This ICOET, we especially welcome delegates from developing countries and students from any country. We recognize the cost of traveling and staying at the conference and we welcome your proposals for the support you need to attend. We especially welcome the planners and participants for the South America transportation ecology conference to come and give us an idea of the latest and greatest research you are conducting (please only those actually from the countries in question). We value the current and future contributions of students and emerging professionals and will similarly do what we can to support your participation, with priority given to students from developing countries. Please let me know if you need a letter of invitation or similar for your institution or for applying for a visa.