Special Events

ATSSA’s 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is ideal for making new contacts, networking and meeting roadway safety professionals who are crucial to your future. ATSSA offers many opportunities to meet industry leaders, business professionals and peers, including the Chairman’s Reception, Opening General Session, New Member Welcome, and more!

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Special Event Dates:


  • CC = Phoenix Convention Center
  • HH = Headquarters Hotel (Hyatt Regency Hotel)
Saturday, February 11
6 - 7:30 p.m. Chairman's Reception (Ticket required) HH
  The Chairman's Reception marks the first official networking event of ATSSA's Convention & Traffic Expo. Mingle with colleagues and new acquaintances at this annual favorite.  

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Sunday, February 12
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Opening General Session & Breakfast (Ticket required) CC, Ballroom 120 C & D
  Join veteran TV correspondent and anchor Forrest Sawyer for breakfast and an energetic talk show format for the Opening General Session at ATSSA's 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.
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Agenda for the Opening General Session:
  • ATSSA Annual Report
  • The Foundation Annual Report
  • ATSSA Industry Achievement Award Presentation
  • ATSSA National Safety Award Presentation
  • ATSSA National Media Award
  • Leadership Committee Report
2 - 3 p.m. New Member Welcome (By Invitation Only) CC, ATSSA Pavilion #437
  New to ATSSA? This is the perfect opportunity to meet other new members and discover how to make the most of the convention. ATSSA’s board of directors and staff members will be on hand to welcome you.  
2 - 4 p.m. New Products Rollout Event CC, Room 121 B/C
  With a limit of no more than 15 ATSSA Traffic Expo exhibitors, this event is a standing-room-only forum. Presenters feature the newest and most innovative products and services for the road safety industry to convention attendees and media for a chance to win a prestigious Innovation Award.
Winners announced on Tuesday, February 14
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Monday, February 13
10 - 11:30 a.m. ATSSA's Circle of Innovation CC, Room 121 B/C
  This year, ATSSA's Circle of Innovation gives all state transportation officials an opportunity to voice their “needs from the field” in a wide variety of time-topics, i.e., signs, work zones, pavement markings, apparel, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and more.

This session is not open to the media.

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Tuesday, February 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Innovation Award Winners Announced CC, Exhibit Halls 4 & 5
  From submissions to the New Products Rollout Event, a panel of industry leaders will select the most innovative products and services for the prestigious Innovation Awards. The first, second and third place winning companies and their products will receive an Innovation Award trophy and the spotlight in ATSSA’s publications and website.
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