2018 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

October 23-24, 2018
Verizon Center
Mankato, 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


Please note: Use the online registration when registering a single person and paying with a credit card. Use the paper form when registering multiple people, registering someone other than yourself, or if you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization. A refund, minus $30, will be issued for registration cancellations received by October 12, 2018. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Optional Pre-Conference Training

Several optional pre-conference training events will be offered on October 22. Separate registration is required.


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 by October 1, 2018, and identify yourself as an attendee of the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference to receive the special rate.

Location and Parking

The conference will be held at the Verizon Center in Mankato, MN. Free parking is available in the following downtown Mankato parking ramps:

  • Civic Center Ramp
  • Mankato Place Ramp
  • Cherry Street Ramp
  • Blue Bricks Lot
  • South Front Plaza Lot

Free parking locations are shown in yellow on the conference parking map (PDF).

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

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


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

With questions or for more information, please email ccapsconf5@umn.edu.


The conference is offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health. 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:

Silver Level ($2,500)

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Bronze ($1,000)

AAA logoBolton & Menk LogoHDR logoHiway Fed. Credit Union logo

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