Speaking Engagements

Presenter (Amber Rollins), Kansas City Power & Light Safety Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 22, 2015 

Presenter (Amber Rollins), Children’s Mercy Hospital Residents, Kansas City, MO, August 29, 2014

Presenter (Amber Rollins), Children’s Mercy Hospital Nurse Managers, Kansas City, MO, October 3, 2014

Moderator/Speaker (Janette Fennell), “KidsAndCars.org – Safety Products Roundtable, Knowledgefest,” Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA), Dallas, TX, August 18, 2014

Speaker, Congressional briefing (Janette Fennell), “Do Smart Cars Equal Safer Roads?” part of the Capital Engagement Series, Washington, DC, July 29, 2014

Speaker (Janette Fennell), quarterly safety training meetings, Beware of the Dangers Around You, Ameren Illinois Utilities, Decatur, IL, May 6 & 7, 2014

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Senate Judiciary hearing – Justice Delayed: The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis, Washington, DC, January 8, 2013

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Keeping Kids Safe in and Around Motor Vehicles, Trauma Managers Association of California, San Jose, CA, June 21, 2013

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Keeping Kids Safe in and Around Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safe Communities Network, (TSCN) San Jose, CA, June 21, 2013

Spokesperson (Janette Fennell), KidsAndCars.org, Capitol Hill Press Event, Rear Visibility, Washington, DC, April 10, 2013

Presenter (Amber Rollins), Foster Grandparents of Wyandotte County – Kansas City, KS, January 23, 2013

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Slow Cars; Fast Kids…keeping kids safe in and around motor vehicles, Car Seat Recertification Class, Oakland, CA, September 24, 2012

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Radius of Influence Conference – Tampa, FL, May 3, 2012

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Illinois CPS Conference, November 13, 2012

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Greater KC Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, October 6, 2012 

Spokesperson (Janette Fennell), KidsAndCars.org, Heat Stroke Press Event, Kansas City, MO, August 22, 2012 

Presenter (Janette Fennell), NON-CRASH CHILD DEATH AND INJURY DATA FORUM, US Dept of Transportation, Washington, DC, November 14, 2011

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kidnapped; From the Trunk of a Car to the Halls of Congress, Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City, MO, February 11, 2011

Presenter (Janette Fennell), Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Safety Summit, Boston, MA, Sept 14, 2011 

Roundtable on Child Hyperthermia Safety Issue, US Dept of Transportation – Washington, D.C., July 26, 2011

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Edmunds’ Safety Conference: Truly Safe?, Washington, DC, May 23, 2011

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Radius of Influence (ROI) Conference – Tampa, FL, May 20, 2011 

Speaker (Janette Fennell), EMS Conference: Growing up Safe, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA, May 18, 2011

Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix Convention Center – Phoenix, AZ, March 27-29, 2011

Speaker (Janette Fennell), PUBLIC HEARING ON REAR VISIBILITY: Testimony, U.S. Dept of Transportation – Washington, D.C., March 23, 2011

Panelist (Janette Fennell), CFA Consumer Assembly Panel, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2011

NHTSA Public Event – FMVSS No. 111 Rear Visibility Technical Workshop, East Liberty, OH, March 11, 2011

Presenter (Janette Fennell), Kidnapped; From the Trunk of a Car to the Halls of Congress, Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City, MO, February 11, 2011

Speaker (Janette Fennell), KidsAndCars.org and Children’s Mercy Hospital press conference to demonstrate dangers and build awareness of unattended children in vehicles Press Conference: Dangers of Unattended Child Passengers, Kansas City, MO, August 17, 2010

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Trunk Entrapment to the Nonprofit Business, Google Grants – Mountain View, CA, August 8, 2010

Janette Fennell spoke about her trunk entrapment experience, how she got involved with child safety and injury prevention, and vehicle safety features. Janette also served as a specialist for attendees to spend time with and talk about vehicle safety features. Lexus Family Safety Camp – Pasadena, CA, June 3, 2010

Presenter (Janette Fennell), Channeling Grief Into Policy Change, Child Safety Initiative Conference: Making a Difference – Kansas City, MO, April 16, 2010

KidsAndCars.org Exhibit, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Philadelphia, PA, April 10, 2010

