TSLA 2021 Annual Meeting
November 14 & 15, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Room reservations may be made online by going to the Four Seasons
Guests will use the custom TSLA Corporate/Promo code: 211113TSL
Monday Speakers/Topics include:
Greg Brandon, Executive Director
Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas
"An Update on the Texas Economy"
Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
"A very SPECIAL 2021 Legislative Update"
Keith Strama, Partner
Beatty Navarre Strama
"The Cyber Market, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Greg Wagner, Vice President, Cyber Underwriting
Attendee Requirements: All attendees for the 2021 Annual Meeting will need to take a COVID test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Austin and the Four Seasons. We will do this on the honor system and assume anyone testing positive will not join us. Masks will not be required, but anyone wishing to wear one may, of course, do so. TSLA will have masks available at the registration desk throughout the meeting.
Times & Events:
Sunday, November 14th
11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
||Executive Committee Meeting
(TSLA Officers Only)
12:00 - 03:00 p.m.
||Cornhole Tournament hosted by TSLA Texans under 40
(Separate registration on TSLA website for this event & open to everyone)
01:00 - 04:00 p.m.
||Board of Directors Meeting
(Board Members Only)
04:45 - 07:15 p.m.
05:30 - 06:30 p.m.
||Texans under 40 Reception
(Texans under 40 & TSLA Officers & Directors, Past Presidents)
05:45 - 06:15 p.m.
||1st time Attendee Reception
(1st time attendees, Host Committee & Board)
05:45 - 06:15 p.m.
||PAC Reception for members who gave $500 or more in 2021
(by invitation only)
06:15 - 07:00 p.m.
(All registrants, two open bars)
07:00 - 08:30 p.m.
08:30 - 10:00 p.m.
||TSLA Post Party
Monday, November 15th
07:45 - 08:30 a.m.
08:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:10 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
||TSLA Business Meeting
12:45 - 04:00 p.m.
||Executive Committee Meeting
(TSLA Officers Only)
12:45 - 04:00 p.m.
||Texans under 40 Community Service Activity
(onsite at hotel)
There is link on the website at www.tsla.org for hotel information. Group room rates are $299 city view We have a limited number of rooms available for Saturday, November 13th on a first come/first serve basis.
Check in/Check out:
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 noon. The hotel can store your bags, if needed.
Valet parking is $40 per night for those of you staying in the hotel. If you are a non-hotel guest valet parking is $18 and self-parking is $16 (limited space available). There is also public parking located near the hotel.
- Full Registration
$300 first time attendee
$400 first-time attendee non-member
$300 spouse fee
$300 Texans under 40
$375 Texans under 40 non-member
$150 Retired Past President rate/Spouse or Guest of Retired Past President
- Monday Only Registration
- Sunday Only Registration
1st time and Texans under 40 may register at a reduced rate at www.tsla.org.
Registration fees may be paid by check (made payable to TSLA) or charged to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express via PayPal.
Types of Registration:
- Full registration
Includes the cocktail reception, dinner & post party on Sunday evening, plus the breakfast, speakers' program and Business Meeting on Monday morning.
- Monday only registration
Includes the breakfast, speakers' program and Business Meeting.
- Sunday evening registration
Includes the cocktail reception, dinner and post party.
First Time Attendees:
Please note that first time attendees may attend the 2021 Annual Meeting at a reduced rate. We encourage all TSLA members to bring staff members in their office who have never attended the Annual Meeting before and take advantage of this special offer. Any first-time attendee employed by a Voting member will be provided the opportunity to apply for the Jack Claitor Scholarship. This scholarship provides a free registration for the 2022 Mid-Year meeting for the recipient and spouse, plus 3 room nights at the hotel, $250 cash award and a plaque. Those of you who qualify will be notified after the 2021 Annual Meeting. If you were a first-time attendee for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting you may sign up again as a first-time attendee in 2021 for our in-person event.
TSLA Past Presidents:
Please join us as we celebrate TSLA's 65th year at our dinner on Sunday night. If you are fully retired we have a reduced rate for you on the registration form.
