Schedule

2018 COHMED Conference

January 29-February 2, 2018 Garden Grove, California
    Monday, January 29, 2018
  • CVSA Level VI Refresher

    8:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
    This session is open only to certified Level VI inspectors. The eight-hour refresher meets the requirements of CVSA Operational Policy 4 for maintenance of certification for Level VI inspectors.Please email Carlisle Smith for more information and to register for this session. Pre-registration is required for this session.
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    9:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Open

    9:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Training Session

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Training Session – (Continued)

    3:30 PM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom, South Tower, Lobby Level
    This session continues the 1:00 – 3:00 PM session, building on the information provided in the earlier session.
  • Introduction to COHMED

    5:15 PM—6:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
    COHMED Leadership This session is for first-time attendees to the COHMED conference. Attendees will be introduced to COHMED leadership and provided with a brief history of COHMED.
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Opening and Continental Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:30 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level

  • General Session

    8:30 AM—9:15 AM
    at Royal Ballroom, South Tower, Lobby Level
    8:30–8:40 AM COHMED Chair Welcome Remarks Donna McLean, Acting Director, Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC), COHMED Chair
    8:40–8:50 AM CVSA Executive Director's Welcome Remarks Collin Mooney, Executive Director, CVSA
    8:50–9:00 AM Stand-up Introductions of Attendees
    9:00–9:15 AM Industry and Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:15 AM—10:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Lunch On Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
    at
  • Training Session

    1:30 PM—3:30 PM
    at Royal Ballroom, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:30 PM—4:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Enforcement Meetings

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at
    Region I Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II PlazaTerrace, South Tower, Lobby Level Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III Pacific Room, North Tower, 2nd Floor Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV Harbor Room, North Tower, 2nd Floor Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Industry Meeting

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at Royal Ballroom, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Welcome Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—8:30 PM
    at North Tower Pool, Lobby Level
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Opening and Continental Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • FMCSA HM Team Meeting (Invitation Only)

    7:00 AM—10:00 AM
    at Imperial Room, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at
    Session 1   Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2  Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3  Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
    at
    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Lunch On Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
    at
  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
    at
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
     
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
     
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
    at
    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
     
  • Region Meetings

    4:30 PM—5:30 PM
    at
    (Joint Meetings between Industry and Law Enforcement)
    Region I Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV Plaza Terrace, South Tower, Lobby Level Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Chairman’s Reception

    6:30 PM—9:00 PM
    at
    Location TBD
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Opening and Continental Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:00 AM
    at
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
    at
    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Lunch On Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
    at
  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
    at
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Meet the FMCSA HM Team

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
    at Imperial Room, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Come and join FMCSA's HM team for discussions on the topics of your choice. You set the agenda with your questions and comments on highway transportation safety and security of hazardous materials.
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
    at
    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 3 Royal Ballroom E, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Member Services

    7:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Opening and Continental Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level

  • Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at
    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Royal Ballroom A, South Tower, Lobby Level
    Session 2 Royal Ballroom C, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Exhibition Area Dismantle

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Royal Ballroom Foyer, South Tower, Lobby Level
  • Lunch On Own

    12:00 PM—1:00 PM
    at
  • COHMED Leadership Meeting (Invitation Only)

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Imperial Room, South Tower, Lobby Level