2022 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

October 12–13, 2022

St. Cloud, MN
United States

About the Conference

The annual TZD 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.

This year's conference highlights include:

  • An opening general session featuring Lakeville Police Officer Samantha Strandberg, who will share her story of recovery after an impaired driver crashed into her patrol car.
  • A day two general session focused on how to take wellness to the next level and strengthen trust by creating a culture of wellness in your office—and in yourself.
  • The presentation of our annual TZD awards.
  • Forty concurrent sessions on topics including automated vehicles, equity in traffic safety, crash data, speeding, child passenger safety, impaired driving, Complete Streets, and more.

View the preliminary conference program (PDF) for more information.

Attendance Options

We're offering both in-person and virtual attendance options for the 2022 conference.

In-person attendees will have access to the entire event, including all general and concurrent sessions and an exhibit hall. Virtual attendees will have access to live Zoom broadcasts of the conference general sessions, the awards ceremony, and a limited selection of concurrent sessions. See the preliminary conference program (PDF) for more information on the sessions that will be offered virtually.


  • Register
  • Cost: $125 (for in-person or virtual attendance)
  • Deadline: In-person and virtual attendees must register by September 30, 2022. Walk-in registration will not be available.
  • Registration contact: Susan Brauer, susan@dogoodevents.com
  • Registration change policy: Registered virtual attendees may request a change to in-person attendance by September 30. Registered in-person attendees may switch to virtual attendance anytime until the conference begins on October 12.
  • Cancellation policy: A refund, minus $30, will be issued if you cancel your registration prior to September 30, 2022. No refunds will be given after September 30.

Pre- and Post-Conference Training

Four preconference training events will be offered on October 11, 2022, the day before the conference begins. An additional event will be offered after the conference adjourns on October 13. Learn more and register separately, where required. 


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. See eligibility details and download forms for your records.


Rooms are available at several St. Cloud area hotels October 11 and 12, starting at rates of $96 plus tax per night. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. View the full list of hotels, rates, and reservation deadlines.


Conference parking is available in the River's Edge East Parking Ramp (located beneath the convention center), Grand Central Parking Ramp, and the River's Edge West Parking Ramp. Metered parking stalls are available in the Mississippi Parking Lot located south of the Convention Center. Learn more about parking rates, locations, and directions.

COVID-19 Protocols

Minnesota TZD is currently monitoring health and safety protocols as they are provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will follow all protocols in place at the time of the event.

At this time, masks or proof of vaccination status are not required for in-person conference attendees. We will communicate any changes to this policy via email up until the day of the event.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsor and exhibitor registration for this year's conference is now closed. With questions, please contact Hannah Hegman at hannah@dogoodevents.com.

Conference Planning Committee

View a list of the individuals serving on the 2022 TZD Conference Planning Committee.


The conference is offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies with support from Do Good Events.

Additional support provided by the following sponsors:

Gold Level


Silver Level


Bronze Level