Teens in the Driver Seat – TDS Summit 2017

May 20-22, 2017

San Antonio Marriott Northwest
3233 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78213

Car crashes are the #1 killer of youth in America. The Teens in the Driver Seat® – TDS Summit will showcase student leaders bringing awareness about this problem to their peers, their families and their community. Come learn more about this epidemic and the latest innovative solutions to combat it. Activities will be available for teens, teachers, school administrators, families, law enforcement, safety practitioners, industry and more. Join us as we celebrate exciting anniversaries of this life-saving program — 15 years partnering with TxDOT and 10 years partnering with State Farm! We are grateful to these wonderful organizations for helping keep our drive alive and making our communities safer across Texas and the United States!

Highlighted at the Summit will be the Teens in the Driver Seat® (TDS) program — available to high schools and junior high schools across the United States — part of TTI's Youth Transportation Program. TDS has 15 years of experience as a peer-to-peer education and outreach program that has now been active in over 1,250 high schools and junior high schools across Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Colorado, California and 33 other states. Come meet our Teen Advisory Board members along with award-winning TDS Teams and learn how our youth are taking a leadership role in helping stop the #1 killer of teens in the United States.


  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) - Save a Life - logo
  • State Farm - logo
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) - logo
  • Union Pacific (UP) - logo
  • Willie's Grill & Icehouse - logo
  • CiCi's Pizza - logo
  • Whataburger - logo
  • Chick-fil-A - logo

Program Information

Our tentative program is now available online.

Event Attire

Business Casual. If available, Teens in the Driver Seat® shirts are encouraged.

Official Language


Registration Information

Registration Fees


(Students, Teachers and Administrators for High School or Junior High School)

  • $80 – Regular registration fee (thru April 19, 2017)
  • $95 – Late registration fee (after April 19, 2017)
  • $25 – Awards brunch only on May 22 (available for "schools" only)


  • $95 – Regular registration fee (thru April 19, 2017)
  • $110 – Late registration fee (after April 19, 2017)


For more information about purchasing a booth at the TDS Summit, please visit the exhibitor web page.

  • $110 – Regular registration fee (thru April 19, 2017)
  • $130 – Late registration fee (after April 19, 2017)


  • $0 – Complimentary

The single conference registration fee includes 1 t-shirt and admission to all sessions, one reception, two breakfasts, one luncheon, one brunch and breaks. NOTE: Only registrations received by April 19, 2017 will be guaranteed the size requested on the registration form. Register early to ensure you get the correct size shirt!


Online Registration

To register for this conference, use our online registration form. Each individual that plans to attend must complete the registration form. A group registration on one form is not allowed. Online registration closes May 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). After this date, please plan to register on-site at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest Hotel during the on-site registration hours.

Payment Information

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted online.

Checks or money orders (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-TDS17 can be mailed to:

Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135

Online registration is required by the deadline in order to honor the early registration fee rate.

Event Management & Planning (EM&P) cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.


For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.


If you need to cancel your registration, please contact EM&P by 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. After May 10, 2017, no refunds will be made. However, you may substitute someone in your place if you are unable to attend. There will be $25 processing fee to cover the cancellation costs.

Registration/Information Desk

The registration/information desk will be open at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest Hotel during the following times:

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (CST)

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST)

  • Monday, May 22, 2017
    8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (CST)

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like more information about sponsoring the TDS Summit 2017 and details regarding the different sponsor levels or additional opportunities, please contact Rubi Mares at r-mares@tti.tamu.edu or (210) 321-1211.

  • $5,000 – Premier Sponsor
  • $2,500 – Diamond Sponsor
  • $2,000 – Platinum Sponsor
  • $1,500 – Gold Sponsor
  • $1,000 – Silver Sponsor
  • $500 – Bronze Sponsor
  • $250 – Core Sponsor

Hotel Reservations

Accommodations have been arranged at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements and paying for their own room and related travel costs.

A limited number of rooms are on hold for a discounted $121 rate for the evenings of Saturday, May 20, 2017 and Sunday, May 21, 2017. Please call and make your reservation as soon as possible. This discounted rate is also available 3 days pre and/or 3 days post of the meeting dates, based on availability. Sleeping rooms can be cancelled 24 hours prior to the check-in date without penalty.

To reserve a room, individuals should call the San Antonio Marriott Northwest Hotel at (210) 377-3900 by Friday, May 12, 2017, assuming rooms are still available. Please refer to the group name "2017 Teens in the Driver Seat Summit" when making your reservation. Reservations for this event received after this date will be accepted on a space available and rate available basis. You may also make your reservation online.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. CST.
Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. CST.

Your hotel reservation includes:

  • Complimentary guest room WiFi
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Complimentary transportation to/from the San Antonio International Airport (upon request) between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. CST. Please call (210) 377-3900 to request this shuttle service.


Complimentary self-parking is available at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest Hotel.


The San Antonio Marriott Northwest hotel is located less than 5 miles from the San Antonio International Airport, at the intersection of Loop 410 and IH-10. Upon exiting the airport and heading towards Interstate 410 Loop, take the ramp on the left onto I-410 W. Then, take Exit 17 toward Vance Jackson Rd/Cherry Ridge Drive. Proceed to merge onto I-410 Access Rd/NW Loop 410. The hotel will be on the right.

Teens in the Driver Seat Program

For more details about TDS Summit 2017, please visit: t-driver.com/tdssummit/. To learn more about the Teens in the Driver Seat program or our other youth-focused programs, or to engage your school or community in this program, please visit y-driver.com.

City Information

For more information about the city of San Antonio, Texas, visit http://visitsanantonio.com/.

For More Information

Program Contents

Russell Henk or Kathy Montemayor
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
ph. (210) 979-9411 · fax (210) 979-9694
r-henk@tti.tamu.edu | k-montemayor@tti.tamu.edu

Sponsorship Information

Rubi Mares
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
ph. (210) 321-1211 · fax (210) 979-9694

Registration & Exhibit Information

Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577