In celebration of our 50th anniversary, the UNC Highway Safety Research Center cordially invites partners, peers, practitioners, students and others interested in highway safety to a transportation symposium:
The Next 50 Years
in Highway Safety
Connecting People and Technologies
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
William and Ida Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Join experts and colleagues alike as we consider the future of the transportation field and industry.
The event is free with a completed RSVP, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 16.
9 a.m.: Welcome
9:30 a.m.: Morning session
11 a.m.: Break
11:30 a.m.: Lunch/Awards/Keynote speaker
1:30 p.m.: Break
2 p.m.: Afternoon session
3:30 p.m.: Closing session
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to expected symposium participants.
Special guest speakers
Director, North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program
United States Congressman, 4th District of North Carolina
Secretary of Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation
National best-selling author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do
Mary Cummings, Ph.D.
Director, Humans and Autonomy Lab, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Director of Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Corporation
Adrian Lund, Ph.D.
President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Jeffrey F. Paniati, P.E.
Incoming executive director, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Bryant Walker Smith, J.D., LL.M.
Assistant professor, University of South Carolina School of Law and (by courtesy) School of Engineering; Affiliate scholar, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
To update or change RSVP information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about this event, please contact:
Free parking is available on-site with a visitor parking permit. You may download and print a visitor parking permit in advance, or pick up a permit at the reception desk on the first floor of the Friday Center upon your arrival on Nov. 10.
The Friday Center is located at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, approximately three miles east of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, just off Highway 54 East (Raleigh Road). The Center is a short distance from Interstate 40 (from Raleigh, I-40 exit 273A; from Greensboro, I-40 exit 273). It is served by both public and private transportation services. Several bus routes of the Chapel Hill Transit system serve the Friday Center area.
From Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and points west:
Take I-40 East to Exit 273 (Hwy 54 West/Chapel Hill). Turn right at top of ramp. Proceed approximately two miles and turn left onto Friday Center Drive. Take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
Take I-85 South to 15-501. Take I-40 East to Exit 273 and follow the directions above.
Take I-85 North to Greensboro (I-85 and I-40 intersect in Greensboro) and follow the directions from Greensboro above.
Take I-40 to Exit 273A (Hwy 54 West/Chapel Hill). Proceed approximately two miles and turn left onto Friday Center Drive. Take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
From points south of Chapel Hill, arriving on Hwy 15-501 North:
Take the 15-501/54 East bypass as you approach Chapel Hill. Proceed approximately two miles and take the Hwy 54 East exit toward Raleigh. Proceed one mile and turn right onto Friday Center Drive. Take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
Courtyard Chapel Hill
(.2 miles from Friday Center)
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Aloft Chapel Hill
(1.3 miles from Friday Center)
1001 Hamilton Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
The Carolina Inn
(3.3 miles from Friday Center)
211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(6 miles from Friday Center)
7807 Leonardo Drive
Durham, NC 27713
For 50 years, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center has been a leading research institute that has helped shape the field of transportation safety. The Center’s mission is to improve the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation and information dissemination.