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 others who are passionate about incident management and dedicated to improving responder safety on Georgia’s roadways. 

Presenter and Facilitator/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.

*While facilitators assist individually led sessions and moderators assist panel sessions, both roles manage sessions by setting the agenda, guiding discussions, and keeping participants engaged. Facilitators and moderators also guide Q&A sessions, ensuring everyone has a chance to participate and that discussions stay on track. These roles help create a conducive environment for productive dialogue and learning and ensure the session runs smoothly. 

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

Presenters will enjoy the added benefits of free conference entry ($250 value), free meals and refreshments, and a welcome bag. Facilitators and Moderators must register as a general attendee. Registration ends September 22.

*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 on our website. Questions? Email [email protected]

Multi State Collaboration Panel (GA, FL, AL, SC, NC, and 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. Moderators can come from any state, but presenters must hail from the state on which they are presenting. 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.

Presenters: Open (6 spots)

Moderator: Open

Date: Monday, October 14

Duration1 hour and 15 minutes

Reduce Risk and Liabilities – Breakout Session

Reducing risk and liabilities 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: Filled

Facilitator: 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, and seeks presenters from these professional backgrounds. 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 (4 spots—towing, fire, EMS, coroner)

Moderator: Filled

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Work Zone Safety – General Session

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

Facilitator: 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: Filled

Facilitator: Open

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Duration: 1 hour

Advancing Safety: Exploring GDOT Initiatives – General Session

Join us as we delve into the innovative initiatives driving the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) forward. Under the conference theme “Seconds Count—Safe, Quick Clearance Save Lives” the presentation will spotlight upcoming and ongoing efforts aimed at enhancing mobility, safety, and efficiency across Georgia’s transportation network.

Presenter: Filled

Facilitator: Open

Date: Tuesday, October 15

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: Filled 

Facilitator: Open

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Duration: 1 hour

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