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  • Tuesday, March 17


    9:00 am – 5:00 pm  
    Combined Standing Committees Meeting
    Standing Committee Members Only

    CONCURRENT MEETINGS 
    Standing Committee Members Only

    • Driver Standing Committee
    • Law Enforcement Standing Committee
    • Vehicle Standing Committee

    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  
    Exhibitor Move-In

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Registration

    Wednesday, March 18


    7:30 am – 3:30 pm  
    Registration

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:00 am – 8:45 am
    AAMVA: Yeah! We Do That
    Have you recently thought how your association can help solve your latest business challenges?  We’re here to answer that question and provide insight into everything AAMVA can do to help make your time more efficient and your jobs easier. AAMVA offers a lot of services, so don’t be worried if you ever find yourself wondering “Does AAMVA do that?”  This is also a perfect session for those new to AAMVA to get an overview of our wide range of products, services, and best practices created specifically for you, our member.
     
    Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services and Public Affairs, AAMVA

    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    GENERAL SESSION - Opening Session
    Join AAMVA International Vice Chair of the Board Richard Holcomb and President & CEO Anne Ferro in opening our 2015 Workshop & Law Institute.  

    Opening Remarks
    Anne S. Ferro, President & CEO, AAMVA 
    Richard D. Holcomb
    , Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Board Advisor, Vehicle Standing Committee, and AAMVA Vice Chair of the Board

    Welcome  
    Whitney Brewster,
    Executive Director, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


    Standing Committee Updates  

    Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Programs & Services Division, Washington Department of Licensing and Vice Chair, Driver Standing Committee; Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Chair, Law Enforcement Standing Committee; William Childress, Director, Vehicle Services, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Vice Chair, Vehicle Standing Committee

    Opening Session courtesy of Insurance Information Exchange (iiX) and LexisNexis Risk Solutions   

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Proactive Approaches to Ethics & Professionalism

    This session will provide legal services attendees with the opportunity to fulfill the ethics component of their Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
    PRESENTER: Jonathan E. Smaby, Executive Director, Texas Center for Legal Ethics

    10:00 am – 10:30 am
    Networking Break
    Courtesy of CBN Secure Technologies, Inc.

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    If These Cars Could Talk: Connected Vehicles & Safety Technology

    Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) is the exchange of data through wireless communication. Learn how this technology has the potential to improve safety and reduce crashes, along with what infrastructure needs to be in place.   
    FACILITATOR: Major Christopher Grotton, Maine State Police and Vice Chair, Law Enforcement Standing Committee
    PRESENTERS:  Tim Johnson, Director, Vehicle Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Research, NHTSA; Patrick Son, P.E., Senior Technical Programs Specialist, Intelligent Transportation Society of America 

    High and Not Dry: Driving While Impaired
    Driving while impaired from alcohol and drugs are the primary causal factors in approximately 10,000 traffic fatalities annually. Get an overview of the progress made on the best practices document being developed by the AAMVA Ignition Interlock Working Group and hear updates in research, toxicology,  and states legalizing marijuana.
    FACILITATOR: Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA  
    PRESENTERS: Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA; Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Chair, Law Enforcement Standing Committee; Lt. Colonel Kevin Eldridge, Colorado State Highway Patrol 

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch
    Courtesy of Experian Automotive

    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    GENERAL SESSION - Toward Zero Deaths  
    Hear about the recently published national highway safety campaign, Toward Zero Deaths, Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015, and learn about how one jurisdiction is implementing “Zero in Wisconsin”. 
    FACILITATOR: Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA
    PRESENTERS: Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA; Allison Rougeau, Executive Director, CCMTA;  Patrick Fernan, Administrator, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and Member, AAMVA Board of Directors;  John Marshall, Director of Office of Safety Programs, NHTSA

    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Outdated to Upgraded: System Modernization
    System modernization projects require significant planning, resources, and expenditures. AAMVA's System Modernization Working Group will be developing best practices over the next year. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned, while brainstorming new ideas and providing input on what should be included in the upcoming best practices.
    FACILITATORS:   Sheila Prior, Director of Member Support, Regions III & IV, AAMVA; Patrice Aasmo, Director of Member Support, Regions I & II, AAMVA

