The U in the Driver Seat (UDS) program is seeking engaging speakers to present at the 2022 UDS Symposium! This year, the Symposium will be held at the Norris Conference Center, Austin, Texas, on April 29 & 30, 2022. This is an opportunity to reach college students, college staff members, partners, and safety professionals.
Presenters are encouraged to support presentations with hand-outs, activities, or hands-on approaches to encourage audience participation. UDS staff will provide a projector, screen, and wi-fi. It is highly encouraged that you bring your own laptop.
Topic areas include but are not limited to the following:
- Alcohol Awareness
- Traffic laws, DWIs, DUIs, DUI of CBD/Vape/Marijuana
- Dangers of impaired driving for young adult drivers
- Distracted Driving, Driving at Night, Speeding, Seat Belt Use, related to impairment
- Pedestrian and Bike Safety, related to impairment
- Taking your group from peer-driven to peer-led
- Leadership or Resiliency
- Health in Traffic Safety
- Rapport building with College Students
- Traffic Trends
- Recruitment/Program Planning
*Presentations that include promotions of an app, business, or for-profit organizations will not be considered.
- The UDS staff will review and approve presenter applications as soon as possible.
- Once selected, Presenters will be notified via email, along with the date and time of their session.
- There is no compensation or travel coverage for presenting a workshop.
We are currently planning an in-person symposium. However, in the event that the Symposium is forced to be held virtually, please note that you agree to submit a recorded presentation to be shared during the scheduled event.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Texas Department of Transportation are committed to saving lives and reducing crashes on our roads and respectfully request each speaker and participant commit to connecting to our event from a safe location. Please do not connect or record while driving or operating any form of machinery. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and reserves the right to withdraw any presentation that shows or demonstrates unsafe or dangerous behaviors.