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2018 TASA Conference: PATHWAYS

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McAllen

South Texas College

3201 W. Pecan Blvd.

McAllen, TX 78501

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The annual Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA) Conference will be held in McAllen this year, October 25th – 27st. Conference Co-Chairs Phyllis Leverich and Rachael Brown and TASA president Mark Greenwalt are excited about the activities. The weekend conference will be held in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos festivities, and will also include workshops on the South Texas College campus, papers and panels, and excursions to the Museum of South Texas History and to see the Border Wall at the Hidalgo Pump House.


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Tell me about the conference hotel and reservation info!

CASA DE PALMAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL (website, click here)

101 N. Main St., McAllen, TX 78501

Reservations: 956-631-1101 (the local number for the hotel). Make your hotel reservation BY DATE TBA to get the conference rate: $TBA per night plus 15% state and local taxes, for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night of the conference. Make sure to tell them you are a TASA Conference attendee.

**It is important to preregister for the conference and to reserve your own room before DATE TBA!!

WIFI Internet is included in the price of the room.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, and club lounge.

They have an airport shuttle, business center, fitness center and a stunning courtyard pool. It is within walking distance of several clubs, restaurants, and art galleries and is located in the heart of the McAllen Art District.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is complimentary with your conference rate. They should not charge you.

Free shuttle to and from airport.


Can I buy a conference fee and attend without being a TASA member?

Generally speaking NO for higher education art faculty living and teaching in the state of Texas. Mainly because one of TASA's major objectives is to promote fellowship and networking between its members in all parts of the state.

TASA membership is optional only for those attending this conference and who teach/ conduct arts practice out of state and have permanent residence outside the state of Texas, but all are welcome!


If I am the designated Institutional Representative and my school is a current TASA Institutional member, do I need to do or buy anything else to attend this conference?

YES and NO. If you want an extra Saturday night Banquet ticket for a non-member (spouse, etc.) that will cost extra. ALSO, you do still need to PRE-REGISTER BY OCT. 3 to avoid a late registration fee ($55) and also be sure to check-in on Thursday afternoon (time and place TBA) or Friday morning (time & place TBA) to pick up your packet and nametag.


How can I contact the TASA Registrar with any membership status or conference registration questions?

Linda Fawcett, lfawcett@hsutx.edu, office phone: 325-670-1249.

Where can I contact the conference organizer with any onsite conference questions?

Phyllis Leverich, South Texas College, McAllen, pleverich@southtexascollege.edu; and Mark Greenwalt, College of the Mainland, mgreenwalt@com.edu


Are conference fee refunds possible?

Dependent on reason and date of cancellation, but no credit card refunds for conference fees after October 5, 2017. Memberships ARE NOT refundable.

Where can I see the CONFERENCE PROGRAM?

Available after September 17, 2018. Then, go to the TASA Conferences webpage and scroll to the bottom to see the latest version of the daily program.


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