Tire Rack Street Survival Summit 2014 - Webcast
Registration closed February 28, 2014 4:00 AM on February 28, 2014 4:00 AM EST Registration ends February 28, 2014 4:00 AM on February 28, 2014 4:00 AM EST Registration opens January 24, 2014 6:00 PM on January 24, 2014 6:00 PM EST Registration runs from January 24, 2014 6:00 PM to February 28, 2014 4:00 AM
Tire Rack Street Survival Summit Webcast
From the Simeone Museum
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions
Bruce Smith & Raleigh Boreen
We kick off our day with a welcome message and introductions from the BMW CCA Foundation, the SCCA Foundation, and our event sponsors.
9:15 – 9:30 am
Tire Rack Street Survival Message
Matt Edmonds of the Tire Rack will start our day with a message about the importance of helping our teen drivers acquire the skills and knowledge needed to survive the street.
9:30 – 10:00 am
Key Note Address
Ross is a performance coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. His performance coaching spans executive/business coaching to sports (athletes and teams in a variety of sports, with a specialty in motorsports).
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bentley grew up in a racing household (father was a race mechanic, brother a mechanic and driver). He became one of only seven Canadian drivers to race in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s; he continued his professional career in endurance racing. Bentley won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Bentley currently owns Bentley Performance Systems, which focuses on improving the performance of individuals, teams and organizations through coaching, workshops and the development of custom-designed programs. Bentley’s perspective for business performance is based on his background as a high performance athlete and the founder of four successful companies.
Ross has been responsibile for the development of our new classroom curriculum .
10:00 – 10:45 am
Seminar 1: Instructors, Volunteers & Event Planning
You’ve picked a date for your Street Survival program, now what do you do? Where do you find instructors and persuade them to spend a day working with teens? What other volunteers do you need? How do you keep your volunteers happy and coming back for next time? What are the miscellaneous things that make a day go smoothly?
10:45 – 11:30 am
Seminar 2: Site Acquisition
How much space do you need to hold a successful Street Survival program? How do you convince a site owner that allowing teen drivers loose on their property is a good and safe idea? How do you talk them into doing so for no fee or a reduced fee? Listen to our presenter for some top tips for site acquisition and an open discussion of best practices in obtaining a suitable place to hold a school.
11:30 – 12:15 am
Seminar 3: Marketing – Filling Your School with Students
How exactly are you supposed to find teen drivers to attend your Street Survival program? Carla will share with you some best practices for marketing a Street Survival event and lead an open discussion of some successes and frustrations in reaching out to the media to promote local schools. The panel will discuss local politicians, police and fire depts., hospitals, civic organizations, other parties likely to help market the school and provide students.
12:15 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Tire Rack Street Survival Goals for 2014
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Seminar 4: Classroom Training
The Classroom – not a teen’s favorite place to be, but a critical part of the Street Survival program. How do you keep teens engaged in the classroom sessions? Also, how do you deal with sites where there is no indoor classroom? Ross will review the use of classroom materials, student handbook, and parent handbook. They will lead an open discussion of best practices for keeping the classroom active. Our in-car coaches are so important to the heart of the program, their interaction with the students drives the success of the Tire Rack Street Survival program. A consistent message helps our program grow and gives it greater credibility.
3:00 – 3:45 pm
Seminar 5: Driving Exercises & Safety
Putting the teens behind the wheel of their every-day car and introducing them to new driving situations is a key part of our program. Bill will present ideas you can use to enhance the in-car portion of your schools. Bill will also discuss safe course design principles, especially accounting for having a group of inexperienced teen drivers doing maneuvers in a small area at the same time. Our in-car coaches are so important to the heart of the program, their interaction with the students drives the success of the Tire Rack Street Survival program. A consistent message helps our program grow and gives it greater credibility
3:45 – 4:15 pm
Seminar 6: Sponsors
Alonzo Byrd & Carrie Woodward
This is an opportunity for our National Sponsors to let people know why they want to be involved with the Tire Rack Street Survival program.
4:15 – 4:30 pm
Closing Group Session: Mission 2014
Bruce Smith & Raleigh Boreen
Closing remarks and an open forum for everyone to share their thoughts with the group as to improvements, frustrations, ideas and requests in light of what has taken place during the conference.
There are 3 ways to participate!
If you are in the Philadelphia area and would like to attend in person we'd love to have you.
If you can not attend in person please sign up for the webcast. You will receive additional information on where and when to log in before the scheduled event.
If you can't make it all day, the seminars will be recorded and hosted for viewing at your convenience. Additional information will be issued for the archived broadcasts.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Suites at the discounted rate of $115 (compared to their regular rate of $159). This block at this price is only guaranteed until February 19, after which they can sell the room to other reservations as needed. To get this rate, guests should call the hotel directly at 215-365-6600 and ask for the "Tire Rack Street Survival" rate. The Sheraton has 3 hotels within a gated area with parking just 3 miles from the Museum and right next to the Philadelphia Airport.
The Sheraton Suites
4101-b Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Tire Rack Street Survival Block: $115
Regular Rate $159
Self-parking is $12.
These two hotels are in the same parking lot:
The Four Points by Sheraton
4101-a Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
AAA rate $90
Regular Rate $101
Self-parking is $12.
4301 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
AAA rate $83
Regular Rate $101
Self-parking is $12