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2019 Conference Schedule

 

 

2019 TSPRA Annual Conference
February 18-21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort

Executive Committee Meeting ♦ Monday a.m., Feb. 18
Pre-Conference Sessions ♦ Monday p.m., Feb. 18
Regular Conference Sessions ♦ Tuesday, Feb. 19 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 21
Star Awards Banquet ♦ Wednesday p.m., Feb. 20

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

           

This is a draft schedule for the 2019 TSPRA Annual Conference. All dates, times and events are subject to change. 

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

  • 9 a.m. to noon - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Preconference Sessions
  • 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Preconference Break
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet Reception [Sponsored by WRA Architects]

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

  • 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - First General Session
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 11 a.m. to noon - Concurrent Sessions
  • Noon to 1:15 p.m. - Mess Hall Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. -  Concurrent Sessions
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Job Alike Sessions
  • 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Sponsored Break
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Corporate Showcases 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. until - Evening on Your Own and Client Dinners

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

  • 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Roundtables
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Networking - Sponsored by West (SchoolMessenger solutions)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Timely Topics
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Sponsored Break - Region 4 Print Center
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. -  Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rookie Meet-Up and Regional Meetings
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - West (SchoolMessenger solutions) Star Awards Reception
  • 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - West (SchoolMessenger solutions) Star Awards Banquet
  • 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - West (SchoolMessenger solutions) Celebration Event

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - General Membership Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. to noon - Networking and Social Media Assembly

2019 Annual Conference Speakers

2019 Annual Conference Keynoter

Lynne Wester - The Donor Relations Guru

lynne westerLynne Wester strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it most -- when crisis or opportunity arrive. 

Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement - all designed to positively affect the fundraising bottom line. Her guidance has led her clients to be recognized on the nation stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work. 

The DRF website is a unique industry tool filled with resources, samples and thoughtl eadership on donor relations and fundraising. Lynne is regularly featured in publications such as the washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Case Currents and has authored three books of her own on a myriad of industry topics. 

Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute. 

 


 

Stay tuned for more information on distinguished lecturers and other speakers. 

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2019 TSPRA Annual Conference
February 18-21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort

Executive Committee Meeting ♦ Monday a.m., Feb. 18
Pre-Conference Sessions ♦ Monday p.m., Feb. 18
Regular Conference Sessions ♦ Tuesday, Feb. 19 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 21
Star Awards Banquet ♦ Wednesday p.m., Feb. 20

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

           

TSPRA's Conference offers professional development and collegial networking for education communicators. 

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Cedar Creek, Texas. We are looking forward to a great conference with nationally recognized speakers and invaluable breakout sessions. Don't miss this opportunity be inspired with new ideas and to hone skills that will help you better serve your students and community!

  • TSPRA Annual Conference Registration for members - $470
  • Preconference sessions, Monday, February 18 - $100
  • Star Awards Dinner, Wednesday February 20 - $75 ticket

The deadline to register for the 2019 Annual Conference without paying a late fee is January 25, 2019. All registrations made after Jan. 25 will include a $100 late fee. Registrations can be transferred between members or non-member attendees, but TSPRA approved cancellations will be assessed a $75 cancellation fee. Click here to see the TSPRA cancellation policy. 

Timeline
July 18 - Hotel block link will be blasted out in the afternoon newsletter
Sept. 12 - Call for proposals to present at the 2019 Annual Conference goes out
Sept. 26- Registration opens for the 2019 Annual Conference
Nov. 8 - Conference Planning Committee meets to slate sessions
 
 

2018 Annual Conference Call for Presenters (Closed)

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2018 TSPRA Annual Conference
February 19-22, 2018
Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center

Executive Committee Meeting ♦ Monday a.m., Feb. 19
Pre-Conference Sessions ♦ Monday p.m., Feb. 19
Regular Conference Sessions ♦ Tuesday, Feb. 20 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 22
Star Awards Banquet ♦ Wednesday p.m., Feb. 21

7600 John Q Hammons Dr 
Frisco, TX 75034

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The deadline to submit conference session proposals has passed. The Conference Planning Committee meets Nov. 9 in Frisco and presenters will be notified later that month about their sessions. 

2018 Annual Conference Hotel

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2018 TSPRA Annual Conference
February 19-22, 2018
Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center

Executive Committee Meeting ♦ Monday a.m., Feb. 19
Pre-Conference Sessions ♦ Monday p.m., Feb. 19
Regular Conference Sessions ♦ Tuesday, Feb. 20 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 22
Star Awards Banquet ♦ Wednesday p.m., Feb. 21

7600 John Q Hammons Dr 
Frisco, TX 75034

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We recommend booking rooms early, because the block can fill up fast, but please only book as many as you know you're going to need. 

Information about overflow hotels will be posted here once it's available. 

Here are a couple of things to know about the Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center:

  • Cut-off date is February 4, 2018, or until block is full.
  • The block room rate is $145 for a single or a double and $165 for a triple or a quad.  Since the original block sold out on some nights, we've added additional rooms from the premium suites at a rate of $175. These can be accessed through the same link above. 
  • Complimentary self parking (valet parking is $16/night).
  • Every hotel room is a two-room suite.
  • Complimentary in-room internet.
  • Reservation includes complimentary made-to-order breakfast each morning, manager’s reception each evening.
  • Tax-exempt certificate must be presented at check-in.
  • Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon.
  • Three or more room reservations made in the same name will require first night deposit at time of reservation. 
  • Cancellations must occur no less than 72 hours prior to check-in without penalty of paying first night. 

OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION

 

TSPRA has secured an overflow block of 40 rooms at the Hyatt House Frisco across the parkway from the Embassy Suites and Convention Center where the conference is being held. Rates are $145 per night. Check in is 3 p.m. and checkout is 12 noon. The cutoff date for these rooms is January 27, 2018. 

Click here for the link to access the TSPRA block at the Hyatt House. 

For more information on the 2018 TSPRA Annual Conference, visit our conference page on the TSPRA website.