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COVID

Q: What COVID safety measures is TALHI taking?

A: TALHI is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience that follows CDC guidelines in place during Round Up, as well as any additional measures TALHI or the Omni hotel deem necessary, which includes the following:

  • TALHI is requiring proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (administered within 72 hours of attendance) to enter the Round Up. TALHI is committed to safely accommodating all participants.
  • Attendees have the option to provide their proof of vaccination or negative COVID test ahead of time or on site when they check in at the Round Up registration desk. If you would like to provide proof ahead of time, contact us to discuss secure options to do so.   
  • All attendees will be encouraged, and non-vaccinated attendees required, to wear a mask in the TALHI event space when not actively eating or drinking.
  • For the Monday dinner, existing tables in Texas Spice will be socially distanced. For the Tuesday dinner, tables will be set in rounds of 6 to allow for more space between guests.
  • Education sessions will be set for classroom seating, with social distancing between seats.
  • The conference is expected to max out at approximately 50 attendees.
  • In addition to the above protocols, the team at the Omni Barton Creek is also committed to your health, safety, and well-being. The Omni Barton Creek will adhere to Omni Resort and Hotels' Safe & Clean Plan.

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REGISTRATION

Q: When will registration open and what are the rates?

A: Online registration is now open. Early bird rates are $695 for members, $795 for non-members, and $425 for spouses/guests. New this year: if you plan to play in the golf tournament, there is a registrant + golf rate of $920 for members and $650 for spouses/guests which includes entry into the golf tournament. Rates will go up $100 after August 30, so register early to save! For the online registration, please note that members will need to be logged in to access the discounted member registration rate.

Q: I forgot my member login. How do I find it?

A: On the login screen you will see links that say "Forgot your password?" and "Forgot your username?" You can use those links to have your username and/or a password reset link sent to you. However, note that unless you changed it, your username should be the e-mail address TALHI has on file for you. If you are new to TALHI and do not have a login yet, contact TALHI staff.

Q: What does my registration include?

A: Full registrations include access to all conference sessions; the Welcome Reception and LIPAC Dinner Monday; Round Up Reception, Round Up Dinner, optional CLE lunch Tuesday; breakfast Wednesday; and MCLE credit & credit processing. Spouse/guest registrations include the Welcome Reception, LIPAC Dinner, Round Up Reception, Round Up Dinner, and breakfast Wednesday.The new "registrant+ golf" registration options include all these items plus entry into the golf tournament, golf breakfast, and golf lunch.

Registration fees do NOT include the golf tournament (which has a separate registration fee) - there is a Registration + Golf option on the registration form that does include golf..

Q: My company is not a TALHI member, can I still attend?

A: Yes, non-members are welcome to attend at the non-member registration rate (and spouses/guests can attend at a special spouse/guest rate that includes meals and social activities).

Q: Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

A: The online registration system will send you a confirmation of submission and important info to the e-mail address you used to register. You will also receive a second automatic email with either a receipt (if you paid by credit card) or an invoice (if you chose to mail in a check).

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: If you are unable to attend but a colleague would like to attend in your place, there is no fee to transfer the registration; simply contact TALHI with the new attendee's name and contact info. If you need to cancel a registration outright, a refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing via mail, e-mail, or fax by September 10. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 10 or for no-shows.

Q: Is there a registration deadline?

A: We recommend you register by August 30 to take advantage of early bird pricing; registration fees increase after that date. Online pre-registration will close on September 17, but walk-in registrations will still be accepted on site.

Q: My schedule has changed since I registered and I need to change my RSVP to some of the conference events.

A: Whether you want to change your RSVP from "Will Attend" to "Won't Attend" or vice versa on certain conference meals, sessions, or events, simply e-mail us ASAP.

Q: I am bringing my family with me. Will there be activities for them to enjoy?

A: Your family will love the Omni Barton Creek, and you are welcome to bring them with you. We even have a special spouse/guest registration rate that includes Round Up meals and social activities as listed above (see "What does my registration include?"). While you are in conference sessions, guests can enjoy a variety of activities at the resort and spa; click here for information on things to do off-resort.

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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Q: What is the hotel for the Round Up and how do I make a reservation?

A: The Round Up hotel is the Omni Barton Creek, located at 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, Texas 78735. TALHI has a room block with a discounted $269 rate (plus $15 resort fee and applicable taxes). They will also extend this rate three days before and one day after the Round Up, based on availability, should you wish to extend your stay. This rate is guaranteed until September 1 or until the room block is filled; after that reservations are based on availability. After September 1, contact Sharon to inquire about room availability.

Q: What is included in the resort fee?

A: The $15/night resort free includes toll free, credit card and local calls; basic internet access; fitness center and steam room access; in-room coffee and tea; on-property transportation (excluding Rockhouse); as well as gratuities for golf bag handling.

Q: What items do they have in the rooms?

A. In your room you will find a 49" flat screen TV with STAYCAST™ streaming, high-speed internet access and internet ready workstation, an in-room safe, a Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, soap/shampoo/lotion, cotton balls & swabs, robes, iron & ironing board, and a mini-fridge.

Q: How do I get to the hotel?

A: The Omni Barton Creek is located in southwest Austin, 17 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Ground transportation options include car rentals, SuperShuttle, and rideshares. If you are driving in to Austin, the resort is easily mappable on various map mobile apps.

Q: Will all conference programming be held at the Omni Barton Creek?

