67th Stapp Car Crash Conference®

The Stapp Car Crash Conference is the premier forum for presentation of research and developments 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.

This year's Stapp Car Crash Conference will be held October 31 - November 2, 2023, at the University of Michigan, Michigan Union Building, Rogel Ballroom in Ann Arbor, MI. Check back soon for further details.

  • Click here for the 2023 Call For Papers (.pdf)

  • Technical Paper Awards

    The John Paul Stapp Award is offered annually for the Stapp paper presented at the previous year's Conference and Journal that best meets the goals of the Stapp Car Crash Conference and Stapp Journal as judged by the Stapp Advisory Committee.

    The John W. Melvin Student Awards of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 are presented to the three graduate students whose papers are judged by the Stapp Student Award Committee to have made the most significant contributions to the fields of injury biomechanics and injury reduction. Mentors of accepted papers that include significant contributions by a student are invited to describe those contributions in a letter for their student to be considered. The three awards are made at the end of the Conference in which the papers were presented.

    Preceding the Stapp Conference

    51st NHTSA Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research
    Sponsored by NHTSA—Human Injury Resarch Division
    Monday, October 30, 2023

    The NHTSA Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of ongoing research investigations using human volunteers or surrogates. This year's workshop will be held on the Monday directly preceding the Stapp Car Crash Conference in the same location. More information will be provided as it becomes available.