116th Annual Conference
34th Annual School
July 7–15, 2011 Educat
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Bellevue, Washington unities
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maintenance of public safety
systems; delivering value for members
by providing the latest information and
education in the industry.
Schedule at a Glance
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 Friday, July 8, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Activities Schools & Seminars Organized Activities
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m. I 12 Noon I 8 a.m.–5 p.m. I 12 Noon
TRAINING SEMINAR STUDENT LUNCHEON TRAINING SEMINAR STUDENT LUNCHEON
• Educational Methodology • Educational Methodology
CERTIFICATION SEMINAR CERTIFICATION SEMINAR
• Work Zone Traffic Control Safety • Work Zone Traffic Control Safety
Saturday, July 9, 2011 Sunday, July 10, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Activities Schools & Seminars Organized Activities
Challenge Exams I 7 a.m.
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
I 7 a.m.
I 1 p.m. • Traffic Signal Level III Field
I 9 a.m. I 9 a.m.
ALL LEVELS • Traffic Signal Level III Bench
CERTIFICATION FORUM COUNCIL OF DELEGATES
• Signs and Markings Level III MEETING
I 12 Noon
I 1:30 p.m.
JOINT MEETING OF THE BOARD
Monday, July 11, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Activities Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m. I 7 a.m. I 8:00–9:00 a.m. I 8:00–9:00 a.m.
SCHOOLS REGISTRATION ADVANCED DETECTION AND PHASING STRATEGIES VEHICLE DETECTION AT TRAFFIC SIGNALS
• Electronics in Traffic Signal I 12 Noon FOR THE FLASHING YELLOW ARROW DISPLAY Rob Klug, Traffic Signal Engineer, Clark County
Controls John Deskins, Traffic Engineer, City of Kennewick, Public Works, Clark County, WA
WA This presentation will provide a synopsis of vehicle de-
• Microprocessors in Traffic I 1 p.m.
Signals In 2004, the City of Kennewick, WA started using Flash- tection theory, and discuss methods and approaches
EXHIBITORS SET UP ing Yellow Arrow (FYA) displays targeting some of the to detect vehicles. Specific discussion items include
CERTIFICATION SEMINARS I 5 p.m. busiest intersections in the city. In 2008, the City com- using detection parameters in NTCIP-based con-
• Public Safety Telecommunica- SECTION SECRETARIES MEETING pleted conversions of all remaining protected-permit- trollers; using detection to deal with queuing on side
tor Level I ted signals as well as a few 2-phase intersections, two streets; detection realities, what works well, what does
• Traffic Signal Technician protected-only intersections and a split phase inter- not work so well; loop detection; radar detection;
Level I section. High volume conditions can cause a small sub- video detection and a review of video detection is-
• Signs and Markings Level I set of drivers to perceive a “yellow trap” condition and sues; occlusion and camera placement; night time
respond improperly. The conditions where this may detection issues and changes due to weather. Actual
• Fire Alarm Municipal Level I
occur will be discussed along with several mitigation video detection footage during different light condi-
• Fire Alarm Interior Level I strategies and the pros and cons of each. The FYA dis- tions and weather conditions will be shown along with
• Roadway Lighting Level I play is a tremendous tool to improve safety but adds methods to reduce false calls.
• Fiber Optics for ITS Level I complexity. This presentation will examine why the FYA
can be advantageous and will discuss important les-
sons learned and solutions to common problems. Monday — continued on next page
2 IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Monday, July 11 — continued
Technical Sessions — continued
I 9:00–10:00 a.m. that can be used to meet the standard utilizing hardware presently I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
TECHNICAL ADVANCES IN SIGNAL MONITORS in the field. An audience participation discussion will focus on how SEATTLE CENTRAL LINK LIGHT RAIL AND IMPACTS TO THE TRAFFIC
Scott Evans, VP of Engineering, Eberle Design, Inc. attendees are dealing with the standard change, uniformity and SIGNALS
Many technical advances have been made to the cabinet signal making the standard work for all. Kenneth Buchanan, Senior Civil Engineering Specialist, City of
monitor (conflict monitor) over the years that have improved their I 1:00–2:00 p.m. Seattle, Washington SDOT
reliability and effectiveness in detecting and diagnosing cabinet ITS, THE SMART GRID AND YOUR ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE This session will cover the challenges faced with the design and im-
and field wiring malfunctions. Advances in the built-in tools have Jim Frazer, President, Surf Networks, Inc. plementation of a center running light rail in a signalized corridor.
made initial set-up programming both quick and accurate, re- The speaker will present an overview of technology developments Topics will include the development, testing and implementation of
ducing the possibility of programming errors that could allow un- including adaptive lighting, new standards from the US DOT and a new priority-based service for the transit vehicle, testing, the im-
safe operation of the intersection. Built-in tools also provide expert DOE, energy management strategies, mobile asset tracking appli- plementation of revenue service of the light rail, impacts to the cor-
assistance in diagnosing the source of cabinet malfunctions. This cations, ground fault monitoring software and systems and energy ridor when headway spacing is close and ongoing concerns with
session will also discuss Ethernet remote communications and sup- conservation. Attendees will learn how adaptive controls allow the public regarding the center running light rail system.
port for new signal sequences such as the Flashing Yellow Arrow. placing the right amount of light on the road when the light is I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
I 9:00–10:00 a.m. needed and dynamically and automatically changing light levels GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALS, ROADWAY
RETROREFLECTOMETERS AND SOFTWARE: MEETING THE 2012 as conditions warrant. US Department of Transportation and De- LIGHTING, FIRE ALARM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
DEADLINE FOR A METHOD TO MAINTAIN RETROREFLECTIVITY partment of Energy standards and funding programs will be dis- Leo Martin Jr., Director, Martin Electrical Consulting and Jeff
MINIMUMS. cussed. Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm & Communications, City of
Mike Haley, Tech Supervisor and Joanne Conrad, Manager, I 1:00–2:00 PM Newton (MA) Fire Department
TAPCO WIRELESS SENSING NETWORKS ENABLES WIDESPREAD DEPLOYMENT This presentation will provide a quick and efficient overview of
The second revision of the 2003 MUTCD introduced new language OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS grounding fundamentals. The speakers will zero in on how to
establishing minimum retroreflectivity levels that must be main- Michael Volling, Director of Product Development, Sensys ground, why to ground, when to ground, circuit and system
tained for traffic signs. Agencies have until January 2012 to imple- Networks, Inc. grounding, grounding electrode systems and enclosure and race-
ment a sign assessment or management method to maintain Wireless sensor technology is rapidly changing how transportation way grounding and bonding. Attendees will gain a firm under-
minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity. A retroreflectometer is a professionals address vehicle detection challenges. This session pro- standing of the importance of proper grounding and how it can
handheld instrument for measuring retroreflection of traffic signs. vides an overview of wireless sensor networks and how they are prevent damage to equipment and increase safety.
This presentation will cover the use of a retroreflectometer, how being deployed. The speaker will address several wireless sensor I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
software will tell you if the sign passes or fails and how to track your deployments for freeway, arterial and intersection applications, PIERCE COUNTY’S TRAFFIC SIGN INVENTORY — A REFLECTION ON
signs to insure you meet the required replacement dates. The ses- such as arterial travel time, arterial management, performance MEETING THE MUTCD REQUIREMENTS
sion will include a hands-on demonstration and a PowerPoint on measurement, integrated corridor management, adaptive con- Rick Butner, Traffic Operations Supervisor and Steve Martin, Sign
the subject will be available for all attendees. trols and traffic signal control. Attendees will learn how wireless sen- and Markings Supervisor, Pierce County (WA) Public Works and
I 10:30–12:00 Noon sor networks are transforming vehicle detection technology, Utilities
INTELLIDRIVESM AT 4.9GHZ FOR TRANSIT ITS streamlining operations and reducing maintenance costs for trans- Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, Traffic Division, began their
John Toone, ITS Program Manager, King County, WA Metro Transit portation agencies worldwide. traffic sign retroreflectivity program in 2007 using a combination of
and Bryan Nace, National Network Communications Director, I 2:00–3:00 p.m. the control sample management method and measured retrore-
DKS Associates AMATEUR RADIO TODAY flectivity for assessment. Pierce County’s sign inventory program,
This session will focus on the use of IntelliDriveSM communications Tim Kane, K7ANE, Retired Foreign Service Officer “Rubble,” is the foundation for this retroreflectivity program. Data
using the 4.9 Ghz band. It will include a discussion of the King The presentation will provide an overview of amateur radio today. is collected and charted from the control sample groups of differ-
County Washington Transit ITS architecture which features a unified It will trace the parallel development of amateur radio and wireless ent sign series. By using the control sample management method,
network for communications and supports four ITS applications in- technologies from the first spark-gap transmitters over a century time spent testing signs is minimal. This program has allowed us to
cluding transit signal priority, next-bus information signs, off-board ago through today’s digital and space communications, merging comply with the standards and implement replacement of signs
fare payment and enhanced vehicle location (AVL). Network wireless and computers. It will highlight amateur radio’s interesting not meeting the retroreflectivity requirement without additional
management and provisions for additional features including traf- and exciting technologies and activities from community to emer- funding, using asset management. Pierce County received a na-
fic control and live security video between busses and transit po- gency service, from chatting by radio with other amateurs in your tional award from NACO in 2009 for the innovative approach in
lice vehicles will be presented. Attendees will learn about the hometown and around the world, communications with the Inter- meeting the new FHWA requirement. Attendees will learn the im-
benefits of wireless networking and get a greater understanding of national Space Station and using satellites and bouncing radio sig- portance of having a traffic sign inventory, how to use the inven-
current and future technologies and the benefits of creating a uni- nals off the moon. Stimulating and fun amateur radio is more than tory program to create a retroreflectivity program, how to create
fied network architecture. a hobby. It’s for adults, kids and families. The speaker will cover what control samples, how to meet the requirement by testing as little as
I 10:30–12:00 Noon amateur radio is (and isn’t), the development of amateur radio, tra- 3% of your sign inventory, the value of having the age embedded
ditional amateur radio technologies and activities and how to be- in your sign serial number and how to make asset management
STREET NAME FABRICATION TO MUTCD 2009 STANDARDS
come an amateur radio operator. decisions based on program data.
