COVID-19 Update

The 2020 Traffic Engineering and Safety Conference is actively monitoring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Illinois and the University of Illinois guidelines for large gatherings in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our top priority is the safety of our attendees and conference staff, as such, we are preparing a contingency plan to go virtual. TES will proceed in October with either an in-person or virtual conference. We hope to have a final decision no later than August 3, 2020.

Welcome to the official website of the Traffic Engineering and Safety (TES) Conference. The TES Conference is the premier meeting in the Midwest region for transportation and safety professionals to network with colleagues and clients, discuss ideas and issues with experts, gain job-related knowledge and know-how, and renew sense of professional purpose. A diverse group of your peers from local, state, and federal agencies, consulting and contracting firms, and university faculty and students attend this conference. Attendees can receive up to 11 Professional Development Hours.

The 69th Annual Illinois Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois on October 21 and 22 with pre-conference activities on October 20, 2020.

If you would like to be included in the TES mailing list, please contact Megan Everette at or 217-333-9672.

The TES Program Planning Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Champaign in October 2020.

Rahim (Ray) F. Benekohal, PhD
TES Conference Director

2019 TES Conference Sponsors

  • Clark Dietz, Inc.
  • EFK Moen
  • Horizon Signal Technologies, Inc.
  • H.W. Lochner, Inc.
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • TranSmart|EJM
  • IL Association of County Engineers
  • IL Association of Highway Engineers
  • IL Department of Transportation
  • IL Division, Federal Highway Administration
  • IL Section, American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • IL Section, Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • IL State Police
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 5
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of CEE

2019 Exhibitors

  • 3M
  • Cloverleaf Corp.
  • Empco-Lite
  • Horizon Signal Technologies, Inc.
  • Impact Recovery Systems
  • International Road Dynamics
  • Iteris
  • John Thomas, Inc.
  • MoboTrex, Inc.
  • PSS
  • Ride Illinois
  • SummitCrest
  • Traffic Control Corporation
  • Traffic Control Products, Inc.
  • Transpo Industries, Inc.
  • CEE Alumni Association
  • CEE Online at Illinois

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Conference Sponsorship and an Exhibit Opportunity are offered to transportation and safety companies and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities exist for coffee breaks, lunch, and reception on Wednesday evening for individuals, companies and organizations that are willing to financially support TES conference.

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