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27th Annual Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner and Converge on the Capitol
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27th Annual Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner and Converge on the Capitol

2/15/2017 to 2/16/2017

When: February 15-16, 2017
Where: Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Jennifer Roush




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Unity in our country, state and industry has never been more important, making the Texas Travel Industry Association's 2017 Unity Dinner a pivotal event. We look forward to you joining us as we share, celebrate and reinforce our unity as a decisive strength of our industry and with our state and local policy makers. We will share our successes as a critical economic driver and job-creating force in Texas. We will celebrate and honor our friends in the legislature for their tireless support of our industry. We will reinforce howtogether we make Life Better in a State of Travel. Register now to show your support for unity in Texas!

State of the Texas Travel Industry by Dr. Ray Perryman
Dr. PerrymanDr. Ray Perryman, Texas' foremost economist and President and CEO of The Perryman Group, will be a featured speaker at the Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner, Feb. 15, in Austin. Dr. Perryman will share his expert perspective on the value of the travel and tourism industry on the Texas economy and the state of the Texas travel industry. This will be an important message for your state and local elected officials and stakeholders to hear. 



Mayor Panel Discussion
Dr. Perryman will moderate a discussion with mayors on the state of the travel industry in Texas cities, including how state legislation and other policy decisions that affect our industry also impact the economic vitality of Texas communities.

Featured Mayors:

 Mayor Adler   Mayor Casteel  Mayor Williams

 Austin Mayor
Steve Adler

Mayor Adler's Bio

 New Braunfels
Barron Casteel

Mayor Casteel's Bio

 Arlington Mayor
Jeff Williams 

Mayor Williams' Bio


Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:30pm - 4:00pm    Silent Auction Item Drop-Off - Ballroom G Prefunction Area
1:30pm - 7:30pm    Registration - Ballroom D Prefunction Area - presented by Visit San Antonio
4:00pm - 5:00pm    TTIA Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting – Meeting Room 16
5:00pm - 5:45pm    
TTIA Leadership Development Committee Mixer – Meeting Room 17 (open to everyone)
sponsored by HomeAway
5:15pm - 7:30pm    Legislator Registration – Ballroom D Prefunction Area
5:45pm - 7:15pm    Silent Auction Fundraiser Reception - Ballroom G
                                presented by Dallas Cowboys Football Club and AT&T Stadium
7:30pm - 9:00pm    Unity Dinner - Ballroom D - presented by United Airlines
9:00pm - 10:00pm   Silent Auction Checkout/Payment - Ballroom D Prefunction Area
9:00pm - 10:00pm   Silent Auction Item Pickup - Ballroom G Prefunction Area

Attire for the Silent Auction Fundraiser and Unity Dinner is business or business evening attire. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am    Silent Auction Item Pickup - Ballroom G
10:00am - 11:00am   Converge on the Capitol Registration - Ballroom D Prefunction Area
11:00am - 3:00pm     Converge on the Capitol (begins in Ballroom D)
>>Briefing on Legislative Issues:  11:00am – 12:30pm
>>Box Lunches:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Capitol Visits:  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Motor Coaches to run continuous between the Texas State Capitol and Austin Convention Center from 12:30pm – 2:00pm and 3:00pm – 3:45pm. 

Attire for Converge on the Capitol is business attire. 

Support TTIA's advocacy and educational efforts by donating to the Unity Dinner Silent Auction Fundraiser.  For more information and to donate, please go to:
Auction Donation Form. Online donations are closed.

Here's a template of an invite letter to edit and send to your elected officials, board members, stakeholders and others:

Word Document  |  PDF

Tables (seats 8 people):

Member - $1095/table
Non-Member - $1380/table 

Already bought your table but need to submit your names? >>SUBMIT YOUR NAMES HERE<<

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Note: All Guest Names must be submitted to TTIA by Noon February 7.

Individual seats:

Member - $150/seat 
Non-member - $180/seat 


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Cancellation Policy: 
Full refund until 5 p.m. on January 17, 2017.  50% refund until 5 p.m. on January 25, 2017. No refunds after 5 p.m. on January 25, 2017. This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event. For questions regarding the cancellation policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.


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Hotel Information:

Hilton Austin Hotel
500 East 4th Street
Austin TX  78701

TTIA Rate:  $249/night plus taxes and parking (35% discount on self parking)
Cut-off Deadline:  January 23, 2017 (unless block is sold out prior to this date) Block is Sold Out

Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

TTIA Rate:  $229/night and self-parking is $29/night, breakfast is included in the room rate
Cut-off Deadline:  January 24, 2017 (unless block is sold out prior to this date)
Block is Sold Out

We Thank Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

United Airlines


Dallas Cowboys WorldVentures  SeaWorld/Aquatica  Austin CC



ADARA  Grapevine CVB  Amarillo CVC  South Padre  Traders Village


Fredericksburg  Visit Lubbock  Arlington CVB

Visit San Antonio  Freeman



Phillips Entertainment  Visit Austin  American Airlines

Ron HinkleVisit Plano


 Odessa CVB Natural Bridge Caverns  Clear Vision

Abilene CVB   Beaumont CVB  First Class Tours

Hyatt Lost Pines  Alvin CVB   Port Royal


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