Michael Steen, Maintenance Craftsworker II, City of Richland, WA
This presentation will discuss problems that arise fabricating D3
street name signs in urban areas in order to meet the standards in
the 2009 edition of the MUTCD. The speaker will provide techniques
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Schedule at a Glance — continued
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Activities Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m. I 7 a.m. I 8:00–9:00 a.m. I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
SCHOOLS REGISTRATION PLANNING YOUR WIRELESS TRANSPORTATION POWER OUTAGES AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS AND
• Electronics in Traffic Signal I 8 a.m. INFRASTRUCTURE HOW YOUR AGENCY RESPONDS THEM
Controls EXHIBITORS SET UP Jeremy Hiebert, Sales Engineering Manager–ITS, Scott Bates, Traffic Operations Coordinator, City of
• Microprocessors in Traffic Intuicom, Inc. Tukwila, WA, Bret Tredway, Traffic Signal Electronic
I 9 a.m.
Signals This session will highlight the wireless considerations Crew Chief, City of Bellevue, WA and Albert Becerra,
COMPANION BREAKFAST Traffic Signal Technician, Redmond, WA
CERTIFICATION SEMINARS facing the ITS industry including which technologies to
I 12 Noon adopt. The speaker will discuss the three primary Wi-Fi This panel will discuss how local Washington agencies
• Public Safety Telecommunica- STUDENT LUNCHEON standards, 802.11a, 802.11b/g and 802.11n and a re- are currently dealing with power outages at signalized
tor Level I
I 5 p.m. view of the available WLAN architectures — Point-to- intersections and why they have adopted policies. The
• Traffic Signal Technician Level I Point, Point-to-Multipoint and Mesh. Attendees will speakers will cover current Washington state law, non-
EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
• Signs and Markings Level I gain a clear understanding of today’s wireless broad- functioning signal lights, the use of battery back-up
• Fire Alarm Municipal Level I band technologies. systems, intersection preparations, extending runtimes
• Fire Alarm Interior Level I I 8:00–9:00 a.m. during long outages, communications/notifications
and system maintenance. The discussion will include
• Roadway Lighting Level I METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS
the use of generators or power inverters and the pros
• Fiber Optics for ITS Level I Stephanie Rossi, Principal Planner, Puget Sound
and cons of differing methods utilized during outages.
• Flagging and Basic Traffic I 10:30–12:00 Noon
Control The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is a regional
planning organization that develops policies and 2011 NATIONAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL REPORT CARD
makes decisions about transportation planning, eco- Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management and Operations
nomic development and growth management in the Engineer, FHWA Office of Operations
IMSA Technical four-county Puget Sound region. PSRC is designated
under federal law as the Metropolitan Planning Or-
The National Traffic Signal Report Card (NTSRC) is a
broad national indicator of how well agencies are
Advancement Recognition ganization, and under state law as the Regional Trans- supporting activities related to the planning, man-
Program (TARP) portation Planning Organization, for King, Kitsap,
Pierce and Snohomish counties. This informative ses-
agement, operation and maintenance of traffic sig-
nals. The 2007 NTSRC assigned a grade of “D”
sion will focus on what planning organizations such as nationally to agency practices, with a message that
The IMSA Technical Advancement Recognition Program (TARP) is a points system de- the PSRC are responsible for, including federal trans- there is much room for improvement. This session will
veloped as a member benefit to track continuing education through attendance at portation funding, planning, policy development, discuss key changes to the self-assessment survey and
technical sessions provided at the Section or International Conferences. economic development and growth management. resources that are available to guide agencies to-
IMSA certification renewal requires proof of continuing education or the attainment of wards improving their management, operations and
I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
a higher level of certification in a particular field. There are four options for accumu- maintenance practices. Participants will learn about
ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL AND THE ADA AND
lating continuing education credit: the two primary objectives of the NTSRC, key changes
I College/Technical/Vocational course work to the self-assessment survey and important dates and
Phil Tate, General Manager, Campbell Company,
I Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) resources that are available to help improve their
I TARP points agencies score and receive information on the avail-
Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) have developed ability of training and national guidance on traffic sig-
I Renewal hours by personal log from a simple and intrusive horn activated by the walk nal management, operation and maintenance of
Two TARP points are awarded for attending each 30-minute segment of a technical signal to an interactive pedestrian information device. traffic signals.
presentation related to your field of certification. IMSA Annual conference technical APS is moving to new levels providing pedestrians with
sessions offer a convenient way to accumulate TARP points. non-visual based information at the intersection and I 10:30–5:00 p.m.
giving engineers and planners a view of how these de- NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
Traffic Signal, Traffic Signal Inspection, Signs and Markings, Roadway Lighting, Fiber Op-
vices are being used and by whom. This presentation Special five-hour presentation
tics, Fire Alarm and Telecommunicator certifications require a total of 64 TARP points (a
will include APS strategy, technology and the types of Leo Martin, Jr., Director, Martin Electrical Consulting
total of 16 hours of Technical Sessions) to renew. Work Zone Safety, Flagging and Tem-
porary Traffic Control certifications require a total of 16 TARP points (4 hours of Techni- APS devices that are currently available. The speaker This NFPA 70E Electrical Arc Flash Safety program will
cal Sessions) to renew. will discuss the trend to smarter APS or Advanced Ac- provide attendees with the knowledge to make sound
cessible Pedestrian Systems (AAPS) which allow time decisions and institute safe work practices. Electrical
The 2011 IMSA Annual Conference offers IMSA members the choice of 230 TARP point
of day functions, synchronicity of movements, phases, dangers such as shock, electrocution and arc-flash will
remote access communication and data gathering.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 — continued
Technical Sessions — continued
always be present on the job but proper electrical safety training I 2:00–3:00 p.m. I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
can minimize the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. Attendees will INCREASING THE SPEED LIMIT FOR WIRELESS BROADBAND FHWA EVERY DAY COUNTS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
learn safe work practices and procedures and be able to recog- Rick Pollak, Transportation Market Development Manager, INITIATIVE — MAINSTREAMING ADAPTIVE SIGNAL CONTROL
nize dangerous situations and avoid hazards before an incident Motorola Solutions TECHNOLOGY
occurs. Do you remember when a 9600 baud wireless data network was Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management and Operations Engineer, FHWA
I 1:00–2:00 p.m. considered high-speed? Wireless broadband is now faster than Office of Operations
WRONG WAY RAMP (WWR) DETECTION SYSTEM many wired networks, allowing the reliable transmission of data The variability and unpredictability of traffic demand on arterial sys-
Todd Stiers, Senior Solutions Engineer, Sensys Networks, Inc. and high-quality video without the initial and ongoing costs of run- tems often outpaces the ability of local and state agencies to up-
ning cable. This session will review local and wide-area broadband date signal timings so that signalized intersections operate efficiently
This session will cover Wrong Way Ramp (WWR) detection systems.
technologies, including LTE, 802.11n and Mesh Networks. You’ll and don’t cause congestion and delays to motorists and pedestri-
WWR systems utilize magnetometer sensor grids installed in the
learn how public safety and transportation agencies are using ans. The 2007 National Traffic Signal Report Card rated the nation’s
pavement which wirelessly communicate vehicle detection events traffic signal management and operations practices with a letter
to an access point. Algorithms identify wrong way events with high high-speed wireless networks to improve situational awareness and
monitor roadways. The speaker will also review how intelligent grade of “D” and estimated that poor traffic signal timing con-
detection and low false alarm rate for varied types of vehicles and tributes to traffic congestion and more than 295 million vehicle-hours
driver behavior. The speaker will also discuss video monitoring and video processing on 4G wireless networks assures the clear trans-
mission of real-time video anytime, anywhere, even when there’s of delay on major roadways alone. Adaptive signal control tech-
notification and driver alerts. Attendees will gain knowledge and nologies accommodate variability in traffic demand to promote
understanding of wireless detection methodologies, system design, heavy network traffic.
smooth flow and ease traffic congestion. This session will focus on
test issues and resolutions and field results. several adaptive technologies currently deployed in the U.S. to pro-
vide participants with insight on the operations and maintenance
needs of the system and performance improvements achieved with
these systems. Attendees will learn key planning and decision mak-
ing processes that guide the implementation of adaptive control
systems, their cost and benefits, the workforce required to operate
and maintain the systems and the requirements developed to se-
lect and procure systems.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Activities Technical Sessions
I 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. I 7 a.m. I 8:00 a.m. which allow you to quickly locate faults. Attendees will
SCHOOLS REGISTRATION IMSA Annual Breakfast Keynote Speaker learn about the types of problems that can disrupt
John Nisbet, State Traffic Engineer, Washington State fiber optic communication systems, the sequence of
• Electronics in Traffic Signal I 8 a.m.
