Every spring, SDITE sponsors an annual meeting for its members. This weekend extravaganza of presentations, displays, networking, contests and awards is the highlight of the year for our members. This meeting has all the camaraderie, entertainment, and educational opportunities the membership has come to expect. The first Annual Meeting was held in 1953 in conjunction with the Southern Safety Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. The meetings are rotated between the Sections that make up the Southern District.

The SDITE Annual Meeting has a rich tradition of bringing over 300 transportation professionals from academia, government and private practice together to exchange practical ideas and experiences while socializing with colleagues, mentors, friends and family. The annual meeting includes numerous excellent technical sessions with engineering and planning tracks, a golf tournament, a social event sponsored by the Associated Business Division (ABD), spouse/guest program and a half-day professional development seminar.

The technical program, as always, keeps the membership informed of the latest innovations and current practices in the profession, while the ABD displays demonstrate the latest technologies. The Scholarship Challenge, known better as the traffic bowl, provides an opportunity for the undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a team competition of “transportation knowledge”. For the membership, it is a chance to root for our respective alma maters. However, one of the most rewarding aspects of the SDITE annual meeting is the renewal of old friendships and the making of new ones. SDITE is, in many ways, like a big family and each year the annual meeting is like a family reunion.

The grand finale of the annual meeting is the annual banquet. As part of the program, SDITE presents awards to the sections and student chapters for their efforts in the previous year as well as to members who have written noteworthy technical papers. SDITE also recognizes members who have advanced the transportation profession whether it was for their efforts over the past few years or a lifetime.

