Arrive Alive Conference 2018

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Registration is now open for the Arrive Alive Conference 2018 (formerly known as Countermeasures) from October 28th-29th, 2018 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. This year’s conference theme “Legalization: Our New Reality”, will continue the conversation from our joint conference with the South West Injury Prevention Network in 2017 (“On the Road to Cannabis Legalization: A Joint Effort”). This conference is anticipated to be the first road safety conference post-cannabis legalization and will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts as they share knowledge & insights into current legislation, oral-fluid devices, medical vs recreational cannabis, drug-impaired driving research, enforcement, cannabis sales, and best practice education initiatives to bring back to your communities.

The 2017 conference sold out, so make sure you register early to reserve your spot!

Early bird rate of $100 available until August 31st, 2018 (Regular rate of $130). After August 31st, 2018, register 3 or more delegates from one group and get a discounted rate of $100 per delegate.

Current Schedule:

Arrive Alive General Meeting – Sunday October 28th, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Networking Event with Exhibitor Tables – Sunday October 28th, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Speakers & Exhibitor tables – Monday October 29th, 2018, 8:00am – 3:30 pm

Our expert speakers will share insights, research, statistics, best practices, and prevention strategies from across Ontario and Canada. Confirmed Speakers so far:

Warren Bravo, CEO, Green Relief

Ryan Freeston, Director, Policy and Program Development, Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat

Dr. Karen Woodall, Forensic Toxicologist, Centre of Forensic Science

Doug Beirness, Subject Matter Expert: Impaired Driving, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

Dr. Ward Vanlaar, Chief Operating Officer, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

Dr. Christine Wickens, Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Sgt. Lori Wright, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Thunder Bay Police Service

Matt Evans, Executive Director, Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID)

Valerie Smith, Director, Solutions, Parachute Canada

Barrington Hector, Project Manager, Weed Out the Risk, Springboard Services

Emma Luca, President, Prosecutors’ Association of Ontario

Elliott Silverstein, Manager, Government Relations, CAA SCO

Michael Stewart, Program Director, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

Accommodations can be made with the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale via the link below. Book through this portal to get our conference rate of $149 a night!

Free parking will be available at the venue! Please visit the registration desk to register your vehicle for the conference.

More details will be shared as they become available. Stay tuned for more information!

Visit for more information and last year’s presentations.

Sponsors this year include:

Title Sponsor: Desjardins Insurance

Diamond Sponsors & Partners: CAA SCO, Leafly, Smart Serve Ontario

Platinum Sponsors & Spporters: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, LCBO

Each year, the Arrive Alive Conference brings together like-minded professionals in various areas which include: government, police, public health, workplace training, rehabilitation, and community groups to share information about the most current penalties, legislation, regulations, and challenges around impaired driving.


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