Savannah GA Convention 2012

Nov 07, 2012 8:00am -
Nov 10, 2012 03:00pm

Event Type: Conference
Category: Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker Information

DSAA 2012 Savannah Conference Preliminary Program

(Subject to Change)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

8:55 am to 5:00 pm

DSAA Board/Business Meeting: All Welcome (Scarbrough Room)

Noon to 6:00 pm

Registration: Upstairs: 2nd Level (top of escalator)

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception (members and registered guests) (Ballroom BC)

Sponsored by : Our Exhibitors

Thursday, November 8, 2012

8:45 am to 10:15 am

Thomas Fitzgerald Opening Breakfast (Ballroom EFG)

Sponsored by: AAA

8:45 am to 10:15 am

Opening Ceremonies

Keynote Speaker:  Jim Wright, NHTSA         


All Seminars Located in the Ballroom A

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Teaching Students with Asperger's/Autism: Dan Cox

11:25 am to 12:15 pm

Assessing & Training Drivers with Challenges: Tom Antkow

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors (Ballroom BC)

Sponsored by: The DSAA

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Can Teens Text While Driving? Results of a Closed-Course Video Demonstration: Dr. Bill Van Tassel

2:10 pm to 3:00 pm

Telephone Presentation Techniques: Kathy Clausen

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm


3:15 pm to 5:15 pm


Topics to include: Insurance; How to Discipline Your Employees; Classroom Teaching Techniques; Managing Your Instructors; Advertising; What to do When Your Instructor Has a Crash; Buying and Selling Vehicles; Best Videos for Teen Drivers Ed; and more…

6:30 pm

 Evening on Your Own

Friday, November 9, 2012

7:30 am to 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Ballroom BC)

8:00am to 9:00 am


Act Out Loud and our Parent Piece, Under Your Influence.

Julie Kettner-Act Out Loud National Campaign Managers NOYS

9:10 am to 10:30 am

Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards

State Driver Assessments: Jim Wright, Nina Saint, Sharon Fife, John Svensson

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Drive Your Own Brand: Using New Digital Media to Promote Your Driving School: Patrick Browne

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors  (Ballroom BC)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Section A

New Movements within Third Party Testing: Dave Muma

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Section B

Behind the Wheel Techniques: Sharon Fife

2:10 pm to 3:00 pm

Section A

Addressing the Risks of Impaired Driving: A Novel Approach: Dr. David Austin

2:10 pm to 3:00pm

Section B

Do You Know Your Signs?: Bud Chauncy

3:10 pm to 4:10 pm

Section A/B

Meet with Your Exhibitors & Vendors

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Section A

Group Meetings with your Regional Vice Presidents

6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception & Awards Banquet  (Business Attire)

Scarbrough Ballroom  Sponsored by: Auto Alliance

Saturday, November 10, 2012

7:30 am to 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  (Ballroom BC)

Seminars In:

 Ballroom A

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Teaching ADHD and ADD: Norma Svedosh, Ph.D., ACC, SCAC

9:45 am to 10:45 am

Visual Deficits: Elizabeth Green, ADED

10:45 am to 11:00 am


11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cognitive Factors: Understanding the Distracted Brain: Dr. Richard Harkness

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

DSAA National Standards: Raising the Bar in Your School: Goldy Atwal

 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

 President’s Luncheon  Sponsored by: ADEPT Driver