5 - 7 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Sroka
“Transportation to a Tee”
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Tony Corpin & Ryan Gray
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Culture & Leadership
Chief Innovation Officer, People Centric
10 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Strategies for Success
Winship Wheatley, Esq., Attorney at Law,
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Technology & the Future - TBA
3 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Cost Management & Resource Allocation
Tod Eskra, President
Transportation Services Co.,
Transpar Group Companies
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Thoughts and Takeaways
Dr. Stephen Sroka
Launching in 2017 is the new Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO. It’s a signature event designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Participants will network with peers over two days, starting the late afternoon of July 7 and continuing all day on July 8, prior to the start of the regular STN EXPO conference. Successful applicants will obtain high-level insights from experts within the student transportation industry and beyond on how to implement true leadership and innovation practices into their local operations.
If you are a registered STN EXPO full conference attendee, there’s no additional cost to you, your municipality or your organization to participate! Apply now for one of the limited 100 spots. Meals, snacks and participation expenses are covered by STN.
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What is the TD Summit?
What it’s not is just another “speed dating” event that matches transporters with vendors. Instead, think of a graduate program retreat. It commences with an energized evening kick starter session followed by a full day, of high-level strategy, networking, and idea crowdsourcing that blends the topics of leadership development, organizational culture, disruptive technologies, resource allocation and more to help pave the road forward for the industry’s decision makers. A “summit” by definition is a peak to be crested. It’s a convergence of great minds to wrestle with the day’s most important issues. This is exactly how we view this inaugural experience.
How does the TD Summit fit into the STN EXPO?
The TD Summit is an exclusive event held prior to the official start of the STN EXPO, with an attendance cap of no more than 100 for the full event. It begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 7 with an ice-breaker networking event followed by a hands-on, self-identity exercise. That sets the stage for an all-day forum on Saturday, July 8 that links thought leaders and participants via presentations, panel discussions and group activities. The event culminates with a
reexamination of personal and professional goals.
How do I sign up for the TD Summit?
Click attendee registration and identify your interest in participating at the TD Summit. An individual’s eligibility requires registration for the full STN EXPO as well as submitted, verifiable proof that they are a school administrator-level professional whose main responsibilities include that of directing transportation operations. Titles can range from director of transportation to transportation manager to assistant superintendent.
Are there any additional costs to participate in the TD Summit?
No, just your time and desire to be an industry leader. As we mentioned above, any registered, full conference STN EXPO attendee who can demonstrate their day job is that of an official transportation director with their district, or company and is among the first 100 to sign up can attend.
There has to be a catch: What do participants have to do to “earn their keep?”
All we ask of participants is that they arrive with an open, solutions-oriented mind. We want everyone to feel free to share ideas that, together, can identify new trails to blaze, that can elevate the student transportation industry to the next level. This requires a decorum of professionalism and collaboration.