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The 2018 Annual Conference will be in Georgetown, Texas, on June 6-8.  Information will be posted in March 2018.

General Information


REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee includes:

  • All sessions from Wednesday through Friday
  • Networking dinner at the pool on Wednesday
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and TAMI Awards dinner on Thursday
  • Breakfast and refreshment break on Friday

TAMIO Members:
Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, and receive the discounted, early registration fee of $310.
For registrations received by TML after 5 p.m. on May 22, the registration fee is $330.

Students/Interns:
We have 15 spots open for your students/interns to register for the conference at a reduced rate.  A person does not qualify for the student/intern rate if they are employed full time in the industry.  The fee is $235 until Friday, May 22.  After May, 22, the registration fee is $255. (All prices are based on availability.)

Non-Members:
The registration fee is $385.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Networking Dinner at the Pool

This is included in the registration rate.  Soak up the beautiful views of the lake, renew friendships, and make new ones at our opening event by the hotel pool.  We are still working out the details but you can expect enough to eat and drink in our first, conference networking event.  (This will take the place of the traditional Restaurant Romp.  We want to take advantage of our lakeside hotel!)

TAMI Awards Dinner

The TAMI Awards will be presented at a dinner (instead of lunch) this year.  The dinner will be on Thursday, June 8, and is included in the registration rate.  Additional tickets for guests to attend the TAMI Awards Dinner can be purchased for $50 each. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, May 31. No tickets will be sold at the conference.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference will be held at the Lakeway Resort and Spa at 101 Lakeway Drive, Austin. The rate is $159 per night through Wednesday, May 22, or until TAMIO’s block sells out.  Some rooms may be available over the weekend for $229 per night. Reservations can be made online. (IMPORTANT: This link will not work on a smart phone.)

*****SOLD OUT *****

  • To start, click on the button “Review Your Stay” to select the dates
  • After setting the dates in the calendar, scroll down to the button “Click to Select Room Type and Rate”
  • Select your room choice and follow the instructions from there

You can also call 512-261-6600. Be sure to identify yourself as a Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Annual Conference participant in order to receive the conference rate.

The conference rate is available two days prior the conference, based on availability.  If you want to come in early or stay longer, make your reservation for the conference first.  Then call Sydnie Solis at the hotel to see if you can add other nights.  Sydnie can be reached at 512-261-7302.

Self parking at the Lakeway Resort and Spa is complimentary.

HOTEL UPDATE – OVERFLOW HOTELS

There are two overflow hotels to choose from and rates are good through May 31:
Vintage Villas Hotel & Events – About 8 miles from our conference hotel and venue, Vintage Villas is on another portion of the lake and is a popular place for weddings because of the view.  The rate is $119 per night and includes breakfast (note that breakfast is included in your registration rate and provided at the conference).  When you call to reserve a room, you must mention “TAMIO” to get the special rate.  Call 512-266-9333.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – About 6 miles from our conference hotel and venue, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is right on the highway you travel on to get to the Lakeway Resort and Spa.  The rate is $120 per night and includes breakfast (note that breakfast is included in your registration rate and provided at the conference).  When you call to reserve a room, you must mention “TAMIO” to get the special rate.  Call 512-735-5555.

TAMIO’s Conference Mobile App

For the second year in a row, TAMIO is going green and forgoing a printed program for the conference mobile app.  An eblast will be sent to all registrants once the app is ready to load on your devises.  In addition, we will have a table near registration to help you if you need to get started.  Special kudos to our sponsor, VISION.  Be sure to thank them!

PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOTS

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to have a professional picture taken during breaks and the opening reception.  If you don’t have a good professional head shot or need an updated picture, this is your chance.  The pictures are complimentary thanks to our sponsor, Net Tango.  Be sure to them your appreciation!

GETTING THERE

The hotel does not have a courtesy van to/from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  It is about 28 miles from the airport to the resort.  For directions and more information, please visit this page of the resort’s website.  Super Shuttle and ride share companies are available for transportation to and from the airport.  (Note:  Uber and Lyft do not operate in Austin.)

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is emailed to acct@tml.org by Thursday, June 1. No refunds will be honored after that date.

CONFIRMATIONS/BADGES

Conference badges will be given onsite at registration.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including if you have any special dietary needs (such as allergies, restrictions, or sensitivities to particular ingredients) or need mobility, audio-visual, or other assistance, please contact the TAMIO Coordinator (see below). Thank you.

QUESTIONS?

You may contact the TAMIO  Coordinator, Lauren Grossman, in the following ways:

  • Phone: 512-231-7450
  • Fax: 512-231-7490
  • Email: laureng@tml.org
  • Mail: 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78754-5128