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KDOT Transportation Safety Conference

29th Annual KDOT Transportation Safety Conference
April 15-17, 2024
Hotel Topeka at City Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS

We are excited about our line-up of speakers this year including our keynote address by Jay Otto, Montana State University, who will kick off the conference with “Reaching the Last 10%: Ideas on How to Improve Trends in Traffic Safety.” We may be equally excited to offer continuing maintenance credits with the American Institute of Certified Planners and continuing education units for emergency medical service professionals through the Board of Emergency Medical Services.
You and other transportation safety advocates will have the opportunity to visit transportation safety exhibits, network with peers, and attend a choice of breakout sessions supporting the Safe System Approach objectives: Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Speeds, Safer Vehicles, and Post-Crash Care. Regional breakout sessions held Wednesday, April 17th, will allow for multidisciplinary discussions regarding the specific challenges within each region of Kansas.
Registration is $50 per person. Registration, hotel, and all travel fees will need to be covered by you/your office. The Hotel Topeka at City Center is the conference host hotel. There is a conference rate for hotel rooms.

Breakfast and lunch are part of the conference on April 16–17.
If you are speaking at the conference, you will be contacted by KDOT staff or our conference contractor at KU to coordinate your registration.

Who should attend:
Law enforcement personnel
Court professionals
State and local government officials
Transportation safety advocates
EMT and EMS workers
Driving educators and counselors
Special interest group representatives
Keynote and breakout sessions cover injury control, law enforcement, youth issues, roadway safety, medical marijuana and public safety, older driver issues, children in vehicles, and more. Participants can receive up to 9.5 contact hours of instruction. Several networking breaks allow attendees to meet and talk with speakers, colleagues and vendors in the virtual exhibit hall each day.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Monday, April 15 (more information coming)

Visit the conference website for complete information.
Sponsored by University of Kansas Jayhawk Global and a federal grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation.


Transportation Safety Awards 

What is a Transportation Safety Award?
Transportation Safety Awards are presented annually to safety advocates who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of transportation safety in Kansas.

Submit your Nominations Here:

People Saving People Award

Hero Award

Nominations are due by Feb. 15, 2024

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