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    TSLA 2021 Mid-Year Meeting

    General Information

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    When:   July 18-21, 2021
     
    Where:   Four Seasons Resort
    Vail, Colorado
     
    Speakers/Topics:  "Texas Insurance Litigation Update - Freeze, COVID, Hail and Harvey"
    -- Steve Badger, Zelle, LLC

    "Cannabis Insurance: Understanding the Highlights"
    -- Erich Bublitz, Admiral Insurance Group

    "Market Update"
    -- TBD

    "COVID, 2021 Winter Storm and our Legislative Report"
    -- Keith Strama, Beatty Navarre Strama

    "Stamping Office Update"
    -- Greg Brandon, SLTX

    "WSIA Update"
    -- Brady Kelley, WSIA

    "Market Update"
    -- Dan Kennedy, Markel

    Times & Events:

    Sunday, July 18th
      02:00 - 05:00 p.m.     Registration   (Welcome drinks & light snacks)
      06:00 - 07:00 p.m.     Texans Under 40 Reception   (TSLA members 40 and under only)
      07:00 - 08:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception   (All members. Open bar & light food)
      08:00 - 09:30 p.m.     President's Dinner   (by invitation only)
    EVENING ON YOUR OWN
    Monday, July 19th
      07:30 - 11:15 a.m.     Registration  
      08:00 - 08:45 a.m.     Breakfast  
      08:45 - 11:15 a.m.     Speakers Program  
    NETWORKING & FREE TIME WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS
    OPTIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES
    Pricing and more info will be emailed once these have been planned
    Tuesday, July 20th
      07:45 - 08:30 a.m.     Breakfast  
      08:30 - 10:35 a.m.     Speakers Program  
      10:35 - 11:30 a.m.     TSLA Business Meeting  
    NETWORKING & FREE TIME WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS
    OPTIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES
    Pricing and more info will be emailed once these have been planned
      06:30 - 07:15 p.m.     Cocktail Reception   (open bar)
      07:15 - 09:30 p.m.     Dinner  
    Wednesday, July 21st
      CHECK OUT   (Check out time is 12 noon)

    (times are subject to change without notice)

     
    REGISTRATION FEES: Discount fees are available if you register by May 24th!

     
    (By 5/24)
    (After 5/24)
    Member
    Non-Member
    Spouse/Guest
    $ 675
    $ 775
    $ 315
    $ 725
    $ 825
    $ 340

    Please note we are continuing to use the registration form that allows you to pay by credit card (if you wish) and will be processed automatically when you register. If you wish to add your spouse, please click on guest to handle. You may register online at www.tsla.org or you may print the form and send to TSLA by email at jptsla@tsla.org. In order to qualify for the discount your form must be in the TSLA office by May 24th!

    REGISTRATION FEE POLICY: No single event registrations will be sold during pre-registration or once you arrive at the resort. All participants in the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting must be fully registered.

    PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES: You may pay your registration, group activity and fees by check or credit card. All checks should be made payable to TSLA. TSLA accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Please be sure to complete all sections of the registration form that pertain to your registration. Due to COVID we are limited to 120 capacity right now, but hope to be at 180 before summer. We will keep you posted. We will begin wait list once we reach 120 attendees including spouses.

    ROOM RATES: Our room block is sold out. I have I started a waiting list. Resort fee has been waived per our contract. We have not booked group rooms elsewhere. We recommend The Sebastian, The Sonnenalp Hotel of Vail, or The Lodge at Vail.

    RESORT CANCELLATION POLICY: 30 Day Cancellation Policy for the Four Seasons Vail. Nights cancelled due to early departure are non-refundable. Credit card on file will be charged the remaining stay room & tax balance on June 18, 2021.

    DEADLINES:
    TSLA registration forms with early discount are due by May 24th
    All TSLA registration forms are due by June 14th

    RESORT INFORMATION: The Four Seasons Resort offers a spa, fitness center, pool, heated whirlpools and biking. The hotel has the Flame restaurant open dinner on Wednesday thru Sunday. The Remedy Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as 24 hour in-room dining. and the Fireside lounge, as well in-room dining. The ground level elevation is 8200 feet, so please plan to adjust when you arrive. Begin drinking a lot of water prior to arrival in Vail to assist to the adjustment to the altitude.

