Changes in store for ATSSA’s 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo

Check out innovative plans for ATSSA’s event in Orlando, Fla.

ATSSA’s 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo is about “Driving Innovation for Roadway Safety” and that innovation includes a new format for the 55th annual event.

“We take seriously the feedback we receive each year from our participants and are always looking to enhance the experience for everyone from exhibitors to speakers to long-term attendees,” said ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner. “And, of course, we’re always thinking of our first-time attendees and young professionals, seeking to make the event memorable and valuable for them.”

With that in mind, the Convention & Traffic Expo in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 28-March 4, launches a new format that offers something for every roadway safety advocate.

Golf and sporting clays enthusiasts will continue to enjoy the opportunity to compete for a cause on the first day of Convention, Friday (Feb. 28). And Committee and Council meetings will remain the focus on Saturday (March 1), kicking off our time in the Orange County Convention Center.

But after that, keep your Convention app at hand so you don’t miss a thing as changes shift into high gear.

Sunday (March 2) will be packed with a full day of education sessions, stretching from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You’ll have dozens of sessions to choose from on a variety of tracks to help advance your career, grow your business and expand your thinking.

Then at 4 p.m., get your first glimpse of the exhibits during the Traffic Expo Preview Event.  This new two-hour event includes refreshments and music, offering an early opportunity to check out the latest innovations in the roadway safety infrastructure industry.

Monday (March 3) begins with the Convention’s single general session from 9-10:30 a.m., featuring our keynote speaker, a leadership update, a legislative update, an ATSS Foundation update and the announcement of national award winners.

The new Sunday schedule means exhibitors can participate in Monday’s general session and still make it to their booths in time for the grand opening of the Traffic Expo at 10:30 a.m.

After the general session, the ATSSA booth will host an awards reception and lunch will be available on the exhibit floor, meaning no one needs to leave the Convention Center in search of food. That allows Convention-goers to take advantage of increased opportunities to meet, greet and eat with industry colleagues while devouring valuable information.

But the day doesn’t stop there. Two receptions are slated for Monday evening – the Political Action Committee (PAC) Reception at 6 p.m. and the Young Industry Professionals (YIP) Reception at 7 p.m. The Convention also will include Public Agency and First-Time/New Member events. Details are still to come on the time and dates for those.

Tuesday (March 4) activities have also been reimagined, thanks to input from avid roadway safety professionals. The Circle of Innovation will run for one hour, starting at 9 a.m. and be held in a more intimate setting, making interaction easier between speakers and those in attendance.

Afterward, the Traffic Expo floor re-opens, featuring a Tuesday brunch, providing an opportunity to continue networking and exploring the massive showcase of safety devices, tools and technology, fresh off the inspiration of ATSSA’s perennially popular Circle of Innovation.

And don’t miss Tuesday’s Member Appreciation Reception on the Expo floor.

“Convention 2025 may seem like a long way off but it’s not too early to start planning,” Tetschner said. “I’m excited for all we have planned for our 55th year and I look forward to seeing our new plans unfold. We will share more developments in the months ahead but for now, get your booth reserved and the dates on your calendar.”

Published Date

May 29, 2024

Post Type

  • News

Topic

  • ATSS Foundation Events
  • ATSSA News

Group Type

  • Committee
  • Council

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