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Call for Proposals
American Traffic Safety Services Association
53rd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo
Feb. 17-21, 2023 • Phoenix Convention Center
Submission Deadline: June 17, 2022

ATSSA’s 53rd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for roadway infrastructure safety professionals and transportation officials from across the U.S. and around the globe. The Convention connects business leaders, government officials, subcontractors, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel, and all disciplines involved in nearly every aspect of roadway infrastructure safety.  

Each year, our community learns, networks, and discovers the latest industry best practices to improve roadway infrastructure safety. The 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 typically brings together roughly 3,500 roadway infrastructure 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 2023 Annual Convention & 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:

  • Include multiple industry perspectives
  • Address the importance of roadway infrastructure safety from a strategic standpoint
  • Explore the role of technological innovations in the industry
  • Speak to new regulations and real-time issues
  • Preview industry trends for which to prepare
  • Identify good practices and cost-effective safety solutions
  • Look at ways to improve worker safety
  • Explore essential business 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.

Speaker Responsibilities
All accepted speakers 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 & Traffic Expo*
  • Cover own travel expenses (travel, lodging, incidentals, etc.)**
  • 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 Thursday, May 26.
  • All proposals are due Fri., June 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET and must be completed in the online submission system to be considered.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission for your records.
  • All proposals will be reviewed by a 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 infrastructure safety.
  • You will be notified no later than July 29 on the status of your proposal.

To begin the submission process, please select the start button below. 
If you have questions about the proposal submission process, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Scheyder at

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