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Register by April 18 for the TAA Education Conference in Fort Worth this month


The TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo April 26-29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center is on track to break records—again.

Key takeaways

  • Register for the 2017 Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo by April 18 to save over onsite registration fees. Visit the TAA website for registration information.
  • The TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo will be held April 26-29 in Fort Worth. TAA is expecting record attendance at the Conference.
  • New this year! Bonus 30-minute sessions Thursday in our wellness and social media labs to give you expanded learning options, along with a series of 20-minute “silent seminars” on the Lone Star Expo floor on Friday.

Does it sound like a stampede in here? That’s the sound of your colleagues headed to Fort Worth this month for the Texas Apartment Association’s 2017 Education Conference & Lone Star Expo, Inspire: Where the Best Begins.

The TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo April 26-29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center is on track to break records—again. More than 2,300 apartment and rental housing professionals are expected to attend, along with another 2,000 product/service supplier partners.

“We’re thrilled with the response to our Conference this year,” said Jackie Rhone, CAPS, CPM, TAA president-elect and chairman of the Education Conference Committee. “We’re expecting a packed house, and we’re adding options to give attendees plenty of choices to meet their needs.”

TAA is adding eight 30-minute wellness and social media “lab” sessions on Thursday, and a series of four 20-minute “silent seminars” on the Lone Star Expo floor on Friday. Participants in the silent seminars will don headphones to listen to speakers, without having to leave the Expo. The silent seminar location will be located inside the Lone Star Expo.

Thursday Wellness Lab Sessions

9-9:30 a.m.                   Self-Defense for Apartment Professionals

9:45-10:15 a.m.           What I Learned on the Road

10:30-11 a.m.               Apps to Keep You Organized

11:15-11:45 a.m.          Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Thursday Social Media Lab Sessions

9-9:30 a.m.                   Hashtag Etiquette

9:45-10:15 a.m.           VR in the Touring Process

10:30-11 a.m.               Building Your LinkedIn Profile on Your Smart Device

11:15-11:45 a.m.         Taking Good Smartphone Photos and Videos

Friday Expo Silent Seminars

11:30-11:50 a.m.         SmartLock Demo

1-1:20 p.m.                    Top Renovation Trends

1:30-1:50 p.m.              Sustainability and Environmental Friendliness “for the Rest of Us”

2-2:20 p.m.                    My Flooring Lifecycle

Online registration for the Conference is being managed by TAA’s registration partner, WyndhamJade. Visit the TAA website for more information about how to register, and links for attendees and exhibitors to complete the registration process.

You can still register in advance and save until April 18. After that date, all registrations will be handled onsite in Fort Worth at the higher onsite price.

Hotel reservations will also be booked through the Conference registration process, but you must be registered for Conference to book your hotel room. The cutoff for making hotel reservations at the TAA negotiated rate is April 6. Individuals will register by logging in with their email address (your last name is your password). If you are unable to find your record with your email address and last name, you will register and make hotel reservations as a “guest.”

Exhibitors have received specific information about login credentials.


Highlights of this year’s Conference include:

  • A keynote Q&A session with Dallas’ rookie sensation quarterback Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott on April 27
  • More than 45 concurrent educational seminars, plus 12 shorter sessions just added on Thursday and Friday
  • Opportunities to earn needed continuing education credits
  • A 400+ booth Expo
  • Networking events including an Opening Kickoff Party at Billy Bob’s Texas and a Taste of Texas party on April 28 with Texas wines, craft beers and Texas cuisine
  • An opportunity to give back to our host city by spending an afternoon volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, and
  • A chance to celebrate inspiring industry achievers during the Installation & Awards Brunch on April 29.

Check for updates. #TAAInspire #TAA2017

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