Slow Cars; Fast Kids…Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Motor Vehicles, Lehigh Valley Health Network Trauma Nurse Continuum Conference – Allentown, PA, March 12, 2010

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kids And Cars – Current Status of Child Protection, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 9th Annual Trauma Seminar: Pediatric Trauma – Santa Clara County, CA, November 14, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Injuries from Power Windows Greatly Underestimated According to New Study, Press Conference: Power Windows – Washington, DC, November 2, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Janette Fennell, Kids and Cars, Missouri PTA Annual Convention Awards Dinner – Springfield, MO, October 24, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Injury Prevention & Policy Advocacy, 21st Annual Totally Trauma Conference – Lake Tahoe, NV, October 15, 2009

Testimony of Janette Fennell, Founder & President of KidsAndCars.org, on the “Auto Safety: Existing Mandates and Emerging Issues” hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congressional Testimony – Washington, DC, May 18, 2009

Keeping Children Safe , National Conference of State Legislatures, The Forum for America’s Ideas: Injury Prevention Through the Life Cycle – Atlanta, GA, May 14, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Injury Prevention/Legislative: Kids and Cars, Society of Trauma Nurses 12th Annual Conference – Phoenix, AZ, April 9, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Beyond Child Restraints – Keeping Kids Safe Inside and Outside of Vehicles, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Nashville, TN, March 30, 2009

KidsAndCars.org Exhibit, 16th Annual Transportation Safety Conference: Roadway Safety Is No Accident – Overland Park, KS, March 30, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Love Them; Protect Them…Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Motor Vehicles, Moving Children Safely Injury Prevention Conference – San Francisco, CA, March 16, 2009

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Slow Cars, Fast Kids, Safe Kids Missouri Leadership Workshop 2008 – Columbia, MO, September 29, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Out of the Seat: Protecting Children In and Around Motor Vehicles (Presented by: Susan Auriemma, KidsAndCars.org V.P.), 7th Annual Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference – Atlantic City, NJ, September 26, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Taking Action to Prevent Children from Dying In And Around Motor Vehicles , Illinois Child Death Review Team Sympsium – Springfield, IL, September 5, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), KIDS AND CARS, 18th Annual Safe Kids Kalamazoo Coalition Meeting – Kalamazoo, MI, May 22, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Injury Control: Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Motor Vehicles, Kansas Department of Transportation Safety Conference – Topeka, KS, April 29, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Protecting Children In and Around Cars, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Board Meeting – Washington, DC, April 24, 2008

Janette Fennell attended the Best Buy HUB event along with Audiovox representatives to raise awareness about the large blindzones behind all vehicles. The issue of backovers and the technology available to help prevent these tragedies was explained to Best Buy employees. Best Buy HUB Event at the Best Buy, Headquarters – Minneapolis, MN, April 18, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), KIDS AND CARS: PNPs Can Make a Difference, 29th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care: NAP NAP 2008, In Harmony with the Latests Strategies in Health Care – Nashville, TN, April 14, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Protecting Children in and Around Cars, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Portland, OR, April 13, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kids and Cars: Protecting Your Kids from Non-Traffic Motor Vehicle Tragedies (for Motherproof.com) Chicago Auto Show’s Women’s Day Event – Chicago, IL, February 12, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Media interviews with Janette Fennell at Auto Show, 2008 North American International Auto Show – Detroit, MI, January 16, 2008

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kids And Care – Injury Prevention, 10th Annual Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Conference: “Keeping Children Healthy and Safe” – Garden Grove, CA, November 8, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Backover and Nontraffic Injuries, 7th Annual Trauma Seminar: “Pediatric Trauma” – San Jose, CA, October 27, 2007

Spokesperson (Janette Fennell), The Kids And Cars Family Concert Event featured music and stories of Keith Munslow at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links. Kids And Cars Family Concert Event Fundraiser – New York, NY, October 13, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Before You Turn the Key…Make Sure You Can See, Kids in Motion National Child Passenger Safety Conference – Denver, CO, August 2, 2007

Spokesperson (Janette Fennell), California Trauma Teams Unite to Reduce Injuries and Deaths to Children Due to Vehicle Backovers, Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program Press Event – Sacramento, CA, May 21, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Janette Fennell, Kids and Cars, Safe Communities Family Safety Day: Parent/Provider University – Kansas City, KS, April 21, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Past, Present, and Future of Auto Safety Presented with David Champion, Senior Director, Consumer Reports, 2007 Office of Traffic Safety Summit: Celebrating 40 Years of Traffic Safety – San Diego, CA, April 10, 2007

