Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals
American Traffic Safety Services Association
2020 Annual Convention & Traffic Expo
January 24-28, 2020 • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Submission Deadline: June 21, 2019

ATSSA’s 50th 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 and 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 2020 Annual Convention and Traffic Expo by submitting an education session proposal that reflects the best thinking in the field, informed by theory and research, and proven best practices. We are pleased to receive proposals that explore the many important ways to improve roadway safety from a strategic and operational perspective, as well as through a tactical approach.

We welcome proposals that:

  • Address the importance of roadway safety from a strategic perspective
  • Explore the role of technological innovations in the industry
  • Speak to new regulations and real-time issues
  • Provide a preview of industry trends to prepare for
  • Explore business essential practices such as operations, strategic planning, legal concerns, media and crisis training, supervisory and leadership skills, new contract management, hiring and retaining qualified employees, etc.

Presenter Responsibilities:
All accepted presenters must agree to the following rules and responsibilities:

  • Meet all posted dates/deadlines and submit all required items (bio, photo, etc.)
  • Register for the convention*
  • Cover own travel expenses (travel, lodging, incidentals)**
  • Meet all convention related due dates and deadlines
  • Accept ATSSA’s Speaker Agreement

*Speaker registration is complimentary.

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

Submission Process:

  • The Call for Proposals opens Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
  • All proposals are due Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:59pm ET and must be completed in the online submission system.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission for your records.
  • All proposals will be reviewed by an group of ATSSA member volunteers and staff who will rate and recommend final selections. Proposals will be selected based on relevance and importance to the continued practice of roadway safety.
  • You will be notified no later than July 31, 2019 on the status of your proposal.

Get Started
We encourage you to collect your thoughts in advance of going to the online form. Please download the Call for Proposals in PDF form so you can save your work first.
To begin the submission process, please select the Start button below.
If you have questions about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Scheyder at

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