Safe Systems Summit:
Redefining Transportation Safety

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Durham Skyline

Durham, NC

September 13-14, 2018
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

This is not your typical transportation conference. The purpose of the Safe Systems Summit is to create a learning environment for a diverse group of cross-sector experts to explore the underlying systems driving the national rise in traffic deaths, share findings from innovative new research, and develop insights into strategies how to reduce transportation injuries and fatalities by utilizing a multidisciplinary, Safe Systems approach to road safety.

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What is the purpose of this summit?

The Safe Systems Summit provides an opportunity to explore the Safe Systems approach and what it means for the U.S. as a whole, as well as for states, communities, and individuals. Participants will map systems together, collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, tour and discuss advanced technologies, and swap ideas in expert panel sessions. We’ll learn more about our shared roles in transportation safety and leave with new ideas and resources.

Building upon the UTC Spotlight meeting tradition, this meeting is a unique opportunity for University-based researchers and professionals to gather together to explore a specific topic, share and improve upon the practice of transportation safety in the U.S.

Who should attend?

To create a rich learning environment and opportunity for traditional and new partners in transportation safety to connect and learn from each other, we need researchers, practitioners, and students across interconnected fields and organizations to attend, including:

  • Computer science
  • Data scientists
  • Engineering
  • Governmental and nongovernmental agencies (e.g. departments of transportation and public health)
  • Industry
  • Law enforcement
  • Planning
  • Public health
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • University Transportation Centers


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This event is supported by the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety,, a U.S. Department of Transportation National University Transportation Center promoting safety, and the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program.