DOT testing events to isolate the cause and identify the lo-
Controls ANNUAL BREAKFAST cation of the problem, the types of fiber optic equip-
• Microprocessors in Traffic I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
I 10 a.m. ment used for maintenance, troubleshooting and
Signals TROUBLESHOOTING FIBER OPTIC LINKS
EXHIBITS OPEN restoration and documentation methods used for ef-
CERTIFICATION SEMINARS Larry Johnson, Director and Founder, The Light
fective fiber optic troubleshooting.
I 12 Noon Brigade, Inc.
• Traffic Signal Bench Technician I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
STUDENT LUNCHEON Troubleshooting ITS fiber optic systems can be per-
Level II CITY OF SEATTLE LED STREETLIGHT APPLICATION
I 1 p.m. formed in logical steps. This session will provide a trou-
• Traffic Signal Construction bleshooting flow chart following the logical sequence ASSESSMENT PROJECT PILOT STUDY
Technician Level II SUSTAINING MEMBERS Lok Chan and Xiaoping Zhang, DKS Associates
LUNCHEON on how to effectively locate and resolve problems.
• Traffic Signal Design/ Engineer- The speaker will cover the types of equipment and key Recent studies have found that light emitting diode
ing Technician Level II I 5:00 p.m. elements required for effective fiber optic mainte- (LED) technology is becoming competitive for street-
• Traffic Signal Field Technician DRAWING IN EXHIBIT HALL nance and restoration scenarios and common OTDR light applications with the commonly employed high
Level II signatures including breaks and mechanical stresses intensity discharge (HID) light sources such as high
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Schedule at a Glance — continued
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 — continued
Schools & Seminars
Technical Sessions — continued
— continued pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH). The Bellevue. Session attendees will learn about Active arrow signal indications. The speakers will provide
• Signs and Markings Level II
expectation is that LED street lighting technology Traffic Management as it relates to making high- an overview of the national research, develop-
• Fire Alarm Municipal Level II will not only provide more efficient light distribution ways smarter. ment and testing of flashing yellow arrow traffic sig-
• Fire Alarm Interior Level II and increased uniformity, but will also save energy nal indications and the process Federal Way used
I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
• Roadway Lighting Level II and reduce maintenance costs. Seattle has a for their first installation in 2006. Topics will include
ENHANCED FEATURES FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL
• Fiber Optics for ITS Level II street lighting system of nearly 84,000 street and public education efforts, changes to controller
area lights that use predominantly HPS light cabinets, signal head location and signing revi-
• Fire Alarm Monitoring Dave Paddock, Systems Product Manager,
sources. Because of the potential benefits of in- sions, field observations of driver behavior and site-
• Traffic Signal Inspection Econolite Group, Inc.
stalling LED luminaires as a replacement for these by-site reviews.
lights, Seattle launched the LED Streetlight Appli- Traffic signal controllers should provide functions
which make your job easier and at the same time I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
cation Assessment Project Pilot Study to evaluate
provide for more efficient signal operation and NFPA 72, THE NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND
Organized Activities LED luminaires for photometric performance, en-
ergy efficiency, economic performance and the public safety. There are several new functions you SIGNALING CODE — IT’S NOT JUST FIRE ALARM
— continued impact of the new lights on SCL streetlight system.
The speakers will discuss how combining LED road-
should consider adding to your traffic signal con-
troller standards. These functions include additions Jeff Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm &
I 6:00 p.m. THEME NIGHT to phase timing, programming aids, coordination Communications, City of Newton (MA) Fire
way luminaires with new light control systems has
DINNER CRUISE ABOARD enhancements and railroad preemption. The Department
provided options for overall light control, facilitated
THE ROYAL ARGOSY maintenance, increased luminaire life and re- speaker will review the latest trends in these areas Fire alarm systems have become the core of all
Senses are overwhelmed by this duced operating costs. including bicycle movement, an extension for walk building life safety systems. The 2010 National Fire
wonderful Seattle experience — a and pedestrian clearance and an adaptive red Alarm and Signaling Code has been completely
dinner cruise aboard the most up- I 1:00–3:00 p.m. clearance. Adaptive red clearance is a special revised to recognize and address installation, test-
scale vessel in the Puget Sound area, FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DETECTOR SPACING detector input that monitors for vehicles still in the ing and maintenance requirements for these sys-
The Royal Argosy! Merton Bunker, P.E., CFEI intersection after the all red clearance time has ex- tems. This session will provide an overview of the
Cruise in the lap of luxury, free to ex- Automatic fire detection is the heart of every fire pired. structure of the code along with the most signifi-
plore the second level deck and the alarm system. The proper selection, layout and I 3:30–5:00 p.m. cant changes and additions including new con-
sky lounge, each with its own built-in spacing of detectors will insure that the detectors cepts and requirements for circuit wiring, new
PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR TRAFFIC AND
bar. Guests feast upon northwest cui- and the system will perform its mission when called definitions and terminology, mass notification sys-
sine, prepared fresh onboard in the upon to do so. Proper application and selection of tems and a preview of what the future may have
Leo Martin, Jr., Director, Martin Electrical
ship’s galley. detectors is also an important factor in reducing in store for fire alarm and life safety systems.
costly and sometimes dangerous unwanted/nui-
The sky lounge on the upper deck sance alarms. This session will provide a thorough This session will provide critical knowledge of solar
and the various outer decks offer understanding of the operation, application, se- energy and electrical systems applicable to pho-
spectacular views of Seattle’s fa- lection and spacing of automatic fire detectors tovoltaic installations for the traffic industry. Discus-
mous skyline! On a clear day, guests based on the requirements of the 2010 edition of sion will include essential knowledge and skills
have the opportunity to take in the NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling necessary to install both DC and AC wiring and
panoramic views of the Olympic and Code. equipment. A thorough understanding of how the
Cascade Mountain ranges, with Mt. National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Article
Baker to the north and Mt. Rainier to I 2:00–3:00 p.m. 690, applies to the installation is vital to any
the south! The Royal Argosy will cruise SMARTER HIGHWAYS THROUGH ACTIVE TRAFFIC successful installation. Attendees will gain an un-
along Seattle’s waterfront while MANAGEMENT derstanding of the requirements of proper photo-
guests enjoy an evening on the Morgan Balogh, Traffic Engineer, Washington voltaic installations.
water. While cruising through Elliott State DOT
I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Bay and the Puget Sound, guests Washington State’s highways are getting smarter. FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS: FEDERAL WAY’S
can relax, sip High-tech overhead signs are displaying variable IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE
on a drink and speed limits, lane status and real-time traffic infor- Richard Perez, City Traffic Engineer, City of
be dazzled by mation so drivers know what’s happening ahead. Federal Way, WA and Mark Parrett, Signal
the sunset and This smarter highway technology is increasing road- Technician Lead, King County, WA
the city turning way efficiency and helping drivers travel safer and
on its lights for smarter. This technology is currently operating on This session will review the experience of Federal
the night. northbound I-5 and SR 520 between Seattle and Way and it’s implementation of flashing yellow
6 IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Schools & Seminars Organized Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Activities I 8:00–9:00 a.m. I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
I 8 a.m. BEYOND BASICS I: UNDERSTANDING SIGNAL COORDINATION BEYOND BASICS II: ACTUATED SIGNAL OPERATION AND THE
• Electronics in Traffic Signal AND TIMING CONCEPT VOLUME DENSITY
Controls Dave Rinehart, Technical Sales, McCain, Inc. Dave Rinehart, Technical Sales, McCain, Inc.
I 10 a.m.
