2018 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference Registration

Safe Kids Indiana and the Automotive Safety Program are pleased to announce the 2018 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference (formerly known as the Injury Prevention Conference) and the 22nd Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards.  The annual Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference is attended by over 150 injury prevention professionals from throughout the state and surrounding states and provides a forum to deliver relevant and timely information regarding child safety.

DATES: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – Thursday, May 10, 2018
TIMES: Approximately 8 am – 4:00 pm each day

LOCATION: The Crane Bay Event Center
551 W. Merrill St., Indianapolis, IN 46225.  
Attendees can earn child passenger safety technician CEU’s, as required for CPS Technician recertification.  Also, law enforcement officers will be able to earn training hours by attending conference sessions.

Child passenger safety technicians attending the conference are invited to participate in the annual Indianapolis Zoo car seat clinic, which will be held after the conclusion of Day One.  The clinic allows CPST’s the opportunity to help families while honing skills and earning community education hours towards recertification.  CPST instructors will also be on hand for CPST’s in need of seat check sign-offs. 
The clinic will run from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Indianapolis Zoo. Please plan to arrive no later than 4:20 pm and stay until approximately 7:30 pm.
The first day of the conference will include the 22nd Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards Luncheon. We will honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in preventing injuries and deaths among Indiana’s children. If you are interested in nominating a deserving individual or organization, click and download the nomination form.  

The registration fee covers all meals, snacks, beverages, conference materials, and daytime parking at the Crane Bay Event Center.  
Early bird DISCOUNT ends on March 15, 2018
Full Conference Registration (Day #1 and Day #2): $100.00
One Day Registration: $75
Registration fees will INCREASE starting on March 16, 2018
Full Conference Registration: $125
One Day Registration: $85 

Payments must be processed via the Indiana University Office of Conference and Event Registration Services (link below).

Register and pay here!

  • If you have never registered for an event through our online system click “I have never registered.”
  • If you have registered for an event through our online system, click “I have previously registered and my password is:” (If you forgot your password, enter your email address in the blank and then click on the link underneath which says “I forgot my password.”)
  • Please make sure all fields are filled in correctly before submitting your order.
  • If you are paying with a check or purchase order, an invoice will be emailed to you immediately after you have submitted your registration through the process above. Please follow the instructions on the invoice and include it with your payment. For all registrants, that email will serve as your only invoice/receipt.
The Crane Bay Event Center does not have on site lodging. If you are interested in overnight lodging, please click here for a list of downtown hotels.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Marsha French, mwheatcr@iu.edu, no later than Monday, April 9, 2018 to be eligible for a refund, less a $10 cancellation fee. Registrant substitutions will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Marsha French, Safe Kids Indiana Coordinator, Automotive Safety Program, at mwheatcr@iu.edu or 800-KID-N-CAR.