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2019 TASA Conference - CONFLUENCE: Art & Culture | San Antonio | Wednesday, 08. May 2019

The annual Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA) Conference will be held in San Antonio this year, October 17th – 19th, 2019. Conference Co-Chairs Carol Fairlie and Barbara Hill and TASA president Mark Greenwalt are excited about the activities. DETAILS TBA!
The pre-registration deadline to avoid a higher conference fee is: SEPTEMBER 27.

Tell me about the conference hotel and reservation info!
EL TROPICANO HOTEL  (website, click here)
110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX, 78205
Hotel Reservations: 210-223-9461 (the local number for the hotel).   Make your hotel reservation BY TBA (think early September) to get the conference rate: $109.00 per night plus state and local taxes, for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night of the conference. Make sure to tell them you are a TASA Conference attendee.
**It is important to preregister for the conference by SEPTEMBER 27 and to reserve your own room by TBA (think early September)!! WIFI Internet is included in the price of the room.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, and club lounge.
They have an airport shuttle, business center, fitness center and a stunning courtyard pool. It is within walking distance of several clubs, restaurants, and art galleries and is located in the heart of the famous River Walk District.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking at the hotel is $29/day + tax, per vehicle, per night, based on availability.
Free shuttle to and from airport.

Can I buy a conference fee and attend without being a TASA member?
Generally speaking NO for higher education art faculty living and teaching in the state of Texas. Mainly because one of TASA's major objectives is to promote fellowship and networking between its members in all parts of the state.
TASA membership is optional only for those attending this conference and who teach/ conduct arts practice out of state and have permanent residence outside the state of Texas, but all are welcome!
If I am the designated Institutional Representative and my school is a current TASA Institutional member, do I need to do or buy anything else to attend this conference?
YES and NO. If you want an extra Saturday night Banquet ticket for a non-member (spouse, etc.) that will cost extra. ALSO, you do still need to PRE-REGISTER BY SEPT. 27 to avoid a late registration fee ($55) and also be sure to check-in on Thursday afternoon (time and place TBA) or Friday morning (time & place TBA) to pick up your packet and nametag.

How can I contact the TASA Registrar with any membership status or conference registration questions?
Linda Fawcett, lfawcett@hsutx.edu, office phone: 325-670-1249.
Where can I contact the conference organizer with any onsite conference questions?
Barbara Hill, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Bhill@swschool.org; Carol Fairlie, Sul Ross State University, fairlie@sulross.edu; and Mark Greenwalt, College of the Mainland, mgreenwalt@com.edu

Are conference fee refunds possible?
Dependent on reason and date of cancellation, but no credit card refunds for conference fees after October 5, 2019. Memberships ARE NOT refundable.
Where can I see the CONFERENCE PROGRAM?
Available no later than early September, 2019. Then, go to the TASA Conferences webpage and scroll to the bottom to see the latest version of the daily program.