Governor's Conference on Highway Safety

The 45th Annual Governor's Conference on Highway Safety (GCHS) will be held Wednesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort, in the Wisconsin Dells. Conference fees include:

  • Access to all conference sessions and exhibits
  • Lunch (21st) and breakfast (22nd)
  • Networking reception
  • Conference workbook and materials

​Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participants. The Glacier Canyon Resort has a limited reserved block of rooms for the Governor's Conference at the state rate of $82 a night. Hotel room block information will be provided in your Eventbrite email confirmation.

Conference keynotes

Darcy Louma, master certified life coach, will energize participants with her presentation, "Pause-Think-Act:  Build Your Thoughtfully Fit® Core." You will walk away with strategies to use immediately to help you achieve more at work and home. She has a Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, where her thesis research showed that life coaching significantly increases overall life satisfaction and professional growth. Darcy served for 12 years as the Director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's office.

Jonlee Anderle, Ph.D., Regional Administrator for NHTSA Region 5 (Great Lakes Region), will address impaired driving. A retired lieutenant with the Laramie (Wyoming) Police Department, he has served as the Impaired Driving Program Manager for the Wyoming Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.  He was a Drug Recognition Expert and Drug Recognition Expert Instructor for over ten years and has served on the Technical Advisory Panel to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Highway Safety Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Master's in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Education and for the last eight years has been part of the team which regularly updates the national impaired driving curricula.

In addition, the conference features more than 25 different workshops provided by the staff of WisDOT's Bureau of Transportation Safety (BOTS), the Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) program, and Child Passenger Safety (CPS).

More details, including information on pre-conference training opportunities (August 20), are available on the GCHS Eventbrite registration page

For more information or to exhibit, contact:

(608) 709-0093 or


44th Annual Governor's Conference on Highway Safety

The 44th annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety was held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis., from August 21 through August 23, 2018. The Governor’s Conference provided attendees with exceptional opportunities to learn more about current evidence-based best practices in education, enforcement and partnerships.

Conference agenda

Conference booklet

View photos from the 2018 conference!

2018 Conference presentation materials

Keynote presentation - National Safety Council

Distracted Driving Research

A Responsible Night Out - Tavern League of Wisconsin, SafeRide

A Responsible Night Out - AAA

Predictive Analytics - Putting your data to work

Child Passenger Safety - Dressing up for the Decades

Life Cycle of a Crash - a Panel Presentation

Mock Roadside Drug Evaluation

Life Cycle of a Driver

Keynote presentation - Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Crash Data - the Pursuit of Quality Control

Ignition Interlocks in Wisconsin, a 2018 update

Child Passenger Safety - Fact or Fiction

Engineering of Community for Safety

There's an App for That - Conducting a Seat Belt Survey in your Community

Child Passenger Safety Enforcement 101