Breaking Records in Baltimore
This year’s AIC provided a wealth of information for attendees to take back home
AAMVA’s 2022 Annual International Conference (AIC), September 13-15, in Baltimore was a huge success. AAMVA’s immediate past Chair of the Board, Chrissy Nizer, and the Maryland MDOT MVA welcomed over 1,000 attendees to Charm City for three days of engaging sessions and fun events. Our record-breaking crowd was so enthusiastic and excited to see one another for the first in-person AIC in three years, to learn from and support each other face-to-face once again. From lessons on leadership in transportation safety, to sessions on the future of document security and vehicle technology, this year’s AIC provided a wealth of information for attendees to take back home.
Along with learning opportunities, the conference provided the chance to network with peers and attend events like the Jurisdiction Roundtables and Town Halls, Chair’s Welcome Reception at Oriole Park and QuickConnect. Attendees also had the opportunity to see Immersive Learning Experiences at locations around Baltimore—an mDL demonstration at BWI Airport, Living Classrooms Tour, MDTA Command Center/Fort McHenry Tunnel Tour, a tour of the MVA Essex Branch, learning about imported vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and seeing law enforcement vehicles on display from the Maryland State Police.
Throughout the conference, we raised $22,516.74 for Living Classrooms. Established in 1985, using unique learning environments, Living Classrooms provides access to more equitable education, workforce development, community safety, and health and wellness opportunities that enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and build safer, stronger and healthier communities for all. Thank you for all of your generosity and hard work to make this fundraiser successful!
The 2022 AIC also saw the outstanding work of our members recognized at the Awards Luncheon, including recognizing our Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety Award winners, Millicent Ford and Major Matthew Cox. The conference finally concluded with the Maryland State Banquet and the swearing in of our new International Board of Directors, including Chair of the Board, Kristina Boardman, who invited everyone to Madison, Wis., for the 2023 AIC. As outgoing Chair Nizer said of AIC in her remarks at the banquet, “Yes, it’s the opportunity to improve customer services. Yes, it’s an opportunity to save lives on the highway. But, most of all, this week and my time with you this year, has been an opportunity to make today better than yesterday and make me better prepared for tomorrow.”
Thank you to all conference staff, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for making this conference a success. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s AIC in Madison.
View our 2022 AIC Flickr album for pictures from the event here: tinyurl.com/yt9n66p8.
Watch the wrap up video on YouTube here: tinyurl.com/2p8m9mbh.
Presentations are available for download on our website (available for AAMVA members only) here: tinyurl.com/2mn4ddfn.