HOUSING, REGISTRATION, AND TRANSPORTATION
Check tasb/ tasa.org for complete details
on all Convention hotels, including ameni-ties. Questions or commments about your
accommodations? Call Convention Housing Management (CHM) at 800.340.1905,
or visit CHM on site in Austin.
If you have special needs or questions
about registration, contact Mark Pyeatt at
email@example.com or 800.725.8272.
Board Members and Administrators
In recognition of the school funding crisis,
registration fees will be waived for board
members and administrators of school
districts and regional education service
centers. Although fees will be waived,
pre-registration is necessary; we ask that
you comply with our standard cancellation
policy (below) so we can plan accordingly
and accommodate all attendees. The cancellation fee will be waived, but we must
receive notice of cancellation.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation/refund requests (pdf) should
be faxed to 512.482.8658 on or before
September 16. A $50 fee will be charged
for each individual registration cancelled
on or before September 16. After that date,
there will be no refund of registration fees;
however, substitutions and name changes
may be made on site. Refunds will be
made after Convention.
Saturday, October 1
TASB Named Delegate and
Alternate Lunch and
Caucuses ....................12: 30–1: 45 p.m.
TASB Delegate Assembly ........... 2–4 p.m.
Sunday, October 2
Texas Council of School
members only) .......8: 30 a.m.–3: 30 p.m.
School Board Advocacy
Network Brunch ........10: 30 –11: 45 a.m.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
Complimentary shuttle service will be
provided to and from the Convention
Center and most Convention hotels Friday
through Sunday. Shuttle service will not be
provided for the following downtown hotels
because they are within walking distance:
Four Seasons, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Residence Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott.
Plan the sessions you want to
attend before you get to Austin!
Pre-registration (through September 16):
Onsite registration (after September 16):
(including CSA members)
Attendees staying in Convention hotels
are strongly encouraged to ride the free
shuttles. Parking around the Convention
Center can be challenging.
Whatever the hot issues are for your leadership team, we have an easy-to-use tool
to help meet your needs. Use the Personal
Convention Scheduler (PCS) to locate
specific session titles or speakers—or type
in key words to find sessions that focus
on your specific needs. Find PCS at tasa.
No additional fee is required to attend the
Small School District Seminar or the field
trips; however, advance registration is
necessary, and participation is not open to
Two parking garages are available for
attendees commuting to and from the Convention Center. Parking rates will range
from $7 to $11 depending on the day of
the week and duration of the stay.
No fee is required for guests of registered
participants. Guest badges allow entry
to the General Sessions, Distinguished
Lectures, and the Exhibit Hall. Guests who
wish to attend breakout or in-depth sessions are expected to register and pay the
full registration fee.
For attendee convenience, TASA/TASB is
coordinating a Ride Share opportunity this
year. A park and ride option also is in the
works. Check tasa.tasb.org for complete
Bring the Family
Recreational opportunities abound in
Austin with 220 parks, including 360-acre
Zilker Park and a 10.1-mile hike-and-bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. Barton
Springs Pool welcomes swimmers to
68-degree, spring-fed waters year-round.
Austin has countless entertainment options
for the entire family. For complete details,
go to tasa.tasb.org.
See Downtown Austin Area map on
A Convention badge is required for admission to all Convention activities. Badges
are available only to registered participants
and their guests.
Austin’s artistic side is also alive and well.
The city is a creative community filled with
designers, painters, sculptors, dancers,
filmmakers—artists of all kinds. And the
places to admire Austin art are just as
varied. And did we mention live music?
Austin is home to thousands of musicians
and hundreds of venues, which means you
can catch a show any day of the week, at
almost any time.
History, live music, parks, good eats, shopping and more—Austin has it all, so bring
the family and enjoy! Go to tasa.tasb.org
for more information.