KidsAndCars.org Exhibit, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Chicago, IL, March 25, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Channeling Grief into Policy Change, Sorrow to Strength Conference, Truck Safety Coalition – Arlington, VA, March 11, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Keeping children safe in and around motor vehicles, Baby Depot – Overland Park, KS, February 24, 2007

Special Speaker: Janette Fennell, Share the Road Safety Task Force Meeting: Bridging the Gap – Kansas City, MO, January 11, 2007

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Identifying Problems and Developing Solutions, Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety; Safer Roadways Conference – St. Louis, MO, November 29, 2006

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Love Them, Protect Them, Risk Watch Champion Conference – Boston, MA, November 2, 2006

Vehicle Safety Spokesperson (Janette Fennel), Mercedes-Benz USA: Media Day on Vehicle Safety – New York, NY, October 8, 2006

Vehicle Safety Spokesperson, Cookie/Lexus promotion, “Moms on Madison” – New York, NY, September 9, 2006

Spokesperson (Janette Fennell), Media event with Janette Fennell to promote awareness about the dangers of leaving children alone in or around vehicles and heartbreaking consequences. Safe Moves Media Event – Van Nuys, CA, June 15, 2006

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Basic Training for Injury Prevention Advocates, Injury Prevention Conference and 10th Annual Child Safety Advocate Awards Ceremony – Indianapolis, IN, May 17, 2006

Speaker (Janette Fennell), KIDS AND CARS: A Dangerous Combination, Safe Kids Oklahoma Summit – Oklahoma City, OK, May 12, 2006

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Workshop: Slow Cars, Fast Kids, 92nd Annual Kansas PTA Convention – Wichita, KS, April 29, 2006

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Child Passenger Safety: Children in and Around Cars – A Potentially Lethal Combination, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Austin, TX, April 9, 2006

Associated Press Interview with Janette Fennell at Auto Show, as well as media coverage Nationwide., North American International Auto Show – Troy, MI, January 8-10, 2006
Speaker (Janette Fennell), Before You Turn the Key…Make Sure You Can See, Spot the Tot Evening Forum – Salt Lake City, UT, October 25, 2005

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Non-Traffic Injuries from Cars, Childhood Injuries…Trends and Solutions – Fresno, CA, September 17, 2005

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Keeping Our Children Safe, California Office of Traffic Safety Summit: Changing People, Saving Lives – Sacramento, CA – May 4, 2005

KidsAndCars.org Exhibit, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Charlotte, NC, March 12, 2005

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Automobile Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 18th Annual California Conference on Childhood Injury Control, “Maintaining Momentum and Staying Focused” – San Francisco, CA – September 28, 2004

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Predictable and Preventable, Trauma Injury Prevention Seminar – Santa Clara County, CA – November 1, 2003

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kids In and Around Cars, American Academy of Pediatrics – Boston, MA, October 19, 2003

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Short, Sweet and Vulnerable: Preventing Backover Injuries and Death to Young Children, Center for Injury Prevention Policy & Practice: Developing and Sustaining Comprehensive Injury Prevention Strategies – Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2003

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Trauma to Children: In and Around Cars, Trauma by Air, Land and Sea: Prevention and Treatment – Hershey, PA – March 14, 2003

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Channeling Grief Into Policy Change, Pediatric Critical Care: THE FIRST HOURS Conference – Santa Rosa, CA – October 24, 2002

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Keeping Kids Safe in and Around Motor Vehicles, Santa Clara County Perinatal, Network – San Jose, CA – July 10, 2002

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Child Passenger Safety Track: Using Specific CPS Data and Research Combined with Advocacy to Reach Legislators, LifeSavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – Lake Buena Vista, FL – June 9, 2002

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Forging Successful Partnerships, California Office of Traffic Safety Summit 2002 – Orange County, CA – May 6, 2002

Speaker (Janette Fennell), Kids And Cars, Texas Trial Lawyers of America (TTLA) Products Liability Seminar – Dallas, TX – February 23, 2001