégé programs; best practices for small, emerging, disadvantaged business enterprises; or business development, success, and sustainability.

Here is a summary of important dates related to the Call for Papers:

Thursday, January 16, 2014Call for Papers Opens
Friday, March 14, 2014Call for Papers Submission Deadline
Friday, March 28, 2014Notification of accepted abstracts
Friday, April 4, 2014Final papers due to COMTO

If you have questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Giulia Ambrogi at gambrogi@drohanmgmt.com.