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Wednesday, August 28
Colorado Mesa University Ballroom
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Get ready for a full day conference designed to educate and connect you to the transportation safety community. This is an event for a diverse group of professionals, first responders, advocates, and interested members of the community seeking to acquire new knowledge in transportation safety, engage in dialogue, and establish connections with like-minded people. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to be part of the movement to create a safe transportation system for all, right here in Western Colorado.

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Claim your tickets by August 19. Tickets are $40 each.

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8:30 - 9:00 AM: Registration, Coffee, and Networking. 9:00 - 9:45 AM: Welcome and Morning Keynote by Captain Matt Ozanic. 10:00 - 10:45 AM: Breakout Sessions. 11:00 - 11:45 AM: Breakout Sessions. 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Exhibitor and Networking Lunch Hour. 1:00 - 1:45 PM: Afternoon Keynote to Be Announced. 2:00 - 2:45 PM: Breakout Sessions. 3:00 - 3:45 PM: Closing Keynote by Dr. Terry Chase.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker Western Colorado Transportation Safety Symposium: Captain Matt Ozanic

Captain Matt Ozanic 

Captain Matt Ozanic with Colorado State Patrol in Fruita will set the stage with his keynote presentation showcasing the local successes of surge enforcement operations and its positive impact on crime and crash reduction.

Keynote Speaker Western Colorado Transportation Safety Symposium: Dr. Terry Chase

Dr. Terry Chase

Dr. Terry Chase offers an interactive and engaging keynote through a inspiring mix of her personal story (including a crash-related spinal cord injury), positive psychology, grounded wisdom, and a call-to-action.

Breakout Session Highlights

  • Saving Lives by Changing Laws
  • Colorado DUI Problem-Solving Courts 
  • Emergency Streets: A New Response to Fatal Crashes
  • Along for the Ride: Applying Child Passenger Safety Strategies
  • Designing Safe Streets for People in Rural Areas
  • Beyond Limits: City of Boulder's Context Sensitive Approach to Speed Limit Setting
  • Mesa County Safety Action Plan

Who Should Attend?

  • Local, state, and federal highway safety professionals

  • Law enforcement

  • First responders

  • Transportation planners and engineers

  • Prosecutors

  • Victim advocates

  • Public health professionals

  • Insurance professionals

  • Safety and injury prevention specialists

  • Students, researchers, and academics

  • Private and non-profit program providers

  • Interested members of the Western Colorado public

Why Should You Attend?

1. Education and Training

  • Hear from statewide and local transportation safety experts, practitioners, and leaders during sessions that will address locally relevant topics and cutting-edge programs

  • Choose from a list of breakout sessions that interest you 

  • Learn from several keynote speakers

2. Exhibits

  • Transportation safety exhibitors will share their knowledge, products, and services

3. Networking

  • Network with fellow safety professionals from all over Western Colorado

4. Lunch Will Be Provided


Specific questions about the event can be directed to Rachel Peterson via email at or by phone (970) 623-8479.