2020 Annual TAEA Conference

2020 Annual TAEA Conference

Make plans now to join us in Allen for the 2020 TAEA Conference
November 12-14, 2020

A Message from TAEA President Jami Bevans Regarding TAEA's 2020 Conference

Our excitement for bringing you our annual fall conference for 2020 has not dimmed in light of COVID 19, however we must be realistic. At this moment in time, the hotels are at 50% capacity and we have no way of knowing what it may look like by the time November rolls around. We continue to be optimistic but at the same time, we must be flexible in our planning. Therefore, I want to share with you the two models we are currently working on.

PLAN A:  Because we are optimistic, Plan A is having our normal, full bodied conference minus a few bells and whistles. This plan is contingent on things returning to normal with few risks of contracting the virus. Please note that the conference chairs are facing challenges in the planning process and therefore even if we return to a more normal state of affairs, we will probably not have all the decorations and parties we have been accustomed to in the past simply because of restrictions with communal gathering.

PLAN B:  We must consider planning a conference around the strict social distancing protocols established by the state and upheld by the conference center. This will mean some fairly BIG changes to how things are run. No matter what happens, we will do our best to bring you quality workshops while maintaining a safe environment. In return, you MUST be patient with all of the various changes and limited space. Every workshop will have to be ticketed. We all know this is not the best solution but under the circumstances, this will provide the best opportunities for maintaining our social distancing. Yes, we will need to run workshops more than once or even twice to accommodate everyone's needs.

SOMETHING NEW!!!! Due to COVID19, we will be introducing a second, VIRTUAL Conference. This is very exciting and has been talked about in previous board meetings but alas, sometimes one needs a kick in the pants to get the ball rolling. We are super excited about this venture and hope that this will address the needs of those members who for whatever reason are unable to attend a live conference. Roll out Date to be determined but it will fall sometime after our Fall Conference.

Please keep in mind that the safety of those attending our Fall Conference 2020 is of paramount importance and a driving factor in our decision making process.

Hotel Information

Delta Hotels Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center
777 Watters Creek Boulevard
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 469-675-0800

There is a block of rooms reserved for TAEA at $161.00 per night, plus tax. In order to get the special rate, please click here to reserve your room. Don't delay — rates are good only if made by October 20, 2020.

2020 TAEA Conference Information

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Conference Registration — Coming September 2020


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Special Events

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General Session Speakers

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Experience Institutes, Tours, Ticketed Events, and Workshops

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Exhibit Information

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Commercial Exhibits Packet (PDF)

Exhibit Hall Map (PDF)


Annual Reports

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