2011 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference

November 6-9, 2011

Hotel Galvez
2024 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550

Dear Potential Attendee/Exhibitor:

The Texas Transportation Institute cordially invites you to attend the 2011 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference. The planning committee is working to develop an excellent program, and we are confident the conference will be of value to all who attend. We look forward to seeing you in Galveston this fall.

Registration Information

You are encouraged to register online for this event.

Online registration will be available until 5:00 pm CST, Friday, October 21, 2011. After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Hotel Galvez.

Onsite Registration/Information Desk

On-site conference registration will be available at the hotel during the conference. The $125 late fee will be in effect during that time. Check, money order, exact cash and credit card payments will be accepted on-site.

Registration Fees

The registration fee covers all conference functions.

  • $300, Conference Registration Fee (through October 6, 2011)
  • $425, Conference Registration Fee (after October 6, 2011)
  • $900, Exhibitor Registration Fee (through October 6, 2011)
  • $1100, Exhibitor Registration Fee (after October 6, 2011)
  • $120, Speaker Registration Fee (including Session Coordinators/Moderators)
  • $425, Onsite

Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel.

Payment Information

Please make check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-HRG11. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. If paying by check or money order, you may register online and then mail your payment to EM&P. EM&P can not invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference. NO PURCHASE ORDERES ACCEPTED.

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

Cancellations

Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2011, will be refunded, less a $125 handling fee. No refunds will be made after October 6.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like more information about exhibiting at this conference, please visit the exhibitor web page.

Speaker Information

We extend our appreciation for your acceptance to speak at the 2011 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference. If for some reason you cannot attend we would hope that you could send another person in your place. A letter detailing the specific date and time of your presentation will be mailed to you in the next few weeks. Also included in the letter will be a request for your biographical information, which will assist the moderator in introducing you at the beginning of the session.

Speakers should register online no later than October 6, 2011.

If you have need of further information, please contact Jessica Franklin at j-franklin@ttimail.tamu.edu or (979) 845-5817.

Travel Information

Flights into Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) are recommended because it is closer to Galveston than Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). You will be required to rent a vehicle. The following rental companies have on-site services at Hobby Airport.

It is a 30 - 40 minute drive to Galveston from Hobby Airport. Driving directions from Houston Hobby Airport are available online.

Hotel Reservations

Our room block at the Hotel Galvez has sold out. There are rooms available but no longer at the conference rate. Call the hotel directly at (409) 765-7721 or call Guest Reservations at (800) 996-3426 for more information.

You may also view Galveston, Texas hotels & motels online for other accommodations in the area.

For more details about the Hotel Galvez, please visit their website.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The following is a list of events that will take place during the conference:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfast (3)
  • Formal Luncheon
  • Network and Dinner
  • Daily Morning and Afternoon Breaks

If your company or organization would like to sponsor any of the events, please contact Jessica Franklin at j-franklin@ttimail.tamu.edu or (979) 845-5817. For any event your company or organization sponsors, the organization name will be noted in the program, as well as displayed on a sign at the function.

City Information

For more information about the city of Galveston, please visit http://www.galveston.com/cvb/.

For More Information

Program Contents, Speaker Registration, Event Sponsorship

Jessica L. Franklin
Multimodal Freight Transportation Programs
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-5817 · fax (979) 862-2708
j-franklin@ttimail.tamu.edu

Registration & Exhibits

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