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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

8:30am - 5:00pm

DRBF Administration & Practice Workshop
(Additional Fee Applies)

This workshop is designed for those new to the DRB process, interested in serving on DRBs, implementing DRBs for the first time, and those who want to brush up on current best practices.

AM and PM Breaks and Lunch Included. 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception 

Thursday, September 29, 2022  

7:30am Registration Table Open, Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am

Howdy Partner! Conference Welcome

Diane Gollhofer
Matt Michalak
Ann Russo

8:30am - 9:30am

Ridin' Across the Lone Star State: TxDOT and Austin Transit Partnership Program Overviews

Brian Barth, Deputy Director for Program Delivery, TxDOT
John Rhone, Deputy Program Director, Austin Transit Partnership

9:30am - 10:30am

Tales from the Western Frontier: Best Practices & Lessons Learned Part I

Introductions:
Zey Emir, Revay & Associates

Speakers:
Paul Carter, Archer Western/Walsh
Seth Firmender, Lane Construction
Reza Shirmanesh, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Greg Snider, TxDOT

10:30am - 11:00am Watering Hole (Break)
11:00am - 12:00am

Tales from the Western Frontier: Best Practices & Lessons Learned– Success Stories from Users Part II (Roundtable Discussion)

Moderator: 
Graham Easton

Speakers:
Paul Carter, Archer Western/Walsh
Seth Firmender, Lane Construction
Reza Shirmanesh, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Greg Snider, TxDOT

12:00am - 12:30pm

South of the Border: DBs in Mexico and Latin America

Presenter: Roberto Hernandez, COMAD

12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:15pm Don't Shoot the Messenger – Emerging Issues from a DRB Study
2:15pm - 3:00pm Saddlin' Up: How US Government Agencies Utilize ADR Methods 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Watering Hole (Break)
3:30pm - 4:45pm TBA
6:00pm - 8:00pm Texas Pit BBQ Dinner- Coopers Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

Friday, September 30, 2022

8:00am - 8:15am The Gazette: Morning Announcements, DRBF Initiatives
8:15am - 9:30am

 Straight From the Horse's Mouth Part I: Expert Roundtable

Topics TBA

Facilitators:
Rammy Cone

9:30am - 10:15am

Avoiding the Dual at High Noon: Facilitation Skills for DRB Members

Presenter: Barry Tozer

10:15am -10:45am Watering Hole (Break)
10:45am - 12:00pm

Feedback from the Frontier: Expert Roundtable

Topics TBA

Facilitators:
Steven Goldstein

12:00pm - 12:15pm Al Mathews Awards Presentation
12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Spaghetti Western: The Mock DRB in Action
3:00pm - 3:30pm Watering Hole (Break)
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Load the Wagon: The P3 DRB Toolkit 

Presenters:
Dr. Ghada Gad, CalPoly Pomona
More TBA

4:30pm - 4:45pm Riding into the Sunset: Close of Conference