ND Vision Zero Partner Conference
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Tuesday, May 16


9:00 - 9:10 AM
Presentation of Colors and National Anthem
North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Honor Guard
Robin Stephens, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Robin Rehborg, Deputy Director for Driver Safety, NDDOT
9:20 - 9:35 AM
Navigating New Opportunities in Safety to Get to Zero
Jonathan Adkins, Chief Executive Officer of the Governors Highway Safety Association

Vision Zero Strategies - Session One

9:35 - 10:20 AM
Working Together to Save His Life
Ryan Gellner, Vision Zero Outreach Program Director, North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo)
James Valandra, 911 Dispatcher for McLean County
Clayton Verke, Firefighter, Washburn Fire Department
Emily Retterath, EMT, Washburn Ambulance
Kelly Dollinger, Flight Paramedic, Sanford AirMed
Suzan Buetow, Flight Nurse, Sanford AirMed
Rick Richard, Deputy Sheriff, McLean County Sheriff’s Office
Tim Frank, NDHP
Justin Schlosser, Engineer, NDDOT
10:20 - 10:35 AM
10:35 - 11:35 AM
Evolve and Thrive: Building a Mindset to Win in Any Situation
Dr. Jason Jones, Founder and CEO, LeaderPath
11:35 - 12:00 PM
Vision Zero Outreach Coordinators
Ryan Gellner, Vision Zero Outreach Program Director, NDACo
Kaitlin Atkinson, Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator – NE Region, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office
Leah Kelm, Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator – SE Region, Cass County Highway Department
Theresa Liebsch, Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator – SW Region, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department
Kyle Patterson, Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator – NW Region, Ward County Highway Department
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Vision Zero Awards Program
Vision Zero Representatives 

Visio Zero Strategies - Session Two

1:30 - 2:15 PM
Connected and Automated/Autonomous Vehicles and Our Pursuit for Safety
Dr. Nichole Morris, Director of HumanFIRST Lab, the University of Minnesota
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Trauma in the ER: Then and Now
Dr. Chris Boe, Emergency Medicine, Altru Health Systems
3:15 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:30 PM
NDHP Crash Assistance Program
Robert Kennedy, NDHP
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Engaging Law Enforcement in Child Passenger Safety Initiatives
Nevon Heisler, Trooper, Grand Forks NDHP
Michael Paulson, Officer, Bismarck Police Department
Damian Wright, Deputy Sheriff, Emmons County Sheriff’s Department
Dawn Mayer, Child Passenger Safety Program Director, North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services
Carma Hanson, Grand Forks Coordinator, Safe Kids
5:15 - 5:30 PM
Wrap Up Day One
Ryan Gellner

Wednesday, May 17

Vision Zero Strategies - Session Three

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Overview Day One
Ryan Gellner
9:15 - 10:15 AM
The High-Way, the Ongoing Challenges of Impaired Driving and the Impacts of Legalization
Darrin Grondel, Senior Vice President Traffic Safety, Responsibility.org 
10:15 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Empowering Local Road Safety Decision-Makers to Save Lives
Wow! Gains in Local Safety Knowledge
     Dr. Kim Vachal, Program Director, Rural Transportation Safety & Security Center
Outcomes! Data-Driven Traffic Safety Decisions
     Jason Benson, Engineer, Cass County
Action! Highway Safety Improvement Program Investments in Action
     Kelly Bengtson, Engineer, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
11:30 - 12:30 PM

Vision Zero Strategies - Session Four

12:30 - 1:30 PM
How to Energize Yourself as A Rural Traffic Safety Champion
Holly Kostrzewski, Highway Safety Specialist, Impaired Driving Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Post Conference Training

2:00 - 4:30 PM
The Neuroscience of Leadership
Dr. Jason Jones, Founder and CEO, LeaderPath