2014 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

Registration & Materials 

November 13-14, 2014
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN

About the Conference

This conference provides a forum for sharing information on best practices in engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency medical/health services and for identifying new approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads.

For general information about the conference, including topics covered, intended audience, and the annual awards presentation, please visit the statewide conference page.

Conference Materials


Early registration is encouraged. Please register by November 3 to reserve your space.

  • Register online
  • Register by mail or fax: Download the registration form (207 KB PDF)
  • Cost: $95 (includes breakfasts, lunch, and a reception)
  • Cancellation policy: You must submit a written notice by October 31 to be eligible for a refund, minus a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after that date are not eligible for a refund.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Learn how to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the TZD Conference. 

Optional Pre-Conference Training Events

Two free training events will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the day before the TZD conference. Training topics are Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Minnesota's Traffic Safety Culture.


Rooms are available at special conference rates at the area hotels listed below. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please call your selected hotel directly and identify yourself as an attendee of the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference in order to receive the special rate. Reservations must be made by October 12, 2014, to be ensured the special rate. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.


Parking is provided at the conference hotels for hotel guests. For attendees not staying at a hotel, parking is available at the DECC for $5 per day with in and out privileges (you must keep your ticket stub).

EMS Scholarships

This year, paid on-call or volunteer EMS personnel are eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover the $95 conference registration fee. Travel, lodging, and other expenses will not be covered. Up to 30 scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, submit a completed scholarship application form (334 KB DOC) to Stephanie Malinoff at malinoff@umn.edu. The submission deadline is Friday, October 10, 2014. 


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, CPS Continuing Education Units (CEUs), EMS CEUs, POST credits, and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available for conference attendance.

More Information

For more information about the TZD conference, please contact Nicole Freese at 612-624-3708 or cceconf5@umn.edu.

Conference Planning Committee

View a list of the individuals serving on the 2014 TZD Conference Planning Committee.


The conference is offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The conference is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing Education.

Additional sponsorship has been received from:

AAA Hiway Credit Union RegionsWSB