TML Virtual Conference Questions and Answers

The TML Annual Conference is taking place virtually this year! You will have access to keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, awards and other special presentations, and the TML Municipal Marketplace (our online exhibition) starting October 14. Your registration gives you unlimited access to sessions through January 31, 2021 on your own schedule and pace.

When does registration open for the virtual conference?

Registration will open on September 1.

How much will it cost to participate?

The early conference registration fee is $220.  After October 1, the fee will increase to $270.

What do I get for my registration fee?

Your registration fee will give you unlimited access to all conference sessions and the TML Municipal Marketplace through January 2021. You can view sessions and visit with exhibitors any time of day and as often as you want during this timeframe.

Your registration fee covers:

  • Every conference session
  • All keynote sessions
  • Ability to chat with any workshop speaker
  • All speaker handouts
  • Individual visits with every exhibitor in the TML Municipal Marketplace
  • Unlimited access through January 31

How will this virtual conference thing work?

The virtual conference will follow the timed program with the Opening General Session launching at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, the TML Municipal Marketplace opening at noon, and the first set of concurrent sessions online at 1:30 p.m. All sessions will be recorded and archived so you can access the sessions you missed or want to view again whenever the mood strikes, until January 31.

Can our city council and staff share one registration?

Just like the in-person TML Annual Conference and Exhibition, your registration fee is for a single individual and cannot be shared. You will receive a unique join link for your personal online connection to the virtual conference.

Instructions on how to access conference sessions and the TML Municipal Marketplace will be sent to the email used when you register.

Will TML refund my registration fee if I need to cancel?

Your registration cannot be cancelled for any reason. No refunds will be provided since the conference content will be archived and available through January 2021. 

Will speaker handouts be available?

Conference registrants will be able to download all presentation handouts received by TML from the virtual conference website starting on October 14. 

Can I earn TMLI credits as an elected city official?

Elected officials participating in the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) certification program will earn credit by attending the virtual TML Annual Conference.  Inside credit (TML and TML affiliate events) can be applied until December 31, 2020.  On January 1 credit will be applied under the program limitations for recorded sessions. For more information on the TMLI program, visit About TMLI, or contact us at tmli@tml.org.

Not an elected official?  Take advantage of the conference CEU form as your proof of attendance for other accreditation agencies.

Will TML affiliate groups be conducting training and business meetings?

Yes. Several TML affiliate groups will hold training and business meetings as a part of the virtual TML Annual Conference.  You can find the schedule of events on the conference website.  Each event will require a separate, no-cost registration that will appear on the conference site when available. 

Can I submit a resolution for the TML Business Meeting?

Resolutions for consideration by TML member cities at the TML Business Meeting on October 14 at 3:30 p.m. (central) will be available on the TML website in advance of the 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 (August 31, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.); or (2) there is a two-thirds vote of the cities represented at the business meeting in favor of suspending the timely submission rule. 

How can my city participate in the TML Business Meeting?

At the 2020 TML Annual Conference, all resolutions will go directly to the membership at the TML Business Meeting, which will meet using Zoom technology on October 14, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Each city is entitled to one representative at the business meeting. The representative isn’t required to have any special expertise, and an elected official representative is encouraged but not required. The representative must sign up electronically prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2020 for planning purposes. Cities are encouraged to sign up their representative early. Interested city officials can sign up here.