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We are excited to invite interested attendees to this year's conference in Georgetown, Texas June 11-13

At this year’s conference, we’re examining how strengthening the connection between people and the places they share helps communities large and small shape their public realm in order to maximize the value of the places they work and play by creating community. This type of placemaking inspires people to collectively re-imagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Join us at this year’s annual conference – we’re excited to do things differently, together.

Conference registration and hotel reservation details may be found below. 

Early Bird Registration March 7 - April 13
Standard Registration April 7 - June 4
Late/Onsite Registration June 5 - Conference

Please click on the details below to learn more about our upcoming conference, located at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center.

Register for the 2018 Conference


  • Schedule at a Glance

    Be sure to monitor the conference webpage for detailed breakout session information in June 2018. All sessions/descriptions are subject to change.

    View Session Descriptions

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    SUNDAY, JUNE 10

    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Affiliate Coordinator Networking Event [Service Project + BBQ Dinner]

    MONDAY, JUNE 11

    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Keep Texas Beautiful Opening Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Allison Orr, Forklift Danceworks

    Welcome Address from Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross

    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. KTB Gift Shop Open
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Awards Room Open
    2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Education Sessions:
    • Waterway Cleanups Best Practices - Lake Travis, RACA
    • Email is Not Dead (And Other Marketing Tools & Tips)
    • Hands-on Outreach for Youth
    • Creative Tools for Heritage Conservation
    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Concurrent Education Sessions: 

    • Leveraging your Brand & Audience for Corporate Giving
    • Recycling Practices for School Lunches 
    • GCAA Winners Panel 
    • CO-OP Grant Opportunities from TPWD
    5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. KTB Annual Meeting and Board Meeting

    TUESDAY, JUNE 12

    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
    8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Education Sessions:

    • Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain and Reward!
    • Beautification Through Landscaping
    • Tips for Green and Zero Waste Events
    • Youth and Educator Awards Panel
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Education Sessions: 

    • TCEQ Programs and Resources for Affiliates 
    • Grant Writing 101 
    • The Nuts and Bolts of Recycling
    • Inclusive Leadership: Shifting the Paradigm
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Awards Room Open  
    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. KTB Gift Shop Open  
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Don't mess with Texas Luncheon  
    2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Awards Room Open  
    1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Education Sessions: 

    • COG Resources for Affiliates: Illegal Dumping and Much More 
    • Expanding Your Affiliate's Reach Through Collaboration 
    • 10 Things You Should Know about Debris Management
    • Putting a Value Behind People and Programs
    3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

     Concurrent Education Sessions: 

    • How to Plan and Execute Successful Fundraising Events
    • How Affiliates Can Play a Role in Code Enforcement
    • Using Art to Beautify Communities 
    • Language is Not Enough, Part II: Transcreating Brands for the Hispanic Audience
    6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) Reception & Dinner, Community Auction

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

    7:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Affiliate Recognition Breakfast
    9:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. KTB Gift Shop Open
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Awards Room Open
    10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Education Sessions:

    • Cultural Chameleon: How to Educate and Engage Diverse Communities on Sustainability
    • Small and Rural Affiliates Roundtable
    • Placemaking Through Downtowns
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keep Texas Beautiful Awards Luncheon (Conference Closing)
  • Registration

    KTB Conference Register Horiz Email

    Online registration is now available for the 2018 annual conference. This year's conference will take place at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Convention Center. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Early Bird Registration March 7 - April 6
    Standard Registration April 7 - June 4
    Late/Onsite Registration June 5 - Conference

    Register for the 2018 Conference

     


    The 2019 Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference will take place June 18-20 in Rockwall, Texas at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront

    Stay tuned for upcoming registration announcements. 

