Present at the TxDLA Conference

Call for Proposals closed November 11th.

Conference Tracks

View description of conference tracks.

Conference Location

Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Conference Lodging

Please contact the hotels directly using the phone numbers provided to make your reservation for the TxDLA Conference. Omni Fort Worth Hotel AND Fairfield Inn & Suites are TxDLA's only official hotels for the conference. TxDLA does NOT use a housing bureau.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Located directly across the street from the Convention Center.

1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Cut-off date: February 27th, 2020
Room rate: $166 per night for single occupancy, $20 fee for each additional person
Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Phone for Reservations: 1-800-THE-OMNI and refer to "TxDLA Annual Conference"

Join Omni Select Guest program at www.omniselectguest.com to receive complimentary guest room internet and other benefits.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

Located one block from the Convention Center (1/10 of a mile).

1010 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Cut-off date: February 27th, 2020
Room rate: $163 per night for single or double occupancy (or current government per diem, which may increase slightly in 2020). Includes daily breakfast and internet.
Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Phone for Reservations: 1-817-529-9200 and refer to "TxDLA Annual Conference"

Parking

Parking for Local Attendees

  • Houston Street Garage, 1400 Houston Street ($22 per day)
  • Convention Center Garage, 1301 Commerce Street ($22 per day)

Parking for Omni Fort Worth Hotel

  • Valet parking: $30 + tax per night/per vehicle* – overnight parking (unlimited in/out privileges)
  • Daily and event valet parking: $22 per vehicle* (no in/out privileges)
  • City-operated self-parking: $22 per vehicle* (no in/out privileges)– available at the city-operated garage adjacent to the hotel. The garage entrance is on 11th Street between Houston and Throckmorton (one block north of the hotel).

Parking for Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

  • Parking is by valet only and is $28 per car per day.

Presenter Registration

Remember that all presenters and co-presenters must register and pay for the conference as attendees (except virtual presenters, who must have at least one person onsite and registered as the session facilitator).

Hotel Reservation

Scroll up on this page for instructions on making your hotel reservation.

Room Setup and Specs

All breakout session rooms (except for large general session) will have the following:

  • Head Table at the front, and Classroom Setup (tables and chairs) for participants, set to capacity, which varies per room.
  • Electrical Connection and Hard-wired Internet for Presenter’s Own Laptop or Mobile Device (please bring any special connectors that you need such as those for Mac computers) The cable connecting to the projectors is an HDMI, so presenters need to bring adapters to connect to HDMI.
  • Wireless Internet for Attendees
  • Microphone: Each session room will have a standard wired or wireless microphone provided by the facility with a separate plug connection for laptop audio output through a provided audio speaker. 
  • Data Projector and Screen: 10 WXGA LCD projector with 1280x800 native resolution, 5000 lumens, 5000:1 contrast ratio, 2 VGA inputs, 1 HDMI input, 1 component input, 1 S-Video input, and noise level of <34 dBA   

IMPORTANT: Presenters should bring their own computers if needed for presentations. Peripheral devices such as clickers, printers, scanners, cameras, and other specialized hardware are the responsibility of the presenter. 

IMPORTANT: There will be NO laptops available for attendees at this year's conference. All hands-on sessions will be a BYOD or "bring your own device" session for attendees, with areas for attendees to plug in their own devices.

Review Session Title and Description

Review your session title and description and edit for typos and errors. This is how your session will appear in printed pocket program and the mobile app, and (obviously) what is on our website for attendees to see.

Submit Session Handouts

Each presenter is expected to provide an electronic copy of his/her handout and/or presentation in advance so that attendees can view and download from the website. To upload your documents, visit our SESSION UPLOAD form. 

Promote Your Presentation

Promote that you are presenting at the TxDLA Conference by adding the logo below to your e-mail signature or website with a link to http://conference20.txdla.org.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding presenting, please contact the conference program co-chairs, Robert Bishop or Joshua Book.