TALAC 2013: Applications

Do you want to: PARTICIPATE - SPEAK/PRESENT - EXHIBIT

1. Be a Participant

Individuals interested in attending the Texas Advanced Leadership and Advocacy Post 83rd Legislature Session Conference must complete the Participant Application. Participant Applications are now being accepted.

To attend and participate in the Post Texas 83rd Legislative Session, individuals must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in Texas
  • Have experience and interest in public policy advocacy
  • Have experience and interest in assuming a leadership role in local community activities
  • Have attended at least one TALAC in the past

Due to limited space, participants must apply and be accepted to attend the Post 83rd Legislature Session conference. Application available here.

For more information, contact Leena Landmark at 979-458-0403, toll free 855-231-7575, or talac@tamu.edu.

Conference Rates

Most meals (Sunday's dinner, Monday's breakfast and lunch), transportation to and from the Capitol, and conference materials are included in the price of registration.

  • Agency/Organization Professional (including hotel accommodations) $200
    This rate is available to individuals attending for professional development purposes and includes hotel accomodations for one night at the conference hotel.
  • Agency/Organization Professional $100
    This rate is available to individuals attending for professional development purposes and does not include hotel accomodations.
  • Individual/Family Member (including hotel accommodations) $120*
    This rate is available to self-advocates and immediate family members of an individual with a disability and includes hotel accommodations for one night at the conference hotel.
  • Individual/Family Member $75*
    **This rate is available to self-advocates and immediate family members of an individual with a disability and does not include hotel accommodations.

* Individuals and immediate family members of an individual with a disability needing financial assistance to attend the conference may be eligible to receive free or reduced rate in addition to reimbursement for travel expenses up to $250. Financial assistance will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and is contingent upon available funds.

2. Be a Speaker/Presenter

TALAC is seeking speakers/presenters for the Texas Post 83rd Legislature Session conference. We are interested in addressing the topics including:

  • Developing a plan based on the outcomes of the 83rd session
  • Understanding the seasons of the Texas Legislature
  • Maximizing advocacy opportunities between legislative sessions
  • Networking and advocating with parent/educator organizations, state agencies, or advocacy organizations
  • Securing employment for disability advocates
  • Drafting a bill for legislator
  • Networking with legislative candidates and legislators
  • Communicating your message in novel ways

Download the Speaker/Presenter application here.

Presentation by individuals, small groups or established panels are acceptable. TALAC will provide all basic audio/video equipment and assist with making presentations accessible to all in attendance.

Have questions about the speaker/presenter application? Contact Leena Landmark at 979-458-0403, toll free 855-231-7575, or by email at talac@tamu.edu.

3. Be an Exhibitor/Vendor/Advertiser

As an exhibitor/vendor, your organization or business will be able to get the word out, generate potential volunteers, sell merchandise, and provide literature and other materials to TALAC participants.

For more information, contact Leena Landmark at 979-458-0403, toll free 855-231-7575, or talac@tamu.edu.