Bringing professionals together
Providing support and guidance for the road safety profession, stakeholders, and the wider community
Building regional networks
Connecting different organisations
Providing support channels
Showcasing new developments
Linking with experts
Promote the use of data and evidence for different audiences and the role it might play in decision making.
Develop consistent guidance using experts in the field and promote tools and techniques
Maintaining support for the profession through regular meetings, conferences and online forums
Building evidence and evaluation techniques to demonstrate success
OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Joining The Dots
Uniting experts since 2016Our five previous conferences brought together speakers and attendees from the UK and abroad. A mixture of informative presentations, breakout sessions, and workshops allowed like-minded professionals the opportunity to connect with peers and domain experts.
Focus on analysis and evaluation
There has always been a central theme of using road safety data effectively to demonstrate trends and road risk, together with a clear understanding that this should be guiding road safety activities and interventions.
Themes for 2022
Following an exceptional couple of years, our focus will of course be on the most pressing topics facing the profession including Understanding changing road use, Improving our data through AI, Embracing new source of data, and smart motorways - how safe is safe enough?
Bookings now open, programme announcement coming soon
We are working with the national and regional experts in the Champions Network to plan the full agenda with announcements on topics, speakers and the format of our hybrid conference coming soon.
Joining the Dots 2022
Tuesday 1st March 2022 ¦ RAC Club, London
Previous JTD conferences:
1st March 2022 Hybrid conference
Following the success of previous years, we are this year taking the Joining the Dots conference Hybrid. With the use of new technologies to expand the event beyond just the RAC Club to cover both an online conference, and an in person event, giving opportunities to engage with speakers and fellow professionals.
Featuring representatives from each region, plus professionals from national organisations including the DfT and the third sector, this is the national coordinating group for activities under the umbrella of the Analysts Network. This includes planning the national conference and identifying new topics for discussion.
A forum for collaboration
Launched in 2016 and revised in 2019, the Analysts Network consists of two main elements to promote collaboration and discussion between professionals who used road safety data in their work.
The first is a series of regional meetings, either in person or online, which are organised by the local Champion and which meet on a regular basis. These meetings allow peers to discuss relevant matter and provide feedback to the national forum. It also allows national matter to be cascaded down, perhaps even reflecting work from other regions.
The second element is a private, online forum where people from different regions, professions and organisations can interact, solve problems, and showcase new work. This already has over 100 registered users and as use grows, it is expected this community will become an essential tool for those working in the sector.