Definition of First Time Attendee:
TSLA defines a first-time attendee as someone who has never attended an Annual Meeting before. Attending the Annual Meeting again with another agency does not qualify.
Texans under Forty:
If you are 40 & under you may register at the discount rate for the Annual Meeting. This registration rate applies whether you are a first-time attendee or a returning attendee. The only qualification is to be 40 & under. I encourage all of the TSLA member firms to bring at least one 40 or under staff member to the 2019 Annual Meeting! Please note that you have two events. The Community Service event on Monday afternoon, 12:45-4:00 p.m. and your own private reception on Sunday afternoon, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration will be held 4:45-7:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 14th and on Monday, November 15th beginning at 7:45 a.m.
2021 TSLA Cornhole tournament:
TSLA is hosting their 3rd Annual Cornhole tournament on Sunday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. on the back lawn at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. A separate registration form is available for this event on the TSLA website.
A plated dinner will be served on Sunday evening, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Breakfast will be served on Monday morning, 7:45-8:30 a.m.
Dress for the Sunday evening reception and dinner is business attire. Dress for Monday morning is business casual.
A registration for the 2022 Mid-Year Meeting will be given away during the Business Meeting on Monday morning. You must be a TSLA member and you must be present to win. We will also have other door prizes.
2022 TSLA Committees
Volunteer forms for 2022 Committees will be available at the TSLA registration desk throughout the conference. Please complete a form to volunteer to serve in 2022. This form is also available on the TSLA website.
The cocktail reception begins at 5:45 p.m. for new members & first-time attendees. For all other attendees the cocktail reception begins at 6:15 p.m. Two open bars will be available.
There will be a reception held from 5:45-6:15 p.m. for anyone who has given $500 or more to the TSLA/PAC by November 12, 2021. Those who qualify will be invited by email.
Join us Sunday night at the plated dinner. TSLA guests will be introduced and photos from the 2021 TSLA events will be shown. In addition, we will raise a glass to toast the 65th anniversary of TSLA and Jean's 40th anniversary! A commemorative cake will be served. Past Presidents in attendance will be introduced and recognized for their service to TSLA.
Austin Style Post Party:
Join us for our "Austin style post party" at the hotel! A full open bar with cordials available with mini desserts. We will have a cigar roller, butt sketcher and candid polaroid photos to name a few! The Four Seasons has added Trinity point which is just beyond the outdoor patio where a food truck will serve as a bar for the evening. You may mix and mingle in the relaxed setting as the evening winds down.
Please be sure to join us on Monday morning for the speaker's program.
The TSLA Business Meeting is open to all TSLA members and non-members. However, voting is open to Voting members only. The following presentations will be made during our Business Meeting:
Sue Finke, Incoming President, FIWT
In addition, the 2021 Avrohm Wisenberg Scholarship winners will receive their award, plus TSLA Committee reports will be presented.
Gaylon Brown, President, IIAT - has been invited
Texans under Forty Community Service Event:
Texans under 40 should plan to stay after the business meeting ends on Monday, November 15th to help with preparing care packages for the troops. Lunch will be provided. A list will be emailed ahead of time for items needed. The hotel can store your luggage for you. Please plan to dress casually & comfortably for this event. When registering please be sure to register for this free event, too, so we know how many to plan for.
Other events & TSLA logo:
Please do not schedule any events that conflict with any TSLA sponsored event during the Annual Meeting. Also, please do not use the TSLA logo in any promotional material without prior approval from TSLA.
Sponsorships are available for purchase for the 2021 Annual Meeting. All sponsors will be recognized at the opening of our program on Monday, November 15th. Please contact Jean Patterson at (512) 343-9058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information regarding sponsorships available for purchase.
Free Joe Vincent Seminar Registration:
All Voting member attendees will have the chance to win a free 2022 Joe Vincent seminar registration. The free registration will be awarded to one TSLA Voting member during the Business Meeting on Monday morning. You must be present to win. This free registration has been generously donated to TSLA by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.
Hotel Reservations............................... October 14th
TSLA Registration Forms..................... October 29th
No refunds of registration fees after November 1st.