2019 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

October 23-24, 2019
St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, Minnesota

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.

Program 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.

Optional Pre-Conference Training

Several free optional pre-conference training events will be offered on October 21 and 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 and identify yourself as an attendee of the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference to receive the special rate.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Convention Center is available at the following hotels: Country Inn & Suites West, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Residence Inn Marriott, and Quality Inn.


Parking at the River's Edge Convention Center parking ramp is available for $5 per day. Metered parking stalls are available in the Mississippi Parking Lot located south of the Convention Center. Parking is also available in the Grand Central Parking Ramp as well as at the River's Edge West Parking Ramp. View a map of parking locations (PDF) or visit the City of St. Cloud website for more information.

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.


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.