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.

Technical Program (.pdf)

Receptions Schedule (.pdf)

Registration is Open

Registration for the 67th Conference is now available online. Registration includes admission to all technical sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and evening receptions, as well as conference badge.

Register Online


A room block will not be provided for this event. For your convenience, the Stapp Organization has provided a list of hotels within walking distance of the 67th Stapp Car Crash Conference. Self-reservations may be made at the hotels provided or any number of other hotels in the city of Ann Arbor. Parking options near the conference location have also been provided.

Hotels & Parking (.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.

View the 2023 Call For Papers (.pdf)

Preceding the Stapp Conference

51st NHTSA Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research
Sponsored by NHTSA—Human Injury Research 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.