Wisconsin's 43rd Annual Governor's Conference on Highway Safety

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Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

333 W College Ave

Appleton, WI 54911

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August 22nd – August 24th

Driving Change in Traffic Safety Culture

On behalf of Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety to be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Appleton, WI from August 22 through August 24. The theme for this year’s conference is “Driving Change in Traffic Safety Culture.”

2016 ended with a 6.3% increase in traffic fatalities in Wisconsin. Research suggests that over 90% of vehicular crashes are due to driver error- NOT infrastructure, engineering or flawed road design. Crashes are not “accidents.” Drivers who make poor decisions and operate a vehicle while unbelted, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted by a cellphone or by other activities are directly responsible for the heartbreaking loss of lives that devastate too many families in Wisconsin.

The Governor’s Conference will provide attendees with exceptional opportunities to learn about current evidence-based best practices in education, enforcement, and partnerships. The Department of Transportation look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with our safety partners throughout the state as we move toward our goal to drive fatalities on Wisconsin roadways to zero.

Your conference ticket includes:

- All access to conference sessions and exhibits

- Breakfast and lunch

- Networking reception

- Conference workbook and materials

Conference Itinerary

*Tentative Schedule

Tuesday 22ndFREE Pre Conference Training 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Please visit our separate Eventbrite page for information and registration for pre-conference events: https://2017preconference.eventbrite.com

Wednesday 23rd – Day One of Conference

8:00 am Exhibits Opens

9:00 am Welcome/Opening Session

9:30 am–10:45 am Keynote Speaker

11:00 am–12:00 pm Workshops Session 1

12:00 am–1:15 pm Award Presentation and Luncheon

1:15 am–2:45 pm Workshops Session 2

2:45 am–3:00 pm Break

3:00 am–4:30 pm Workshops Session 3

6:00 am–9:00 pm Networking Reception

Thursday 24th – Day Two of Conference

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am Keynote Speaker

9:15 am–10:15am Workshops Session 4

10:15 am–10:30 AM Break

10:30 am–11:30 AM Workshops Session 5

11:30 am Conference Concludes

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a ticket to the conference?

General admission price by July 15th- $125 and after July 15th - $150

What are my hotel options?

Hotel and transportation arrangements are not provided by the conference.

There is a limited number of reserved rooms in the conference hotel for the GCHS. Please contact Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center to make your arrangements.

Phone Number: +1 (920) 733-8000

For additional hotels and information please visit http://www.foxcities.org/stay/1/hotel

Where can I park?

The city of Appleton Red (Radisson) and Green (P.A.C) parking garages are now pay-as-you-exit and accept cash, credit cards, permits and validated hotel cards. Rates are just $1 for less than 2 hours, $2 for 2-3 hours, $3 for 3-4 hours and $5 for over 4 hours.

Green Ramp (Handicap Accessible) Address: W North Alley, Appleton, WI 54911

Red Ramp Address: W Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 54911

For more parking information for downtown Appleton please visit: https://appletondowntown.org/getting-around/parking/

Is Food Included?

Yes! Lunch on the 23rd and breakfast on the 24th are provided. Complimentary appetizers are served at the networking reception along with a cash bar. Please make sure to state any dietary restrictions during the registration process.

How do I become an Exhibitor?

Please contact Beth Heflin Elizabeth.Heflin@dot.wi.gov and gchs@dot.wi.gov for registration requirements for vendors. Please note all vendors must be registered before July 21st.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you must provide a digital or printed ticket provided by Eventbrite along with a photo ID.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call (608) 709-0099 or Email gchs@dot.wi.gov.

**Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation, should contact Ian Wright at ian.wright@dot.wi.gov as soon as possible but no later than 5 business days before the scheduled event.


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