    Conventional Wisdom for Unconventional Vehicles
    Learn how jurisdictions are titling and registering non-mainstream vehicles such as three-wheel vehicles, motorcycles, autocycles or glider kits and how they are licensing the operators of these unconventional vehicles.
    FACILITATOR: Casey Garber, Manager, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA 
    PRESENTERS: Scott Clapper, Chief of Vehicle Services, Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles and Member, Vehicle Standing Committee;  Mark Francis, Manager, Provincial Vehicle Registration & Licensing, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and Member, Driver Standing Committee;  William Childress, Director, Vehicle Services, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Vice Chair, Vehicle Standing Committee

    Driving While Distracted
    Texting and emails are not the only distractions a driver faces. Other passengers, changing the radio station, eating, that hot coffee that just happens to spill at the wrong time; these are all distractions. Attend this session to find out new and innovative ways to reduce the amount of driver distractions we all face.
    FACILITATOR: Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Washington Department of Licensing and Vice Chair, Driver Standing Committee  
    PRESENTERS:  Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Chair, Law Enforcement Standing Committee; Ramona Prieto, Deputy Commissioner, California Highway Patrol and Member, Law Enforcement Standing Committee;  David Kidd, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    Legal Services Town Hall
    The Legal Services Town Hall provides members with an opportunity to informally discuss the legal issues jurisdictions are facing on a daily basis and collaborate on the issues and solutions that are shaping the legal environment for motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies. 
    FACILITATOR: Patrick Fernan, Administrator, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and Member, AAMVA Board of Directors 

    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
    Courtesy of Auto Data Direct, Inc.

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS


    Need a Lyft? Regulating Ride-Sharing Companies
    New business models have been developed that are changing the way consumers are reaching their destinations. The traditional taxi model that has been regulated for years by jurisdictions is being challenged. Do new laws need to be enacted to fit the new business models for companies like Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies or do these companies need to conform to the traditional business models and regulations?
    FACILITATOR: Tammi Popp, Division Chief, Business Application Services, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Member, Vehicle Standing Committee 
    PRESENTERS: Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Board Advisor, Vehicle Standing Committee, and Vice Chair of the Board; Brian Soublet, Chief Counsel/Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles and Member, Vehicle Standing Committee

    Building a Higher Fire Wall: Data Security
    What threats are you facing to your data security? How do you develop a strategy for improving your defense against attack? Learn from the experiences of others and get ideas on where improvements can be made.
    FACILITATOR: Paul Steier, Director, Bureau of Investigation & Identity Protection, Iowa Department of Transportation and Member, Card Design Standard Committee
    PRESENTER: Federal Bureau of Investigations, Cyber Division

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    QuickConnect Reception 
    Exhibitors and qualified sponsors will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with jurisdiction representatives. Jurisdictional representatives, exhibitors, and qualified sponsors only. 

    Thursday, March 19


    8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Registration

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open

    8:30 am - 10:00 am
    GENERAL SESSION - How to Inspire & Engage Millennials: A Conversation with Our Next Generation Workforce
    As the Millennial generation (also commonly known as Generation Y) continues to flood the workplace, it is critical for organizations, including government, to develop strategies that will help them successfully recruit, retain, and satisfy these employees. While competitive salaries, an upward career track,  flexible schedules, and employee appreciation are important, Millennials expect employers to go beyond traditional compensation and benefits to create an environment that is creative, challenging, team-oriented, fun, and financially rewarding. Join an interactive conversation that will cover  how to attract,  engage, and inspire Millennials, while creating a culture where multi-generational employees can work well together.
    FACILITATOR: Erin Hutchins, General Manager and Director of Portal Operations, Texas.gov

    PANELISTS:   Chelsea Couch, Texas.gov ; Randy Schewe, Texas.gov; Chris Walker, Texas.gov; Emily Scroggs, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

    10:00 am – 10:30 am
    Networking Break
    Courtesy of Fast Enterprises LLC

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    The NMVTIS Advantage
    NMVTIS has many advantages, and as we move closer to 100% participation, we need your input on ways and methods to improve the system as a  tool for your state’s titling process.  Join us for a discussion to help map the future direction of NMVTIS as we focus on how best to measure, monitor and  recognize the performance of NMVTIS in the jurisdictions.  Come and share your ideas on how to maximize the benefits of NMVTIS and discover how  those benefits extend beyond your borders to other jurisdictions and the nation!
    FACILITATOR: Stephen Tomassini, Division Manager, Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Member, Vehicle Standing Committee
    PRESENTERS: Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA; Andy Frey, Information Technology Specialist, Iowa Department of Transportation

