PROGRAMS & EVENTS
To further our mission, COMTO National holds a series of annual conferences, programs and presentations. Each of these events are planned to energize, educate, support and inspire members in our more than 30 Chapters throughout the country as well as our stakeholders, partners and young people interested in careers in the multi-modal, multi-billion-dollar transportation industry.
In addition, each chapter holds their own mission-oriented events, programs and presentations.
Events and Awards
Generally held in July, our conference brings together industry leaders across all modes of transportation for four days of seminars, training sessions, and networking. The Conference is open to transportation professionals at all career levels, government employees, manufacturers and suppliers, and other interested participants.
Our annual Chapter-driven membership recruitment drive is a full week in November of creative activities to help bolster local Chapter membership and participation, and bring transportation industry professionals from all modes under the COMTO banner.
COMTO Week supports our Strategic Goals through:
- Enhancing and increasing membership benefits
- A focused membership campaign
- Improving local chapter effectiveness
- Strengthening organizational effectiveness
For more than 30 years, COMTO’s Industry Awards have recognized individuals, organizations, and COMTO Chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. Industry Awards honorees come from all sectors and modes of the industry.
The Industry Awards banquet is the signature and closing event of COMTO’s National Meeting & Training Conference. Tickets to the Industry Awards are included with full Conference registrations. A la carte tickets may be available upon request.
Internships and Scholarships
This program provides minority college students with an opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in the industry. Designed by industry professionals, the program offers a 10-week paid internship open to college juniors, seniors, and first year graduate students from all academic disciplines.
COMTO National’s Scholarship Program annually awards multiple national academic scholarships, ranging from $500 to $6,000 each, to minority graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in the transportation industry. Additionally, COMTO Chapters collectively award close to $500,000 annually in academic scholarships to local applicants.
This September event is a series of legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It brings together legislative and industry experts to discuss relevant issues facing the transportation industry. The program begins with a legislative panel discussion and concludes with COMTO members visiting their respective Congressional officials and representatives.