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Experts encouraged to share expertise at 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

Applications open to lead education sessions at ATSSA’s 2021 Convention

UPDATE: ATSSA extended the deadline for submissions to July 9 at 11:59 p.m.

It’s time to start thinking about sun, San Diego and sharing your expertise with leaders across the roadway safety infrastructure industry.

ATSSA seeks your proposals to lead educational sessions for the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo scheduled for San Diego from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. The event may have some new twists in 2021 due to the global pandemic but it’s on and applications to present your industry insights and expertise are now available. Applications are now open for proposals and due by June 25.

“We are excited to see what topics and ideas the industry will bring forward with this Call for Proposals,” said ATSSA Training Program Manager Jessica Scheyder. “Sessions that can be conducted virtually or pre-recorded will be of particular interest, as well as sessions that address the obstacles and opportunities related to the current pandemic environment.”

ATSSA is looking for ideas that showcase the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research and proven best practices. Submissions will provide ways to improve roadway infrastructure safety from a strategic and operational perspective as well as from a tactical approach.

Proposals should:

  • Address the importance of roadway infrastructure safety from a strategic perspective;
  • Explore the role of technological innovations in the industry;
  • Speak to new regulations and real-time issues;
  • Provide a preview of industry trends;
  • Identify good practices and cost-effective safety solutions;
  • Explore essential business practices such as operations, strategic planning, legal concerns, media and crisis training, supervisory and leadership skills, new contract management, hiring and retaining qualified employees.

ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for roadway infrastructure safety professionals and transportation officials from across the U.S. and around the globe. This year, the Convention brought together nearly 3,700 business leaders, government officials, subcontractors, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel, and all disciplines involved in nearly every aspect of roadway infrastructure safety.

Each year, this community gathers to learn, network, and discover the latest industry best practices to improve roadway infrastructure safety. The Convention & Traffic Expo is viewed as a must-attend conference to stay current on trends and industry advancements, to access new products and technologies, and to stay abreast of legislative priorities and regulatory changes.

Submission Process

  • The Call for Proposals opened Thursday, June 4.
  • Proposals are due Thursday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET and must be completed in the online submission system to be considered.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission for your records.
  • All proposals will be reviewed by a group of ATSSA member volunteers and staff who will rate and recommend final selections. Proposals will be selected based on relevance and importance to the continued practice of roadway infrastructure safety.
  • You will be notified no later than Aug. 21 on the status of your proposal.

Presenter Responsibilities

All accepted presenters must agree to the following rules and responsibilities:

  • Meet all posted dates/deadlines and submit all required items (bio, photo, etc.)
  • Register for the Convention & Traffic Expo (speaker registration is complimentary)
  • Meet all Convention-related due dates and deadlines
  • Accept ATSSA’s Speaker Agreement

This is your opportunity to make essential connections to advance roadway safety.

Anyone with questions about the proposal process should contact Jessica Scheyder at

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