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2017 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Annual Conference

Conference Speakers Announced!

Join your peers at the only conference focused exclusively on employer road safety.

NETS 2017 annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference convenes each year to share road safety case studies, new research, emerging issues as well as review of the NETS annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report.

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The conference will begin at the Omni Hotel at 8:00 a.m. EDT October 11th
 and conclude at the IIHS facility at 3:30 p.m. EDT October 12th. 

A hallmark of past NETS conferences has been the sharing of best practices across industry sectors enabling participants to benefit from a wide variety of road safety perspectives and successful implementation strategies.

  • This year’s event will include a number of leadership-themed presentations which are sure to resonate with attendees. Leadership partners who support road safety programs of all sizes and maturity levels are also encouraged to attend the conference in order to benefit from these presentations.
  • An exciting addition to this year’s proceedings will also be the opportunity to travel to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) / Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) Vehicle Research Center (VRC)to witness a “live” car-to-car crash test and participate in numerous hands-on vehicle demonstrations.
  • With employers placing increased emphasis on vehicle crash and integrity ratings, this hands-on field trip presents an excellent opportunity for road safety professionals to also invite personnel from their organization’s fleet leasing and procurement divisions as vehicle selection and decision-making is often a collaborative effort between each of these groups.

Seating at the conference will be limited so if you have not already registered do so today!

Keynote Speakers

Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley bio


The Mark of a Leader

Topic: The Role of Senior Business Leaders in Road Safety Program Development and Sustainability

David Strayer, Ph.D.

David Strayer, Ph.D. bio

University of Utah

Topic: The Science Behind Cognitive Distraction and Its Impact on Driver Performance

Debbie Weir

Debbie Weir bio


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Topic: Creating a Culture of Safe Choices

David Ward

David Ward bio

Secretary General

Global NCAP

Topic: Latest Findings and Trends in New Car Assessment Programs Worldwide


Click here to review the entire agenda and learn more about the speakers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage directly with valued NETS sponsors who will be on-site for the duration of the event.

Seating at the conference will be limited so if you have not already registered do so today!



Conference Registration: $549 Register Now

Hotel (per night): $225 Learn More

Summary of 2016 Conference