Stapp Car Crash Conference®


The Stapp Car Crash Conference® is the premier forum for presentation of research in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields that advance the knowledge of land-vehicle crash injury protection. The Conference provides an opportunity to participate in free discussion regarding the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods and tools for use in impact biomechanics research, and the development of new concepts for reducing injuries and fatalities in automobile crashes.

2020 Stapp Car Crash Conference® Cancellation

The 2020 Stapp Car Crash Conference® is cancelled due to anticipated travel and budget restrictions, and general uncertainty about COVID-19 this fall. The 2021 Stapp Car Crash Conference® will be held at the Hilton Denver City Center on November 8-10, 2021.

The 2020 Stapp Car Crash Journal (Volume 64) will be published with papers that are approved by November 2, 2020. Authors of approved papers will have the opportunity to present their research at the 2021 Stapp Car Crash Conference®.

The Stapp Advisory Committee is also accepting additional full paper submissions for review throughout the year for consideration for publication in the Stapp Journal (see Author Resources). Papers invited for review based on their abstracts as well as additional submissions that have not completed the peer-review process by November will continue in the review process for publication in 2021.

Due to cancellation of the Conference, Short Communications are not being solicited or accepted this year.

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We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Stapp Car Crash Conference® will be held on November 8-10 at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, CO.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information please contact Zonda Ketola at stappccc@gmail.com. Donations over $5000 receive one complimentary registration to the conference.