    TRANSPORTATION: You can reach Vail by flying into the Denver International airport or the Eagle Vail airport. Denver is approximately 2 hours from the resort and the Eagle Vail airport is 35 minutes. However, please note traveling from Denver to Vail on Friday or Saturday can add additional time to your commute due to locals traveling to Vail for the weekend, so plan accordingly. Also, please note that there is construction on I-70 that may cause delays, as well. All major airlines fly into Denver and most, but not all will fly into Eagle Vail. Epic Mountain Express can provide you transportation to & from Vail, so please call them at 970-754-7433 or visit their website to book online.

    GOLF TOURNAMENT: We are not able to host a golf tournament this year due to COVID. We will host again in 2022. However, please go to the Four Seasons Vail website to find information on nearby courses in order to book on your own.

    KID'S FOR ALL SEASONS/TEEN CENTER: Currently closed due to COVID-19, but the hotel hopes it will be open by summer. More information will be provided once we know more.

    SPA: Experience the Four Seasons Spa. Open each day. Due to COVID-19 their services are limited. Steam room and saunas are currently closed. Please call (970) 477-8630 in advance to make a reservation as they may be sold out by the time you arrive.

    SPOUSE EVENT: Due to the late decision on hosting our Mid-Year in-person this event has not been finalized yet. Separate information will be sent once we know all the details. This event is designed for all spouses. Hosts this year are Tony Turpin and Sherri Leicht. The spouse event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, July 19th. Light breakfast will be served, including mimosas.

    There will be giveaways, including $100 cash and a $50 American Express gift card, just to name a few! Please provide an email for your spouse on the registration form, so they may be contacted directly. This is listed as a group activity event and though there is no additional cost, please click the link to register so I know your spouse is attending.

    GROUP ACTIVITIES: Due to the late decision on hosting the Mid-Year in-person, optional group activities are still being planned. We will only be scheduling one each day. They will be scheduled for both Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Once all have been planned an email will be sent out letting you know it is time to register for these activities using the online registration form. The online form will have all the details and pricing.

    CONCIERGE: The resort has a concierge desk located in the main lobby. They can assist you with dinner reservations, local activities, transportation, etc. Direct phone# is (970) 477-8610.

    TEMPERATURE: The high in the summer will be in the high 70's for the daytime. The evening temperature will be in the mid 40's. Vail gets cool in the evenings during the summer.

    PARKING: Valet parking is provided at $30 per day, which is a reduced rate per our contract, so please make sure you are charged the correct amount upon checkout. Self-parking is also available.

    EXTRA EVENTS: If you plan to host an event during the TSLA conference, please be sure that your event does not conflict with any TSLA sponsored event. Four Seasons Resort Vail concierge would be happy to assist you scheduling any off-site dinners.

    TEXANS UNDER 40: Please plan to participate in the private reception for the TUF group on Sunday, July 19th at 6:00 p.m. There will be door prizes.

    DRESS: The dress for the entire conference will be casual (including speakers & guests). We encourage khaki slacks, shorts, polo type shirts and sundresses. Please note, the opening reception on Sunday night will be held outside.

    SPONSORSHIPS: Sponsorships are available for purchase for this conference. Please contact Jean @ jptsla@tsla.org if you need information regarding sponsorships available for purchase.

    TSLA BUSINESS MEETING: The TSLA Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday morning, July 20th. The business meeting is open to all members and non-members.

    CLOSING DINNER: A plated dinner will be held inside the Four Seasons Resort Ballroom. More information will be provided as we get closer due to capacity limitations.

    CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 12 noon. Luggage may be stored, if needed. Due to COVID the hotel will check your temperature upon arrival. Masks will be required in all common areas of the hotel including bars and restaurants.

    TSLA CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds of registration fees or group activity fees after June 21st.

    VAIL INFORMATION: There is a lot to see & do in Vail. Be sure to check out the link on our website, www.tsla.org to the local Visitors bureau website for detailed information, including Bravo, the Vail Valley music festival, farmer's market and other events happening while you are in Vail. Vail offers hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, jeep tours, zip lining, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the Gerald Ford amphitheater and 2 running gondolas to name just a few things to see & do. There is an abundance of shopping and many, many restaurants. The Four Seasons concierge can assist you with dining recommendations and reservations. A link is also on our website of recommended restaurants in the area. Vail has a shuttle system that will take you from village to village. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 there will be capacity limitations in place.

    COVID: Currently, Eagle County where Four Seasons Vail is located is currently at 50% capacity. They are hoping to be at 70% capacity by summer. We will keep you posted as capacity grows. TSLA will follow the rules/guidelines set by the county and will require masks at all of our functions.


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