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2014 Symposium Video Highlights

2014 Video Highlights

2014 Symposium Pictures

Symposium Pictures

Seminar for Enhanced Rider Training

 

2014 Symposium Presentations

 

Thurday, August 25, 2014

SMSA Newcomer's Meeting (for all new SMSA members and attendees)
Moderated by: Bruce Biondo, SMSA Treasurer, Member at Large and Chairperson Elect

Presentation

National Symposium Opening General Session - Working Cooperatively to Implement
Effective Motorcycle Safety Countermeasures

Presided by: Rick Kiley, SMSA Acting‐Chairperson

Presentation

Concurrent Session 1 - Program Management and Data Collection
Moderated by: Raymond Pierce, Incoming SMSA Executive Committee Member at Large

How to Use Data Trends for Motorcycle Safety Programs
Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban
Transportation Research

Presentation


Being Data Driven - Taking Measure of Your Decisions, Efforts and Expenditures
Steve Garets, Director, TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Concurrent Session 2 - Motorcyclist Outreach and Media Programs
Moderated by: Bruce Biondo, SMSA Treasurer, Member at Large and Chairperson‐Elect
Representative


Allstate Motorcycle Insurance: The Rider Protection Project / Utilizing Consumer
Insights, Social Engagement and Local Government Support to Build Rider Safety
Awareness

Kevin Byrne, Consumer Household Marketing, Allstate Insurance Company
Lauren DeYoung, Consumer Household Marketing, Allstate Insurance Company

Presentation


Low Cost Media and Outreach Strategies
Karen Branch, Integrated Designs, Inc.

Presentation

Concurrent Session 3 - Rider Education and Training
Moderated by: Paul Graves, SMSA Eastern Region Representative


Basic RiderCourse for the Deaf: How to Prepare and Execute a Safe and
Affordable Offering

Rick Sigel, President, Training Wheels of New England, Inc.

Presentation


Safety Training for Motorcycle Passengers: What do Current and Former
Passengers Think?

Ginger Bucher, Ph.D. ABD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Presentation

Concurrent Session 4 - Program Management and Data Collection
Moderated by: Joe Kelly, SMSA Central Region Representative


Self‐Assessment Tool: How to Apply it to Your Programs
Jackie Milani, Research Project Coordinator, National Study Center for Trauma &
EMS
Cynthia Burch, Senior Epidemiologist, Research Project Coordinator, National
Study Center for Trauma & EMS

Presentation not available


Synthesizing Problem Identification into Countermeasures or Strategies for
Motorcycle Safety Programs

Helen Knipe, Program Coordinator, Utah Office of Highway Safety

Presentation

Concurrent Session 5 - Motorcycle Safety Coalitions
Moderated by: Stacey "Ax" Axmaker, Executive Committee Liaison, Motorcycle Safety
Programs Committee


SMSA's Guidelines for Establishing State Motorcycle Safety Coalitions
Phil Sause, Chair, SMSA Motorcycle Safety Programs Committee
Raymond Pierce, SMSA Motorcycle Safety Programs Committee
Andrew Krajewski, Project Manager, Highway Safety Services/SMSA

Presentation


Motorcycle Awareness and Rider Safety (M.A.R.S.) Coalition
Dane Pitarresi, President, SKIDCAR SYSTEM

Presentation not available

Concurrent Session 6 - Rider Education and Training
Moderated by: Roberta Carlson, SMSA Supporting Member Representative


Motorcycle Safety 2.0 - TEAM OREGON's eRider Online Classroom
Pat Hahn, Communications Manager, TEAM OREGON

Presentation


Building Stable and Sustainable Programs in a Mandatory Training World - TEAM
OREGON's Quality Assurance and Peer Assistance Program
Steve Garets, Director, TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Friday, August 26, 2014

General Session - The New Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

Moderated by: Brett Robinson, Executive Director, SMSA


MSF Update on the New BRC and Overview of the MSF Suite of Courses
Ray Ochs, Vice President of Training Systems, Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Presentation not available

Concurrent Session 7 - Integrating Motorcycle Safety with Highway Safety Plans
Moderated by: Joe Kelly, SMSA Central Region Representative


Implementing Effective Motorcycle Safety Programs
Thomas J. Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office

Presentation


Preservation of 405f Motorcycle Safety Grants by Using Other Funding Sources
Mark Medalen, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Jeremy Gunderson, Highway Safety Specialist, National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration

Presentation

Concurrent Session 8 - Motorcycle Safety Coalitions, Partners and How They Can Work
Together - Getting the Right Organizations and Groups Partnering on Effective
Motorcycle Safety Projects

Moderated by: Keith Lindgren, SMSA Individual Representative


Kansas Motorcycle Safety Multi-Disciplined Task Force
Norraine Wingfield, Project Director, Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office

Presentation


Florida's Motorcycle Safety Coalition Efforts - Utilizing the Center for Urban
Transportation

Edith Peters, Traffic Safety Specialist, Florida Department of Transportation

Presentation

Concurrent Session 9 - Rider Education and Training
Moderated by: Bob Reichenberg, Incoming SMSA Individual Member Representative


The Role of Rider Education in Motorcycle Safety
Andrew Krajewski, Project Manager, Highway Safety Services/SMSA

Presentation


Investing in Rider Education Ranges - Long Term Leases - Building Partnerships
Steve Garets, Director, TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Concurrent Session 10 - Utilizing Federal and State Funding Sources for Motorcycle
Safety Programs

Moderated by: Joe Kelly, SMSA Central Region Representative


How to Be a Good Grantee - Working with Your Office of Highway Safety
Tom J. Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office

Presentation not available


Understanding and Navigating the Buy America Act Requirements
Michele O'Leary, Program Manager, Oregon DOT Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Concurrent Session 11 - Motorcyclist Outreach Programs and Social Marketing
Moderated by: Paul Graves, SMSA Eastern Region Representative


Live Free Ride Alive Pennsylvania's Motorcycle Safety Campaign
John Zimmerman, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Jerry Kambic, Director, Commonwealth Media Services
Roberta Carlson, State Coordinator, Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation not available

Concurrent Session 12 - Rider Education - State Rules, Polices, Laws - Oh My!
Moderated by: Stacey "Ax" Axmaker, SMSA Secretary and Western Region
Representative; and Lee Parks, President, Total Control and Lee Parks Design

Presentation


Panel Discussion with States
Stacey "Ax" Axmaker, Director, Idaho STAR Program
Rick Kiley, Director, South Dakota Safety Council
John Young, Manager, Texas Motorcycle Safety Unit, Texas Public Department
of Safety
Bruce Biondo, Program Manager, Virginia Rider Training Program

 

SMSA Communications and Membership Committee Meeting

Presentation

SMSA Motorcycle Safety Programs Committee Meeting

Presentation

SMSA Policy and Planning Committee Meeting

Presentation

Saturday, August 27, 2014

SMSA 2014 Annual Members Business Meeting

New Motorcycle Helmet Standards (M2015 Update)
Daniel Thomas, MD, President, Snell Memorial Foundation

Presentation

Closing General Sessions - Highlights and Review of the Symposium
Presided by: Rick Kiley, SMSA Acting-Chairperson

Presentation