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2014 Final Program


Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities –
the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S.

Gaylord Opryland, Nashville Tennessee • April 27 – 29, 2014

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The Lifesavers Conference is offered at a value that cannot be matched by any other highway safety conference!

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can’t get the kind of information that is conveyed at this conference anywhere else at this value. There is no professional training that provides the same kind of information that compares with the Lifesavers Conference.


What is Lifesavers?(back to top)

Celebrating 32 Years of Delivering Solutions to Today’s Critical Highway Safety Problems

Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways. Drawing over 1,700 participants in 2013, Lifesavers continues to be the essential conference since its start in 1982. Each year, Lifesavers provides a forum for the presentation of proven countermeasures and initiatives that address today’s critical highway safety problems.

Lifesavers is a non-profit organization with no single sponsor and relies on the involvement of diverse private and public groups who share the common goal of improving highway safety.

Five Great Reasons to Attend Lifesavers (back to top)

1. Geared for All, a Great Value

The Lifesavers Conference is different from other highway safety conferences because it’s geared towards novice as well as seasoned safety practitioners working at the local, state and national level to address the nation’s most pressing roadway problems. Whether you’re a state or local highway safety official, police officer or first responder, private or non-profit program provider, student or academician, Lifesavers’ comprehensive program affords you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with the nation’s leading traffic safety experts in just two and a half days. And all of this is offered at a highly affordable price that won’t bust your budget. How is that possible? The volunteer-led Lifesavers Conference Board of Directors and Planning Committee control costs by soliciting sponsorships, holding the conference off-season, and co-hosting the event with the state highway safety office. An early-bird registration fee and a limited number of government-rate rooms at our conference hotels are also available.

“I can’t thank my state highway safety office enough for giving my agency a grant so that I could attend Lifesavers. It was my first one and I’m going to lobby like crazy to attend next year.”

A., New Jersey

2. Proven Programs, Hot Topics

The Lifesavers Planning Committee is driven to develop a workshop agenda that includes cutting-edge programs that are proven, through research and/or evaluation, to work. They also reach out to past conference attendees, monitor the headlines, and query TRB, NHTSA and other safety organizations to identify hot topics. From distracted driving and walking to impairment caused by prescription and synthetic drugs and over-the-counter medications, you can count on Lifesavers to focus on these and other emerging issues at the 2014 conference. Also on tap for Nashville – workshops discussing the latest enforcement and judicial initiatives, advances in child and occupant protection, programs to assist vulnerable and high-risk roadway users, along with the latest research and policy developments, new technologies, and much more. Each workshop will feature a panel of knowledgeable speakers who are carefully vetted to ensure they not only know the subject, but can engage and energize an audience. Every one of the more than 80 Lifesavers workshops is designed to provide information and tools that you can immediately put into practice. Some of the workshops also offer continuing education credits, making your participation at Lifesavers an even greater value.

“The workshops were very good. The topics were relevant to what I do and featured speakers who knew their stuff.”

T., Municipal Police Official

3. National Leaders, Leading Experts

The nation’s top safety professionals including leaders of the U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, FHWA, FMCSA, NTSB,AAMVA, AAA, NSC, GHSA, IIHS, MADD, auto and insurance industries, and more participate annually in the Lifesavers Conference and send numerous members of their staff. Lifesavers has extended an invitation to the new Secretary of Transportation and other key officials. Plus, the NHTSA Administrator will also once again keynote the annual public service awards luncheon where dedicated individuals who are recognized as experts in their fields along with highly effective traffic safety programs will be honored.

“David Strickland (NHTSA Administrator) was inspiring. He made me feel good about the work I’m doing.”

S., Florida

4. Tremendous Networking Opportunities

Now in its 32nd year, Lifesavers attracts nearly 1,700 U.S. and international safety professionals who are working diligently to reduce motor vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities that occur daily on our roadways. You’ll have numerous opportunities throughout the conference for formal and informal peer exchange and networking. Every workshop also features a question and answer session that is led by a skilled moderator tasked with facilitating audience participation. Additionally, workshop presenters welcome the opportunity for one-on-one discussion following their sessions. An online attendees list is also made available to all participants so you can continue the dialogue once you return home.

“I wouldn’t miss Lifesavers. I came away from every conference with new contacts, new ideas and new energy.”

L., 5th year participant

5. State-of-the-Art Products, Friendly Exhibitors

More than 100 companies, organizations and government agencies exhibit their latest products, services, programs and/or publications annually at Lifesavers. In fact, some companies exhibit only at Lifesavers because of the number and broad cross-section of safety professionals who are drawn to the event. The exhibits are staffed by dedicated individuals who, just like you, are committed to saving lives and many come back year-after-year citing the warm welcome they receive from Lifesavers attendees and organizers.

“The exhibit hall featured a variety of companies that were friendly, but not pushy. They had a lot to offer.”

R., Program Coordinator

The sponsors for the 2014 conference in Nashville are:

Financial Sponsors:

Lifesavers Champions - $10,000+:

The Allstate Foundation
General Motors
Nationwide Insurance
State Farm

Lifesavers Partners - $5,000 to $9,999:

Farmers Insurance
FedEx Ground
National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR)
Smart Start, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America

Lifesavers Supporters - $1,000 to $4,999:

ADEPT Driver
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Alliance Sport Marketing
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Association of Global Automakers, Inc.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chrysler Group LLC
Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers
Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.
Ford Driving Skills for Life
Johnson & Johnson
Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Automobile Dealers Association
National Safety Council
Safe Kids Worldwide
Tennessee Trucking Foundation

Lifesavers is grateful for the support of all our sponsors. We especially want to thank our state sponsor, the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for its support and for providing volunteers and conference bags.

Volunteer, In-Kind Sponsors:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Governors Highway Safety Association
I Drive Safely
Insurance Institute of Highway Safety
National District Attorneys Association
National Transportation Safety Board
Safe States Alliance

Sponsorship (back to top)

Promote your organization’s expertise and become a 2014 Lifesavers Conference Sponsor.

Sponsor benefits include recognition on the Lifesavers website, in printed materials and signage, and special seating and recognition at the Public Service Awards Luncheon.

Sponsorship Levels

Lifesavers Supporter – $1,000 to $4,999

  • Priority seating at plenaries and luncheons
  • Logo and company/organization name in conference program
  • Special recognition for exhibiting sponsors (in the program and in the exhibit hall)
  • Sponsor list displayed on screens during the plenaries and luncheons
  • Recognition on Lifesavers' website
  • Recognition plaque

Lifesavers Partner – $5,000 to $9,999

All the benefits of a Supporter, plus priority exhibit booth selection, one free registration, and a free attendee list

Lifesavers Champion – $10,000 and up

All the benefits of a Partner, plus two additional free registrations, for a total of three

Please contact the Lifesavers Conference, Inc. at 703-922-7944, or email Bill Windsor for more information on sponsoring.

Future Lifesavers Conferences(back to top)

April 27-29, 2014 • Gaylord Opryland • Nashville, TN
March 15-17, 2015 • Hyatt Regency Chicago • Chicago, IL
April 3-5, 2016 • Long Beach Convention Center • Long Beach, CA

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