• Microprocessors in Traffic This presentation is geared to solidify the technician’s under- The presentation will discuss signal timing in both NEMA and
Signals EXHIBITS OPEN standing of basic signal coordination and timing including: 170 controller types. Topics will include the concept of volume
CERTIFICATION SEMINARS I 12 Noon cycle length, force-offs/splits, purpose and understanding of density timing and gap reduction parameters, dynamic
• Traffic Signal Bench Techni- STUDENT LUNCHEON offsets, phase sequence (lead/lag operations), other coordi- max/gap, conditional service, added initial, type 3 detection,
cian Level II I 6 p.m. nation parameters and coordination transitions. The speaker advance/delay walk, red/yellow lock, phase sequence and
will also cover the benefits of coordinated signal timing and splits in FREE operation. The presentation will end with an in-
• Traffic Signal Construction IMSA RECEPTION tips to consider when re-coordinating an intersection. The
Technician Level II troduction to coordinated operations. Attendees will learn
I 7:00 p.m. presentation will end with a discussion regarding regional the fundamental terms and concepts of signal timing, an un-
• Taffic Signal Design/Engi- CLOSING BANQUET considerations in ITS applications and an introduction to derstanding of volume density timing and how basic timing
neering Technician Level II adaptive coordination. parameters are utilized in coordination.
Ron Stubbs — The
• Traffic Signal Field Technician Amazing Hypnotist I 8:00–10:00 a.m. I 10:30–12:00 Noon
Level II EXPLORING SAFETY APPLICATIONS WITH VIDEO DETECTION
After a great dinner, VIDEO CONTINUES TO IMPROVE IT’S “IMAGE”
• Signs and Markings Level II you will enjoy an Dave Candey, Technical Support Manager, Econolite Lewis Roberts, Senior Product Applications Engineer, Iteris,
• Fire Alarm Municipal Level II evening of high en- Group, Inc. Inc.
• Fire Alarm Interior Level II ergy, high quality hi- Safety applications of video detection integrate into ITS pro- The speaker will provide a brief history of video in general and
jinks and non-stop grams and detection objectives, including traffic monitoring, continue with an outline of video in ITS as it is currently em-
• Roadway Lighting Level II
laughter with one of alarms, incident detection and incident prevention. The pres- ployed in surveillance, detection, enforcement and data
• Fiber Optics for ITS Level II the world's best per- entation will survey design, installation and maintenance is- gathering. The session will cover video improvements and
• Fire Alarm Monitoring forming master hypno- sues in a variety of applications, including exit ramp backups, how they impact the traffic engineering community, hard-
• Traffic Signal Inspection tists. From "high school truck rollover warning, railroad crossing, runaway truck, tun- ware, software and analytics. Future enhancements will be
mild to Las Vegas nels and bridges. Attendees will take away a broader under- reviewed with an emphasis on both analog and digital video
WILD," not only is Ron standing of video detection applications, installations and and the conversion from one to the other. Attendees will re-
Stubbs a professionally troubleshooting that they can apply in their own installations. ceive a copy of the presentation and white papers on various
trained and certiﬁed I 8:00–10:00 a.m. video topics.
Advanced Clinical INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM
Hypnotherapist, the I 10:30–12:00 Noon
SYSTEMS CONTROL THE FUTURE OF LED STREET AND AREA LIGHTING,
highest designation Merton Bunker, P.E., CFEI
available in the ﬁeld, DIMMABILITY AND COMMUNICATION
he is also a Certiﬁed In- Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire alarm sys- Michael DeCarlo, SS/PR
structor of Hypnosis tems is an often overlooked aspect of fire protection and
LED technology has been hailed as the future of lighting our
building maintenance. Today the integration of fire alarm sys-
and Hypnotherapy, roads. As LEDs are semi-conductors, there is a long list of fur-
tems with building control and communication systems is a
teaching at Everett ther enhancements the technology can bring to the market,
vital part of building life safety and emergency control func-
Community College other than long life and energy savings. The presentation will
tions that require testing and maintenance. This session will
and Skagit Valley Col- explore next generation monitoring, dimmability and com-
provide the methods and frequency of inspections and tests
lege. He brings a munications, Attendees will learn about the on-board tech-
of fire alarm systems and their components from the initial
wealth of understand- nology behind the next generation of LED street lights, how
commissioning to the required periodic inspections. Atten-
ing, compassion and to further reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions,
dees will discover, through a combination of lecture and ac-
ethics to his shows. how to improve response time to a failed lamp and best
tivities, the requirements found in Chapter 14 of NFPA 72,
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. practices going forward.
Thursday — continued on next page
IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011 7
Schedule at a Glance — continued
SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 — continued
I 10:30–12:00 Noon formance criteria for IRWLS, site selection consid- tions require long cycle lengths. Additional areas tics, licensing and integration cost, deployment
IMSA WIRE AND CABLE SPECIFICATIONS — WHY, erations and installation techniques. The presen- covered will include freeway off ramp operations efforts and maintenance demands. Additionally,
WHAT, HOW — WHAT NOW? tation will be supported by photos of all steps for periodic long queues, locations where queu- corridor improvement alternatives to adaptive
Jeff Knight, Chair, IMSA Wired Technologies & required to install these systems. ing occasionally backs into upstream signalized signal control will be discussed, such as priority
IMSA Wire & Cable Specifications Committee, I 1:00–3:00 p.m. intersections or roundabouts. The presentation phasing, minimal impact preemption, signal
City of Newton, MA and Leo Martin Jr., will also show how specialized detection can be timing surveys, routine maintenance, proper allo-
NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
Secretary, IMSA Wire and Cable Specifications utilized through custom operation of traffic signal cation of funding for traffic operations manage-
Jeff Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm &
Committee, Martin Electrical Consulting controllers to deal with queuing issues caused by ment and other unique, non-standard timing
Communications, City of Newton (MA) Fire
IMSA Wire and Cable Specifications have existed private development parking lots with inade- practices.
Department and Leo Martin Jr., Director, Martin
for over 100 years. They are used internationally in quate driveway throats affecting traffic signals.
Electrical Consulting I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
a wide variety of public safety systems. This ses- The session will include examples of various traffic
Fire alarm systems and the National Electrical WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2011 NEC FOR TRAFFIC
sion will provide a comprehensive review of the signal controllers that have been modified to op-
Code requirements have grown more complex SIGNAL AND ROADWAY LIGHTING
IMSA Wire and Cable Specification System for erate with modified ring and barrier structures to
in the last few years. This session will explore the Tom Baker, Master Electrician/Electronics
outside plant wire and cable applications in the allow the signals to operate more efficiently.
requirements of the National Fire Alarm and Sig- Technician, City of Bremerton, WA
transportation, fire alarm, communication and naling Code and the National Electrical Code. I 3:30–5:00 p.m. This session will highlight the significant changes
public safety field. Attendees will learn about the Attendees will be provided with a comprehen- THE BASICS OF NETWORKED VIDEO in the 2011 National Electrical Code as related to
purpose, application and benefits of the IMSA sive overview of how the two codes work to- Mike Girton, Senior Solutions Engineer, TKH traffic signals and roadway lighting. Handouts will
Wire and Cable Specifications, new policy re- gether along with the most significant changes Security Solutions Inc.–USA be provided summarizing the presentation.
quirements for manufacturers of wire and cables and additions to the latest editions. This program will provide a basic familiarization of
and verification procedures that can be used
when purchasing wire and cable. I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
2009 MUTCD MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY AFFECT
the methods and techniques used to transport
full motion video on Ethernet networks. Topics will Friday,
include IP cameras, encoders, decoders and
I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
THE WORLD GOES WIRELESS — WIRELESS SENSOR
THE TIMING PARAMETERS OF SIGNALS
Saeed Nowkhasteh, Signal Operations data transmission. It will also include basic Ether-
net network information that is required when
July 15, 2011
NETWORKS TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION Supervisor, Seattle DOT
Mike Volling, Director of Product Development, planning an IP video network. Attendees will
This session will cover, in detail, the major changes
Sensys Networks, Inc.
that affect current signal timing and the ex-
learn the network requirements for IP video,
methods used to put video onto an Ethernet net-
Schools & Seminars
This presentation will illustrate how wireless sensor
networks can be utilized to enable adaptive con-
pected compliance dates. The speaker will ex-
plain how the City of Seattle is addressing these
work and techniques used to view video trans-
mitted on an Ethernet network.
trol systems. Historically, the growth of adaptive changes. Traffic signal design, operations and I 8 a.m.
control systems has been slowed due to the re- maintenance personnel will learn what the major I 3:30–5:00 p.m. ALL LEVELS
quired investment in an extensive network of ve- changes are in 2009 MUTCD as compared to the ADAPTIVE SIGNAL CONTROL: SYSTEMATIC
hicle detectors. The detection networks have previous version and how the compliance dates APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING MOBILITY
been expensive to install and maintain. In addi- will affect work load and budgets. Mike Taylor, ATMS Manager, Western Systems,
tion, any detector failures have a significant im- Inc.
