July 15–16, 2022

It’s prestigious. It’s empowering.

Enjoy two days of focused higher learning and networking with industry peers and suppliers. Participants will network with peers, July 15-16 off-site at The Chateau at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, prior to the start of the regular STN EXPO conference. Discussing the newest innovations and best practices that impact your school transportation operations now. We invite you to come together for this event at no cost to qualified decision makers. Be a part of the community of pupil transportation directors and executives that are making a difference in our industry.

What is the Transportation Director Summit?

It’s prestigious. It’s empowering. Over 100 directors at school districts and bus companies are selected to join dozens of vendor representatives for two days of training, networking and solution-finding.

Do you have trust in your employees? Do they have trust in you? How do you even build trust?

This year’s Transportation Director’s Summit will deliver the strategies you need as a leader to instill trust throughout your organization with a highly engaging expert who literally wrote the book on how the values of honesty and integrity translate to the business world. Roundtable discussions will follow that focus on how to implement the lessons learned into everyday life as a transportation director.

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.

Launched in 2017, the Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO is a signature event designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Participants will network with peers throughout two days, starting prior to the start of the regular STN EXPO conference. Successful applicants will gain 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.

Have a question about the Transportation Director Summit? Contact Ryan Gray at ryan@stnonline.com or Tony Corpin at tony@stnonline.com.

Schedule at a Glance

(Subject to change)

Friday, 7/15

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ice Breaker, Transportation Director Discussions & Networking Mixer 

Saturday, 7/16

7:00 a.m.
Buses Depart for The Chateau at Lake Tahoe 

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Continental Networking Breakfast 

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Leadership Training with David Horsager (Part 1 & 2) 

Transportation Director Discussions 

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch 

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Leadership Training with David Horsager (Part 3 & 4) 

Transportation Director Discussions 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Mixer: Appetizers & Drinks 

5:45 p.m.
Buses Depart for Peppermill Resort

Summit Keynote Speakers

David Horsager

David Horsager

CEO and Best-Selling author, “The Trust Edge”

Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results

Saturday, July 16

Without trust, leaders and organizations fail, but the trusted leader gets followed, the trusted supplier gets bought from, and the trusted business outperforms the competition. Through industry leading research, The Trust Outlook®, and firsthand experience working with high-performing organizations around the world, David reveals how top leaders and organizations drive results to become the most trusted in their industry.


David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. David has advised leaders and delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security. Get free resources and more at www.DavidHorsager.com and www.TrustEdge.com


The Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO is a signature event that is designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Join the industry’s leading pupil transportation directors and private fleet executives for an immersive two days of higher learning on July 15-16, 2022. The Transportation Director Summit will be offered  to transportation directors and private fleet executives who have ultimate decision-making power. Successful applicants will gain access to engaging, high-level meetings with peers and representatives of leading industry suppliers to brainstorm opportunities amid the current challenging student transportation environment. The goal is to implement true leadership and innovation practices into local operations.

This free event is opened to all qualified transportation directors and supervisors, assistant transportation directors and supervisors, superintendents, financial directors, purchasing agents, fleet managers, and private contractor executives.

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Have a question about the Transportation Director Summit? Contact Tony Corpin at tony@stnmedia.com or Alice Sabedra at alice@stnmedia.com.


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 and is followed by a full day of high-level strategy, networking and idea crowdsourcing. These blend 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.

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. This event 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?

Register as a main conference attendee, and then click on the box next to “TD Summit Application” in the Optional Session Registration page to identify your interest in participating. You will then answer a few qualifying questions. An individual’s eligibility also requires verifiable proof that s/he is 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. If you have already registered for the STN EXPO and want to add the TD Summit to your registration, please email amy@stnmedia.com.

Are there any additional costs to participate in the TD Summit?

No, just your time and desire to be an industry leader. As mentioned above, any registered, full main 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 and elevate the student transportation industry to the next level. This requires a decorum of professionalism and collaboration.

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