2015 Conference Update
2015 Texas Council Conference Begins at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Based on weather reports and on-the-ground observations from Houston, the Texas Council is all systems go for Opening Session at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015. As you make your way to the conference, please pay close attention to changing weather and road conditions. Be cautious in your travels!
Eleanor Longden, our Opening Session speaker is already in Houston & ready to meet Texas!
Pre-Conference Sessions and Meetings Cancelled
Due to hazardous weather and travel conditions anticipated in the Houston and surrounding area, the Texas Council has cancelled pre-conference activities on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
The Conference will begin with the Opening Session at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
If you have questions, contact Maria Rios at email@example.com.
Continuing Education Update
- Continuing Medical and Continuing Nursing credit available. Please refer to pg. 2 of agenda for details.
- NEW THIS YEAR: Professional Development for Psychologists and continuing education credits for Certified Peer Specialists and Certifed Family Partners. More information on pg. 2 of agenda.
General Session Highlights
Opening Session Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Featured Speaker Eleanor Longden
Longden is a research associate at the University of Liverpool who draws on her own experiences of recovery from psychosis to promote more creative, person- centered approaches to complex mental health problems. Her TED talk on voice- hearing has been translated into 34 languages and was named by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as one of the ‘20 Online Talks That Could Change Your Life’.
Comedian Chuck Montgomery
Houston Comedian Chuck Montgomery is a pioneer and 32-year veteran of the Houston comedy scene, having started his career at the Comedy Workshop in 1978. By 1981, Chuck was on the road full time doing standup, and during the eighties and nineties, headlined countless comedy club and college shows. In his pre-television years, Drew Carey opened for Chuck. He has worked with Sam Kennison, Rosie O ’Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, Pat Paulson, Brett Butler, and many others.
Featured Breakout Speaker Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Pete the Planner
The ISC Group brings Pete the Planner to share his expertise on personal finance. Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner is an award-winning comedian and financial mind. Pete has appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Fox Business as well as numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. He’s consistently considered one of the top five personal finance experts in the nation.
General Session Thursday, June 18, 2015
Ron spent the ï¬rst part of his career working in a large hospice organization as a clinical social worker, manager, and senior leader. As an author, speaker, and humorist, he has delivered more than 1,000 presentations to associations, government agencies, non-proï¬t organizations, and corporations. He is the 2012-2013 president of the National Speakers Association and a recognized expert on the beneï¬ts of humor and laughter.
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Attendee Registration Fees
||Early Bird Before 5/26/15
||After 5/26/15 and on-site
|Full Conference - Staff
|Full Conference - Trustee
|Full Conference - Non-Member
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after May 26, 2015; however, substitutions will be permitted.
Fees for full conference attendees and staff/trustee spouses include the Thursday Center Party, two continental breakfasts, all daily breaks and the Thursday luncheon.
The Westin Galleria | 5060 West Alabama | Houston, TX 77056
For hotel reservation information, contact Pat Holder, Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512/349-7470.
Complimentary covered self-parking and valet parking is approximately $30.00/day.
Ground transportation to/from George H. Bush Intercontinental Airport (approximately $25/person one-way) or William P. Hobby Airport ($25/person one-way) is avaible through SuperShuttle. For reservations, contact SuperShuttle at 800/258-3826 or supershuttle.com. The shuttle pick-up location is curbside near the lower level baggage claim area at each airport. Rental car agencies are located at both airports.
Frank M. Adams Award - Presentation of the Frank M. Adams Award will honor outstanding service in the categories of Individual, Community and Media. Established in 1990, the Adams Award was created in honor of the late Frank M. Adams, a founding member of the Texas Council.
During the General Session that begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18
Center Party - The Center Party on Thursday is an opportunity to network with your colleagues, relax and have some fun. See you there!
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18
Meetings - "Business Casual"
Thursday Center Party - Casual
Badges are required for entry to all meeting rooms, meal functions and exhibit hall.
The Texas Council Conference offers content for professionals (Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Executive leadership) working in the Community Center system of care, stakeholders, advocates, persons in services and the general public.
Concurrent Session Admittance
All sessions are open to conference attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. As soon as all chairs are occupied, the room montiro will close the session. Fire codes prohibit the attendees from standing in the aisles or against the walls. We appreciate your cooperation.
Continuting Education Units
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT FOR MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT.
No partial CEU credits will be given at the sessions. Successful completion of the session is required to receive continuing education credit.
Be sure to complete the evaluation forms for each session and return them to the room monitor to ensure your CEU credits. Overall conference evaluation forms will also be provided. Please complete the overall conference evaluation form and return them to the registration desk before leaving the conference. Your input will help us plan for the 2016 Conference.
If you have any questions or special needs, please contact:
Pat Holder, Conference Coordinator