Special Events

ATSSA’s 2019 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, ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, and more!

View the full schedule of events for additional dates and times.

Special Event Dates:


  • CC = Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St
  • HH = Headquarters Hotel, Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S. Florida Ave
Saturday, February 9
6 - 7:30 p.m. Chairman's Reception (Ticket Required) Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S. Florida Ave
  The Chairman's Reception marks the first official networking event of ATSSA's Convention & Traffic Expo. Meet industry colleagues and new acquaintances at this annual favorite.  

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Sunday, February 10
9 - 11:30 a.m. Opening General Session and Breakfast (Ticket Required) CC
  This dynamic session includes the latest industry news, ATSSA updates and the announcements of the 2018 ATSSA national and Industry Achievement awards recipients.

The event includes:
  • ATSSA update from Chair Juan Arvizu
  • Several industry guest speakers
  • ATSSA Industry Achievement Award
  • ATSSA National Safety Award
  • ATSSA National Media Award
  • The Foundation and its programs
  • Leadership Committee Report
Noon - 5:30 p.m. ATSSA's New Products Rollout CC, Exhibit Hall,
Booth #148
  This year’s ATSSA’s New Products Rollout (NPRO) event is different than in the past. ATSSA will host a new products section on the tradeshow floor where attendees can check out the latest innovations during trade show hours. Enrollees will have an opportunity to give a short presentation on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 about their products during scheduled times throughout the day. Exhibitors who introduced new products after Feb. 1, 2018 are eligible to participate.
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ATSSA's New Products Rollout area will also be open:
Monday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 - 5:30 p.m. ATSSA Innovation Awards:
Judges visit New Products Rollout Arena
CC, Exhibit Hall,
Booth #148
  The ATSSA Innovation Award judges will be present in the New Products Rollout area to personally evaluate and examine the new product or service, introduced to the industry since Feb. 1, 2018.

Winners announced on Monday, February 11 during ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition event, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
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2 - 3 p.m. New Member and First-Time Attendee Welcome (By Invitation Only) CC, Exhibit Hall, ATSSA Pavilion #1025
  If you’re new to ATSSA as a member or a first-time attendee, this is the ideal opportunity to meet other newbies and learn how to make the most of ATSSA in daily business operations and to get the most out of convention and expo. ATSSA’s board of directors and staff will be there to welcome you.  
6 - 7 p.m. Public Agency Official Reception (By Invitation Only) Location TBD
  Recipients of the 2019 Public Agency Scholarships are invited to attend this reception to increase their networking and scholarship benefits. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.  

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Monday, February 11
7:30 - 9 a.m. ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition
(By Invitation Only, Ticket Required)
  The ATSSA Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition is new for 2019 and will focus on solutions DOTs have implemented to improve safety. See how innovation works – real life solutions to roadway safety problems.
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ATSSA Innovation Award Winners will also be announced during this event.

This session is not open to the media.
12:30 - 12:45 a.m. ATSSA Innovation Awards Recognition Ceremony CC, Exhibit Hall, ATSSA Pavilion #1025
  Following the announcement of the winners during ATSSA's Circle of Innovation, Solutions Edition, a ceremony will be held in the ATSSA Pavilion to recognize the first, second and third place winners of the ATSSA Innovation Awards.
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