    Deadlines and Compliance: CDL, CDL, CDL
    This session will be an open discussion on CDL issues of importance to the jurisdictions. Topics will include jurisdictional compliance with the CDL  Permit & Testing Final Rule, Medical Certification, Military Waivers, and any other topics brought forward by  attendees.
    FACILITATOR: Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Washington Department of Licensing and Vice Chair, Driver Standing Committee
    PRESENTERS: Selden Fritschner, Chief, Commercial Driver’s License Division, FMCSA; Denise Hanchulak, Program Director, Standards & Certification, AAMVA; Karen Morton, Program Director, Driver Licensing, AAMVA; Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, AAMVA

    Face Time: ID Management
    Get an overview of what identity proofing is and hear why it is such an important tool – including the use of verification systems. Hear about the Facial  Recognition Working Group's progress and from a jurisdiction who currently uses facial recognition.  Get an update from our federal partners and what they are doing inside the sphere of identity proofing. And last but not least, hear about AAMVA’s ongoing development and deployment of the Driver License Data Verification capability. 
    FACILITATOR: Paul Steier, Director, Bureau of Investigation & Identity Protection, Iowa Department of Transportation, Member, Vehicle Standing Committee,  and Member, Card Design Standard Committee
    PRESENTERS: Betty Johnson, Driver and Vehicle Records Administrator, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, Member, Vehicle Standing Committee, and Vice Chair, Facial Recognition Working Group; Timothy Benz, Management & Program Analyst, SAVE Program, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland  Security; Philip Quinlan, Vice President, Business Solutions, AAMVA

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch
    Courtesy of TitleTec – A Solera Company

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS -Town Hall Sessions
    These popular Town Hall sessions will review and discuss the activities of each of AAMVA’s standing committees and working groups. There will also be  time for open discussion on issues faced by AAMVA members on a regular basis, so bring your questions and find out how others are handling the same  issues. This is a great opportunity to interact with your peers and establish new contacts in other jurisdictions.

    Driver Town Hall
    Specific topics that will be addressed are the State to State (S2S) project, an update on Iowa's piloting of the Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive Impairment (DOCSI), and any Driver Licensing related topics the attendees would like to discuss.
    FACILITATOR: Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Washington Department of Licensing and Vice Chair, Driver Standing Committee
    PRESENTERS: Kim Snook, Director, Office of Driver Services, Iowa Department of Transportation and Member, Law Enforcement Standing Committee; Patrick Fernan, Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and Member, AAMVA Board of Directors; Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, AAMVA

    Law Enforcement Town Hall
    During the Law Enforcement Town Hall you will have an opportunity to suggest future priorities for the Law Enforcement Standing Committee and receive a Federal Law Enforcement update. Hot topics such as Driver’s Licenses on smart phones and other important issues facing your own agency can be brought up for discussion.
    FACILITATOR: Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Chair, Law Enforcement Standing Committee

    Vehicle Town Hall
    In addition to an open forum to discuss all things vehicles, this session will feature a presentation about the billions of dollars of financial loss due to odometer and title fraud.   This session will discuss the financial harm to DMV and loss of tax revenue for the jurisdictions.  The presentation will describe new fraud schemes to  include lease returns, staged accidents, imports and exports, car collections, taxi and ambulance services, etc.
    FACILITATOR: Casey Garber, Manager, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA
    PRESENTERS: Gary Mitchell, Special Agent in Charge, NHTSA; William Childress, Director, Vehicle Services, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Vice Chair, Vehicle Standing Committee; Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    Networking Break
    Courtesy of NebuLogic Technologies, LLC

    2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    GENERAL SESSION - Testing the Unexpected: Autonomous Vehicles
    Is the transportation world on the brink of a new era? What type of automation will be in vehicles in the near future?  How long before fully autonomous  vehicles will be available to the general public? Learn what some jurisdictions are doing to regulate the testing of these vehicles and what your jurisdiction  >can do to begin preparing for the use of more automation in vehicles.  
    FACILITATOR: Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA
    PRESENTERS: Allen D. Biehler, Executive Director, University Transportation Center, Carnegie Mellon University; Brian Soublet, Chief Counsel/Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles and Member, Vehicle Standing Committee; Ryan Bailey, Team Leader-Special Projects, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
    GENERAL SESSION - Closing Session
    Anne S. Ferro, President & CEO, AAMVA
    Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services and Public Affairs, AAMVA