pact on the operational performance of the I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Signal control strategies for coordination have
adaptive control system. Wireless vehicle sensor THINKING INSIDE THE BOX — ADVANCED
not significantly changed in the past 75 years.
networks enable the deployment of extremely TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROLLER OPERATIONS
While technological advances have been
accurate vehicle detectors precisely where Rob Klug, Traffic Signal Engineer, Clark County
made, the basic practice of adjusting dials, splits
needed — rapidly and in a cost effective man- Public Works, Clark County, WA
and offsets have remained the only widespread
ner. This presentation will discuss how modern NTCIP method for achieving coordination along a sig-
I 1:00–2:00 p.m. based traffic signal controllers can be operated nalized corridor. Adaptive signal control was de-
EVALUATION AND INSTALLATION OF IN- utilizing a modified ring and barrier structure, vised to relieve constantly fluctuating traffic
ROADWAY WARNING LIGHT SYSTEMS extra phases, overlaps and pedestrian phases volumes on saturated roadways and networks,
Ted Vaeches, Design Interface Engineer, Traffic within a standard traffic signal controller cabinet. while balancing this in budget constrained agen-
Safety Corp. Topics will include how to utilize the ring and bar- cies. This presentation reviews each of the major
rier structure in the traffic signal controller to deal adaptive signal control systems available in North
This session will provide an overview of the basic with coordinated and free signal operations at
components of an In Roadway Warning Light America. An outline of each system will be pre-
minor intersections where nearby major intersec- sented identifying their operational characteris-
System (IRWLS). The speaker will discuss per-
8 IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
1A, 1B, and 1C
on page 12. Seminar Descriptions
The seminars listed below include all materials, exam fees, lunches,
and refreshment breaks for the days they are scheduled. Admittance
7 Traffic Signal Technician
Keeping, Paper Logs, Audio Recorders
and Time Standards; and Practice Call
Taking. Prerequisite: None. This packet
nity. This two-day seminar will better
prepare you to lower the risks of acci-
dents and injuries; further the develop-
to the Exhibit Area during Wednesday and Thursday exhibit hours is also Traffic Signal Level I Certification indi- includes the Exhibit Opening Recep- ment and professionalism in the
included. See individual programs for additional conference extras. All cates that the holder is familiar with the tion. industry; promote the need for Public
trafﬁc-related seminars based on MUTCD. concepts and terminology associated Safety; and be better prepared to face
with signalized traffic control devices
9 Signs and Markings Level I
the next level in the IMSA Fire Alarm
Certification Program. You will review
2 Electronics in Traffic roadway. This two-day seminar estab- and systems. The content is designed
for the entry-level technician that has Most of this two–day review material Basic Electricity and the Volt Ohm
Signals lishes principles to be observed in the
has been derived from the MUTCD. The Meter; the Fundamentals of Fire Alarm
July 11–14 design, installation, and maintenance had some prior training or experience
of traffic control devices, and identifies in electrical technology. Worksite safety Level I Specialist will master the basic Wiring, Wiring Practices, and Line Con-
This four-day seminar will cover the fol- is a primary skill area, having been cov- principles behind signing and pave- struction; Understanding Fire Alarm Cir-
lowing basic principles: DC Electrical standards where applicable. The gen-
eral principles outlined are applicable ered in Work Zone Traffic Control Safety ment markings. You will review: General cuit Wiring and Fire Alarm Boxes;
Fundamentals which includes Voltage, and also in this seminar work. Principals Principles; Regulatory Signs; Warning Fundamentals of Work Area Safety and
Current, Circuits, Source Resistance, to both rural and urban situations. You
of operation and the primary electrical Signs; Guide Signs; Pavement Markings; Liability; and Flagging. Prerequisite:
Power, Capacitance and Inductance; will review Traffic Control Devices; Hand details of cabinet wiring and compo-
Signaling Devices; Guidelines for Using Object Markers; School Zones; Railroad None. This packet includes the Exhibit
AC Circuit Principles which includes Fre- nents have been introduced. Equip- Crossings; and Bicycle Routes. Prereq- Opening Reception.
quency, Capacitors, Reactance and Traffic Control Devices; Typical Situa- ment, methods, and materials of signal uisite: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety
12 Fire Alarm Interior Level I
Simple Filters, Inductance, Impedance, tions for Construction; Traffic Terminol- system construction have been re-
ogy; Work Zone Traffic Control & Safety and One year Trafﬁc Operation Experi-
Resonance and Transformers; Semicon- viewed. The basics of traffic signal de- ence. This packet includes the Exhibit July 11–12
ductor Electronics; Semiconductor De- Review Notes; State and/or Local De- sign, maintenance, and legal issues
sign Standards. This seminar on Work Opening Reception. This two-day Associate Interior Fire
vices; and Semiconductor Circuits. This have been explained and discussed. Alarm Technician Level I seminar will re-
10 Roadway Lighting Level I
seminar requires proficiency in algebra, Zone Traffic Control and Safety was This certification holder is prepared to
specifically developed by the princi- view the basics that are really required
trigonometry, complex numbers, and make a contribution on any traffic sig- July 11–12 in your job for that personal and pro-
conversions between real and imagi- ples and procedures which experience nal crew, whether involved in con- This two-day Level I Roadway Lighting fessional growth you desire. Through
nary number systems. A calculator that has shown to enhance the safety of struction, maintenance, or design Certification seminar for qualified per- this program, you will be better pre-
can perform those functions is re- motorists and the workers in the vicinity preparation with proper supervision sonnel is designed to aid individuals in pared to lower the risks of accidents
quired. Includes the Exhibit Opening of work areas. Prerequisite: None. and guidance. This certification also understanding fundamental aspects of and injuries; further the development
provides the required background in-
Reception and Annual Breakfast Ses- Educational Methodology Roadway Lighting. The review material and professionalism in the industry; pro-
sion. *Refresher seminar for Traffic Sig- formation that will allow the technician
July 7–8 to learn the material taught in the four will address Electrical Safety and mote the need for Public Safety; and
nal Electronic Level III exam. Codes; Basic Electricity and Laws; and be better prepared to face the next
This two-day seminar is designed to as- Level II certification seminars. Prerequi-
Basic Construction and Maintenance. level in the IMSA Fire Alarm Certification
sist IMSA Moderators with their seminar
presentations. Individuals will review:
The Adult Learner; Lesson Plans; The Ef-
site: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety.
This packet includes the Exhibit Open-
The principal objectives of the seminar
are to: Develop a good working knowl-
Program. You will review: Fire Detection
Systems Design; Understanding Blue-
This four-day school will begin by giving edge of electrical safety and safe prints and Specifications; Fire Alarm
fective Instructor; The Classroom Envi-
you the history of the microprocessor. Public Safety equipment operation; electric laws Wiring and Methods; and Testing Tech-
The seminar will cover the Number Sys- ronment; Media; Educational Activities;
and Participant Evaluation. Prerequi- Telecommunicator Level I and electrical codes; introduce basic niques. Prerequisite: 1 year of relevant
tems and Computer Arithmetic; Review July 11–12 maintenance and construction con- work experience. This packet includes
of Boolean Algebra and Logic; Review site: None.
This new, two day Telecommunicator cepts for roadway lighting, including the Exhibit Opening Reception.
of Integrated Circuits; Architecture of Flagging and Basic Traffic — Basic seminar is a certification pro- basic roadway lighting components;
Microprocessors; Memory; Basics of Op-
eration; Input and Output; Program-
ming; and Troubleshooting. Required
gram designed for dispatchers and
call takers who are involved in fire,
and provide an introduction to road-
way lighting and the necessary bases 13 Fiber Optics for ITS Level I
The most important responsibility of a emergency medical, law enforce- to help the participant’s readiness for This seminar developed by The Light
for Electronic (Bench) Level III Trafﬁc ment, public safety answering points, the examination which follows. Prereq- Brigade is tailored for those who design,
Signal Certiﬁcation. Includes the Ex- flagger is the safety of their fellow work-
ers, the motorist, and him/herself. The and other public safety operations. uisite: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety. install, and/or maintain Intelligent Trans-
hibit Opening Reception and Annual This seminar will review the job of the This packet includes the Exhibit Open- portation Systems (ITS) for city, county,
Breakfast Session. Level I Flagging manual is designed to
enhance the knowledge of the flagger Telecommunicator, History, Expecta- ing Reception. and state transportation departments.
The seminar provides a practical under-
4 11 Fire Alarm Municipal
Work Zone Traffic to promote safety in the work zone. A tions, Liability, Call Center Structure,
Customer Service and Dispatcher standing of how fiber optics and fiber-
Control Safety skilled flagger helps reduce problems in Level I optic technology is integrated for ITS.
