2017 Montana Traffic Education Conference
Celebrate MTEA's 50th Anniversary!
The Montana Traffic Education Association and Montana Office of Public Instruction invite you to Traffic Education Milestones, the theme of the 2017 Montana Traffic Education Conference!
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Guest speakers include Pat Goldhahn, a Fairfield father who will share his story of loss and the BuckleUp4Lauren blue ribbon campaign.
Craig Shankwitz, from the Western Transportation Institute, will give a presentation on autonomous vehicle technology.
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Jon Axline, historian with the MT Department of Transportation, will present Trails to Highways.
A variation on our Roundtable discussions is an exciting new Lesson Slam. Bring a favorite traffic education lesson that can be shared in a three-minute, interactive exchange at your table and with a larger group.
Montana traffic educators and others will present on distracted driving, teens and
traffic laws, mental health, motorcycle
safety, intersections and pedestrians, and special education.
As always, there will be an OPI report on traffic education in Montana and DOJ/MVD staff will give a CDTP update and answer your driver licensing questions.
April 23-25, 2017
Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT
PRE-REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE:
All attendees must pre-register with MTEA
by April 15, 2017. The registration fee is $205 and includes five meals. Download the registration form, complete, and mail to MTEA with a check for $205.
Walk-in registrations are strongly discouraged. Cancellation policy: Upon written notice of cancellation, $135 of the $205 registration is refundable.
SCHEDULE/AGENDA: Registration packets will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 23. The first general session will begin at noon. The conference ends at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 25.
Conference agenda, speaker bios and other updates will be posted on this website. Check back often!
COLLEGE CREDIT OR RENEWAL UNITS:
Register for one semester credit through MSUN at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 23. The cost is $150.
OPI will make available, at no additional cost, up to 16 renewal units which can only be used with your Montana educator license renewal.
You may register for college credit OR renewal units, but NOT BOTH.
BOOK YOUR ROOM:
The 2017 conference takes place at the Best Western Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, in Great Falls. Room rate is $99.00 (plus tax) for a single or double room. Attendees will be asked for a credit card to secure a room.
Call the Heritage Inn at (406) 761-1900 or
1-800-548-8256. Mention the group name (Montana Traffic Education) to get the special rate. Cut-off for the group rate is
April 7, so reserve your room early.
What participants like about the Montana Traffic Education Conference:
Excellent group of people.
Certainly the best conference I've been to in 40 years of teaching.
I always take a lot away from the conference and feel that it is a good value for my time.
Teacher networking and presentations by colleagues.
Informative, interesting and useful.
Ideas for hands-on activities.
Keeping it simple and scheduling workshops so we didn't miss out on anything.