About the TASB Risk Management Fund Members' Conference
The TASB Risk Management Fund Members' Conference is our premier training event where members can learn, connect, and succeed. The conference was first held in 1994, and it has remained a major member benefit.
Members' Conference always includes insightful education sessions on hot topics led by subject matter experts, as well as many opportunities to network.
Helping the Fund celebrate 45 years strong
Members' Conference 2019 was held May 1–3 at Hyatt Regency Austin. Keynote Speaker Merlyna Valentine inspired us all to overcome adversity by sharing the story of how she turned her 10 percent chance of living into 100 percent. After Merlyna survived sepsis, doctors had to amputate both hands and her legs below the knees. As a long-time educator, she didn't let tragedy take away her passion for education and living life to the fullest.
Merlyna's story kicked off the conference on an inspirational note and was followed by 24 education sessions on risk management hot topics organized by track; a general session about cybersecurity; a legislative update; and a ceremony to honor the 2019 Excellence Award recipients. This year's conference also featured special networking breakfasts for first-time attendees and for members to meet peers from their region.