Virtual Connection

Virtual Connection

Highlights from AAMVA’s 2021 Virtual Annual International Conference

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AAMVA’s 2021 Virtual Annual International Conference (AIC), Aug. 31–Sept. 2, was a huge success! AAMVA’s immediate past Chair of the Board Mike Dixon welcomed 1,075 virtual attendees for three days of engaging sessions. This event was originally planned to take place in Denver, but for the safety of its members, attendees and staff, AAMVA decided to pivot and hold the AIC as a virtual event. During the conference, members had the opportunity to network and attend sessions on hot topics, including mDL, REAL ID, driver and vehicle safety, fraud detection and prevention, the impact of COVID-19 on members and more. Along with learning opportunities, the conference provided the chance to network and consult with peers.

Throughout the conference, with your help, AAMVA raised $8,795.70 for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Each year, between 140 and 160 officers die in the line of duty, and their families and coworkers are left to cope. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. Thank you for all of your generosity and hard work to make this fundraiser successful!

The 2021 Virtual AIC also saw the outstanding work of AAMVA members recognized at the Awards Presentation. The conference finally concluded with the closing ceremony and the swearing in of AAMVA’s new International Board of Directors, including Chair of the Board Chrissy Nizer, who invited everyone to Baltimore, for the 2022 AIC. Thank you to all of the attendees for being flexible during this unpredictable time, and to the sponsors who contributed to the event!

AAMVA Presents International Award Winners

AAMVA’s International Awards Program winners were presented at the Virtual AIC. Award recipients included two Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety winners, Owen McShane (Motor Vehicle Administration) and Col. Matthew Langer (Law Enforcement). Read the Q&As with both Lifetime Achievement Award winners on pages 23 and 24.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, featuring individuals, teams and organizations that have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer education programs throughout North America.

If you missed AAMVA’s 2021 Annual International Conference or one of the presentations, download them from the 2021 AIC Downloads Center.

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