ACOI Call for Solutions


ATSSA’s 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the U.S. and around the globe. The convention brings together business leaders, government officials, subcontractors, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel, and all disciplines involved in nearly every aspect of roadway safety.

Each year, our community gathers to learn, network, and discover the latest industry best practices to improve roadway safety. ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is viewed as a must-attend conference to stay current on trends and industry advancements, to access new products and technologies, and to stay abreast of legislative priorities and regulatory changes.

This meeting of the minds brings in over 3,500 roadway safety professionals, and more than 200 exhibiting companies - all seeking to advance their own professional development and separate themselves from the competition.

ATSSA invites you to contribute to the 2019 Annual Convention & Traffic Expo by submitting a presentation for ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition. The ATSSA Circle of Innovation is a unique venue for state departments of transportation (DOT) roadway and safety engineers to present their unmet needs, innovations and ideas to ATSSA's Traffic Expo exhibitors, manufacturers and suppliers in a vibrant, theater-style setting. Over 100 state DOT officials will be attending this event. New for 2019, ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation will focus on the solutions that DOTs have implemented to improve safety.

This year we are asking for DOT representatives from around the country to present a case study that shows effective solutions to safety issues highlighted in last year’s ATSSA's Circle of Innovation event.

Submissions are first-come, first-served with a maximum of two (2) five (5) minute presentations per topic, with 10 minutes designated for each topic. ATSSA will close topic submissions as slots fill up. Please note, presentations are for state or local agency representatives only. Presenters may however, reference products they have used, and where to find them on the show floor.

We Welcome solution proposals that address the following:

  1. Pedestrian Fatalities and ADA compliance
  2. Roadway Departure
  3. Motorcycles
  4. Clear delineation of Bike lanes
  5. Wrong Way
  6. ITS Work Zones
  7. CAV Work Zones
Presenter Responsibilities
All accepted presenters must agree to the following rules nad responsibilities:
  • Must meet all posted dates/deadlines and submit all required items (bio, photo, etc.)
  • Must be a public agency representative (see “manufacturers and suppliers” note below)
  • Must register for the convention*
  • Must meet all convention-related due dates and deadlines
  • Must accept ATSSA’s Speaker Agreement
* Speaker registration is complimentary.

**Travel scholarships may be available, contact for details.

Submission Process
ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation Call for Solutions opened Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

  • Must be a state DOT representative to participate.
  • All solutions are due Wednesday, December 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET and must be completed in the online submission system.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission.
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers please note: Manufacturers and suppliers may prompt a public agency to deliver a presentation on a solution that you manufacture or supply. Feel free to reach out to a public agency to inquire if they would like to present a case study on a solution you provide. You can assist the agency with the presentation, but only public agencies can present. The presentation may include where to find this product on the show floor. No company logos allowed on the presentation.
  • All solutions submissions will be reviewed by an interprofessional group of ATSSA member volunteers and staff who will rate and recommend final selections. Solution proposals will be selected based on relevance and importance to the continued practice of roadway safety.
  • Submittal status notifications will be complete no later than December 21, 2018.

Get Started
We encourage you to collect your thoughts in advance of going to the online form. Please download the Call for Solutions document in Word so you can save your work first.

To begin the submission process, please select the gray "Start" button below.

If you have questions about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Watson at or 540-376-3866.



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