  • Hotel & Transportation

    Host Hotel and Conference Location

    Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center
    1101 Woodlawn Avenue
    Georgetown, TX 78628

    *Please note, our hotel block is now full. For additional rooms for our conference, please see our alternative lodging options, found below.*


    Alternative Lodging & Hotels

    Special hotel accommodations have been made at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center for our conference hotel room block. Once this block is full, we recommend the following nearby hotels:


    Green Accommodations

    usgbc grayThe Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center is committed to several environmental, economic and social benefits related to green building through the USGBC including:

    • Renewable energy sources
    • Alternative employee transportation encouraged
    • Captured rainwater and stormwater
    • Low water flow sources
    • Sustainable purchasing
    • Ongoing waste reduction, diversion and staff recycling, composting and reuse 
    • Outdoor air ventilation
    • High-performance green cleaning policy and products
  • Conference Keynote

    We are pleased to welcome Allison Orr as this year's keynote speaker. Allison will be speaking at our KTB Opening Luncheon on Monday, June 11. Her keynote will speak to our community's unique opportunities to educate, cultivate and motivate cross-sector partnerships in unexpected places. 

    Activating Communities: A Collaborative Creative Process

    Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in the often-overlooked labor that sustains urban living, including the work of firefighters, sanitation workers, power linemen, and city maintenance staff. Over the past 20 years, Allison has honed a methodology of ethnographic choreography that engages a partnering community as co-creators and performers in large-scale civic spectacles. Through Forklift Danceworks, her nonprofit dance company based in Austin, Allison has collaborated with six city departments in addition to other national and international partners, and her free performances consistently sell out to audiences of 500-6,000 people. Learn how she leverages the creative process to activate communities and cultivate connection among neighborhood residents, city leaders and staff, and community volunteers. Allison received an MFA in Choreography in 1998, is a Distinguished Fellow at Wesleyan University, and was recently named a 2018 USA Artist Doris Duke Fellow—one of 45 artists nationally to receive this award.

    Allison Orr, Forklift Danceworks

    Allison Orr Forlkift DanceworksFrom sanitation workers to firefighters, Venetian gondoliers to power linemen, Allison Orr creates award-winning choreography with unlikely performers. Inspired by the beauty and virtuosity in the practiced, habitual movement of labor, Allison’s dances feature the often-overlooked choreography of work that sustains our everyday lives. Building on her background in anthropology and social work, over the past 20 years Allison has honed a methodology of ethnographic choreography that engages community members as coauthors and performers in the creation of large-scale civic spectacles. Allison’s work has played to audiences of 60 to 6,000+, been commissioned and supported by numerous presenters and funders including the Fusebox Festival, the Kyoto Arts Center, the MAP Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Engaging Dance Audiences/Dance USA, the NEA, the City of Austin, TX; and the City of Venice, Italy. Allison received an MFA in Choreography in 1998, studied with mentors Deborah Hay and Liz Lerman, is a Distinguished Fellow at Wesleyan University, and was recently named a 2018 USA Artist Doris Duke Fellow, one of 45 artists nationally to receive this award. Allison is founder and Artistic Director of Austin-based Forklift Danceworks, where she collaborates with a team of artists including fellow choreographer Krissie Marty, designer Stephen Pruitt, and composer Graham Reynolds.
  • 2018 Sponsors

    Who Keeps Texas Beautiful? Supporters Do.

    Many organizations and individuals show their dedication to environmental stewardship through the support of Keep Texas Beautiful and its many environmental educations sessions at our annual conference. Learn about what company you could keep in helping keep our state beautiful.

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    Learn about Sponsor Benefits


    2018 Conference Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous annual conference sponsors: 

    H-E-B
    Nissan
    Union Pacific
    Chevron
    Recycle2Support
    Waste Connections
    Waste Management
    AEP Texas
    CenterPoint
    Mungo Creative
    Texas Disposal Systems
    Carton Council
    Community Waste Disposal
    Dow Chemical
    EarthX

    You can learn more about our year-round KTB supporters here.

