All conference activities are at the Charlotte Convention Center • Charlotte, NC • March 26-28, 2017

View past conference workshops by visiting the Archives Page.

The list of over 80 workshops being offered at the 2017 Charlotte Conference is below.

View the full workshop schedule reflecting date and time here:




Click on the link in each track for workshop descriptions.  

Adult Occupant Protection/Vehicle Technology


  • Driver Assistance Technologies: What Are They & Will They Help Me Be a Safer Driver?
  • Automated Vehicles & Their Impact on Occupant Protection
  • Proven Strategies for Targeting High Risk Populations
  • New Tactics for Compelling Hardliners to Buckle Up
  • Best Practices to Bolster Seat Belt Education & Enforcement



  • Social Media Part 1: Getting Started
  • Social Media Part 2: Taking Your Program to the Next Level
  • Building Innovative Safety Campaigns That Capture Attention
  • Leveraging Partnerships to Expand Impact & Reach
  • Overcoming Misconceptions & Preconceptions About Law Enforcement with the Public & Juries
  • Tips & Tactics for Engaging Millennials & “Generation Z”
  • Marketing on a Shoestring: Resources That Won’t Break the Bank

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement


  • Do You See It? Staying Ahead of Changing Drug Trends
  • DUI Silver Bullets That Really Work to Win Cases!
  • Leveraging the Latest Research to Prevent Line of Duty Deaths
  • The Secret to Developing an Effective Sobriety Court
  • Understanding & Safely Dealing with the Sovereign Citizen Movement
  • Higher, Higher, Higher: The 101 On Concentrates, Waxes & Drug Based Vapes
  • Partners In Justice: Prosecutors, Law Enforcement & Results Oriented Testimony
  • Marijuana: Legal History, Neuroscience, Toxicology & Demystifying the DRE
  • Impact of Body-Worn Cameras in Traffic Safety

Distracted Driving


  • Capitalizing on New Research to Bolster Your Distracted Driving Efforts
  • Employer & Municipal Policies & Practices That Work
  • Strategies for Helping Emergency Responders Minimize Distractions behind the Wheel
  • Leveraging Research & Evaluation to Develop Effective Distracted Driving Campaigns
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted: Turning Passengers into Advocates for Distraction-Free Driving
  • Using Training to Increase Officer Buy-in & Enforcement of Distracted Driving Laws
  • Taking Action to End Distraction
  • Teens & Situational Awareness: Training Drivers to Recognize the Dangers of Distraction

Impaired Driving


  • Tools for Addressing Repeat DUI Offenders
  • Ignition Interlocks: A Proven Technology for Stopping Drunk Drivers
  • New Approaches for Combatting Impaired Driving
  • Leveraging the Latest Research to Combat Drugged Driving
  • Technology to Eliminate Drunk Driving Is Closer Than You Think
  • Experiencing the Life-changing Effect of a Victim Impact Panel, Part 1
  • How to Effectively Partner with Victim & Survivor Advocates, Victim Impact Panel Part 2
  • Understanding & Overcoming Impaired Driving Challenges Facing Law Enforcement
  • Oral Fluid Testing: A Game Changer for Detecting Drug-Impaired Drivers?
  • What Happens When You Drive Impaired by Alcohol or Other Drugs?
  • Implementation & Use of E-Warrant Systems in Impaired Driving Cases

Motorcycle Safety


  • Using New Research to Understand & Address Motorcyclist Behavior, Attitudes & Crashes
  • Motor Officers: Bridging the Gap between Enthusiasts & Enforcers
  • Effectively Communicating Motorcycle Safety Messages

Occupant Protection for Children


  • CPS & Vehicle Manufacturers Latest Technology: Part 1 (1.5 CEUs)
  • CPS & Vehicle Manufacturers Latest Technology: Part 2 (1.5 CEUs)
  • Expanding Technician Skills: Special Needs Transport In-service for OT/PT & Hospital Personnel
  • Why Aren’t There Seat Belts on School Buses? What Does the Research Tell Us? (1 CEU)
  • How to Use Checklist Forms to Positively Impact Your Bottom Line
  • CPS Fellowship! Bringing Diverse Partners to the Table
  • Cops & Car Seats: Protecting & Serving the Smallest Passengers
  • No Left Turns: On the Road to Booster Seat Education
  • Planting Seeds: How to Cultivate Empathy When Working with Families in Poverty
  • Thank You for Calling Tech Support, We Can Help You Sustain Your Technician Pool
  • Unattended Is Unacceptable, New Technological Advancements to Keep Kids Safe
  • Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes at Britax! (off-site – 1.5 CEUs)

Older Drivers


  • Putting Assistive Technology to Work for Older Drivers
  • The New Driving Impairment: Understanding & Compensating for the Conditions That Affect Aging Drivers
  • Safe at Every Age: Driving Longer Safely
  • Transportation & Aging: What Community Stakeholders Need to Know

Other Highway Safety Priorities


  • Poster Dash
  • We Know the Problem But How Do We Fix It? Overcoming Wrong-way Crashes
  • Many Names, One Goal: Toward Zero Deaths
  • A Critical Impasse: Overnight Delivery Demands Soar, Aging Infrastructure Crumbles, Roadway Fatalities Rise, What’s the Solution?
  • Who You Gonna Call? Emergency Medical Services, That’s Who
  • What Happens When the Driver Is a Robot? Autonomous Vehicles, Human Behavior & Safety
  • A Public Health Perspective on Preventing Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
  • Toward Zero Deaths: Beyond Campaign Slogans to Action on the Ground
  • Community-Based Transportation Safety Initiatives from Cradle to Grave

Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety


  • Bicycle Safety Laws: The View from behind the Handlebars
  • Forward to the Future: Technologies for Safer Walking & Biking
  • It Takes a Community to Make Walking & Biking Safe
  • Let’s Share! Changing Roadway User Behavior through Engineering
  • Planning for Change: Initiatives & Campaigns to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
  • Saving Lives & Engaging the Public through Pedestrian Enforcement
  • Walking Tour of Charlotte (off-site)

Teen Traffic Safety


  • Leveraging the Youth Voice to Promote Teen Traffic Safety
  • Now Trending: A Fresh Look at Driver Ed
  • Tools & Tactics to Help Novice Drivers with Special Challenges
  • Out of Bounds: Older Novice Drivers’ Crash Risk & Solutions
  • Light the Fire: How to Reach & Engage Parents of Novice Drivers
  • The Night Is Dark & Full of Terrors: Teens & Nighttime Driving Risks
  • Fine-Tuning Your Message to Get Action on Young Driver Safety Policies
  • Brag, Borrow or Steal: Community Partnerships That Work