Join us for the first gathering of its kind where youth traffic safety ambassadors and highway safety professionals can come together to learn about the latest highway safety research, best practices, and strategies used to combat risky young driving behaviors.
The 2023 Youth Transportation Safety Summit will provide a national platform with various engaging traffic safety-related workshops and sessions, in the heart of Texas. The Summit program is designed to engage youth leaders, injury prevention specialists, non-profit organizations, and local and state governments.
This year’s theme is Life is a Highway. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the state of youth traffic crashes and meet the next generation of leaders in safety.
When: May 15 – 17, 2023 (Advisory Board Meeting on May 15 is by invitation only)
Where: Hilton College Station and Conference Center (801 University Dr E, College Station, TX)Hotel Information:
Please be sure to make your hotel reservations now with the Hilton College Station & Conference Center.
If you need to call the hotel [(979) 693-7500 or 800-HILTONS], don’t forget to mention that you are with the Youth Transportation Safety Summit and provide group code YTS23 to book at the conference rate.
All reservations need to be made by April 24, 2023.
For more information about the hotel, go to the Hilton College Station & Conference Center website.
Q: How much is registration?
A: Registration for our YTS Summit is free for all attendees.
Q: What’s the best way to get to College Station?
A: For our more local folks in Central Texas, it will probably be easiest to drive. For those farther out, you can fly directly into College Station’s Easterwood Airport or to one of the nearest metro area airports like Houston (Hobby and Bush) or Austin.
- Easterwood Field (College Station): 5 miles (complimentary hotel shuttle, call hotel for arrangements)
- Houston Intercontinental Airport* (Houston): 89 miles
- William P. Hobby Airport* (Houston): 112 miles
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport* (Austin): 102 miles
*Please note: if you are flying into Houston, you will need to make your own rental car/transportation arrangements to College Station. YTS will not be securing travel arrangements.
Q: What is the deadline to register?
A: Priority deadline is April 3rd – this deadline will guarantee your t-shirt size, but registration closes on May 12th.
Q: Does registering for the YTS Summit guarantee a hotel room?
A: No, attendees must book their own travel. Please refer to the Hotel Information.
Q: Is there a fee to park at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center?
A: No, parking is complimentary.
Q: What is there to see and do in College Station?
A: Some highlights include: Texas A&M University, The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, and Grand Station – Bowl. Play. Party. For more information, check out https://visit.cstx.gov/.
Monday, May 15, 2023
|12:00p – 1:00p||TTI Headquarters-RELLIS Campus, College Station, TX||Advisory Board Meeting (New, Returning, and Outgoing Members) Invitation Only – Lunch Included
|5:00p – 7:00p||Hilton College Station||Registration Open|
|5:00p – 7:00p||Hilton College Station||Meet and Greet w/ YTS Staff – Join us for networking, appetizers & desserts!|
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
|8:30a – 9:30a||Hilton College Station||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:30a – 10:00a||Hilton College Station||Welcome Remarks, Lisa Minjares-Kyle and Robert Wunderlich (TTI)|
|10:00a – 11:00a||Hilton College Station||Keynote Session, Ashley Brinton|
|11:00a – 11:15a||Hilton College Station||BREAK|
|11:15a – 12:00p||Hilton College Station||Session 1:
Breakout 1: TBD
Breakout 2: TBD
|12:00p – 1:30p||Hilton College Station||LUNCH|
|12:45p – 1:15p||Hilton College Station||General Session|
|1:30p – 2:15p||Hilton College Station||Session 2:
Breakout 3: TBD
Breakout 4: TBD
|2:30p – 3:00p||Hilton College Station||General Session|
|3:00p – 3:30p||Hilton College Station||General Session|
|3:30p – 3:45p||Hilton College Station||Send-Off|
|6:00p – 9:00p||Hilton College Station||Dinner and Celebration|
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
|8:30a – 9:00a||Hilton College Station||Breakfast|
|9:00a – 9:20a||Hilton College Station||Welcome Back|
|9:20a – 10:15a||Hilton College Station||General Session|
|10:15a – 10:30a||Hilton College Station||BREAK|
|10:30a – 11:00a||Hilton College Station||Call-to-Action|
|11:00a-11:15a||Hilton College Station||Send-Off|
- Initiate discovery of traffic safety facts within your communities
- Peer leadership skills to change risky driving behavior
- Conduct more impactful outreach and activities
- Resources to implement or strengthen your program or other safe driving teams
- Ideas from peers within successful teams across the country
- Building a great TDS team
- Staying positive in your outreach
- Awareness of health education and traffic safety trends
- Building a library of risk and knowledge data for your team’s use
- Where and how to find ready-to-use resources and activity ideas
Safety Partner Takeaways:
- Knowledge of what resources and information teens are utilizing within their communities
- Useful and up-to-date teen traffic safety trends and information
- Awareness of Peer Leadership Programming
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