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Raising the Fun and Raising Funds
It's easy to understand why the Georgia Section of ITE (GAITE) took home the ITE Outstanding
Section/Chapter Award in 2020. Incredibly engaged with its membership and proactive about
partnering with outside organizations, GAITE takes every opportunity to maximize its offerings
to support its members-from students to seasoned professionals-through a wide range of
activities, events, fundraisers, and scholarships.
GAITE holds nine monthly meetings in a given year, three conferences/workshops, and
a yearly awards banquet, helping members meet their continuing education requirements
while providing networking opportunities. Monthly meetings feature diverse speakers on a
wide variety of topics relevant to the transportation industry. Prior to COVID, meetings were
held in person at different locations around the metro Atlanta area. Since the pandemic, meetings have transitioned to a virtual format, streamed live on the Section's YouTube page and
also available to view on-demand. Both pre- and post-COVID, GAITE has continued to average
more than 100 people at its meetings. Once it is safe to resume in-person gatherings, GAITE
plans to continue offering a virtual attendance option for all events.
Annually, GAITE hosts a Winter Workshop, Summer Seminar, and Technical Exchange,
providing unique experiences and opportunities for members to learn and interact with professionals outside the organization. The Winter Workshop is a two-day conference hosted with
the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Georgia Chapter. This event often changes
locations to meet the needs of the conference and allow members from across the state to
attend. Summer Seminar is GAITE's largest annual conference with total registration exceeding
300 people. This four-day event takes place at the King and Prince Resort on Saint Simons
Island, GA, USA often drawing attendees from around the nation. The Technical Exchange is a
one-day event organized between GAITE and a different partnering ITE Section from a neighboring state. The meeting is held in Georgia or the parenting state, near the state borders, to
encourage participation from both Sections.
The Section announces its annual award winners, scholarship winners, and the next year's
board at the Annual Awards Banquet every December. The meeting was held in person in 2020,
but was limited to essential personnel and prerecorded for broadcasting on the Section's YouTube channel. Thanks to GAITE's creative marketing team, the recording was edited to provide an
awards ceremony feel, complete with a cheesy monologue from a host, and-of course-jokes.
GAITE's relationship with Student Chapters is a priority for the Section. In 2020, GAITE
supported the Georgia Tech Student Chapter with its preparation and hosting of the Southern
District of ITE (SDITE) Student Leadership Summit, held on Georgia Tech's campus with more
than 140 attendees. Outside of COVID,
meetings are held on two campuses a year
to promote networking opportunities, and
social activities are organized with each
student chapter. GAITE also allows students
to attend any of its monthly meeting for
free, and actively assists Student Chapters
with finding speakers for their meetings.
Traffic Bowl practice events helps students
to prepare for competitions, and GAITE
provides travel allowance for teams traveling
a considerable distance to compete in the
Traffic Bowl competition.
Swearing in of 2021 GAITE board with safety in mind.
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