July 7–8 a potentially hazardous situation. The Wellness; Understanding Human Com- July 11–12
benefits of proper flagging methods munication, Under Normal Circum- The seminar includes twenty-one chap-
This seminar is a prerequisite for: The Associate Municipal Fire Alarm ters from theory to systems of which four
are: less confusion for the motoring stances and in an Emergency; Re-
I Level I and II Roadway Lighting ceiving the Call, Citizen-Based Voice/ Technician Level I program consists of chapters focus on video transmission,
public, fewer accidents, less injury to
I Level I and II Trafﬁc Signal Data Systems, Central Station-Based a series of five seminars, each followed real-time video, traffic control systems,
workers and the public, and reduced
I Level I and II Signs and Markings Signal Systems and Public Signaling by a short, multiple-choice unit exami- and next generation systems that are
claims from accidents. In addition to
Systems (Fire, Police, Medical, Serv- nation. This two-day seminar is de- key to the evolution from analog to dig-
Problems of traffic control occur when flagging procedures, learn about
ice); Processing the Call, Routine ver- signed to assist you in furthering your ital ITS applications. This includes optical
traffic must be moved through or channelization, signs, and special con-
sus Emergency Calls, Initial Call Tak- personal and professional growth, as multiplexing (WDM, CWDM), bi-direc-
around road or street construction, ditions. Prerequisite: None. This packet
ing, Manual Systems and Automated well as contributing to your organiza- tional transmission, and bandwidth con-
maintenance operations, utility work, includes the Exhibit Opening Recep-
Systems; Documentation and Record tional needs and that of your commu-
and incidents on or adjacent to the tion.
continued on next page
IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011 9
siderations for those using or considering mul-
timode fibers. A 100-question IMSA Certifica-
tion exam will be given at the end of the
Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual
Breakfast Session. 19 Traffic SignalLevel II
Challenge Exams will be given on:
second seminar day. This packet includes
the Exhibit Opening Reception. 17 Traffic Signal Bench Technician
The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-
cates the holder has a well-rounded back-
Saturday, July 9 — 1 p.m.
14 Friday, July 15 — 8 a.m.
Fire Alarm Interior Level II ground in traffic signal technology from
The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi- seminar work and experience. The Level II
July 13–14 cates the holder has a well-rounded back- Design/Engineering certification indicates
The objectives of the Interior Fire Alarm Cer- ground in traffic signal technology from the technician has additional training on
tification Program are to assist the govern- seminar work and experience. The Level II traffic signal control system planning,
mental agencies and private companies in Bench certification indicates the technician design, theory of operation, and legal/reg-
lowering the likelihood of unwarranted legal has additional training on traffic signal con- ulatory issues. Areas of training include Some IMSA review seminars require a certain num-
actions; to reduce the incidence of unnec- trol cabinet equipment. This training in- industry standards, liability and regulatory
essary and false alarms that are presently cludes the programming, application, and
ber of years in your profession before a certiﬁcate
considerations, traffic data collection, site may be issued. Please submit a letter from your
plaguing them; and to increase the quality maintenance of controllers, conflict moni- inspections (prior to signal design), detec-
of fire alarm maintenance and code en- tors, vehicle and pedestrian detection sys- tion design, intersection phasing and timing supervisor on company letterhead conﬁrming your
forcement personnel. You will review: Fire tems, and the communication and power plans, volume density and coordination time in the profession where your years in the pro-
Detection Systems Design II; Understanding wiring of the cabinet. The technician is also timing, equipment selection, and project
Computers and Computer-Aided Design; trained in electronic circuit operation and fession are a prerequisite.
management. The certification holder is
Sprinkler Standpipe Design and Connec- fault diagnosis, and the use of test equip- prepared to make a substantial contribu-
tions; The Americans With Disabilities Act; ment for diagnosis and certification of con- tion in the design of signalized intersections,
and Understanding Notification Appliances. trol cabinet equipment. The certification whether employed by a private firm or a
Prerequisite: IMSA Fire Alarm Interior Level I holder is prepared to make a substantial
Certiﬁcation and 2 years relevant work ex- contribution in the signal maintenance op-
public agency, where new or replacement
traffic signal planning and design is the PLEASE NOTE:
perience. This packet includes the Exhibit eration of either a private firm or a public focus. Prerequisites: Work Zone Trafﬁc Con- To obtain Traffic Signal Level III Electronic (Bench)
Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast agency by preparing signal cabinets for de- trol Safety IMSA Level I Trafﬁc Signal Tech. Certification, you must take and pass the basic
Session. ployment and/or troubleshooting and re- Two Years Exp. in the Trafﬁc Signal Field. This IMSA Traffic Signal Electronic Bench Level III exam,
pairing cabinet components that are
15 Fire Alarm Municipal
packet includes the Exhibit Opening the IMSA Microprocessors In Traffic Signals exam
brought in from the field. Prerequisites: Work Reception and Annual Breakfast Session.
Level II Zone Traffic Control Safety, IMSA Level I Traf- and have 5 years experience in the field as well as
20 TrafficIISignal Field Technician
July 13–14 fic Signal Tech., Two Years Exp. in the Traffic hold an IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Bench Certificate.
This two-day seminar will review the basics Signal Field. This packet includes the Exhibit Level Currently there is only a 100 question exam for the
that are required in your job for the personal Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast July 13–14 Traffic Signal Level III Field Exam. Five years of expe-
and professional growth you desire. The Session. The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-
seminar will review the Fundamentals of Re- rience in the field and a Traffic Signal Level II Field
18 Traffic Signal Construction cates the holder has a well-rounded back- Certificate are required.
porting Systems; Fire Alarm Cabling; and ground in traffic signal technology from
Municipal Fire Alarm System (100 ma). Pre- Technician Level II
July 13–14 seminar work and experience. The Level II
requisite: IMSA Fire Alarm Municipal Level I Field certification indicates the technician
Certiﬁcation and two years experience The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi- has additional training on traffic signal con-
within the ﬁre alarm ﬁeld. This packet in- cates the holder has a well-rounded back- trol system troubleshooting, on-site repairs,
cludes the Exhibit Opening Reception and
Annual Breakfast Session.
ground in traffic signal technology from
seminar work and experience. The Level II
and maintenance methods and equip- IMSA CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
ment. Areas of training include worksite
Construction certification indicates the Are your IMSA certiﬁcations current? The IMSA An-
16 Signs and Markings Level II
safety, maintenance of traffic, traffic signal
technician has additional training on traffic system equipment standards and opera- nual Conference and School provides a great op-
July 13–14 signal control system construction, safety, portunity to renew your IMSA certifications.
tion, installation inspection, troubleshooting,
The primary objective of the Level II Signs materials, methods, and equipment. Activi- equipment repair, replacement and pro-
and Markings certification process is to rec- ties covered include: safe operation of con- Higher Certiﬁcation Level — Achieving the next cer-
gramming, test equipment, signal phasing tification level, by challenging an exam or com-
ognize those individuals whose understand- struction equipment (from concrete saws to and timing, detection, system communica-
ing of standard signing and marking cranes), planning activities, documentation, pleting a seminar. For example: An individual with
tions, preventive maintenance, and docu-
principles is thorough enough to enable and installation of conduits, poles, mast mentation. The certification holder is
current Level I Certification attends a Level II Certi-
them to apply these principles to on-the-job arms, signal heads, cabinets, and inductive prepared to make a substantial contribution fication seminar and passes the exam; or,
situations. The two-day Level II preparation loops. Setup and testing of a new signal in- in the maintenance and repair of signalized
seminar has been designed to emphasize stallation is also reviewed. The certification Re-take a Seminar or Challenge an Examination —
intersections, whether employed by a pri- By attending a current certification seminar or by
practical applications of standard princi- holder is prepared to make a substantial vate firm or a public agency. Prerequisites:
ples. The following topics and their signifi- contribution in the traffic signal construction challenging and passing the current exam you will
Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety IMSA Level qualify for certification renewal.
cance to day-to-day field work will be group of a private firm or a public agency I Trafﬁc Signal Tech. Two Years Exp. in the
covered: Level I Review; Tort Liability; Regu- where new or replacement traffic signal Trafﬁc Signal Field. This packet includes the For IMSA Members Only — Attend technical ses-
latory Sign Warrants; Warning Sign Place- construction is the focus. Prerequisites: Work
ment; Guide Signs, Route Markers and
Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual sions and earn TARP points. TARP points may be ap-
Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety IMSA Level I Traf- Breakfast Session.
