The State of Mobility 2021

RTA 19th Annual Meeting:
Funding the Future of I-40Presented by Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Friday, January 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary

Join the regional business community at our RTA 19th Annual Meeting — presented by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC — for a timely conversation on funding the future of I-40.

Scroll down for sponsorship and registration details.

Questions? Contact Natalie Ridout at 919.664.7062 or

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline, RTA 2020 chair
  • Joey Hopkins, PE, NCDOT Division Engineer, Division 5

Event sponsors

  • Research Triangle Foundation of NC  (presenting sponsor)


  • RTA Gold members receive 8 tickets included with their membership investment.
  • RTA Silver members, Senior Regional Partners, and Bronze members receive 2 tickets included with their membership.
  • All RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze members also receive recognition at the event.
  • RTA Standard members have 1 ticket included with their membership.
  • Additional tickets are available at $95 for RTA members and partners, and $125 for non-RTA members. No refunds after January 6.

*Coronavirus registration note:  RTA expects to hold an outstanding in-person event and looks forward to welcoming our members and partners. However, the number of available registrations may depend on social distancing and event capacity requirements in force on day of event, so early registration is essential. RTA reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per company to maximize overall engagement if capacity limitations are in effect.

No refunds after January 6, unless we were to convert the event to an exclusive online event, in which case the refund deadline will be extended to January 19.

Sponsorship options

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000; restricted to RTA Gold members)

  • Event “presented by” your company
  • Opportunity to participate in event agenda
  • Reserved parking with firm logo
  • Prominent recognition at event and on RTA event webpage
  • Plus all Event Sponsor benefits below

Event Sponsor  ($999)

  • Company name displayed on event signage and event agenda
  • Name and verbal recognition at event
  • Name recognition in RTA promotional e-mails and on RTA event webpage
  • Registration for six (6)* participants at event with at-table name recognition
  • RTA membership is not required to serve as an Event Sponsor.

Note:  RTA Gold, Silver, and Bronze memberships also include recognition benefits at all events

*Seating note:  Number of seats available at-table may depend on social distancing and event capacity requirements in force on day of event.

RTA is a regional program of the Raleigh Chamber, which has determined that this event is permitted under Section 138A-32(e)(1)c of the General Statutes.

About the 2020 event

RTA Leadership Team

RTA Gold Members
Clark Nexsen
Duke Energy
FORGE Communications
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Kane Realty
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Raleigh Chamber
Red Hat, Inc.
Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
Wake County Economic Development  (EDGE6)
Wetherill Engineering, Inc

RTA Silver Members
AT&T North Carolina
Brios Media
The Carolantic Fund
Chatham Park / Preston Development
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Suisse
Dominion Energy
Duke University
Fidelity Investments
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Martin Marietta
Maupin Travel
North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina State University
SAS Institute Inc.
Smith Anderson
The Special Event Company
STV Inc.
SunTrust Bank
The Sunrock Group
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Health Care / UNC REX Healthcare

RTA Senior Regional Partners
Capital Area MPO
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO
City of Durham
GoRaleigh / City of Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Town of Cary
Triangle J Council of Governments

RTA Bronze members
Alfred Benesch & Company
AveXis, Inc.
Avison Young
Bolton & Menk
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Fox Rothschild LLP
Highwoods Properties
McKim & Creed
Mott MacDonald
Parmer RTP
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Trinity Capital Partners
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Wake Technical Community College
York Properties, Inc./McDonald-York Building Company

Gold members

Thank you to our Omnia Gold, Sustaining Gold, and Gold members

Omnia Gold