  • 2018 Exhibitors

    Exhibits will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Register to Exhibit

    Exhibitor Opportunities

    The conference serves as the annual event for community, government and business leaders to network, gain knowledge and be rewarded for their outstanding community improvement efforts. Our partnerships with public, private and civic entities afford your company’s exhibit a broad-based, diverse audience. We expect to register more than 500 attendees in 2018. Attendees include affiliate leaders, law enforcement officials, educators, volunteers, board members, state agencies and elected officials. You will make statewide contacts through our network of community affiliates, which represent more than 22 million Texans!

    Benefits

    Conference sponsorship benefits
    • Listing in online conference information website
    • Listing in on-site program (contract must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018 for this benefit.)
    • Listing in eNews and Community Strong: Affiliate Network News (internal and external KTB newsletters with an estimated audience of over 5,000)

    Attendee roster
    • Expected attendance of more than 500 people
    • Attendee list will be provided in your exhibitor packet upon arrival -- final attendee list will be emailed after conference

    Conference Registration
    • One (1) complimentary registration that includes (1) ticket to each meal event
    • Excellent visibility and opportunity to network with conference attendees
    • Option to purchase additional meal tickets if needed

    Traffic Generating Features

    A number of features exist that are designed to increase traffic flow in the exhibit area. They include:
    • Exhibit Area Refreshments: Attendees will join exhibitors for refreshments in the exhibit area, including morning coffee service.
    • Prize Drawings: As attendees visit your booth, you can collect business cards and valuable contacts by offering a prize or gift. Please note that each exhibitor is responsible for the logistics surrounding their drawing(s), as well as winner announcement and prize distribution.
    • Exhibitor Bingo: To encourage as many attendees as possible to visit our exhibitors’ booths and learn about your products and services, conference attendees will receive a BINGO card with exhibitor names printed on it. Completed cards will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a select prize. Please note that attendees will ask that you sign the BINGO card as they visit with you.

    Exhibit Booth Specifications

    Exhibitor booths will be open Monday through Wednesday. In order to have the exhibits placed within the most visible, high traffic area, space is limited. Booth dimensions are approximately 8’ by 10’. Each booth includes: one (1) six foot skirted table and two (2) chairs designated with tabletop sign. Electricity is available for a number of tables on a first-come, first-served basis. No large exhibit setups, please. Exhibitors who need additional space for their display may purchase an adjacent exhibit space and pay the registration fee for each booth. Please do not hang anything on the wall.

    EXHIBIT HOURS* subject to change
    Monday, June 11 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 12 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, June 13 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    *Exhibits must be staffed at all times during exhibit hours.

    SETUP TIMES* subject to change

    Sunday, June 10 after 3:00p.m. 
    Monday, June 11 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
    Tuesday, June 12 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, June 13 6:00a.m. - 7:30a.m.

     


    Sign up to Exhibit

    To become an Annual Conference exhibitor:

      1. Review and accept terms and conditions of the contract online
      2. Register to exhibit on our online portal

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    Register to Exhibit

    2018 Exhibitors

    Current exhibitors attending our conference in June: 

    Ecoimprint
    State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)
    Take Care of Texas
    Strategic Materials
    Living Earth
    Waste Connections
    Waste Management
    GreenShortz
    ArcMate Mfg.
    Carton Council
    Scenic City Certification Program
    Center Point Energy
    TxDOT
    Recycle2Support
    EarthX
    Drive Clean Texas
    Garbo Grabbers


    Terms & Conditions 

    The signed contract and payment details must be received to secure a booth. If you prefer to pay via check or invoice vs. credit card, please make this selection accordingly.  Non-payment of balance by May 4, 2018 will be interpreted to mean that the company no longer wishes to exhibit, and the reservation will be cancelled.

    Booth cancellations must be made in writing.  Because of the many advance preparations in connection with the KTB exhibits, the cancellation deadlines and refund policies are as follows:

    • Full refund for cancellations received prior to April 6, 2018.

    • 50% refund for cancellations received from April 6- May 4, 2018.

    • No refund for cancellations received after May 4, 2018.

    Reservations for space WILL NOT be accepted over the phone. Emailed, faxed or mailed contracts WILL be accepted with credit card payment or a check submitted.

