Below is the agenda at a glance. You will be able to view the sessions by track and day once more information is made available. Additionally, the conference app will have all the conference information. You will be able to download the conference app in the coming months.

All conference events will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 3

10:00 a.m. TML Board of Directors Meeting
1:00-5:00 p.m. Attendee Registration
2:00 p.m. TML Resolutions Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 4

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Attendee Registration
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TML Guest Hospitality Suite
10:30 a.m.-Noon Opening General Session and Presentation of Awards
Challenges and Change: My 132 Days off the Planet
Jerry Linenger, NASA Astronaut and Hero
Noon-5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
2:00-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Fourth Dimension Leadership: A Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture
  • Community Development Block Grant for Rural Communities: Where Are the Needs?
  • Border Trade Transportation Challenges and Cities
  • Managing Water Resources for Growing Cities
  • You Are Not Alone: Security Resources for Cities
3:30-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Road to 2020: How Cities Can Prepare
  • 85th Texas Legislative Session and Related Rules: Impacts on Municipal Water Utilities
  • Annexation and the New Reality
  • Firefighter Cancer – The Silent Threat: Community Impact and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention

Thursday, October 5

7:30-8:45 a.m. TML Risk Pools’ Breakfast (separate ticketed event at no charge)
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Attendee Registration
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00-11:45 a.m. Affiliates’ Board, Business, or Educational Sessions
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TML Guest Hospitality Suite
9:00-10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Insta What? Next to Where? Beyond the Basics of the Next Generation of Social Media
  • Public Finance: A Primer for Non-Finance Officials and Managers
  • Current Issues Impacting Building Inspection Departments
  • Legal Q&A
  • It Can Happen to You!
10:30-11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Powerful Partnerships That Meet Community Challenges
  • Race and Equality
  • Working with the Railroad in Your City
  • Solving the Housing Rubik’s Cube
  • Planning for Healthy Communities
Noon-1:45 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker (separate ticketed event)
The Power of Caring
Kelly McGonigal, Health Psychologist and Author

2:00-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Down-to-Earth Strategies for a Stellar Downtown
  • Cultivate Confidence and Presence in the Workplace
  • 1926(b) – Water and Wastewater Implications for Cities
  • Stronger Development Regulations
  • Small Cell Deployment and City Rights of Way
2:00-5:00 p.m. Affiliates’ Board, Business, or Educational Sessions
3:30-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Communications and Marketing: You’ll Love It When Your Strategic Plan Comes Together
  • Youth Programs with Lasting Results
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System: Strong by Design
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Public Works – The 2017 Legislative Impact
  • #TANGODOWN: In the Crosshairs of Hacktivist
4:45 p.m. TML Business Meeting
TAMCC Business Meeting

Friday, October 6

7:30-10:30 a.m. Attendee Registration
8:00-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall
8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00-10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • What Every City Needs to Know About Ferguson, Missouri, and Why
9:00-10:30 a.m. Affiliates’ Board, Business, or Educational Sessions
10:30-11:45 a.m. Closing Brunch and Keynote Speaker (separate ticketed event)
TML Talk: Fear Less, Do More
Michelle Poler, Researcher and Fear Facer