2021 Imsa Forum & Expo

Join us in Columbus, Ohio – August 2-4, 2021!
Celebrating 125 years of providing certification, education, information, collaboration and friendships to the public safety industry.

We are excited to host the IMSA community this summer in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus region has undertaken a comprehensive smart city initiative – SmartColumbus. Learn more here.

IMSA will be holding our annual forum & expo in person under a modified structure than our traditional event. We will be hosting 5 certification classes, 2 technical sessions and, our newly created leadership session over a 2.5 day period.

Host hotel is Hyatt Regency Columbus located within the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Book your room today. Single/Double Occupancy: $175+taxes/fees per night

Call for technical presentations is now open. Deadline is April 30, 2021.

Registration, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are coming soon.

*TENTATIVE Event Overview*

PLEASE READ – It is important to know this overview is not the final program agenda. As we continue to monitor the state regulations around gatherings, we will be making final decisions around our forum and expo. At this time we are expecting to have exhibitors in some capacity. It is not clear yet if we will have table top displays or full booth displays. Please reach out to Kim Dresser, Director of Membership, Marketing & Services with any questions around the forum & expo.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

7:30 – 5:00 pm                 Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 – 6:00 pm                 Exhibitor move in

Monday, August 2, 2021

9:00 – 12:00                      IMSA Annual Meeting
12:00 – 1:00                      IMSA Board of Directors and Council of Delegates Luncheon
By Invitation Only
11:30 – 4:30 pm               Expo Hall Opened
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Fiber Optics Technician Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Roadway Lighting Technician Level 1 Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 11 Class
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Technical Sessions
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Leadership Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 pm               Lunch in Expo Hall
5:00 – 7:30 pm                 125th Anniversary Reception – Hyatt Hotel

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

9:00 – 7:30 pm                 Expo Hall Opened
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Fiber Optics Technician Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Roadway Lighting Technician Level 1 Class
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 11 Class
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Technical Sessions
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Leadership Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 pm               Lunch in Expo Hall
4:30 – 7:30 pm                 Networking Reception in Expo Hall

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

8:00 – 10:00                      Expo Hall Opened
8:30 – 9:45 am                 Closing Breakfast in Expo Hall
10:00 – 3:00 pm               Expo move out
10:00 – 12:00 pm             Technical Sessions
10:00 – 12:00 pm             Leadership Sessions