JCT Symposium going online for 2020 with as much expertise as ever
ITS (UK) members JCT, the organisers of the popular annual Traffic Signals Symposium have announced that the 25th event next month will feature two days of virtual presentations.
The event was scheduled to take place on the 22 and 23 September at Nottingham Trent University, however, given the continuing government restrictions in the wake of Covid-19, it is moving to two days of discussion via Zoom Webinar.
“It’s regrettable we’re not meeting in person, but we’re doing everything to replicate as much of the Symposium experience as possible,” explained JCT Director John Nightingale (pictured). “We are lining up over 20 presentations via Zoom with Q and A and networking facilities which means that we can help the industry come together, with the expertise delegates come to expect over the last 24 years.”
This year’s Symposium will be free to delegates, with registrations opening on 1st September. The event is being made possible thanks to the support of Event Partners made up of companies and organisations which usually would sponsor or take an exhibition booth.
“It’s great how everyone’s come together to make it happen,” continued Nightingale. “Thanks go to: AGD, Aldridge, C&T Technology, Clearview Intelligence, COLAS, Dynniq, Highways News, IHE, Integrated Traffic Services, ITS (UK), NAL, Now Wireless, PTV, Siemens Mobility, Swarco, Telent, TWM Traffic Control Systems and TRL who are supporting the Symposium financially. We expect that, being online and free, we’ll have record numbers of delegates taking part sharing the latest ideas and best practice in an industry which has faced major changes over the past few months.”
As with previous years, JCT is also facilitating the MOVA user group which will take place on 17 September, also via Zoom Webinar.