    Space assignments for exhibits accepted by Keep Texas Beautiful are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority of space assignment will be based on the date and time the application and payment is received. If a number of applications are received at the same time, the company’s history as an exhibitor will be the next consideration for “ranking” the applications. In addition, conference sponsors receive preferred placement.

    The exhibitor registration fee entitles you to booth space on the days indicated and one (1) complimentary conference registration. This badge is transferable among company representatives as long as the exhibitor notifies Conference Management of the changes. Any additional representatives must pay all applicable conference registration fees. You are encouraged to register representatives in advance. All exhibitor representatives are required to wear badges while in attendance at conference functions.

    Exhibitors may ship goods directly to the hotel, but items should not arrive earlier than (5) days prior to the conference start date. Exhibitors are responsible for all charges relating to shipping and storage of their items. All shipments should notate arrival for the 2018 Annual Conference.

    Conference Management shall bear no responsibility for damage to Exhibitor’s property, nor for lost shipments either coming in or going out, nor for moving costs.

    If the conference exhibition is canceled due to circumstances beyond the control of Keep Texas Beautiful or the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, all payments connected with booth rental will be refunded.

    It is agreed that the exhibitor will abide by the rules and regulations cited above before, during, and after the exhibit, and by other reasonable rules considered necessary by Keep Texas Beautiful or the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, provided that these rules do not materially alter the exhibitor’s contractual rights. All matters and questions not covered by these regulations are at the discretion of Conference Management. These regulations may be amended at any time by Conference Management, and all amendments that may be so made shall be equally binding upon publication on all parties affected by them, as are the original regulations. This contract to exhibit and any agreement incorporated in it shall be governed by the laws of Texas.

    By submitting this application, the appropriate representative indicates that he/she has read, understands, and agrees to the terms & conditions for exhibiting at the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference.  Submission of this contract constitutes a legal and binding agreement.

  • Auction

    Community Bucket Auction

    The KTB community bucket auction offers a fun opportunity to come away from conference with a special gift. Tickets will be available online during registration and for purchase during the GCAA Networking Reception, scheduled the evening of Tuesday, June 12. Attendees can browse our array of donated gifts, choose their favorites and drop a ticket into the corresponding community's bucket. The winners will be chosen and announced onsite that evening!

    We need your help to make our bucket auction great. Your participation not only allows us to raise funds critical to our success, but gives you and your community a platform on which to shine! Are you a creative type who indulges in crafts on the side? Are you trying to gain more exposure for your small business? Perhaps you’re a budding chef, personal trainer, travel agent or event planner? Showcase your gift by donating to the bucket auction!  

    Donate to the Community Auction

    Silent Auction

    We are excited to introduce a new fundraising element to our Conference! Our silent auction is a great opportunity to help support our mission, while taking home a great gift. Our auction items will be on display during the GCAA Networking Reception the evening of Tuesday, June 12, where attendees are welcome to place their bids by writing them down on a sheet of paper next to each item. Gifts will go to the highest bidder and will be announced onsite that evening.


    Auction Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous auction sponsors for donating many of the excellent items available for bid via the bucket and silent auctions:

    Alamo Drafthouse
    Maudie's
    Amy's Ice Creams
    James Avery
    San Antonio Zoo
    Rudy's BBQ
    Mighty Fine
    Jump Street
    Jennifer Aaron Fine Portrait Design
    Kelly Wynne
    Sea World San Antonio
    Kendra Scott
    Whole Earth Provision Co.
    Dinosaur World
    Fairmont Austin
    Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Houston Zoo
    Texas State Aquarium
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    Natural Bridge Caverns
    Spurs Sports & Entertainment
    AEP Texas
    54th Street Grill
    Sidewalk Buttler

  • Volunteer & Donate

    DONATE

    The KTB bucket auction offers a fun opportunity to come away from the conference with a special gift! Tickets will be available for purchase during the GCAA Networking Reception, scheduled for Tuesday, June 12. Attendees can browse our array of donated gifts, choose their favorites and drop a ticket into the corresponding bucket. The winners will be announced onsite that evening!

