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Top Reasons to Attend the TAC 2012 Pre-Legislative Conference

No. 5 Reason to Attend:
Networking Opportunities and Social Events

There are so many reasons to attend the 2012 Pre-Legislative Conference that TAC will be counting down the Top 5 reasons to attend from now through August. We'll begin the countdown with the No. 5 reason on our list — the wealth of networking opportunities and social events available to you as an attendee. Conference attendees tell us repeatedly that time spent networking is time well spent. We encourage you to collaborate with your fellow county officials and friends and benefit from these extra activities.

TAC Golf Tournament
Tuesday, Aug. 28

The TAC Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Fazio Foothills course at Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Players tee off at 1:30 p.m. Fazio Foothills is the resort's signature golf course that has been included in the "best of" lists in top golf and consumer travel magazines.

Twitter Bar
Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30

Visit the “Twitter Bar” and learn the ways in which county officials can use social media tools to enhance their communication efforts. Social networking has become an important and valuable means of communicating in the new era of the “Digital Legislature,” where legislators are increasingly reliant on social media as a means for vetting issues. The Legislative Department of the Texas Association of Counties has opened a twitter account named @TexasCounties. Open your own twitter account at the conference and follow the legislative department to receive and communicate information on issues that are important to county government.

Don’t fight the lunch crowds!
Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30

Last year we started a new tradition by opening the conference with a barbecue lunch. That tradition continues but now with a new addition. Thursday afternoon, box lunches are provided so you can spend more time socializing with colleagues and less time hunting down lunch.

Meeting of County Affiliate Organizations
(Time Change) Thursday, Aug. 30

Each year affiliate organizations host a two hour meeting to discuss legislative issues or association business. In the past, this meeting was scheduled on Thursday’s from 8-10 a.m.; however, this year the meeting time is Thursday from 3-5 p.m.

Taste of Texas: Have an Appetite for legislative information?
Thursday, Aug. 30
Sample fare from around Texas and spend some quality time with your TAC legislative staff. Expand your palate with legislative insight and an appetizing menu at the legislative reception, scheduled from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

Spouse Event
Thursday, Aug. 30

Invite your spouse and have them join us to explore some of Austin’s enjoyable destinations. Thursday morning, travel to the renowned Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to enjoy lunch while watching a great movie. Then head over to the Domain for some hearty shopping or a tea tasting at The Steeping Room. Spouse Registration is only $30 and spouses can be pre-registered or sign-up at the conference.

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