A non-profit corporation since 1982.

Established as a non-profit corporation in 1982, the goal of SATAI is to encourage and promote the development of professional technical accident investigation and highway safety; promote research and development of programs leading to better technical accident investigations; and to promote the development and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of traffic safety, accident investigation and reconstruction. The Association is organized and operated for scientific and educational purposes.

Membership in SATAI is open to persons engaged in the practice of technical accident investigation and to those whose interests and professional activities correspond with the purposes of the Association. Included in the membership of the Association are police officers, reconstruction consultants, engineers, attorneys and forensic examiners.

SATAI promotes it's agenda by hosting seminars in the Spring and Fall at various sites in the southwest. The seminars consist of on-site crash testing as well as lecture presentations by nationally recognized experts and representatives of leading educational institutions involved in fields related to crash research, accident investigation and advanced training. The annual seminars presented by SATAI are provided to members in good standing with no additional registration or seminar fees.


SATAI's updated February conference schedule is listed below.*

Friday 2/18/22

  • Crash Testing - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday 2/19/22

  • Sign In & Network - 7:30 am-8:00 am
  • President's Address - 8:00 am-8:30 am
  • Jeff Suway, Human Factors - nighttime visibility - 8:30 am-noon
  • Break/Network - 10:00 am-10:30 am
  • Lunch (on your own) -  noon-1:25 pm
  • Jeff Suway, Human Factors - retroreflectivity - 1:30-5:00
  • Break/Network - 3:00-3:30

Sunday 2/20/22

  • Sign In & Network - 7:30 am-8:00 am
  • Tim Reust - E-scooter crash presentation - 8:00 am-noon
  • Break/Network - 10:00 am-10:30 am
  • Lunch (Pizza provided by SATAI) noon-1:30 pm
  • Lou Peck, Laser Scanning & Photogrammetry -1:30 pm-3:00 pm
  • Break/Network - 3:00 pm-3:30 pm
  • Crash Team Presentation of Friday's crash tests - 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

*Times subject to change without notice

The Conference is being held at:

    Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center
    11550 W. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85307

SATAI has a block of rooms reserved at:

    Residence Inn Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment District
    7350-7370 N Zanjero Blvd. Glendale AZ 85305

Rooms are $165 USD per night.  The rooms are available from Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to Sunday February 20, 2022.  This means that checkout with the special SATAI rate is on Sunday.  The last day to book is Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  For information and to make a reservation, please click the link below.  If you would also like to stay on Sunday night, you'll need to book the additional night separately at the regular hotel rate.  

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At this time, we are committed to this conference as an in-person conference.  There will not be a virtual attendance option.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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