    We need you to make our bucket auction great. Your participation not only allows us to raise funds critical to our success, but gives you and your community a platform on which to shine! Are you a creative type who indulges in crafts on the side? Are you trying to gain more exposure for your small business? Perhaps you’re a budding chef, personal trainer, travel agent or event planner? The auction cannot succeed without donations from you. 

    Donate a Bucket Auction Item

    VOLUNTEER

    Are you looking for a way to connect with your colleagues and lend an extra hand in the process? Consider volunteering with KTB during the conference. We have a variety of duties that require a smiling face and friendly disposition, and we’d love to have you on board as part of the team!

    Take a moment to check out the responsibilities and time slots that are currently available; we ask that you are available for the entirety of a given shift, but understand that, in some instances, the shift may be broken up (i.e. the gift shop is closed midday for the keynote luncheon).

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    Gift Shop & Merchandise 
    Volunteers will facilitate merchandise sales, help re-stock supplies and handle all financial transactions. Training will be provided.

    • Monday, June 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

    Awards Room
    Volunteers will assist winners with locating and retrieving their awards, and ensuring display items remain in the possession of KTB.

    • Monday, June 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

    Bucket Auction
    Volunteers will assist with bucket auction setup and tear down, ticket sales and distribution of prizes.

    • Tuesday, June 12 – 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Registration Desk
    Volunteers will assist KTB staff in passing out registration materials, checking in conference guests and fielding directions. 

    Information Booth
    Volunteers will work with KTB staff to provide maps, resources, Q&A, directions and miscellaneous conference attendee support. 

    Setup/Load Out
    Volunteers will assist conference staff in setting up the overall conference, as well as loading up/packing post-conference.

    • Sunday, June 10 – 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 13 – 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Photographer
    Enjoy taking photos and capturing special moments? Photography volunteers will assist attending banquets, awards ceremonies and sessions to highlight and feature attendees, speakers and special guests.

    Social Media Ambassador
    We are seeking a social media ambassador to document, highlight and share special moments from the conference online. Volunteers will assist attending banquets, awards ceremonies and sessions to highlight and feature attendees, speakers and special guests.

  • Out & About

    Our annual Keep Texas Beautiful conference, on June 11-13, will take place in Georgetown this year. Before and after the conference, make sure to appreciate the culture, history and natural beauty this historic town has to offer! We’ve assembled a short list of activities you can do in Georgetown to help make your conference experience a memorable one.

    Check out the Visitors Guide

     


    GTX Trippin'
    Check out what Chet The #Daytripper has to say about #GeorgetownTX! Georgetown, just 30 miles north of Austin, where big ideas meets small-town charm, where rich culture runs from the past all the way into the present and where a day spent splashing on the river can easily turn into a night on the town! And what's known as The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas is anything but square.

    Lake Georgetown
    Keep Texas waterways clean! Enjoy the incredible Texas landscapes we work so hard to protect. Get outside with 1,297 acre lake, paddleboards and kayaks available from the Georgetown Paddle Company. To make a reservation, call at 512-868-1300 or visit their website here.

    Wildfire Restaurant
    Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at one of Georgetown’s finest establishments. A classic steakhouse and bar located downtown, Wildfire featureseaturing delicious, wood-smoked meats and seafoods and has been described as “a reason to move to Georgetown.” Drop in for lunch, dinner, or even just cocktails. 

    Berry Springs Park and Preserve
    A few miles north of town lies Berry Springs, a beautiful park complete with gardens, fishing, and a hiking trail. Voted as Georgetown’s “Best Kept Secret” back in 2010, Berry Springs is the perfect spot to stop in and unwind. Make sure to bring your fishing poles!

    Georgetown Art Center
    Managed by local nonprofit Georgetown Artworks and free to the public, the new Georgetown Art Center is located downtown in the Historic Firehouse building, which has stood since 1892. Inside, you can enjoy works from a different nationally renowned artist every month, as well as a wide range of works from local artists and craftsmen. 

