Nov 08

2023 Traffic and Safety Forum

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50010


November 8, 2023


Event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Event Contact
Judy Thomas
InTrans, MTC

Collage of pedestrian road users


The purpose of the 2023 Traffic and Safety Forum is to enable traffic and safety engineering professionals to learn about new and innovative systems and processes, share individual experiences, and collectively address issues of interest. In recent years, representatives have attended from cities, counties, consultants, universities, and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

A tentative agenda and additional details about the event will be posted when available.

Keynote Speaker

Headshot of Dan PorcaroDan Porcaro, VP Sales & Partnerships, Roadbotics by Michelin
Dan began his selling journey at garage sales and university fundraising before tackling various roles in the CPG world. He has diverse leadership experience spanning corporate, academic, and military teams. His current passion is safer mobility. As an automotive enthusiast, he wants to see people and vehicles arrive at their destinations safely, every time. He has consulted for firms ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar global brands and loves delivering value—almost as much as he loves asking questions. Dan and his wife live in Greenville, South Carolina, with their German Shepherd Otto.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Steve Gent, Director, Traffic and Safety Bureau, Iowa DOT

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Dan Porcaro, Vice President of Sales and Partnerships, Roadbotics by Michelin

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Research Update
Moderated by Jan Laaser-Webb, Iowa DOT

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Vulnerable Road Users
Jerry Roche, FHWA
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.Panel Discussion on Vulnerable Road Users
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.Iowa DOT Update
4:30 p.m.