2024 TIME Task Force Conference Presenter Opportunities

The TIME Task Force is proud to bring you its 2024 TIME Task Force Conference taking place October 13 – 16, 2024, in Athens, Georgia. We invite you to be a part of it! We are looking for experienced industry professionals, thought leaders, agencies, and more who are passionate about incident management and dedicated to improving responder safety on Georgia’s roadways. 

Presenter and Moderator opportunities are available on Monday, October 14, Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, 2024. Spots are limited and the deadline to apply is July 1, 2024.

General descriptions of each topic are provided below but are flexible. Presenters are encouraged to expand upon and personalize the topic as they see fit in their application.

Presenters and Moderators will enjoy added benefits of free conference entry ($250 value), free meals and refreshments, and a welcome bag.

*Though hotel rooms are not provided, a limited number of discounted rooms are available to conference attendees at the Hyatt Place Athens / Downtown. Click here to reserve your room.

Learn more about the conference: https://timetaskforce.com/2024-conference.

Responder Safety – Seconds Count – Opening Session

This topic explores a critical facet of Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME). This comprehensive topic delves into the paramount importance of ensuring the safety of responders involved in managing traffic incidents. Recognizing that every second is crucial, the discussion covers strategic measures and protocols designed to safeguard the well-being of those on the front lines of incident response. “Responder Safety – Seconds Count” takes a look at real-world case studies and best practices, illustrating successful implementations of safety measures in different traffic incident scenarios.

Speaker: Commissioner Russell McMurry, TIME Task Force Co-Chairs, etc.

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration1 hour

CSX Railroad Investigation and Safety Course – General Session

This course is a specialized and targeted TIME Task Force topic designed to provide comprehensive insights into the unique challenges and safety considerations associated with incidents involving CSX railroads.

This course examines specific protocols and procedures essential for conducting thorough investigations following incidents on CSX railroads. It explores the intersection of traffic incident management and railway safety, emphasizing the importance of understanding the distinct characteristics of rail-related incidents.

Participants in the course will gain a deep understanding of safety measures, response strategies, and communication protocols tailored to CSX railroads. The curriculum covers topics such as incident scene management, coordination with railroad authorities, and the integration of railway-specific technologies to enhance safety and response effectiveness.

Presenter: Peggy Smith, CSX

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes 

SHRP 2 Training – Breakout Session

This Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program focuses on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Instructor: Ray King, AtkinsRéalis

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration: 4 hours

Multi State Collaboration Panel (FL, AL, SC, TN) Initiatives in TIM General Session

This insightful topic is meant to explore the initiatives undertaken by these states to enhance TIM practices and share valuable lessons learned and best practices that have emerged from their collaborative endeavors. The discussion can begin by detailing the unique challenges and dynamics of managing traffic incidents across state lines. It should highlight the importance of effective communication, joint planning, and coordinated response strategies in addressing the complexities associated with multi-state incidents and individual state practices.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration1 hour and 15 minutes

Reduce Risk and Liabilities – Breakout Session

High-visibility technology in TIM is a pivotal topic within the TIME Task Force that should explore innovative technologies aimed at mitigating risks and reducing liabilities associated with managing traffic incidents. This discussion should emphasize the inherent risks involved in TIM and the legal liabilities that can arise from suboptimal responses.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration: 1 hour

Intrastate TIM Team Collaboration / After Action Reviews (law enforcement, towing, fire, EMS, coroners) Breakout Session

This is a focused and essential topic within the TIME Task Force. This discussion centers on the critical aspects of collaboration and post-incident evaluation among key stakeholders within a state.

The topic looks at the intricacies of intrastate collaboration involving law enforcement, towing services, fire departments, emergency medical services, and coroners. It sheds light on the significance of seamless coordination among these entities for effective TIM. The focus is not only on the immediate response but also on the crucial phase of conducting thorough after-action reviews.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Brian Purvis, AECOM

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

TIM Guidelines Breakout Session

We recognize that working in and around traffic is a dangerous task. Tragically, incident responders are increasingly struck by vehicles on our nation’s highways each year causing countless injuries and, in many cases, fatalities. Having a uniform and proven approach to guide incident management activities helps provide the safest possible work environment for all Georgia incident responders. In late 2023, GDOT established a task force of transportation and public safety representatives to review and revise the original TIM Guidelines.

Presenter: Bryan Gunter, AtkinsRéalis

Moderator: Open

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

How to Master Social Media Outreach & Engagement with First Responders – General Session

This timely and impactful TIME Task Force topic should delve into the strategic utilization of social media for effective communication with first responders.

This discussion can explore the importance of leveraging social media platforms to enhance outreach, disseminate critical information, and foster engagement within the first responder community. It should provide practical insights into crafting compelling content, utilizing targeted messaging, and employing best practices to maximize the impact of social media outreach in the context of TIM.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Open

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour

Work Zone Safety – General Session

Join this session focused on enhancing work zone safety within TIM. This topic should explore best practices, innovative technologies, and collaborative approaches to mitigate risks for both workers and motorists. Attendees should gain insights into effective communication strategies and the latest advancements in ensuring the well-being of everyone in and around work zones.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Open

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour

Electric Vehicles and the Responder – General Session

This topic explores electric vehicles and first responder protocols. Take a look at challenges and strategies for managing incidents involving electric vehicles, addressing safety concerns, and ensuring effective emergency response in the evolving landscape of sustainable transportation.

Presenter: Jeff Romine, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Moderator: Open

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Duration: 1 hour

Artificial Intelligence – General Session

This topic can explore the integration of real-time data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in TIM, providing a detailed analysis of how these technologies can predict challenges for emergency response. It can also address the role of technology in optimizing incident scene management, improving situational awareness, and enhancing communication among response teams.

Presenter: Open

Moderator: Open

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Duration: 1 hour

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