Inspiring speakers transform education into action

At the 2017 TAA Education Conference, you’ll find the inspiration you need to put what you’ll learn to work.

Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo

April 22-24, 2020
Fort Worth Convention Center

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Conference keynote speaker

Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott

Featured at: General Opening Session, Thursday, April 27—2:15-3:45 p.m.

Last spring, Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott heard 134 other football players’ names called before his. Selected by Dallas in the fourth round, Prescott was expected to back up the backup quarterback while making the transition to professional football. Instead, he led his team to the first confirmed playoff spot for any team this season and a franchise-best record through November.

The rookie quarterback set records and raised expectations in his first year in the league, after being named the starter when injuries to other players gave him an opportunity.

His record of success in college and as a professional is inspiring because it demonstrates that success comes from working hard and being ready to step up when your chance arrives.

This spring, when Dak Prescott hears his name called, you can be on hand to welcome him. Learn what this rookie sensation has to say about overcoming adversity, rising to the occasion and leading a team to success.

Featured industry speakers

Rommel Anacan

Rommel Anacan is the president of The Relationship Difference. Rommel is a business growth consultant, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, consultant and writer whose “Win With People!” message and approach has positively impacted companies and organizations nationwide.

  • The Viral Video Difference—How to Create and Use Organic Videos to Enhance Your Marketing Efforts
  • “Throwing Shade!” What to Do When Conflict is the Only Language Spoken on Your Team

“I cannot tell you how excited I am to be speaking at the TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo in 2017! I am always blown away by how incredible this event is—with great educational sessions, so many great supplier partners under one (ginormous) roof and of course the incredible Texas hospitality, excitement and enthusiasm of all who attend! I’ve got my boots and Stetson ready (seriously!) and I look forward to seeing you all there!”

Toni Blake

Toni Blake is a popular international speaker, consultant, author and comedienne inspiring thousands of multifamily apartment industry professionals every year. With more than 30 years of training experience, her “laugh while you learn” approach has made Toni one of the most sought-after experts in her field.

  • 4 Step Reputation Rehab
  • Preventive Maintenance Through Resident Education

HELLO, TEXAS! It’s TotallyToni, and you know I always love coming home to TEXAS! I am thrilled to INSPIRE you with a brand new program next year that is TotallyTexas tried and TotallyTexas proven! I am working with beta test sites across Texas right now and will report LIVE in Fort Worth next year with every detail you need be the BEST! See you in Fort Worth 2017!”

Mark Cukro

Mark Cukro, CAMT, CAMT II, CAPS, CPOI is the president of Plus One Consulting, Inc. and a leading resource in the field of service team development. Mark has become a highly sought-after resource to train service departments and assist companies in creating a customized training program to achieve their goals.

  • Trends in Maintenance
  • DIY—Start Saving Money Tomorrow
  • Live, Grow and Thrive

“I am really looking forward to presenting to the members at the TAA Conference this year. It is one of my favorite events in the industry and it is an absolute “must-go” for anyone in this industry who wants to improve their day-to-day operations. The presentations will be fun, engaging and full of information and insights that will make a difference immediately for everyone at every level.”

Lisa Trosien

Lisa Trosien started out as a leasing professional working part-time to finance her undergraduate studies. Now she uses her teaching degree and applies what she learned in school to the industry she loves. Her column “On Site Solutions” appears in the National Apartment Association’s UNITS magazine.

  • Like You, Like Me
  • Leasing Existing Apartments in a New Construction Market

“Getting the invitation to speak for the members of TAA is such an honor! The conference is amazing – so many people, so many new and exciting opportunities to learn, not only at the educational programming but on the trade show floor as well. TAA has it all!”