2020 Annual training conference (ATC)

registration opened august 1, 2019

Labor Relations Training Conference

2020 National PELRA Keynote Speaker Ted Garnett
"Creating A World Class Culture" 

General Sessions

  • Ted Garnett - Creating A World Class Culture
  • LaToya Merritt - Diversity and Inclusion
  • Robert Smith - Collective Bargaining Trends
  • Rachel Shaw - When Disability and Discipline Collide
  • Keith Friede - From Government Organization to Public Sector Enterprise
  • Ken Wienstock - Legal Trends
     

Workshops

  • Labor Relations 101
  • Building Employee Engagement
  • Enhancing Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Arbitration Panel
  • Violence in the Workplace

Concurrent Sessions

  • Recognizing and Drafting Good Contract Language
  • Taking a Knee to Free Speech
  • Effectively Dealing with Law Enforcement Personnel
  • The (Juris) Doctor Is In
  • State and Local Government in the Age of Social Media
  • Legislative Update from the Hill
  • The Real Cost of "NoCost" Bargaining
  • ....and many more (See the Brochure for the 2020 ATC)

Networking and social events

  • National PELRA Welcome Reception (Sunday, April 26, 2020)
  • National PELRA Robin Hall Award Luncheon (Monday, April 27, 2020)
  • National PELRA Networking Reception
    (Monday, April 27, 2020)
  • National PELRA Tuesday Night Celebration (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)
  • National PELRA Foundation Luncheon (Wednesday, April 29, 2020)

Quick and Easy Reservations for Attendees

Hotel

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

  • www.meetattexas.com

Reservations

The AT&T Hotel and Conference has set aside a limited block of rooms for National PELRA Conference attendees. The special rate is $225.00 per night (single/double). This rate will be available through April 2, 2020 or until the block is sold out. 

Click here to book your room online.

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National PELRA Partner Hotels

AC Hotel Austin-University
The AC Hotel Austin-University (Marriott) has set aside a limited block of rooms for the National PELRA Conference.  The special rate is $229 per night (single/double) and will be available until April 4, 2020.

Click here to book your room online

Hampton by Hilton
The Hampton by Hilton has set aside a limited block of rooms for the National PELRA Conference.  The special rate is $225 per night (single/double) and will be available until March 30, 2020.

Click here to book your room online.


Registration infoRMATION

Full conference registration includes:

  • Access to all learning activities Monday through Wednesday
  • Monday through Wednesday morning continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and afternoon break
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Monday Annual Robin Hall Memorial Awards Lunch
  • Monday evening National PELRA networking event
  • Tuesday Night Celebration
  • Wednesday National PELRA Foundation Luncheon / Raffle
  • Conference tote bag with gift items
  • Digital link of all session materials and audio recordings taken during the sessions (emailed 4-7 weeks after conference)

Conference fees:

Sunday, April 26 - Wednesday, April 30 - Three full conference days

Member Rates:

$609.00 - Early Bird rate available August 1, 2019 through January 10, 2020 

$679.00 - Regular rate available January 11, 2020 through March 20, 2020

$759.00 - Late rate on or after March 21, 2020

Non-Member Rate:

$999.00

Single-Day registration (available for Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday)

Member: $299.00 each day

Non-Member: $469.00 each day

One day registration provides full session access, continental breakfast, breaks, and any lunch/networking/social event for that day only.

Sunday, April 26 - National PELRA Annual Golf Tournament (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) 

$100 -  TBD

Sunday, April 26 - Academy III: The Negotiation Process (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $399.00

Sunday, April 26 - Pre-Conference Workshop (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Member / Non-Member: $99 / $150

Thursday, April 30 -  Investigations Academy (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $399.00

Thursday, April 30 - CLRP® Exam

Member: $100.00 (Special rate for this event)

Non-Member: $250.00

Guest registration:

Family members and/or other guests may attend the following social events:

Sunday, April 26 - Welcome Reception

$40.00, purchased on or before March 20, 2020

$59.00, purchased on or after March 21, 2020

Monday, April 27 - National PELRA Networking Reception

$40.00, purchased on or before March 20, 2020

$59.00, purchased on or after March 21, 2020
 

Tuesday, April 28 - Tuesday Night Celebration

$100.00, purchased on or before March 20, 2020

$125.00, purchased on or after March 21, 2020

Cancellation policy:

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by March 20, 2020 to qualify for a refund. Cancellations received after March 20, 2020 are non-refundable. No-shows and inability to attend the ATC due to weather are non-refundable.

Conference Cancellation: Must submit cancellation in writing prior to March 20, 2020. A $75 administrative/cancellation fee will be applied. May opt to transfer registration, one registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied. All credit card refunds will incur a $15 cancellation/refund fee regardless of cancellation date.

Other Cancellation Fee's:

Academy Registration: A $50 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membersip status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied.

Pre and/or Post Conference Workshops: A $35 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied.

One-Day Registration: A $50 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted for each day.

CLRP Exam: A $50 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted.

Guest Registration: A $15 administrative fee will be deducted.


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