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SaferSim Symposium

Dates: October 9 - 11, 2016

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

It is time to get ready for the University of Iowa SaferSim Symposium in Iowa City, Iowa, held October 9-11, 2016. You can now register for the conference online by using the link below. Although there is no fee to attend the conference, please complete the form so we can assure everyone is accounted for, nametags made accurately, and provide food and transportation. Your registration includes all conference events and SaferSim materials, shuttles to and from these events, and most meals. Also, when you participate in the Fun Run/Walk early Monday (Oct. 10) morning, you will be given a pair of SaferSim running socks--just list your size. The Fun Run/Walk is an optional activity.

Please visit the hotel reservation web site to book your hotel room(s) at the Sheraton (downtown Iowa City) online or you can call the hotel directly at (1-800-848-1335), which is the toll free. You hold your room by using a credit card, but your card should not be charged until you check out after the conference. After you make your reservation, any changes to your reservation should be made directly with Group Reservations Department. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or one night room and tax will be charged. The block of rooms will be held until Friday, September 23, 2016. After the cut-off date, your reservation will be based on availability. The discounted room rate is $119 per night (single/double). You are responsible for the room and any taxes (12% state/lodging tax). This discounted rate is the same for single/double occupancy.

Register Here

Hotel Reservation

Fun Run Flier

CID Ground Transportation (Uber also available)


Agenda ( Download )

Sunday, October 9
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
2:00 PM5:00 PMRegistration and Check-in
3:00 PM5:30 PMSocial Networking
5:15 PM6:00 PMTransportation to Dinner (Cambus)
6:00 PM9:00 PMBusiness Etiquette Dinner
Presenter: Patricia Tice, AgriManners
9:00 PM9:30 PMTransportation back to Sheraton Hotel (Cambus)
Monday, October 10
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
6:45 AM7:30 AMEarly Morning Fun Run/Walk
Two routes have been planned to accommodate both runners and walkers. The route maps are included in your packet.
This is an optional activity.
8:30 AM10:00 AM

Facility Tours & Breakfast
Student Project Posters and Demonstrations at each site
Breakfast will be available at both locations.
Accommodations will be made for individuals with limited mobility.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Simulators at Hank Lab

ATV Simulator & UI Mobile Museum at Engineering Research Facility

10:00 AM10:30 AMCambus ride to NADS
Speaker: Dave Ricketts
Topic: Managing and Operating a Public Transportation System
10:30 AM12:00 PMOpen House Tour of NADS
Student Project Posters and Demonstrations
NADS-1 Drives available – drivers and passengers chosen by lottery; miniSim drives available to everyone
12:00 PM12:30 PMTransition to Kirkwood Regional Center
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch
Speaker: TBA
1:30 PM1:45 PMBreak
1:455:15 PM

Student Panel Presentations
Students from consortium institutions will give 15 minute presentations. Questions are encouraged during the breaks.
University of Central Florida
University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Wisconsin - Madison

5:30 PM6:00 PMTransportation back to hotel (Cambus)
6:00 PM7:00 PMFree Time
7:00 PM9:00 PMDinner
Tuesday, October 11
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
7:00 AM8:00 AMBreakfast and Networking
8:30 AM10:30 AM

Invited Speakers
Topic: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property
University of Iowa Administrator
Christal Sheppard - United States Patent and Trademark Office

10:30 AM10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM11:00 AMWebinar setup
11:00 AM12:00 PMWebinar – Toll Plaza Projects Panel
12:00 PM2:00 PMLunch - on your own
Directors’ Meeting - by invitation
2:00 PMAdjourn

SAFEty Research using SIMulation

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