2022 Annual Conference

Note: This event is over.

TSPRA 2022 Annual Conference
February 21-24, 2022
Kalahari Resort
Round Rock, TX

To view photos from the Star Awards Celebration CLICK HERE.

 

All participants must register & pay in order to attend.

Registration Fees:
Three day conference registration: $520 members | $745 non-members
($100 late fee added Jan. 24, 2022)
NO CANCELLATIONS STARTING JAN. 24, 2022.
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED.
Preconference: $100

Star Awards Reception | Dinner | Celebration: $80
Sponsored by Intrado SchoolMessenger


TSPRA conference 2022 program cover

2022 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION FOR CONFERENCE & OVERFLOW HOTELS
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE RESERVING YOUR HOTEL ROOM.

Conference hotel: Kalahari Resort & Convention

Rate: $199/single/double/trip/quad

  • Credit card and authorization required to secure reservation.
  • ALERT: $25 processing fee for each cancellation prior to scheduled check-in
  • Cancellations within 72 hours of check-in date will be charged one night stay + taxes

Reservation Link: RESERVE HERE

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD REQUIREMENTS
Click HERE for a list of KALAHARI RESORT REQUIREMENTS for paying by credit card. These steps MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB. 7, 2022.

PAYMENT BY CHECK REQUIREMENTS
Kalhari only accepts BUSINESS CHECKS, no personal checks allowed.
Full payment must be received by the Kalahari office no later than Feb. 7, 2022.

CHECK PAYMENT QUESTIONS CONTACT:
Group Sales: (512) 651-1000, Press 3
rurias@kalahariresorts.com

MAIL CHECK PAYMENT TO:
Kalahari Resort
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
ATTENTION: Finance Department

Please include the name of the event (TSPRA 2022 ), dates and a confirmation number with first/last names.

Cut-off date for reservations at conference contracted rate: February 7, 2022. Subject to availability.

NEED TO CANCEL? PLEASE:

CANCELLATIONS
If you cancel your reservations at Kalahari, you will be charged a mandatory $25 per the hotel’s policy.

To avoid this charge and to provide a room to someone on the waitlist, please email Linsae at lsnider@tspra.org with the following:

  • Name on reservation
  • Confirmation number
  • Dates of check in/out
  • Cell phone number

TSPRA is willing to work with members until February 15, 2022, with any cancellations that are singles or kings. This will assist in assuring that colleagues on a waitlist for the conference hotel might be able to secure a room at Kalahari Resort.

WAITLIST
We are currently accepting attendees for the waitlist. You MUST include the following information in an EMAIL to info@tspra.org to be placed on the waitlist:

  • Name for EACH person in the room
  • Check in date
  • Check out date
  • Your cellphone

If a room becomes available, Linsae will call you to get your credit card information over the phone. If you receive a phone call from Linsae and it goes into voicemail, you will have a limited amount of time to return the phone call before she goes on to the next person on the list.

OVERFLOW HOTEL

Overflow hotel is LaQuinta Inn & Suites Round Rock East by Wyndam

3900 East Palm Valley Road, Round Rock, TX 76665

Reservation cut-off for special rate is January 31, 2022

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Round Rock East opened in 2021 and is located about 10 minutes from the conference hotel

Room Rate: $129

Complimentary parking, breakfast and in-room WIFI

RESERVE NOW

OR Call the hotel directly at 737-346-6652

Also for consideration is The Ruby Hotel & Bar

400 Fannin, Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78664
A mid-century inspired boutique hotel located on Brushy Creek about 5 miles from the conference hotel. Room rates are around $150.
To make reservations: https://therubyhotel.com or call 512-600-7997

________________________________________________________IIImportant dates:

  • #2021 theme unveiled: June 10, 2021
  • Hotel reservations open: July 21, 2021
  • Conference scholarship applications available: October 1, 2021
  • Conference registration opens: October 4, 2021
  • Proposals to present: September 8-October 25, 2021
  • Star Awards entries open: September 20, 2021, 12 p.m.
  • Deadline to submit entries for Star Awards: November 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
  • Nominations for TSPRA professional awards available: November 1, 2021
  • Conference Planning Committee meeting: November 4, 2021
  • Deadline to apply for conference scholarship: November 19, 2021
  • Deadline to submit nominations for professional awards: December 15, 2021
  • Late fees registration begins: January 24, 2022
  • No registration refunds begins; substitutions allowed: January 24, 2022
  • Last day to make hotel reservations at conference rate: February 7, 2022
  • Preconference: February 21, 2022, 1-4 p.m.

