Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference

About the Conference

2020 TZD Conference is changing formats and moving online

The 2020 Minnesota TZD Statewide Conference, originally scheduled for October 20–21 in Duluth, has been modified to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In place of the in-person conference, the 2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series will kick off on Tuesday, October 20, with additional webinars to follow.

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.

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 and Professional Studies.

At this conference, you will:

  • learn about CPS technical updates
  • hear from EMS responders
  • find out what’s new in law enforcement on traffic safety
  • get the latest on traffic engineering techniques for improving safety
  • explore best practices for establishing traffic safety coalitions
  • discover new ideas through research
  • learn how technology can affect the courtroom
  • learn the latest on drugged driving

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Child Passenger Safety Advocates
  • City and County Engineers
  • Departments of Transportation, Public Safety, and Health Employees
  • Driver Educators
  • Drug Recognition Evaluators
  • EMS and Health Care Personnel
  • Government Employees
  • Judges
  • Law Enforcement Officials
  • Local and State Elected Officials
  • Probation Staff
  • Public Health Officials
  • Safe Communities Coalitions
  • Traffic Safety Stakeholders

TZD Awards

Each year at the annual conference the TZD program gives awards to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to move Minnesota toward zero deaths. Presentations include the Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award and the annual Star Awards.

Previous Conferences

More information

For further information about the conference, please contact Abigayle O'Keefe at 612-625-2765 or