GHSA 2021 Annual Meeting Featured Sessions & Speakers

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Additional speakers will be announced.

Monday, September 13

Steven CliffOpening General Session Speaker: Steven Cliff
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Steven S. Cliff, Ph.D., Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (invited), will provide an update on federal highway safety priorities.




Chief PicciottoWelcome Luncheon
Speaker: Brad Meltzer
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Best-selling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer will inspire and dazzle attendees with his personal story of perseverance, focus and the commitment to one’s dreams.



Afternoon General Session
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

With automated and driver assistance technology becoming ever more prevalent, a panel of national experts will discuss how law enforcement and other first responders can equitably prepare for the new vehicles coming onto roadways.

Tuesday, September 14

Morning General Session
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

A distinguished panel of experts will participate in a roundtable discussion on steps highway safety community is and should be taking to achieve greater equity in traffic enforcement and engagement and thus broadening the impact and effectiveness of safety programs.

Awards LuncheonAwards Luncheon
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we honor the people and programs making a difference in traffic safety at the state, local and national levels. Walk away with new ideas to implement in your own work.

Wednesday, September 15

Morning General Session
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

In the midst of an historic pedestrian safety crisis, the pandemic opened the nation’s roadways up to an increase in excessive speeding. A panel of national experts will discuss how we can get drivers to slow down.

Jim KellyClosing Luncheon
Speaker: Jim Kelly
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is known for his toughness on the field, facing the loss of his eight-year-old son and battling cancer three times. He will speak about the power of the four F’s – Faith, Friends, Family and Fans and what it really means to be “Kelly Tough.”