Posted 7/7/21

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Kalahari Resort

kalahariresorts.com/texas

Hotel reservations: RESERVE HERE

Opening in November 2020, Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center is located in Round Rock, Texas on U.S.  Hwy 79 across from the Dell Diamond and Old Settlers Park, 30 minutes from Austin, 1.5 hours from San Antonio , 2.5 hours from Dallas and 2.5 hours from Houston and houses eleven in-house dining and beverage options along with one of the nation’s largest indoor waterparks and family entertainment centers.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions have been voted as the “World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks!” But, they are more than just America’s largest indoor waterparks – they are also authentically-African themed resorts, state-of-the-art convention centers, world-class dining, luxurious spas, diverse shopping experiences, cutting-edge arcades and thrilling theme parks. Most importantly, though, this is a place where memories are made. There’s adventure, excitement, and memories awaiting!

Rate:  $199/single/double/trip/quad

  • Credit card and authorization required to secure reservation.
  • ALERT: $25 processing fee for each cancellation prior to scheduled check-in
  • Cancellations within 72 hours of check-in date will be charged one night stay + taxes
  • Payment by check: arrangements must be made with hotel by February 1, 2022.  Full payment must be received by the Kalahari office in Wisconsin no later than 14 days prior to check-in.
  • Payment by CHECK: arrangements must be made with hotel by February 1, 2022. Full payment must be received by the Kalahari office no later than 14 days prior to check-in. Checks will need to be mailed to following:3001 Kalahari Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78665
    ATTENTION: Finance DepartmentPlease include the name of the event ( TSPRA 2022 ), dates and a confirmation number with first/last names.Contact for payment by check: Email info@tspra.org for contact information.

Internet reservations only:  RESERVE HERE

Cut-off date for reservations at conference contracted rate:  February 7, 2022

Kalahari Amenities:

  • Resort fee waived (which is $40)
  • Complimentary parking; valet parking is $40/day
  • Sleeping rooms include microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, in-room high speed internet
  • Access to fitness center
  • Exempt from waterpark fees with four passes daily. IMPORTANT:  all room occupants must be listed with the reservation to receive waterpark passes.

Conference rates are extended to two days after the conference blocked days, subject to availability.

Should you need to cancel a hotel room:

TSPRA is willing to work with members until February 15, 2022, with any cancellations.  This will assist in assuring that colleagues on a waitlist for the conference hotel might be able to secure a room at Kalahari Resort.

Please email info@tspra.org and we will work to reassign the room to the next person on the waitlist.

Include the following information:

  •             Reservation name
  •             Confirmation number
  •             Check-in and check-out dates
  •             Contact person, email and phone number

_____________________________________________________________

OVERFLOW HOTEL

Overflow hotel is LaQuinta Inn & Suites Round Rock East by Wyndam, 3900 East Palm Valley Road, Round Rock, TX 76665

Reservation cut-off for special rate is January 31, 2022 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Round Rock East opened in 2021 and is located about 10 minutes from the conference hotel

Room Rate: $129

Complimentary parking, breakfast and in-room WIFI

RESERVE NOW

 OR Call the hotel directly at 737-346-6652

Also for consideration is The Ruby Hotel & Bar, 400 Fannin, Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78664

A mid-century inspired boutique hotel located on Brushy Creek about 5 miles from the conference hotel. Room rates are around $150.

To make reservations: https://therubyhotel.com or call 512-600-7997

Posted 7/7/21

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Monday, February 21, 2022, 1-4 p.m.

 

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