  • 2017 – Columbia, South Carolina (March 26-29, 2017)
  • 2018 – Mobile, Alabama (April 7-11, 2018)
  • 2019 – Northern Virginia
  • 2020 – Louisiana
  • 2021 – North Carolina
  • 2022 – Kentucky
  • 2023 – Georgia
  • 2024 – Mississippi
  • 2025 – Tennessee
  • 2026 – South Carolina
  • 2016 – Nashville, Tennessee (Jeff Hammond and Greg Judy, Co-Chairs)
  • 2015 – Biloxi, Mississippi (Jeff Smith and Alison Caterella-Michel, Co-Chairs)
  • 2014 – Lace Oconee, Georgia (Todd Long and Keith Strickland, Co-Chairs)
  • 2013 – Charlotte, North Carolina (Danny Pleasant, Chair)
  • 2012 – Lexington, Kentucky (Scott Walker, Chair)
  • 2011 – Lafayette, Louisiana (Tony Tramel and Travis Smith, Co-Chairs)
  • 2010 – Portsmouth, Virginia (Kirsten Tynch, Tim Foster and John Yorks, Co-Chairs)
  • 2009 – Birmingham, Alabama (Scott Rumble and Becky White, Co-Chairs)
  • 2008 – Charleston, South Carolina (Jeff Davis and Colin Kinton, Co-Chairs)
  • 2007 – Knoxville, Tennessee (Cindy Pionke and Hollis Loveday, Co-Chairs)
  • 2006 – Jackson, Mississippi (W. Hibbett Neel, Chair)
  • 2005 – Savannah, Georgia (Marsha Anderson, Chair)
  • 2004 – Covington, Kentucky (Karen Mohammadi, Chair)
  • 2003 – Winston–Salem, North Carolina (Brent McKinney, Chair)
  • 2002 – New Orleans, Louisiana (Steve Strength and Doug Robert, Co-Chairs)
  • 2001 – Williamsburg, Virginia (Lynn Allsbrook, Bill Cashman and John Yorks, Co-Chairs)
  • 2000 – Greenville, South Carolina (Roger Dyar, Chair)
  • 1999 – Montgomery, AL (L. D. Bowden and Nancy Hudson, Co-Chairs)
  • 1998 – Memphis, TN (George Barnes, Chair)
  • 1997 – Louisville, KY (Karen Mohammadi and Paula Osborne, Co-Chairs)
  • 1996 – Jackson, MS (W. Hibbett Neel, Chair)
  • 1995 – Atlanta, GA (Kenneth O. Voorhies, Chair)
  • 1994 – Raleigh, NC (James D. Blackburn, Chair)
  • 1993 – Richmond, VA (Thomas E. Flynn, Chair)
  • 1992 – Columbia, SC (Michael Sexton and Bud Hubbard, Co-Chairs)
  • 1991 – Mobile, AL (William J. Metzger, Chair)
  • 1990 – Chattanooga, TN (Jack C. Marcellis, Chair)
  • 1989 – Lexington, KY (Lonnie Yates, Chair)
  • 1988 – 36th Annual Meeting Baton Rouge, LA (Bob Canfield, Chair)
  • 1987 – 35th Annual Meeting Calloway Gardens, GA (Joe Thomas, Chair)
  • 1986 – 34th Annual Meeting Greensboro, NC (James Dawkins, Chair)
  • 1985 – 33th Annual Meeting Birmingham, AL (Darrell Skipper, Chair)
  • 1984 – 32th Annual Meeting Nashville, TN (Ray Evans, Chair)
  • 1983 – 31th Annual Meeting Lexington, NC (Lonnie Yates, Chair)
  • 1982 – 30th Annual Meeting Charleston, SC (Howard Chapman, Chair)
  • 1981 – 29th Annual Meeting Jackson, MS (Hibbett Neel, Chair)
  • 1980 – 28th Annual Meeting Charlotte, NC (Bernard Corbett, Chair)
  • 1979 – 27th Annual Meeting Bossier City, LA (Joe Burleson, Chair)
  • 1978 – 26th Annual Meeting Knoxville, TN (Darcy Sullivan, Chair)
  • 1977 – 25th Annual Meeting Mobile, AL (Vic McSwain, Chair)
  • 1976 – 24th Annual Meeting Louisville, KY (Don O’Bannon, Chair)
  • 1975 – 23th Annual Meeting Winston-Salem, NC (Roy Williams, Chair)
  • 1974 – 22th Annual Meeting Charleston, SC (G.E. Lohr, Chair)
  • 1973 – 21th Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA (John Exnicios, Chair)
  • 1972 – 20th Annual Meeting Memphis, TN (Robert Fosnaugh, Chair)
  • 1971 – 19th Annual Meeting Savannah, GA (P. Malcolm Smith, Jr., Chair)
  • 1970 – 18th Annual Meeting Birmingham, AL (Ben Robinson, Chair)
  • 1969 – 17th Annual Meeting Virginia Beach, VA (Fenton Jordan, Chair)
  • 1968 – 16th Annual Meeting Louisville, KY (A.R. Daniel, Dr., Chair)
  • 1967 – 15th Annual Meeting Chamblee, GA (Karl Bevins, Chair)
  • 1966 – 14th Annual Meeting Columbia, SC (E.L. Walker, Jr., Chair)
  • 1965 – 13th Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA (John Exnicios, Chair)
  • 1964 – 12th Annual Meeting Charlotte, NC (Herman Hoose, Chair)
  • 1963 – 11th Annual Meeting Chattanooga, TN (Ralph Lewis, Chair)
  • 1962 – 10th Annual Meeting Williamsburg, VA (James Decker, Chair) *First independent annual meeting
  • 1961 – 9th Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA *In conjunction with the 22th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1960 – 8th Annual Meeting Jacksonville, FL *In conjunction with the 21th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1959 – 7th Annual Meeting Asheville, NC *In conjunction with the 20th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1958 – 6th Annual Meeting Memphis, TN *In conjunction with the 19th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1957 – 5th Annual Meeting Richmond, VA *In conjunction with the 18th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1956 – 4th Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA *In conjunction with the 17th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1955 – 3rd Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA *In conjunction with the 16th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1954 – 2nd Annual Meeting Louisville, KY *In conjunction with the 15th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition
  • 1953 – 1st Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA *In conjunction with the 14th Annual Southern Safety Conference and Exposition