A Message from Ralph Cunningham, Secretary

Welcome to the Web site for the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS). This organization was formed in 1980 and is believed to be the oldest of its kind dealing with collective experience in motor vehicle accident reconstruction. One of the unique features of IAARS participation is peer review of submitted material for acceptance at various levels of membership. This organization has continuously worked to provide professional training and education in accident reconstruction for members and non-members.

Please check our various pages, including the membership and requirements page, and consider whether you could benefit this organization and benefit from your association with it. We are always seeking qualified members from any country. If you have any questions, please contact me using the information provided at the bottom of this message.

IAARS holds a crash conference annually.  For the past years, we have joined with SCARS (www.scarsrecon.org) to conduct the annual conference in or near Charleston, SC, except for WREX2016, which IAARS helped sponsor.  Plans are underway for WREX2023, to be held from April 17 through April 21, 2023, at the same facility in Orlando, FL, where WREX2016 was held.  The 2021 SCARS/IAARS crash conference will be held from July 26 through July 30, 2021, at the same hotel in Mt. Pleasant, SC, as the 2019 crash conference.  The SCARS Web site usually has current information on details; you may have to address it as a secure Web site, i.e., https://www.scarsrecon.org.  The SCARS crash conferences are the most hospitable I have ever attended; please make every effort to join us there.  As an IAARS member, you will get a discount on the registration fee, and, if you attend, you will get a $100 rebate from IAARS after the conference.

Also, plans are underway for WREX2023, to be held from April 17 to April 21, 2023, at the same hotel which hosted WREX2016.  I was told that the usual rate for attendees will be $169 per night.  Registration is expected to open in early 2021.  Registration fees are as shown below:

MembersNon Members
Before 04/17/22$595$695
Before 01/31/23$695$795
After 01/31/23$895$995

Only 1200 rooms are reserved at the special rate for WREX2023 attendees.

We have an agreement with SOAR that we can publish in their fine quarterly e-magazine, The SOARce, and have access to that Web-published document. If you have an article you would like to have printed in The SOARce, please submit it to me in Word or PowerPoint format at one of the email addresses shown below. We also offer a discount to our members for subscriptions to the excellent print magazine Collision. Our members who have email addresses now receive electronic copies of the Accident Reconstruction Journal included in membership dues.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please direct all correspondence and questions to me:

Ralph Cunningham, IAARS Secretary
1804 Thornhill Pass, SE
Conyers, GA 30013-6321


About Mr. Cunningham


Ralph Cunningham began his career in forensics in January of 1972 with a consulting engineering firm.  He now provides accident reconstruction and vehicle component failure analysis services as the sole employee of Ralph Cunningham, Inc., based in Conyers, Georgia.

His Web site is at www.RalphCunningham.net.

Email ralph.cunningham@att.net or