Make the most of your Conference trip and keep these valuable tips in mind

Need more information to plan the perfect conference experience? Have questions about what to wear, what to expect, what else you need to know? Find answers here.

The Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo has been rescheduled to September 2-4, 2020. The Conference will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. We understand this change of dates may pose challenges for some of our attendees, but the health and safety of our TAA family is our first priority, and the original April dates were no longer an option. While we may have chosen other timing under different circumstances, we are grateful that our partners in Fort Worth were able to help us reschedule.

If you are looking for information on COVID-19, coronavirus, we recommend that you look to trusted sources like the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services and your local public health authorities for information and tips on minimizing your risk, recognizing symptoms and suggested treatments.

The National Apartment Association has also provided an update that may be useful for industry professionals. Read more. TAA has also compiled resources for our members, and information for renters.

Information and practices are changing during this rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to follow national guidelines.

(Note that you may see the virus or the disease it causes referred to with different names. The virus has recently been named SARS-CoV-2. The disease caused by the virus is COVID-19. Some reports reference the virus as a novel coronavirus, meaning it’s different from other previously studied viruses.)

The TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, in downtown Fort Worth. We encourage you to make your travel plans early. Flights, in particular, should be booked early.

You will be prompted to make a hotel reservation after you register online for Conference.
You will not be able to make a hotel reservation without being registered for Conference.

Avoid scams

TAA has one (1) official housing and registration vendor – MCI USA. No other housing/registration provider is authorized to contact you on behalf of TAA. If you are contacted by a housing “poacher” to book hotel rooms, note that TAA is not responsible for lost deposits and hotel reservations obtained through individuals, agents, websites or entities other than the official housing and registration vendor.

Hotel information
Hotel reservations can be made starting mid-January 2020. After you’ve registered online for Conference, you’ll be prompted to reserve your hotel room and given options. Reservations must be made by August 11 to qualify for these special discounted rates. Make your reservations as soon as you register for Conference! TAA room blocks may sell out before then.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street
$249 plus tax, single/double
$269 plus tax, triple/quad

Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, 1701 Commerce Street
$199 plus tax, single/double
$209 plus tax, triple
$219 plus tax, quad

Worthington Renaissance Hotel, 200 Main Street
$226 plus tax, single/double/triple/quad

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, 1001 Commerce Street
$219 plus tax, single/double/triple/quad

Courtyard Blackstone Hotel, 601 Main Street
$199 plus tax, single/double/triple/quad

Hilton Fort Worth Hotel, 815 Main Street
$199 plus tax, single/double/triple/quad

Parking & Directions 
There is plenty of parking available around the Fort Worth Convention Center.  Directions to the city and information on securing a parking spot are available here.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the Conference. Comfortable shoes are a must. Bring a jacket or light sweater in case you get cold in the seminar rooms. If attending the Friday  Installation & Awards Gala, After 5 or cocktail attire is appropriate for women and business dress is appropriate for men.

Attending conference seminars helps professional designates (CAM, CAMT, CAPS, NALP, CAS) earn needed continuing education credits. One instructional hour of CE credit is given for each 50 minutes of scheduled seminar time attended. All seminars are conveniently located in the Fort Worth Convention Center.

All substitutions and name changes must be received in writing by 11:59 p.m. August 25, 2020 and are subject to a $10 substitution fee. Substitution requests must be accompanied by an email/letter from the original registrant. After August 25, 2020, all changes must be processed onsite in Fort Worth and are subject to the $10 fee per name change.

All cancellations received by July 31, 2020 will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after July 31, 2020 must be received by 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2020 and will receive a 50 percent refund. NO REFUNDS will be given after August 25, 2020. All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to TAA Registration at taa@mcievents.com.

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