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.

p200e 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

Airport Transportation

Cardinal Transportation

Phone: (614) 274-2500

Email: reservations@cardinaltrans.com

https://www.cardinaltrans.com/

And more information on the bus service so you can plan:

Express shuttle service by COTA from the airport to downtown hotels (Air Connect), is evolving, but can’t guarantee it will be in place by IMSA

*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 may need to revise our forum and expo.

NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE. ATTENDEES YOU MUST PRE.

Attendee Registration – technical/leadership sessions and certification classes only – REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Sunday, August 1, 2021

7:30 – 5:00 pm                 IMSA Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 – 6:00 pm               Exhibitor move in

Monday, August 2, 2021

9:00 – 12:00 pm               Council of Delegates/IMSA Annual Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm               IMSA Board of Directors and Council of Delegates Luncheon
11:30 – 7:30 pm               Expo Hall Opened
8:00 – 5:00 pm                 IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Roadway Lighting Technician Level 1 Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 11 Course
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Technical Sessions- see below
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Leadership Sessions – Section leadership training for treasurers, presidents, moderators, cert chairs etc.
12:00 – 1:00 pm               Lunch in Expo Hall
4:30 – 7:30 pm                 Opening Reception – Expo Hall

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

9:00 – 7:30 pm                 Expo Hall Opened
8:00 – 5:00 pm                 IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Roadway Lighting Technician Level 1 Course
8:00 – 4:00 pm                 Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 11 Course
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Technical Sessions- see below
8:00 – 3:00 pm                 Leadership Sessions – Section leadership training for treasurers, presidents, moderators, cert chairs etc.
12:00 – 1:00 pm               Lunch in Expo Hall
4:30 – 7:30 pm                 125th Anniversary Reception – Hyatt Hotel

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

8:00 – 10:00 am               Expo Hall Opened
8:30 – 9:45 am                 Closing Breakfast in Expo Hall
10:00 – 3:00 pm               Expo move out
8:00 – 12:00 pm                IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Course
10:00 – 12:00 pm             Technical Sessions- see below
10:00 – 12:00 pm             Leadership Sessions – Section leadership training for treasurers, president, moderators, cert chairs etc.

Technical Sessions and Leadership Sessions planned speakers and topics approved to date **Subject to change based on speaker availability

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

8-9 am

• “Street Equity: The Favorable Side Effect of Active Monitoring Technology “, Presented by Ben Reynolds/Sentinel Transportation Systems CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

• “Safety Benefits of Intelligent Warning Systems and Flashing Sign Systems “, Presented by Dan Skites/TraffiCalm Systems CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

8-11:30 am

• “ATC Equipment for Your ITS Needs Today and for Your Future “, Presented by Ralph W. Boaz/Pillar Consulting, Inc. CEC Hrs: 4, Room Eisenman-Trott

9:15-10:15 am

“What’s in Your Toolbox? Preparing for Traffic Signal Knockdowns”, Presented by Charlie Percival/John Thomas Inc. (JTI) CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

“Optimizing Traffic Control Operations for Safer and Smarter Intersections “, Presented by Michael Villafuerte/Econolite CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

10:30 – 11:30am

“Keeping Your Signals Clear During Winter Weather”, Presented by Brent Katauskas/MoboTrex CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

“Benefits of Unifying Freeway and Signal Management”, Presented by Mike Clance/Q-Free CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

1-2pm

”Using Science and Technology to Manage Your Cities Solar Installations”, Presented by Austin Young/RTC Manufacturing CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

“2021 Developments in Traffic Signal Preemption and Collision Avoidance Technologies – Where Science and Safety Intersect “, Presented by Dave Gross/Collision Control Communications, Inc. CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

• “Presidents and Delegates Tips Tricks and Best Practices for Section Management”, Presented by Toby Cummings/IMSA international, Room Eisenman-Trott

2:15 – 3:15pm

“The Thought Process for Successful Diagnostics “, Presented by Tim Kinnon/Coastal Traffic, Inc. Certifications Available to get CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

