Conference Success

Fund Members attended MemCon17 April 23-25 at Hyatt Regency Austin to learn, connect, succeed, and enjoy what Austin has to offer.

MemCon17 Kickoff
Ted Beard speaks at MemCon17

TASB Risk Management Fund Board Chair Ted Beard connects the theme of the conference to events in his own life and motivates members to take advantage of all the conference had to offer.

Keynote Speaker Kai Kight

Kai Kight performs at MemCon17
Keynote Speaker and acclaimed violinist Kai Kight moved through the audience playing his music and then shared how his mom inspired him to pursue his dreams, encouraging others to do the same. 

Knowledge Café​

Phil Gore speaks at MemCon17
TASB Leadership Team Services (LTS) Division Director Phil Gore teaches the importance of candor in the Knowledge Café session Tuesday, April 25.

Orin Moore speaks at MemCon17
TASB Leadership Team Services (LTS) Consultant Orin Moore teaches how to avoid breakdowns in communication in the Knowledge Café session Monday, April 24.

Legislative Update

Ruben Longoria speaks at MemCon17
TASB Governmental Relations Assistant Director Ruben Longoria, gives updates on public education issues in the current legislative session. 
Paul Taylor speaks at MemCon17
TASB Risk Management Legal & Regulatory Affairs Division Director Paul Taylor spoke about bills relating to education and risk management that were being considered in the legislative session. 

Ethics Session

Paul Liebman speaks at MemCon17
The University of Texas at Austin Chief Compliance Officer Paul Liebman led the final general session on the importance of acting both legally and ethically.

Coverage Credit Drawing Winners

Fund chair Ted Beard and assistant executive director Dubravka Romano pose with coverage credit winners and big checks
At the close of the conference, three members were selected to receive $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000 in coverage credit. Winners were Hamshire-Fannet ISD, Garner ISD, and Belton ISD, respectively.

Education Sessions

The conference curriculum included 16 educational sessions, led by subject matter experts from across TASB, including, HR Services, Facility Operations, Legal Services, Policy Services, and of course Risk Management Services.

Pictured below: TASB Member Solutions Division Director Clem Zabalza and Auto, Liability, Property Claims Division Director Troy Winslow lead a session on data privacy and cyber awareness.

TASB HR Services Division Director April Mabry and Workers' Compensation Program Coordinator Laura Romaine speak about workers' compensation leave.

division directors present at MemCon17

HR Services assistant director presents at MemCon17

Why We Do What We Do
Assistant executive director Dubravka Romano presents at MemCon17
TASB RMS Associate Executive Director Dubravka Romano spoke to MemCon17 attendees about how appreciative we are of school professionals and the work they do for education organizations.

Showcase of TASB Services and Fund Vendors

In addition to Hartford Steam Boiler and Scenario Learning, the following TASB entities were represented at the Showcase of TASB Services and Fund Vendors: BoardBook, BuyBoard, Facility Services, First Public, HR Services, and Special Education Solutions.

Boardbook at Showcase of TASB Services at MemCon17
Boardbook

Hartford Steam Boiler at MemCon17
Hartford Steam Boiler

SafeSchools at MemCon17
Scenario Learning

TASB Facility Services at MemCon17
TASB Facility Services

Special Education Services at MemCon17
TASB Special Education Solutions

MemCon17 Photos and Session Handouts

View the MemCon17 Flickr album to see even more photos from the event. Download handouts from MemCon17 sessions.