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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. 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. The 2024 NTICC is an In-Person Event only.

How to prepare your application

When preparing to fill out an application, please have the following information ready:

  • Speaker and logistical point of contact

  • Speaker bio (150 word max)

  • Four key learning objectives that attendees will gain by attending the session

Speakers are a volunteer, unpaid and are completely separate from sponsorship.

By submitting a request to speak you are not guaranteed a speaking spot until you are confirmed by a NTICC Committee member that you have been selected. 

You may apply for more than one topic but an additional application is required. 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Sales pitches by vendors will not be considered.

Submissions will not be accepted by phone.

If your proposal is accepted, it will be placed in one of the following time slots.
Monday, August 26 - 1:30 pm-3:00 pm /3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 27 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm /3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 28 -11:00 am-12:30 pm / 1:30 pm-3:00 pm /3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday, August 29 -11:00 am- 2:30 pm / 1:30 pm-3:00 pm /3:30 pm-5:00 pm


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



2024 NTICC sessions are typically 90 minutes with 10-15 minutes of Q & A offered. We usually have 80 concurrent sessions running. Breakout Sessions are designed as formal presentations with one or several speakers, facilitated by a moderator. The primary focus is to provide information and share knowledge on current or critical issues.


Our Committee will review each of the applications submitted. The earliest you can expect to be notified if you are selected to speak at 2024 NTICC is April 19, 2024.

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

Presentation Form

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