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 9-11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. The center is located at 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78025.

When will program information be available?
The preliminary TML Annual Conference program can be viewed at www.tmlconference.org.  Check the website often for the most current information. You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and updates.

What is the attendee cancellation policy for the conference registration?
If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, TML will provide a refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee, upon receipt of your written cancellation notice. Please send your cancellation notice via email to acct@tml.org by August 23. No exceptions will be made and meal tickets are nonrefundable.

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

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

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?
There are several parking garages located near the Henry B. González Convention Center.  For a complete list of options, visit www.sahbgcc.com/Visit-Us/Location-Directions-Parking.

Will TML provide shuttle buses from the conference hotels to the convention center?
TML shuttle service will be provided to and from conference hotels located more than three blocks from the Henry B. González Convention Center, and will be available during the following times:

Tuesday, October 8
12:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 10
7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Are there other transportation options?
You bet! San Antonio offers multiple transportation options to get around easily including shuttles, taxis, local transportation service, bike sharing, and additional ground transportation choices. For more information, visit www.sahbgcc.com/Visit-Us/Explore-San-Antonio.

Can I earn TMLI credits for attending the conference?
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 can I become an exhibitor?
To reserve your exhibit space at the 2019 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, visit www.tmlexhibits.org.

How can I become a sponsor?
To learn more about sponsorship, visit www.tmlsponsors.org.

TML Guest Hospitality Suite
The TML Guest Hospitality Suite will be open Wednesday, October 9, and Thursday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Shop for jewelry, purses, and skin care products; relax with a chair massage; and enjoy light refreshments.

Special Accommodations
If you require assistance of any kind, including dietary restrictions (such as allergies or sensitivities to particular ingredients), mobility, audio or visual aids, or other assistance, please contact TML at training@tml.org. Please note that individuals with special dietary needs will be responsible for the actual cost of the restricted meal if it exceeds the ticketed meal cost.

Resolutions
Resolutions for consideration by TML member cities at the TML Business Meeting on Thursday, October 10, will be available on the TML website well in advance of the meeting. (The TML board voted to recommend to the membership that the Resolutions Committee be eliminated for 2019 and beyond.  From now on, resolutions will be submitted directly to the membership at the TML business meeting.)

In accordance with the TML Constitution, no resolution shall be eligible to be considered at the Business Meeting unless: (1) the same has been submitted at least 45 full calendar days prior to the first day of the Annual Conference; or (2) there is a two-thirds vote of the cities represented at the business meeting in favor of suspending the timely submission rule.

Registration and Housing for the TML Annual Conference
Conference registration and housing for attendees will open on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. CDT at www.tmlconference.org.

Follow these simple steps to register for the conference and reserve your sleeping room:

  • Find your member ID at http://members.tml.org/web/Online/MemberIDSearch.aspx.
  • From the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition website, go to the registration tab.
  • Using your member ID, register as a conference attendee.
  • Once you register, you will see the link to be directed from the conference registration page to the hotel reservation system. (Only registered conference attendees can link to reserve guest rooms in conference hotels.)