FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition

When and where is the TML Annual Conference?
The TML Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place October 10-12 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The center is located at 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.

When will program information be available?
The TML Annual Conference website will be updated as new program information is added. Click on Agenda to view the most current information. You can also follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook for news and updates.

What topics will be covered?
The conference will feature six concurrent session tracks that will allow you to customize your learning experience:

  • City Showcase
  • Community Relations
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning
  • Safety 

When will the attendee registration desk be open?
Registration staff will be available for assistance during the following hours:

Tuesday, October 9
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12
7:30-10:30 a.m.

What is included in the conference registration fee?
The attendee registration fee includes access to educational sessions, the exhibit hall grand opening, the exhibit hall, and the TML Risk Pools’ Breakfast (separate ticketed event, no charge), as well as a conference bag (provided by the Texas Masonry Council) and refreshment breaks. Tickets for meal functions are not included.

A one-day registration option is available to anyone who would like to attend Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday activities only. The fee includes access to educational sessions and the exhibit hall on the day for which you registered, as well as a conference bag and refreshment breaks. Tickets for meal functions are not included.

The spouse/guest registration fee includes admission to educational sessions, the exhibit hall grand opening, the exhibit hall, and a conference bag. Tickets for meal functions are not included. A city official or employee cannot register as a spouse/guest.

TML Guest Hospitality Suite
The TML Guest Hospitality Suite will be open on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. You will find a variety of novelty items for sale including jewelry, purses, and skin care products. Chair massages and light refreshments will be available.

What if I can only attend one day?
TML offers a one-day conference registration. Register online or via the mail-in registration form.

What is the attendee cancellation policy for the conference?
If cancelling before August 17, TML will provide a refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given after August 17. No exceptions will be made, and meal tickets are nonrefundable.  If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. Please send your cancellation notice via email to acct@tml.org.

Canceling your conference registration does not automatically cancel your hotel reservations. You must cancel hotel reservations separately.

Special Accommodations
If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including dietary restrictions (such as allergies or sensitivities to particular ingredients), mobility, and audio or visual aids, contact TML at training@tml.org. Please note that you are responsible for the actual meal cost (the ticketed meal cost plus the difference between that and the specialized meal cost).  

Scooters
For those who need assistance, a limited number of motorized scooters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire about scooters at Attendee Registration. Scooters will only be available on a by-day basis and require an I.D.

Will speaker handouts be available?
Concurrent session handouts received by TML prior to the conference will be posted to the conference website and conference app as they are received.

Where should I park?
The Forth Worth Convention Center parking garage is located at 1301 Commerce Street in Fort Worth. If TML shuttle service is provided for your hotel, it is recommended to take the shuttle to and from the Convention Center. Additional parking options near the Convention Center can be found by visiting www.fortworthparking.com/downtown

Will TML provide shuttle buses from the conference hotels to the convention center?
TML shuttle service will be provided to/from conference hotels more than 3 blocks from the Fort Worth Convention Center. To check hotel listings, routes, and shuttle service times, please click here.

Are there other transportation options?
You bet! Fort Worth offers multiple transportation options to get around easily including rail service, bus service, bike sharing, and additional ground transportation choices. For more information, visit www.fortworth.com/about/transportation.

Can I earn TMLI Credits for attending?
If you are an elected city official participating in the TMLI program, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition. CEU forms will be available on the conference website and at the information tables. If you have questions about the TMLI program, please email tmli@tml.org or call 512-231-7400.

How do I become an exhibitor?
To reserve your exhibit space at the 2018 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, click on Exhibitors.

How do I become a sponsor?
To learn more about sponsorship, click on Sponsors

Resolutions
Resolutions for consideration by TML member cities at the TML Business Meeting on Thursday, October 11, will be available on the conference app immediately following the Resolutions Committee meeting. (The TML board voted to recommend to the membership that the Resolutions Committee be eliminated for 2019 and beyond. That makes 2018 a “transition year,” which means that the Business Meeting will follow the Resolutions Committee. TML staff will update the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee, and those recommendations will be immediately posted to the conference app for viewing by TML member city representatives.)

TML Business Meeting
The TML Business meeting is scheduled at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 (or if the Resolutions Meeting ends later than 4:45 p.m., upon conclusion of that meeting). Please check the agenda at a glance and conference app for room location.

Where can I find the Host City Tables?
You can visit the City of Fort Worth and the City of San Antonio (location of the 2019 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition) tables located near Attendee Registration.

Where will first aid be located?
The First Aid Station will be located near Attendee Registration. If you need medical attention, please go to Attendee Registration for help, or ask a TML staff member to contact a first aid representative for you.