Due to the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the next National Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, scheduled for April 2021 in Long Beach, California, will be held entirely online. There will be no onsite conference activities.
Many public and private sector organizations across the country have imposed travel restrictions that prohibit employees from attending conferences. In addition, statewide and local bans on large group meetings have been instituted in California. With the uncertainty of not knowing when a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed and widely available or when the travel and meeting restrictions will be lifted, we believe holding the 2021 Lifesavers Conference online is in the best interest of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. As Lifesavers is a non-profit organization, making this decision now ensures the most prudent investment of our resources, as attempting to plan for both an in-person and virtual event would be extremely costly.
The Lifesavers Board, Planning Committee and our host state of California appreciate your interest in and support of the Lifesavers Conference, which has served so many in the traffic safety community for nearly 40 years. We’re committed to delivering the best online conference experience possible and will keep you posted on additional details as we move forward with planning.
Until then, we ask you to save the date for the virtual Lifesavers Conference in April 2021 and look forward to your continued support and participation. Thank you for your commitment to saving lives!
Submit a Speaker Proposal – Deadline is Coming Up
The Lifesavers Conference Planning Committee is still accepting speaker proposals for the 2021 Virtual Conference workshops, to be held online April 26-28. Proposals must be submitted via Lifesavers’ online portal and will be accepted until September 4. All speaker proposals are carefully reviewed for their applicability to the Lifesavers Conference audience with an emphasis on “research to practice” and “vigorously evaluated programs.” Lifesavers is also looking for proposals from speakers regarding national, regional, and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and current political and social movements.
Proposals should be framed to be delivered as online presentations. Also, Lifesavers will NOT accept a proposal with multiple speakers; only single speaker proposals will be accepted. It is understood that you are submitting this proposal with the intention of participating in the Lifesavers Conference if it is accepted.
Financial assistance may be available to assist speakers from State and local non-profits, government agencies and advocacy groups to offset a portion of their registration expenses.