A: All programming and events will be held at the Omni Barton Creek.

Q: Is there a deadline to make my hotel reservation?

A: TALHI's room block with the discounted rates ends on September 1 or when the room block fills, whichever comes first, so we highly recommend making your hotel reservation early to ensure you get a room. We cannot guarantee rooms will be available after the block is full. To reserve after September 1, contact Sharon to inquire about room availability.

Q: What if I need to adjust or cancel my hotel reservation?

A: Contract the Omni Barton Creek directly to update or cancel your reservation. If cancelling your reservation, you must do so more than 72 hours before arrival or you will be charged for the cost of one room night plus tax.

Q: What amenities does the hotel offer?

A: The hotel offers amenities including restaurants, pools, shops, golf, mini-golf, fitness classes, and nature trails and hiking. The Mokara Spa offers spa and salon services, as well as relaxation lounges, steam rooms, dry saunas, whirlpools, and a rooftop pool deck for use before or after your service.

Q: How/where do I park at the hotel?

A: Valet parking is available for $29/night.

Q. Does the resort have a dress code?

A: The golf club requires proper golf attire.

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Q: When and where is the TALHI Golf Tournament being held, and what is the entry fee?

A: The TALHI Golf Tournament is being held the morning of Monday, September 20, at the Omni Barton Creek Golf Club. (Please note that golfers may need to plan to arrive on Sunday, September 22, in order to play in the tournament on Monday morning.) Entry into the tournament is NOT included in your Round Up registration fee; when you register there is a "Registrant + Golf" option that includes the additional golf fee. Please not this year the tournament is NOT a PAC fundraiser, but a Round Up event.

Q: How do I enter the golf tournament, and what does my entry fee include?

A: When you register for the Round Up, select the "Registrant + Golf" option. This will add the golf entry fee to your registration fee. Please not this year the tournament is NOT a PAC fundraiser, but a Round Up event.

The entry fee includes your greens fees, range balls, beverage cart, and breakfast and lunch. Club rentals will be available fro The tournament will take place at the Omni Barton Creek Golf Club. Please observe proper golf attire rules when playing.

Q: What are the other optional activities for Tuesday, and what are the associated costs?

A: There is an optional CLE lunch on Tuesday before the start of the general sessions. If you are a registered full attendee, your registration fee includes this optional lunch; simply note on your registration that you plan to attend. For those not participating in the lunch, there are plenty of amenities and experiences to enjoy at the resort.

Q: What if I don't want to participate in any of the optional activities Monday or Tuesday?

A: If you do not wish to participate in any of the organized optional activities provided by TALHI, there is plenty to do at the resort. The hotel offers variety of activities, including a spa, pools, shops, golf, mini-golf, fitness classes, and nature trails and hiking. The Mokara Spa offers spa and salon services, as well as relaxation lounges, steam rooms, dry saunas, whirlpools, and a rooftop pool deck for use before or after your service.

Q: What if I changed my mind about attending an optional activity?

A: If you indicated you planned to play in the golf tournament and/or attend the CLE lunch when you registered, but changed your mind about it, please e-mail us ASAP so we know not to include you in the counts.

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LIPAC DINNER

Q: Who is eligible to attend the LIPAC Dinner on Monday night?

A: The LIPAC Dinner is our annual recognition of our member companies who have participated in the LIPAC Incentive Program by donating $1000 or more to the PAC in the past year. This year, the dinner is open to all registrants and registered spouse/guests.

Q: How do I RSVP to the LIPAC Dinner on Monday night?

A: If you plan to attend the dinner, please indicate so on the registration form when you register for the Round Up. If you did not RSVP for the dinner when you registered but would like to attend, e-mail us.

Q: My company is not on the list of participating companies, but I would like to participate in the LIPAC Incentive Program What can I do?

A: If you or your company are interested in participating in the LIPAC Incentive Program, more information about the program can be found here.

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SPONSORSHIPS

Q. What sponsorship opportunities are available for the Round Up, and what are the costs and advantages to being a sponsor?

A: Several sponsorship options are available, all of which include one or more discounted or complimentary registrations. A downloadable PDF form outlining sponsor levels, cost, and more is available here. You can sign up as a sponsor via the PDF, or by signing up online.

Q: I am a sponsor. How do I register using my complimentary registration?

A: You should have received an e-mail from TALHI staff with your discount code you should use when registering. Fill out the general online registration form and click Next; there will be a place to enter your discount code.

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

 Q: What is the dress code?

A: "Business casual" is appropriate for the general sessions, Welcome Reception, CLE Lunch, and LIPAC Dinner. Standard golf attire is required for the golf tournament. "Business casual" is appropriate for the Round Up Reception/Dinner, though some folks do like to dress a little more formally in "business" attire. Because temperatures in meeting rooms tend to fluctuate, we suggest you dress in layers or bring a light sweater or jacket just in case.

Q: What's the weather like in Austin?

A: In late September Austin averages highs around 90 and lows around 70, and average rain chances of 22%. As the Round Up nears, you can check here for a 10-day forecast.

Q: Will I get CLE credit?

 A: The entire program is approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas, including 1 hour of ethics. If you would like MCLE credit, be sure let us know your bar number. If you would like proof of attendance for CLEs for an organization other than the State Bar of Texas, we are happy to provide you with a certificate of hours completed, upon request.

 Q: My question has not been answered here. Whom should I contact?

A: Please feel free to e-mail our Director of Operations if you have additional questions about the Round Up.