Trailblazers; Pavement Marking Materials; ﬁc Signal Tech. Two Years Exp. in the Trafﬁc
plied toward the total educational units required for
and Reflectorization/Illumination. Prerequi-
site: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety; Signs
and Markings Level I; two years trafﬁc oper-
Signal Field. This packet includes the Exhibit
Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast
21 Roadway Lighting Level II
July 13–14 If you are interested in attending the current certifi-
cation seminar for your IMSA renewal, please con-
In this two-day seminar you will review:
ations experience. This packet includes the Safety and Qualifications; Lamp and Lu- tact Amanda Santell at ais@IMSAsafety.org.
continued on next page
10 IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
Seminar Descriptions — continued
minaire Components; Electrical, Poles and High mast
Components; Basic lighting design fundamentals; 25 Traffic Signal Level III Field
July 10 Travel
lighting applications; maintenance of lighting sys- The 100-question exam associated with the certification
tems; and testing, investigation and troubleshooting has been prepared to test the candidate on a wide
lighting systems. Prerequisites: Work Zone Trafﬁc; Control range of topics relating to field expertise and general
Safety; Roadway Lighting Level I; Two years experience knowledge of the applied traffic signal technologies in
in the roadway lighting ﬁeld. This packet includes the Ex- the field. The following lists some of the reference mate-
hibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast Session. rials that the potential IMSA Traffic Signals Level III Field For complete travel information, go to the IMSA
Technician must be familiar with: NEMA Standards (TS1 &
Fire Alarm Monitoring
July 13–14 TS2); 170/2070 Standards; Various Traffic Detection Meth- web site: www.IMSAsafety.org
ods Setup and Configuration Manuals; Video Detection
This two-day seminar is designed to give an overview of Manufacturers Setup Manuals; Lightning Protection De-
alarm receiving equipment for remote supervising sta-
tions, central stations, and public fire alarm reporting sys-
vices; FHWA and ITE Vehicle Detection Manuals; Data Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport is the gateway to the
Communications Methods; MUTCD; Signal Head Types
tems. Individuals will review: General Supervising Station specifications and installation methods; IMSA Wire and Paciﬁc Northwest, one of the most beautiful and
and Public Fire Alarm Monitoring System Requirements;
Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems; Communication
Cable Specifications; ITE-Traffic Engineering Manual; ITE-
Traffic Control Devices Handbook; Traffic Signal Pre-
livable regions in the country. Surrounded by lakes,
Methods and Requirements; and Public Fire Alarm Re-
porting Systems. Prerequisite: None. This packet includes
emption Devices; Understanding of Basic Electronics rivers, mountains and the Puget Sound, it’s simply
and Electrical; U.S. National Electrical Code and/or
the Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast Canadian Electrical Code. The candidate must hold a a recreation enthusiast’s dream. Twenty-three air-
Session. valid IMSA Traffic Signals Level II Field Technician Certifi- lines provide service to Sea-Tac. For more
23 Traffic Signal Inspection
cation, and be currently active in the industry. Prereq-
July 13–14 uisites: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety; IMSA Level II information, please go to
Trafﬁc Signal Field Technician; ﬁve years experience
The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspection certification program is in the trafﬁc signal ﬁeld. www.portseattle.org/seatac/
designed to ensure public safety by helping individuals
to understand fundamental concepts associated with
the inspection for construction of traffic signal installa- 26 Traffic Signal Level III Bench
tions. Traffic signals are a key element in our transporta-
tion system and the proper operation of traffic signals is
of paramount importance in maintaining reasonable
levels of mobility. Knowledgeable traffic signal inspec-
This refresher/review program and recently rewritten
Bench Technician Exam is designed for the experi-
enced Traffic Signal Bench Technician. Topics cov-
ered include; the role of today’s bench technician,
tion is required to ensure that proper/specified con-
struction practices are followed during signal installation,
test equipment, NEMA TS1, NEMA TS2, 170, 2070 and
ATC/ITS controllers and cabinets as well as standard
The Shuttle Express offers 24 hour service to and
resulting in signals that operate as intended. Knowl-
edgeable inspection is also a key element in limiting the
and optional equipment and components. The elec- from the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Fare is $19 per
tronics requirement for this certification is included in
liability exposure of governmental agencies associated the 100-question exam. This refresher/review seminar person each way, on the Scheduled Hotel service.
with malfunctioning traffic signals. Topics covered in the
Traffic Signal Inspection Certification Seminar include: In-
does not cover any of the fundamental or applied
electronics portions of the Bench Technician Level III
After claiming baggage, following the signs for
troduction to Traffic Signal Inspection; Inspection of Un-
derground Facilities; Inspection of Traffic Signal Supports;
requirement or any part of the Microprocessor re- Ground Transportation, cross sky bridge 3 or 4 to
quirement. Prerequisites: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control
Inspection of Overhead Equipment; Inspection of the Safety, Trafﬁc Signal Level II Bench Technician Certiﬁca- the airport parking garage, then go down to the
Vehicular and Pedestrian Detection Systems; Inspection
of the Controller Assembly; Safety Requirements; and
tion, Microprocessors in Trafﬁc Signals Certiﬁcation and
a minimum of ﬁve years of experience as a trafﬁc signal
3rd ﬂoor. Shuttle Express curb check-in is located
Final Acceptance and Turn-On. Prerequisite: None. This
packet includes the Exhibit Opening Reception and An-
technician. near the purple elevator banks. Activate your
open reservation by checking in at our self-serve
nual Breakfast Session.
27 Signs and Markings Level III
kiosk or with our airport coordinators. Our coordi-
24 Fiber Optics for ITS Level II
July 13–14 The intent of this four (4) hour refresher seminar is to give
a brief review of the required technical knowledge and nators, wearing red jackets or vests, are available
This seminar developed by the Light Brigade covers two understanding of the traffic signs and markings techni-
days of hands on instruction for those who design, install, cian. It will cover past concepts of the industry standards to assist you.
and/or maintain Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
for city, county and state transportation departments.
in an overview format. It is hoped that this will promote Go to the IMSA web site for a direct link to
a group discussion and the sharing of ideas in the signs
Workstations are set up on the following topics: Splicing,
Cable Preparation, OTDR Operation, Optical Loss Testing
and markings field. This seminar will not necessarily cover Shuttle Express reservations.
all the content of the final exam and is not limited to the
and Systems. A 100-question IMSA Certification exam will content or questions of the exam. It is to refresh your www.IMSAsafety.org/2011conf/shuttle.html
be given at the end of the second seminar day. Prereq- memory on subjects you may not have used for a while.
uisites: Fiber Optics for ITS Level I. This packet includes Prerequisites: Work Zone Trafﬁc Control Safety; Signs and
the Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast Markings Level I & II; ﬁve years experience in the ﬁeld.
IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011 11
Hotel and Registration Information
Hyatt Regency Bellevue Information and Fees:
900 Bellevue Way NE All prices include admittance to
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Exhibit Area and Technical Sessions!
Room Rates: Single $139.00. Double $139.00. Taxes 14.4% 2011 Conference Registration Policies
(subject to change)
All reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit. All seminar fees are to be paid at time of registration to reserve your
Guests may cancel their reservation 24 hours prior to their day space in the IMSA Certification Review Seminars and IMSA Schools. All
of arrival. Guaranteed reservations not cancelled will be billed seminarss and schools are tentatively scheduled providing the required
to the guest as appropriate. Early departure fee of one night number of registrations are received. IMSA is not responsible for your
room rate. Make sure you mention the 2011 IMSA Conference travel expenses. IMSA Certification Review Seminars and IMSA Schools’
rate to get this special rate. There are a limited number of avail- fees are subject to change without notice.
able rooms so call early to ensure your reservation. The reser- Government Purchase Orders: Copy of Purchase Order is required at
vation cut-off date for our block of rooms is Friday, June 13, the time of registration. Please note: either Purchase Order or payment
2011. Historically, our room block has been sold out prior to the is required for participation in all IMSA Annual Conference events and
cut-off date. seminars.
For room reservations call: 888-421-1442 or (direct) 402-592- Cancellation and Refunds: If you can’t attend, please notify us in writ-
6464 or visit the link on the IMSA web site. ing by June 13, 2011. Refunds will be processed less a $75 administra-
Parking: Self parking is $5 per day. tion fee. No refunds will be made after June 13, 2011 or for no shows.
Cancellations may be submitted via email to mce@IMSAsafety.org, via
New Federal law requires that travelers entering or re-entering the fax to 315-331-8205 or via mail to Melissa Kinslow, IMSA, PO Box 539,
United States on or after January 8, 2007, from any international coun-
try (now including the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Newark, NY 14513.
Canada) must present a government-issued passport to clear U.S. Registrations: Pre-Registration will close on June 29, 2011. Registrations
Customs. must be postmarked by June 22, 2011. Purchase Orders, VISA, Master-
Card, American Express and Discovery are accepted.
1A. General Registration and Technical Sessions: The purchase of this
packet includes tickets to all IMSA activities and the Technical Ses-
sions. IMSA networking activities include: Exhibit Opening, Annual
Breakfast Session, IMSA Theme Night and IMSA Banquet.
1B. Companion Registration: The purchase of this packet includes tick-
ets to all IMSA evening activities and the Companion Opening
1C. Child Registration: When accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
registered for the Conference, this packet includes the same tick-
ets as the Companion Registration.
NOTE: Room reservations are NOT included.
