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This year's half-day summit features a set of three breakout sessions, any of which you can attend during two time slots in the agenda.

Breakout Sessions

IN the car

As the world around us changes, drivers of all types face choices that can impact safety. Join us as we delve into ways to influence operator behavior.

  • Moderator: Chief Matthew Packard, Colorado State Patrol
  • Sam Cole, CDOT, Communications Manager for Traffic Safety
  • Jay Otto, Montana State University, Principal Scientist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute
  • Al Graham,  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Regional Program Manager

ON the road

As the way we travel changes in the design and layout of our roadways is more important than ever to ensure that we all get where we are going in a safe manner. Explore innovative ways to keep our roadways safer.

  • Moderator: Josh Laipply Chief Projects Officer for The City and County of Denver/ Former CDOT Chief Engineer
  • Rolf Eisinger City and County of Denver, Project Manager Vision Zero Program
  • Patrick Chavez CDOT PM II, TIM Track
  • Scott Zainhofsky North Dakota Department of Transportation, Project Engineer


Scooters are moving in, bike and pedestrian crashes are on the rise, and our multimodal transportation system is more complex than ever. Learn and discuss the latest in self-powered mobility safety

  • Moderator: Jessica Fields, Denver Senior Engineer, Toole Design
  • John Tinnell, University of Colorado Denver, Associate Professor
  • Kenneth Brubaker, CDOT Bike/Pedestrian Engineer  
  • Brooke Struve-Design Program Manager FHWA

Schedule at a Glance
Full details coming soon

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration opens
Centennial Foyer
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Safety Information Fair
Centennial Foyer
11:30 a.m. Welcome, Lunch
Centennial Ballroom
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

General Session Presentations
Emcee Trooper Josh Lewis Colorado State Patrol
Welcome by CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew

Presentations by
Herman Stockinger CDOT Deputy Director
J. Skyler McKinley, AAA Colorado Public Relations and Government Affairs
Jared Polis Governor of Colorado

1:00 p.m.

Breakout Round 1
Centennial F, G, and H

2:15 p.m.

Networking break
Centennial Foyer

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Round 2
Centennial F, G, and H

4:15  p.m. Conference adjourns