    Williamson Museum
    Immerse yourself in the rich history of Georgetown and Williamson County. Located in Georgetown Square and entirely free to the public, make sure to stop in! With an incredible amount of history packed into a small space, you can stay for 15 minutes or 5 hours. For more information, visit their website.

    Blue Hole
    Not to be confused with the Blue Hole of Wimberly, Georgetown’s own swimming spot has plenty to offer. Just north of downtown and along the San Gabriel river, Blue Hole is a great local hangout for swimming, wading, or just lying in the shade. 

    Walking Trails
    The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department has almost 9 miles of trails running along the San Gabriel Rivers and through the various parks in the city. Most trails are lighted and are a great way to explore the full breadth of the city. For more information, visit the Parks Department website.

    Inner Space Cavern
    One of the best-preserved caves in Texas, Inner Space Cavern can be found just south of Georgetown off of IH35. Inner Space Cavern was discovered by the Texas Highway Department in 1963 after being hidden for over 10,000 years. Inside, you can expect to be treated to sights such as incredible limestone formations, as well as prehistoric remains. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    REGISTRATION

    When does the 2018 conference officially begin and end?
    Pre-Conference workshops will be held on Monday, June 11, but the official conference kickoff is the Keynote Luncheon on Monday, June 11, at 12:30 p.m. The conference closes after the KTB Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 13.

    What are the registration deadlines?
    Registration details coming soon!

    What sessions are included in the Full Conference registration package?
    Registration details coming soon!

    What is included with the Single Day registration?
    Registration details coming soon!

    Do I need to register in advance for the breakout sessions that I would like to attend?
    Breakout sessions are open on first come, first served basis, so arrive at your session rooms early to be sure you'll get a seat.

    Do I have to register to attend the Pre-Conference sessions?
    Yes. Specialized training day sessions are not included in full or single-day registration packages and must be registered for separately. The sessions are offered concurrently; therefore, only one may be attended.

    I've already registered but cannot attend. Can I cancel or transfer my registration?
    Registration details coming soon!

    Is there a group discount?
    We do not offer a group discount at this time.

    Can my spouse/children/friends/colleagues come with me to education sessions/lunches/receptions?
    Yes, but they do need to pay the appropriate registration fees for the event(s).

    I would like to bring my children for the day. What activities will you have for them during the week while I attend the sessions?
    We are not sponsoring any youth activities during the conference.

    Can I volunteer during my time at the conference?
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    If I have only registered for one or two days of the conference, can I still participate in the Full Conference if I pay the difference onsite?
    Yes.

    If I do not like the education session I am in, may I leave and attend another?
    You are welcome to leave, but please do not disturb the sessions.

    I am on a vegetarian/vegan/allergy specific diet. How do I ensure that my meal meets my dietary requirements?
    Upon registering for the conference, please indicate your dietary needs. You will receive a meal card in your onsite registration packet. Please present the meal card to your server at the event(s) in which you participate to receive the designated meal. If you do not have a meal card in your packet, please alert the registration desk staff by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meal in which you are attending so that we can make the appropriate accommodations.


    HOUSING/TRAVEL

    More details coming soon


    ONSITE

    Will there be a printed conference brochure available onsite?
    The final program and exhibit guide will be in your registration envelope, along with your special meal ticket (if applicable) and other helpful information.

    Are there accommodations for special needs at the conference?
    Yes. You have the opportunity to make any special requests when submitting your conference registration.

    Will session information be available to attendees after conference?
    Session presentations will be emailed to all eligible attendees in the month after the conference (pending speaker agreement).

    Will there be KTB merchandise for sale during the conference?
    Merchandise (KTB ornaments, T-shirts, hats, etc.) will be sold in the Gift Shop during the conference.

    Do you collect feedback about the conference?
    Yes. All attendees will receive an email including a link to the general conference survey in the days following the conference. Attendees will also have an opportunity to rate all individual breakout sessions. We appreciate your input!

 

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