June 7 – 9, 2017 | Omni Mandalay Hotel | Las Colinas/Irving, Texas

You Can Make a Difference
in the new
Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan!

The 2017 Traffic Safety Conference is your chance to help shape the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).

This year’s conference is designed to give you the opportunity to learn about and participate in the development of the SHSP. The SHSP will set the priorities for improving traffic safety in Texas in the near term.  The intent is to develop a state plan that all safety professionals, of all agencies and groups, can support, be part of and take action on.

Therefore, we’ve designed the conference around the emphasis areas selected by the SHSP Executive Team:

The Conference will be organized into three stages.

Stage 1 will feature a round robin of briefings and input on each emphasis area by subject matter experts. Every participant will have the opportunity to learn about the crash stats, strategies and countermeasures for each emphasis area. You’ll also have the chance to provide input on the countermeasures you believe should be prioritized. It will be a fast-paced and active event.

Stage 2 will feature a facilitated discussion of the emphasis areas. You’ll be able to select which of the emphasis areas you are most interested. We’ll discuss the results of the initial ranking of countermeasures from Stage 1, discuss the effectiveness, practicality and actions necessary to implement the countermeasures and reset the priorities. Stage 2 will occur in two phases, so you’ll be able to attend two different emphasis area sessions.

Stage 3 will bring us all back together to hear reports from each emphasis area session, and to discuss future actions. The conference results will be an important input into setting the final strategic plan.

Please bring your valuable insight and safety ideas to a make a difference!

Subject Matter Experts leading Stage 1 sessions:


  • Major David Palmer, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Susan Herbel, Safety Consultant on the SHSP team


  • Jena Prescott, Assistant Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies
  • Eva Shipp, Crash Analytics Team Leader, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Center for Transportation Safety


  • Bill Stockton, Executive Associate Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute,
  • Larry Krantz, Police Traffic Services Program Manager, Texas Department of Transportation


  • Darren McDaniel, Safety Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Brian Moen, Assistant Director of Engineering Services, City of Frisco, Texas


  • Brian Shamburger, Senior Vice President, Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc.
  • Robert Wunderlich, Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Lane and Roadway Departures

  • Rebecca Wells, District Traffic Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation — Atlanta District
  • Karen Dixon, Senior Research Engineer and Roadway Safety Program Manager, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Older Users

  • Susan Chrysler, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director SafeD University Transportation Center, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Register NOW, reserve a room at the conference hotel, and make your plans to attend!

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The conference program is now available online.

Pre-Conference Workshop Details

The pre-conference workshop details are now available online.

Conference Overview

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Pre-Conference Workshops
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Exhibitor Set-up
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Conference Registration Desk Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.              Welcome/Exhibitors Reception

 Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Opening Welcome Session
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Emphasis Area Round Robin Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.            Conference Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Emphasis Area Round Robin Sessions
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Emphasis Area Facilitated Discussion Sessions

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Emphasis Area Facilitated Discussion Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Plenary Session/Conference Close

Registration Information

Online registration will be available until 5:00 pm CST, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas.

Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel. The fee is $200 through Friday, May 12, 2017. A $50 late fee will be added to registrations received after May 12, 2017.

You are encouraged to register online. Please make check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-Safety17. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. If paying by check or money order, you register online and then mail your payment to EM&P. EM&P cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference. NO PURCHASE ORDERS ACCEPTED.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Conference registration will be available at the hotel immediately prior to the conference. On-site registration fee of $300 will be in effect during that time. Check, money order, exact cash, and credit card payments will be accepted on-site.

Suggested conference attire is business casual.


Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after Friday, April 28, 2017.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like more information about exhibiting at this conference, please visit the exhibitor web page.

Speaker Information

Speakers should register online no later than May 31, 2017.

Note: Speakers must register for the conference even if you only plan to attend your session. We need your information so we can have conference materials ready for you when you arrive. Please submit your presentations to Jessica Franklin prior to June 2, 2017 deadline.

If you have need of further information, please contact Jessica Franklin at (979) 317-2568, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Hotel Reservations

For hotel reservations, please contact Jordan Bertling at (979) 317-2093, or via email at [email protected].

Find more details about the Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas here.


The Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas provides the following parking options:

  • Complimentary covered self-parking, based upon availability
  • On-site valet ($22 overnight with in/out privileges)
  • Day valet parking: $16 per car

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want more visibility for your agency or organization?  Sponsor a breakfast or break at the conference.  For more info call Jessica Franklin at (979) 317-2568 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

City Information

For more information about the city of Irving, please visit the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For More Information

Program Contents

Jessica L. Franklin
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 317-2568
[email protected]

Registration & Exhibits

Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 317-2222
[email protected]