TIRF Events


Please check back often as upcoming events will be added as they are confirmed.

Mar. 26-28 – POSTPONED

Mid-America Trucking Show
Louisville, Kentucky USA
Show Update – 3/12/2020 – postponed
It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-America Trucking Show scheduled for March 26-28 in Louisville, KY.This is a decision we did not make lightly, but in consultation with our exhibitors, attendees, supporters, and partners, including Kentucky Venues, Louisville Tourism, Kentucky Governor’s Office, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Families Services.

In light of today’s extraordinary circumstances and with an abundance of caution, this decision has been made with the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, employees, and show partners in mind.

MATS has a proud tradition as the largest and most well-attended show in heavy-duty trucking. We will return stronger than ever in 2021 and will focus on an unforgettable 50th-anniversary event – March 25-27, 2021 in Louisville, KY.


MATS Show Management

Apr. 1-3 – POSTPONED

ESRA2 International Conference on Measuring Traffic Safety Culture
Paris, France
ESRA2 International Conference on Measuring Traffic Safety Culture postponed

Given recent developments in relation to the coronavirus, in particular the meeting restrictions imposed by French authorities, an ever-increasing number of travel restrictions by national authorities across the world and the cancellation of several conference speakers, there is no other option than to cancel the ESRA conference of 1-3 April in Paris.

The conference will be postponed to a date still to be determined, but probably in the Autumn of 2020 or the Spring of 2021.

May 20-21 – POSTPONED

5th Annual Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving Meeting
Nanaimo, BC
The 5th annual Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) meeting is postponed.

Further to our ongoing assessments of the COVID-19 situation since it emerged and in speaking with partners and the hotel, it likely won’t come as a surprise that we have made the decision to postpone the CCDD 2020 5th annual meeting scheduled for May 20th & 21st in Nanaimo, BC.

We will look at rescheduling for sometime in the 2nd half of the year depending on how the situation evolves.

While the meeting is postponed, work on this important initiative continues.

Learn more about this project and access free tools and resources in our CCDD E-Hub: https://diad.tirf.ca/ehub

Jun. 15-18

2020 Joint Conference – The 30th CARSP Conference and the  14th PRI World Congress

Equitability: Road Safety for all through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety
Montreal, PQ
The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI), in partnership with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and Desjardins, invite sponsors wishing to showcase their services and products to be a part of this premier international road safety conference.

More information about the conference as well as sponsorship opportunities and benefits are available in both English & French.

Vous trouverez d’autres renseignements sur la conférence ainsi que sur les possibilités de commandite et les avantages offerts ici : http://www.carsp.ca/fr/carsp-conference/2020-joint-conference

Sept. 27-29

17th Alcohol Interlock Symposium

Alcohol Interlocks: Technology Saving Lives
Oslo, Norway

The purpose of interlocks is to save lives as evidenced by recent studies indicating that strong interlock programs reduce crashes and fatalities. Primarily focused on Europe, panel discussions will address the latest developments pertaining to the priorities of practitioners in relation to program development, new research, technological advances, including a look at the current environment surrounding interlock legislation and policy. Emphasis will be on the strengths of European projects, their respective challenges, and how to overcome them.

Information on EARLY BIRD rates, registration and accommodations is coming soon.
Join our mailing list: http://interlocksymposium.com

Previous 2020 Events

March 4-6 Drop It And Drive® youth presentation tour

Burnaby and Surrey, BC

The DIAD team is delivering four presentations at three schools in Burnaby and Surrey, BC to students from grades 8 to 12. Our focus for school seminars is to provide students with the science of ‘how and why’ distracted driving, and distracted walking, is risky behaviour. Positive messaging and even the use of humour, as well as sharing personal stories and practical examples of real-world risks, help engage students in a conversation about the potential consequences of a moment’s distraction. At the end of each seminar, we want students to feel empowered, through increased knowledge and understanding, to be road safety ambassadors within their families, school and community.
Feb. 18
3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety
February 19-20, 2020Pre-event workshop – Equitability: Road Safety for all Through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety
Stockholm, Sweden
La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), is hosting a pre-event workshop, Equitability: Road Safety for all Through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety, on February 18, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm local time. This pre-event workshop also serves as a precursor to the June 15-18, 2020 Joint Conference: The 30th CARSP Conference and the 14th PRI World Congress hosted in Montréal, Québec at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Cet atelier pré-événement sert également de précurseur à la Conférence conjointe 2020, soit la 30e Conférence CARSP et le 14e Congrès mondial PRI, organisée du 15 au 18 juin 2020, à Montréal, Québec, au Palais des congrès de Montréal.