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TACAC's 35th Annual Conference - April 9-11, 2015

Hyatt Regency Houston

You are invited to the TACAC Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Houston, April 9-11, 2015. To register, go to TACAC 2015 Conference RegistrationThe principal member of each institution has the option of registering all members attending from his/her institution at once. You may pay by credit card or select a "send check" or "invoice user" option which will generate an online and electronic invoice. The early registration fee for 2014-2015 TACAC members is $200 ($235 for non-members). After March 2, 2015, registration is an additional $15. 

Friday is Local Counselor Day.  We welcome our local colleagues who can't attend the entire conference to join us for a day of professional development.  The registration fee for Local Counselors' Day is $95 and includes continental breakfast, lunch,  breakout sessions, and access to the Counselor Card Swap and exhibitors.

Our keynote address on Friday at the upcoming annual conference will be delivered by Josh Davis who made history by becoming the only man to win 3 Gold Medals at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.  Josh is now the fastest "old guy" in American Swimming.  Before recently breaking the records in the freestyle for the 40+ category, Josh has been teaching and racing across America for the last 18 years.  One of the most prolific swimming instructors in history, Josh has been the Director of the Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT! Swim Clinic tour for the last 8 years and has led over 500 clinics in over 400 cities.  Davis is also the founder of the Fastest Man in Texas SHOOTOUT! and the Olympic Trials TRAIN WITH A CHAMP CAMP.  Josh's career has been unique in that he has held national records at all levels, high school, college, American Records, a World Record and now multiple Masters records.  Davis won 5 Olympic Medals over 2 Olympic Games, 1996 and 2000, and set the American Record in the 200m free and 200scm IM.  He was elected captain of the USA team 4 years in a row from 1997 to 2000.  Now living in Edmond, OK with his wife and 5 kids, Josh has been speaking at schools, youth groups and corporate settings about the foundations of excellence for 18 years.  It is safe to say that no one loves researching and communicating peak performance more than Josh Davis.  Be around Josh for just a little a while and you will want to go live better and louder than ever.

Exhibit registration is exclusively online. Individual exhibitor attendees will register for the conference on the same form used to register to exhibit. This year exhibitors are asked to choose between the Platinum ($1200) and Gold ($600) packages.  There are several sponsorship opportunities that range in price from $500 to $10,000 to comfortably meet the needs of your organization. Please view this page for more details about exhibiting and/or sponsoring.

Guest room reservations at the Hyatt Regency Houston can be made online at the following link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2015tacacconference. Please complete your reservation by March 9, 2015, to obtain the conference rate of $159 per night. Overnight valet parking is $32 plus tax. Self-parking is next door to the hotel for $15 per day (no in/out privileges). There are surface lots near the hotel for a lesser day fee.

Super Shuttle is offering a discount of $2 off regular one way fare and $4 off regular round trip fare from Hobby and Bush airports. Book today! The discount code is VC755. Regular fare is usually anywhere from $19-$23 depending on the airport.

Many local institutions are offering you the opportunity to visit their campuses prior to the conference or immediately after for a college tour. Register online to notify the universities of your attendance. Sign up by March 20th!

Houston Baptist University – Wednesday, April 8 @ 10 am or 2 pm
Rice University – Tuesday, April 7 @ 3 pm or Wednesday, April 8 @ 3 pm
Sam Houston State University – Thursay, April 9 @ 9 am or Saturday, April 11 @ 2 pm
Texas Southern University – Wednesday, April 8 @ 12 pm or 2 pm
University of Houston – Thursday, April 9 @ 12 pm (lunch & bus from hotel provided)
University of Houston Clear Lake –Thursday, April 9 @ 9 am (transportation provided)
University of Houston Downtown – Wednesday, April 8 @ 1 pm


This 35th conference, we are looking back at and celebrating the achievements of our association. If you have a favorite picture or two from TACAC events of the past, please post them to the TACAC Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #TACACThrowBack #CelebrateTACAC35th. We’d love to see them (and perhaps use them during the conference, too!)

Schedule at a Glance

THURSDAY, 4/9/15
2:30 - 6:30 pm Registration
2:30 - 6:30 pm Raffle & Service Project, Volunteer Check-in
2:30 - 4:30 pm Exhibitor Check-in & set up
3:30 - 4:15 pm Fellows Orientation
4:30 - 5:30 pm First Timers' Session
4:30 - 6:30 pm Reception with Exhibitors
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Dinner
8:00 pm President's Reception
FRIDAY, 4/10/15
7:30 - 10:00 am Registration
7:30 - 8:45 am Platinum Exhibitors' Breakfast (invite only)
7:30 - 8:45 am Mentorship Breakfast (invite only)
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 6:00 pm Raffle & Service Project, Volunteer Check-in, Exhibits Open
9:00 - 10:00 am Keynote Address
10:15 - 11:15 am Session 1
11:30 - 12:30 pm Session 2
12:45 - 2:00 pm Lunch & General Membership Meeting
2:15 - 3:15 pm Counselor Card Swap
3:30 - 4:30 pm Session 3
4:30 - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Break
5:00 - 6:00 pm Session 4
5:00 pm Exhibitor tear down
8:00 pm - 12:00 am Social
SATURDAY, 4/11/15
7:00 - 8:00 am Exercise Options
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 11:30 am Raffle winnings pick up
9:00 - 10:00 am Session 5
10:15 - 11:15 am Session 6
11:30 - 12:00 pm Closing General Session

If you have questions about the conference, please contact one of the following people:


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