2017 Hotel and Tourism Industry Converge on the Capitol

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association in partnership with the Texas Travel Industry Association


Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM CST

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Austin Convention Center, & then shuttle transportation to the Texas Capitol
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

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Monica Whitlock 
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association 

Finished with your visits?  Take our survey and let us know how the visits went.  

Also, be sure to send your legislative offices a thank-you letter.  We have samples available here.

The Converge on the Capitol is a vital opportunity for you and your colleagues to participate in the legislative process.  Your visits with your legislative leaders and their staff lets them see the faces and hear the priorities of the tourism and lodging industry operators firsthand – a critical component in our ability to be successful at the Capitol.

This is the largest industry legislative event in the nation and we hope you will join us in Austin on February 16th. We will meet at the Austin Convention Center where you will be briefed on the lodging and tourism industry’s key legislative priorities at issue in the 2017 legislative session.  We will have lunch and you will be given a packet of information noting these priorities to leave with the state legislators and their staff during your scheduled visits at the Texas Capitol. 

Converge on the Capitol is an opportunity to visit with and become familiar or friendlier with the legislators and their staff who affect how lodging and tourism operators do business in Texas.  Your legislators want to hear from you, and the Converge is the perfect way to make your voice heard.  We invite and encourage both THLA members and nonmembers to attend. 


Converge on the Capitol Agenda

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Registration at the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

(500 East Cesar Chavez)

11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    Briefing on Legislative Issues at the Convention Center, and Lunch

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM       Complimentary bus transportation to the Capitol

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM         Visit with your State Senator and/or staff at the Capitol

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM         Visit with your State Representative and/or staff at the Capitol

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM         Complimentary bus transportation from the Capitol to the Convention Center

Note:  If you bring a valid Texas License to Carry (LTC) with you to the Capitol, you may be able to bypass the security screening.  

Registration for the 2017 Converge on the Capitol is closed.  You are still welcome to attend without registering:  Come to Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center at 10:00 am on Thursday.


Title Sponsors

Source Strategies, Inc.


Visit Dallas


Tara Energy


La Quinta Worldwide, LLC


And thanks to all the sponsors making Converge on the Capitol Possible