12 IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
Booth Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor 2011 Platinum Sponsors
714 3M Company 200 Global Traffic Technologies, LLC 101 RTC Manufacturing, Inc.
307 Advanced Digital Cable Inc. 415 Image Sensing Systems, Inc. 805 RU2 Systems, Inc.
608 Advanced Traffic Products 939 IMSA 512 Rugged Com
610 Advanced Traffic Products 937 IMSA Florida Section 213 Sensata Technologies
509 AFL 406 Intelight, Inc. 215 Sensata Technologies
926 Aldis, Inc. 408 Intelight, Inc. 310 Sensys Networks
405 Alpha Technologies Ltd. 817 Intelligent Traffic Equipment 312 Sensys Networks
407 Alpha Technologies Ltd. Marketing Ltd. (ITEM) 506 SICE, Inc.
940 Amateur Radio Display 936 Interlogix — A UTC Fire & 301 Siemens ITS
411 American Polywater Security Company 400 Siemens ITS
Corporation 609 Intuicom Inc. 212 Simrex Corporation
612 APX Enclosures Inc. 309 Iteris Inc. 313 Sky Bracket div. of Olson
801 Athens Technical Specialists, 311 Iteris Inc. Aluminum Castings
Inc. (ATSI) 412 ITS Sales & Service, Inc. 315 Sky Bracket div. of Olson
803 Athens Technical Specialists, 409 JSF Technologies Aluminum Castings
Inc. (ATSI) 508 KBC Networks 306 SmarTek Systems
206 BAND-IT-IDEX, Inc. 607 Kyland-USA 924 Southern Manufacturing 2011 Silver Sponsors
931 Bryce Fastener 614 LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. 928 Strategic Telemetry, Inc.
510 Byers Engineering 209 LeddarTech 708 Struthers-Dunn
912 C.S. Engineered Castings, Inc. 202 Leotek Electronics USA 308 Temple, Inc.
914 C.S. Engineered Castings, Inc. Corporation 915 Tesco Controls, Inc.
105 Campbell Company, Inc. 204 Leotek Electronics USA 702 Thomas and Betts
504 Carmanah Technologies Corporation 704 Thomas and Betts
107 Citilog, Inc. 507 Light Brigade, Inc. (The) 825 TKH Security Solutions Inc.-USA
819 Clary Corporation 413 Maxcell (formerly Optelecom-NKF)
821 Clary Corporation 100 McCain, Inc. 104 TOMAR Electronics
109 Coleman Cable Inc. 102 McCain, Inc. 314 Traffic & Parking Control 2011 Bronze Sponsors
211 ComNet Communication 712 MDI Traffic Control Products Company, Inc. (TAPCO)
Networks 103 Motorola North American 917 Traficon-USA
515 Component Products, Inc. Group 932 Transportation Control Systems
604 Comtrol Corporation 502 MS Sedco 934 Transportation Control Systems
916 Control Technologies of Central 410 Multilink 831 Trans-Tech
Florida, Inc. 505 Myers Power Products 603 TraStar, Inc.
918 Control Technologies of Central 110 Naztec, Inc. 605 TraStar, Inc.
Florida, Inc. 112 Naztec, Inc. 111 Utility Equipment Leasing
615 Cost Cast, Inc. 114 Naztec, Inc. Corporation
706 Diablo Controls, Inc. 210 Northstar Controls, LLC 602 Versalift
403 Dialight Corporation 710 Northwest Signal 606 Wavetronix
811 Eberle Design, Inc. 214 NOVAX Industries Corporation 203 Wells Signs Manufacturing &
813 Eberle Design, Inc. 115 NW Technology Group Distributing, Inc.
401 Econolite Group, Inc. 910 O.M.J.C. Signal, Inc. 611 Western Systems This list is current as of May 12, 2011. Check the
IMSA Web Site for the most up-to-date list.
500 Econolite Group, Inc. 911 O.M.J.C. Signal, Inc. 613 Western Systems
302 Eltec, Electrotechnics 113 Optical Cable Corporation
Corporation 208 Pacific Signal Supply
304 Eltec, Electrotechnics 201 Peek Traffic Corporation Please support our
Corporation 300 Peek Traffic Corporation
414 Emerson Network Power 501 Pelco Products, Inc. Sustaining Companies.
514 ENCOM Wireless Data Solutions 503 Pelco Products, Inc.
511 Excellence Opto Inc. 600 Pelco Products, Inc. Exhibit Hours:
513 Excellence Opto Inc. 815 Polara Engineering, Inc.
827 FLIR Commercial Systems Inc. 601 Power & Tel
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 • 5–7 p.m.
920 G & G Technology 700 Power & Tel Wednesday, July 13, 2011 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m. / 2:30–5:30 p.m.
303 GE Lighting Solutions 402 Reno A & E Thursday, July 14, 2011 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
305 GE Lighting Solutions 404 Reno A & E
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On-site pricing will City/State (Province)
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#8 Public Safety Telecommunicator Level I $475.00 $550.00 $ package.
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#14 Fire Alarm Interior Level II $575.00 $650.00 $
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#16 Signs and Markings Level II $575.00 $650.00 $ The University of Ten- ______________________________________________
#17 Trafﬁc Signal Bench Technician Level II $575.00 $650.00 $ nessee, Division of Out-
reach & Continuing
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#19 Trafﬁc Signal Design/Eng. Tech. Level II $575.00 $650.00 $ CEU for every 10 contact
hours to each participant
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pletes their IMSA certifica-
#21 Roadway Lighting Level II $575.00 $650.00 $ tion seminar in Bellevue, Questions:
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ally recognized unit de- EMAIL: mce@IMSAsafety.org
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#26 Trafﬁc Signal Level III Bench $375.00 $450.00 $ be a onetime charge of
$10 per seminar, payable
#27 Signs and Markings Level III $375.00 $450.00 $ on site. Upon written re-
quest, a transcript of this
record will be made avail- TOTAL PAYMENT
Challenge Exams. Member: $75.00 Each. Non-Member: $100.00 Each — List Exam Title(s). (For individuals who would able as designated by the
like to take the exam without participating in the seminar.) $ participant.
*Children, spouses, “signiﬁcant others,” and retired members are eligible to participate in the Companion Program. The Companion Program activities are
not available to General Registration Applicants and Students.
SIX REASONS TO ATTEND!
1. Technical Sessions for TARP points and credit for certification
section leaders can serve the membership
they represent and everyone can ad-
Expert speakers are selected to present vance in their profession while advancing
Attendance and/or presentation earns 4
public safety subjects that are educational the professions IMSA represents. How do
TARP points per hour. Check with the IMSA
in scope and motivational to everyone in we do this? By having fun, of course:
office if the applicability to your renewal is
attendance. Presenters provide timely and
in question. I Breakfast Meeting — learn and be en-
relevant information on the latest technol-
tertained by the conference’s prime
ogy. Attendees have ample opportunity to
ask questions and discuss the technology
4. Annual School speaker. And celebrate the contribu-
IMSA certification review programs will be tions of our members and member sec-
and implementation with peers.
offered at the conference in the areas of tions with our awards ceremony.
2011 IMSA 2. Exhibition fire alarm, roadway lighting, signs and
markings, telecommunications, traffic sig-
I Theme Night — This year, come aboard
for a dinner cruise of the Puget Sound on
Manufacturers exhibit the latest product in-
ANNUAL CONFERENCE novations at the conference exhibition. Ex-
perienced engineers and technicians are
nals and work zone safety. This school is
open to both members and non-members.
The Royal Argosy! Take in the Seattle wa-
terfront and, on clear days, the Olympic
AND on hand to demonstrate equipment and
to give personalized attention to the indi-
5. Certification Forum and Cascade mountain ranges.
I Reception — at the IMSA reception, at-
Find out what’s new for IMSA educational
vidual needs of attendees. tendees and their families can meet,
SCHOOLS 3. Technical
programs in the future. The panel will talk
about new programs that are planned or
making connections that can last a life-
time and benefit everyone profession-
July 7–15, 2011 Advancement
are in development. They will discuss which
programs are being revised and updated.
ally and personally.
I Banquet — IMSA has a rich and storied
Hyatt Regency Bellevue Recognition Program
Have your questions answered by the
members of the Educational Advisory heritage. Come celebrate the past year
Bellevue, Washington (TARP) for IMSA Council, the Specialty Chairs or IMSA staff at our banquet by experiencing our tra-
ditions, savoring a fine meal, witnessing
the installation of this year’s International
Certification Renewal 6. Networking officers and enjoying this year’s enter-
(IMSA Members Only) All technical pre- Last but not least, IMSA may have the only tainment: Ron Stubbs—The Amazing
sentations, seminars, panel discussions, international conference where attendees Hypnotist!
demonstrations and review seminar tech- can meet to share the mission they serve;
nical content meets IMSA’s requirements
This is a tentative program and subject to change prior to the Conference.
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