Attendees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Registration 101
What is the cost of attending the conference?
TAGT strives to accommodate attendees of all budgets and prices vary depending on days of attendance and membership status. Click here for a full list of conference fees. Contact the TAGT office to check the status of your membership.

How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive two automatic emails when you are registered. One email will serve as your receipt or invoice if you have a balance due and the other email will contain additional information for your conference attendance. If you will be attending Wednesday Institutes, you will receive an additional email closer to the event date to with instructions on how to sign up for the institute of your choice.

Prior to the conference you will receive an email with the bar code needed to scan in order to print your badge. You are able to view or change the information on file by logging in to your record.

How can I get a copy of my receipt for the conference?
You can print out your receipt(s) at your convenience by logging in to your record and going to the ‘My Transactions/Invoices’ section. Contact the TAGT office if you are having problems logging in. You can also email membership@txgifted.org, to obtain a copy of your receipt.

My registration has been paid for but I am not able to attend anymore. What can I do?
There is no fee for substituting registrations. For registrations before the conference, all you need to do is email membership@txgifted.org with the information of the person that will be your substitute. Your substitute will then receive an email confirmation. Registration substitutions can also be done onsite, at the registration booth. Please keep in mind that if you have registered at the member rate for the conference, your substitute will also need to be a member or be billed for the difference for the non-member rate. If you are unable to find a substitute, you can request a refund before Wednesday, November 23 by sending an email to membership@txgifted.org. A fee will apply for each registration cancellation.

The pre-registration deadline has passed! Can I still register?
Yes! Onsite registrations are welcomed and will open at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30. Payments by check, credit card or purchase order will be accepted.


Hotel Information
Do I have to reserve a room at the conference hotel?
TAGT negotiates contract/s with hotel/s in annual conference city’s at the same time that convention center contract are negotiated. This is done to guarantee our attendees, first, will have a hotel room should the city book another major event and, second, receive a low rate based on our ability to bundle all the rooms together. When TAGT fulfills contract numbers, we eliminate attrition penalties and are able to keep conference registration for future meetings cost-effective. If you have any problems with reserving your hotel room, please contact Paulina van Eeden Hill.

What events are being held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel?
Conference sessions, exhibits and more will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Will parking be available at the conference hotel/hotel?
For hotel guests, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel offers overnight parking for $10 per day. For local attendees, self-parking is available at the Sheraton Dallas hotel until it reaches capacity. The daily rate is $21+tax for over four hours. Additional parking information. 


Before the Conference
When will I receive my conference badge?
Badges will be printed and picked up on-site at the ‘pre-registration’ booths at the conference. You will receive an email prior to the conference with the bar code needed to scan in order to print your badge. You are able to view or change the information on file by logging in to your record.

I forgot to bring the copy of my barcode to the conference…
You are able to pull up the emailed barcode and scan it from your smartphone! Otherwise, you can have a replacement badge printed out on-site at the ‘Pre-Registration’ booth utilizing some basic contact information. The registration area will open beginning at 7:30 am on Wednesday, November 30.

How can I change the information on my badge?
You are able to view or change the information on file by logging in to your record and clicking on the “My Information” tab. At the conference, if there is incorrect information on your badge, you can take your badge to the ‘Pre-Registration’ booth onsite and have a new badge reprinted.

Why do I need to pre-register to attend Wednesday Institutes?
If you will be attending Institutes on Wednesday, you will receive an email with instructions on how to reserve your place in the institute of your choice. In order to ensure your place in the institute you chose, and for planning purposes, you will need to follow the instructions on the email. If you are registering on-site, you can sign up for those institutes that have not reached capacity.

How can I change the institute I initially signed up for?
Contact membership@txgifted.org before November 23 to make changes to your Institute schedule. If you are making changes or registering onsite, you can sign up for any session that has not reached capacity.

I will be registering onsite on Wednesday; do I need to reserve seating?
No, if you are registering on-site, you can select from institutes that have not reached capacity then.

Do I have to reserve seating for breakout sessions on Thursday or Friday?
No, you do not need to reserve seating for Thursday or Friday breakouts. The General Session and breakout sessions are open seating on a first come basis. You can view the sessions offered online and show up onsite to the sessions of your choice. You can use the list of sessions to plan out which ones you would like to attend.


Planning for the Conference
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Please remember to bring a copy of the email containing your badge barcode. This will allow you to quickly check in and print your badge at the pre-registration area. If you forget, you are able to pull up the barcode from the email on your smartphone. You will also need something to take down notes. Please remember that temperatures in the meeting rooms vary so you may want to take a sweater just in case.

Is Wi-Fi available at the convention center?
More information will be available soon.

Where should I park if I am not staying at a hotel?
For local attendees, self-parking is available at the Sheraton Dallas hotel until it reaches capacity. The daily rate is $21+tax for over four hours. Additional parking information. 

Is there an area that my coworkers and I can gather to debrief?
Yes, there will be an area inside the exhibit hall that will provide a comfortable environment where attendees can meet to share ideas, debrief or network with other attendees.


Professional Learning
How many education credits can I earn by attending?
You can earn 16.75 hours of education credit by attending all three days.

How do I receive credit for the hours I earned?
Included in your conference bag is a professional credit form. You will want to collect the information from the sessions you attend. Be sure to make a copy of your credit form to keep for your records before you turn it in to your district coordinator or the person who keeps track of your training hours. You do NOT need to turn this credit form in to TAGT.

Do you offer any other G/T training?
Yes, TAGT offers conferences throughout the year in which professionals can get their G/T training hours. We understand that travel budgets may be tight for many educators; TAGT On Demand offers convenient, quality G/T training courses online for those educators that cannot attend other conference. Visit the TAGT On Demand page for more information.