2:15 – 3:30pm

• “MUTCD Part 5 CAV What this means now and for the future “, Presented by Various NCUTCD Members/Various Companies CEC Hrs: 1.5, Room A210 – 215

2:15 – 3:45pm

• “Online Courses and Exams: Hands on best practices for successful implementation”, Presented by Richard Porter & Donna Montes/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

8-9 am

“Radar Camera AI Sensor for Monitoring & Safety “, Presented by Stef Liller/Integrity Communications Solutions, Inc. CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“The Advantages of Enhanced LED Signs “, Presented by Andy Pedersen/TraffiCalm Systems CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

9:15-10:15 am

“Past, Present, and Future of the MUTCD”, Presented by Joanne Conrad/TAPCO CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“Multi-modal intersection safety for vehicles and vulnerable roadway users”, Presented by Dan Fuchs/Iteris CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

•  “Online Courses and Exams: Hands on best practices for successful implementation”, Presented by Richard Porter & Donna Montes/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

10:30 – 11:30am

“Why Conflict Monitors Should Be Tested “, Presented by Ben Hartley/Athens Technical Specialists, Inc. CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“Rural Roadway Departures: Why They Happen and Real-World Strategies to Reduce Them”, Presented by Nick Schmidling/TAPCO CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

“Finance and Record Keeping Best Practices”, Presented by Ann Marie Hughes/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

1-2pm

“Peer-to-Peer: More Flexibility with Less Effort”, Presented by Eric Itzel/McCain, Inc. CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“Designing Interoperable Systems for Smarter Mobility”, Presented by Josh Lehman/Global Traffic Technologies CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

•  “Marketing, Communications, and growing IMSA Membership”, Presented by Kim Dresser & Hayley Marlow/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

2:15 – 3:15pm

“Leveraging Cloud-Based Technologies for Optimizing Roadway Safety and Efficiencies “, Presented by Farhad Pooran/Econolite CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“Improving School Bus and School Zone Safety with Connected Vehicle Technology”, Presented by Peter Ashley/Applied Information Inc. CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

  “IMSA Certification Chairs and Moderators Forum”, Presented by Richard Porter, Lenny Addair, Donna Montes & Dee Busbee/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

10-11 am

“Traffic Management, Delay Monitoring & Quality Control for Major Projects”, Presented by Steve Ennis/ATS Traffic CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

• “Future Sensor Technology Requirements for Safer Intersections and Traffic Signal Control Strategies”, Presented by Tim Romashko/Econolite CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

10:00 am-12:00 pm

“Open IMSA Members Forum”, Presented by IMSA Board Leadership/IMSA International, Room Eisenman-Trott

11:15 am-12:15 pm

“How to OWN Your Network “, Presented by Jamie Gilbert/gba Systems Integrators, LLC CEC Hrs: 1, Room A210 – 215

“Touchless Buttons, Apps, or APS? “, Presented by Matt Baker/Polara CEC Hrs: 1, Room A110 – 115

Note: More sessions may also be added. Visit our website for all updates

          Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

          View the SOLD OUT floor plan.

          Current exhibitors – take a moment to view the IMSA Forum and Expo 2021 Rules and Regulations document.

          Thanks to our sponsors!

          125th Anniversary Reception Sponsor – Siemens Mobility, Inc.

          Video Content SponsorApplied Information

          Lanyards – McCain, Inc.

          Hand Sanitizer – Econolite

          Conference Tote Bags – Path Master

          Sponsorship opportunities are available, view them at this link.

           

          125th Anniversary Reception Guest Speaker – Bobby Carpenter

          Join us Tuesday, August 3rd as we celebrate IMSA’s 125th Anniversary milestone! There was no one better than local OSU football star Bobby Carpenter (bio) to invite to our celebration. He will offer some inspirational words on longevity and commitment around career and your personal goals. More importantly……he is going to talk FOOTBALL! Have your 2021 season questions ready for him as he celebrates with us!