Transform your research, ideas, and best practices into a presentation at the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference. Given by many of the industry’s top minds, presentations are meant to spark the imagination, encourage dialogue, and drive new solutions to our greatest transportation challenges. Please read this information thoroughly before submitting your proposal. Please also note that the 2022 NTICC is an in person event.


The 2022 NTICC Planning Committee is no longer accepting proposal submissions. If you have questions or would like to speak about a potential session, please contact



The following are topic areas that you may consider addressing. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is provided to serve as a general guide to the kinds of topics that are typically of interest.


  • Transportation Legislation

  • Project/Construction Management

  • Maintenance & Operations

  • Planning

  • Safety

  • Transit

  • Pedestrian Mobility

  • Environmental & Climate Related Issues

  • Technology

  • Self Governance

  • Funding/Grants


2022 NTICC will offer sixty (60) 90-minute concurrent breakout sessions. Breakout Sessions are designed as formal presentations with one or several speakers, facilitated by a moderator. Q&A should be included as part of the presentation. The primary focus is to provide information and share knowledge on current or critical issues.



If your proposal is accepted, it will be placed in one of the following time slots.

  • Tuesday, August 23 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, August 24 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, August 25 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


  • March 28, 2022: Call for proposal due date.

  • April 11, 2022: Acceptance notices will be distributed the week of April 11, 2022. All submitters will receive notification.

  • August 20, 2022: Presentations in PDF format are due to NTICC.

  • August 22 - 26, 2022: Session dates


NTICC will make every attempt NOT to combine proposals submitted on similar topics from different proposals. While we want as many qualified individuals and companies represented on the conference program, we want to avoid diluting what might otherwise be an important session. Whenever possible, NTICC will select the best proposal submitted rather than combining proposals. However, when two proposals are compatible and combining them results in a higher quality session, NTICC reserves the right to ask individuals to work together in developing a single session. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Tribal inclusion and representation is highly recommended

  • Proposals that address topics listed in "Session Topic Ideas/Issues of High Priority" are recommended



  • Any one presenter or company may submit no more than two proposals

  • Tribal programs will be given priority, however non-Tribal programs may submit proposals as well

  • The topic is of interest to a sizeable number of the conference attendees

  • The written proposal captures the most critical issues related to the topic to be presented or discussed

  • If appropriate, the proposal identifies additional qualified individuals (including Federal personnel, consultants, professionals and others) who will be included among the presenters. It is highly encouraged that your panelists, whenever possible, represent diversity in terms of gender, age, ethnicity and race.


  • NTICC is the largest annual gathering of Tribal transportation professionals in the industry. Attendees include multiple levels of Tribal transportation professionals, from entry-level employees to Tribal Transportation directors and Tribal leaders, and other professionals responsible for Tribal transportation development. 

  • NTICC anticipates that we will receive more proposals than presentations slots available. Please avoid submitting proposals that have too narrow an audience; proposals that have a substantially wider appeal will be given priority. In addition, please keep in mind, NTICC is committed to gender and ethnic diversity representation among session presenters. And most important: do not submit proposals that appear to be selling a product or supplying a service.

  • PDF copies of presentations and/or handouts from sessions will be posted on the NTICC website following the conference. Handouts will not be posted without your express permission. 

  • A well-attended session generally has 40 to 60 attendees. 

  • NTICC Presenters are able to register at reduced fee of $250. However, if a presenter will not otherwise attend NTICC, the registration fee may be waived.

  • The 2022 NTICC will be presented IN PERSON. As such, you must be able to attend and present in person.