2024 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference

The Automotive Safety Program and Safe Kids Indiana are pleased to announce the 2024 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference and the 27th Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards.  The annual Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference is attended by over 150 child passenger safety professionals from throughout the state and surrounding states and provides a forum to deliver relevant and timely information regarding child safety.

DATES: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, and Thursday, May 16, 2024

TIMES: Approximately 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

LOCATION:  Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center

Any questions, please reach out to Becky Tamosaitis at btamosai@iu.edu

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  • Registration

    The 2024 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Conference registration is free for the first 200 Indiana Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

    Registration will open soon. 

  • Continuing Education
    Attendees can earn child passenger safety technician CEUs, as required for CPS Technician recertification. Also, law enforcement officers will be able to earn training hours by attending conference sessions.
  • Car Seat Clinic

    The annual large community car seat clinic will be Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Ivy Tech Community College, Parking Lot 9, Located west of the North Illinois Center (108 W. 28th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208).

    The Automotive Safety Program & Safe Kids Indiana are looking for child passenger safety technician/instructor and non-technician volunteers to assist with the annual Indianapolis Car Seat Clinic on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

    Volunteers (3pm-7pm) will assist with:

    • Setup items such as tables, chairs, traffic cones, car seats, signs, etc.
    • Assist with the set up of car seat clinic lanes and supplies
    • Assemble paperwork and distribute to families awaiting car seat inspections
    • Welcome families, provide paperwork and educational materials to families and provide information on the inspection process
    • Retrieve items needed such as car seats, towels, noodles, etc.
    • Assist with directing traffic flow
    • Clean up after the event
    • Other duties as needed

    To register as a Child Passenger Safety Technician Volunteer:

    To register as a Non-Technician Volunteer visit:

    Registration link coming soon!

    Questions: Contact Craig Robinson, RocRobin@iu.edu or 317-274-6959

  • Child Safety Advocate Awards

    The 27th Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards will honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in preventing injuries and deaths among Indiana’s children.

    Do you know an amazing child safety advocate? Is there a tech or instructor that has gone above and beyond to keep kids safe in your community? Safe Kids Indiana and the Automotive Safety Program will host the Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards (CSAA) to honor people who exhibit true dedication to the safety and well-being of children in their communities. This Annual Celebration recognizes organizations and individuals who demonstrate extraordinary efforts in preventing injury and death among children in Indiana.

    The CSAA Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at the IVY Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center.

    The nominations will open in April. To nominate an individual or team, please visit:

  • Lodging
    The Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center does not have on-site lodging. If you are interested in overnight lodging, please click here for a list of downtown hotels.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Becky Tamosaitis no later than Friday, April 19, 2024. Registrant substitutions will be accepted.

    For more information, please contact Becky Tamosaitis, Project Manager, Automotive Safety Program/Safe Kids Indiana, at btamosai@iu.edu.