2023 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

November 14–15, 2023

Rochester, 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.

This year, we'll once again be offering both in-person and virtual attendance options at the conference. In-person attendees will have access to the entire event, and virtual attendees will have access to live Zoom broadcasts of select conference general and concurrent sessions.

Jermaine Galloway, known as the "Tall Cop," will be one of the conference's keynote speakers, and he'll also be presenting in a concurrent session. He will help attendees learn to identify individuals who are abusing drugs and/or alcohol, stash compartments, and over-the-counter/legal substances. He'll also teach strategies and terminologies that are consistent with alcohol and drug abuse. Both of Galloway's sessions will be available only to in-person attendees.

In another keynote presentation, NASEMSO executive director Dia Gainor will discuss post-crash care—one of the most novel aspects of the Safe System Approach. She will explore what can be done to improve 911, emergency medical services, and trauma systems to avoid preventable deaths in the post-crash phase, with a focus on the components most critical to survival.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.


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.