November 1-2 | San Antonio, TX

The Texas Education Conference is MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter’s signature event through which it delivers exceptional education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event professionals. Every programming decision MPI THCC is making for #TEC18 is toward the goal of providing you with usable ideas, practical solutions and the critical information you need to succeed. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking events to the marketplace; #TEC18 will be BIGGER and BETTER providing an experience you won’t want to miss.

What’s New?

We’re shaking things up!! Based on member feedback, this year’s TEC will feature new and returning speakers from the meetings and events industry. The all-new TEC Marketplace, provides a supplier centered soiree where attendees and sponsors will share breaks and discover how each can benefit from a new or rekindled relationship.


TEC is the perfect way for partners to engage with planners and the meetings and events community. Announce your new products and services, generate leads, and extend brand awareness at the fastest growing central TX conference. The networking opportunities with leaders, peers and potential partners are outstanding and plentiful.


Be one of 10 exclusive Marketplace booth vendors where every break gives you an opportunity to make new connections and cultivate new leads at the Marketplace. Showcase and demo your newest products. Network during Welcome Networking Reception, lunch and brunch with attendees.


Featured Presenters

Michael Cerbelli
CEO & President
Cerbelli Creative
Michael Dominguez
Chief Sales Officer
MGM Resorts International
Michael Owen
Managing Partner
EventGenuity, LLC.

Speaker Showcase

Courtney Clark
Ross Bernstein
Sam Richter


8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Registration and Marketplace
We’ve dedicated more time for you to connect, explore, and discover throughout the day in the TEC Marketplace.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opening General Session
Michael Cerbelli, CEO & President
This incredible presentation has become a ‘can’t miss’ annual event in and of itself.
With “The Hot ListTM,” Michael identifies fresh trends in the ever-changing marketplace and showcases acts and innovations for enhanced experiential marketing. “Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot ListTM” is more than an education in the direction of event production, it is Michael’s way of giving back to the industry which has given him so much.

It’s been said that how ‘The Hot ListTM’ goes, so goes the industry. Michael himself has even become ‘the event within the event,’ posing for pictures with fans even as he orchestrates the magnificent happening. Michael’s secret? He loves what he does, and he loves to see others succeed. Michael never needs to be the life of the party; his dream is to bring life to your party.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Marketplace
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Education Sessions
Topics and speakers coming soon!
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marketplace Reception
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Experiential Sessions
Topics and speakers coming soon!
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Timer & VIP Reception
Invitation Only
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Welcome Reception
No time for Siesta, Let’s Fiesta!! Join us as we kick off the night with entertainment, food, drinks and some CHA, CHA, CHA. Ole’ with your peers, meeting experts, and TEC sponsors. Music provided by Jordan Kahn Orchestra
6:30 am - 7:00 am
Start your day with Namaste.
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Marketplace
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Speaker Showcase
Topics and speakers coming soon!
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Break & Marketplace
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brunch & Closing General Session
Is this thing on? Open Mic with Mike & Mike
A wide-ranging conversation about trends and issues facing the business events industry Commissions, emergency preparedness, room block poaching, cyber security, Wi-Fi at meetings, national and local economy, harmful legislation, GDPR... What’s keeping you up at night? Join Michael Dominguez, Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International, and Michael Owen, Managing Partner of EventGenuity, LLC. for a lively and informative chat around successes we can celebrate and challenges we face in our industry by examining what’s now, what’s next, and why you should care.


Luxury riverfront hotel with a Spanish colonial feel in the heart of San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Offering four onsite restaurants and bars, rejuvenate at the spa, enjoy the fitness center and full-service business. Energize in the fitness studio or take in the sites. Transition from day to evening at the hotel bar with signature cocktails and complimentary crudités.




Block your calendar and book your hotel. Special rates are available for a limited time. The block will close on October 10, 2018 or when all rooms are full, whichever occurs first. Please make your room reservations as soon as possible using the link below or by calling the hotel directly.



Single / Double $119
Triple $139
Quad $159
Book Now – Planner


Single / Double $179
Triple $199
Quad $219

Book Now – Supplier

Reservations Phone: 210-224-6500 ext. 1
Group Name: MPI TX Hill Country TEC


Reduced valet parking $25.00 per night for conference attendees.


Early Bird (Until July 15)


Planner – $200
Supplier – $275


Planner – $275
Supplier – $325

Standard Rates (Begins July 16)


Planner – $225
Supplier – $300


Planner – $300
Supplier – $375

Two Exclusive Early Registration Incentives

  1. Register Early!
    The first 50 registrations go into a drawing for a full refund of your admission! Register before July 15, 2018 to be eligible. The winner will be notified and refunded by July 30, 2018.
  2. Invite Your Friends!
    Get 5 colleagues to register by July 15, 2018 and your registration costs will be refunded! Have them include your name in the registration referral.

Attention Non-Members!

$ave with Membership and TEC Registration Package Pricing

Take advantage of a $50 discount off new MPI THCC membership when you join before September 30, 2018 and qualify for a $25 discount on your TEC member registration fee.

Complete 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Go to to join MPI THCC and enter discount code “MyFriendMPI” for the $50 discount on your membership.
  2. Within 2 business days you will receive the discount code from MPI THCC for $25 off TEC Registration.
  3. Return to the TEC Event Website to register for TEC using the code provided.


Sponsorship and Marketplace Opportunities

Interested in Sponsorship or becoming a Marketplace booth vendor?  Click below to download either the full TEC 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus or the Marketplace vendor information sheet.



TEC Sponsors

Partner Level

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference registration includes the following: Opening general session, all education sessions, Thursday lunch and welcome reception, brunch and closing general session on Friday and access to the Marketplace on Thursday and Friday.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration fees may not be pro-rated based on partial attendance.