Our two-day Annual Conference, created and led by industry leaders, follows a format of dynamic, 20-minute sessions designed to encourage conversation and inspire professional advancement. This year’s theme centers around the concept of conscious leadership. In each session, conference speakers share their own unique perspectives on mindful, authentic, and impactful leadership. Conference registration and our discounted room block open September 3rd.
- Learn Best-Practices
- Discuss Leadership
- Honor Excellence
- Explore San Antonio
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Annual Conference is Free for Members
14th Annual Magna Stella® Awards Dinner
The Magna Stella® Awards program recognizes in-house excellence in Texas corporations, organizations and government agencies. Stella winners are shining examples of the type of leadership the Forum strives to exemplify in its membership. This year’s winners will receive their awards at the 14thAnnual Magna Stella® Awards Dinner on the first night of the annual conference. To learn more about the awards and how to attend this year’s dinner, click on the button below.
This year, we return to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Nestled on 300 acres of historic ranch land, this spa and resort offers a unique blend of countryside relaxation and casual elegance. Experience Texas-sized hospitality with the inviting charm of a country ranch house, and the amenities of a luxury resort. Enjoy a retreat that feels a world away but is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the San Antonio airport and River Walk.
Hotel reservations may be made directly with Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa by calling 1-800-233-1234 or online here. Take advantage of the Forum’s discounted room rate of $230 (plus taxes). The room block is limited, so please make your reservations early. All reservations are final after Friday, October 25th. After this date, no room refunds will be provided by the hotel.
This year’s two-day format begins with a keynote luncheon speaker on Thursday, November 14th and concludes mid-day Friday, November 15th. Stay tuned for schedule updates as conference speakers and details are announced!
Thursday, November 14, 2019
|12:30 PM - 2:00 PM||Kick-off Welcome Luncheon|
|2:05 PM - 2:25 PM||Talk 1|
|2:25 PM - 2:45 PM||Talk 2|
|2:45 PM - 3:15 PM||Networking Break w/ Snacks|
|3:20 PM - 3:40 PM||Talk 3|
|3:40 PM - 4:00 PM||Talk 4|
|4:00 PM - 4:05 PM||Thank You & Housekeeping|
|6:00 PM||Magna Stella Awards Dinner|
Friday, November 15, 2019
|8:15 AM - 8:55 AM||Networking Breakfast|
|9:00 AM - 9:10 AM||Gathering, Thank You & Housekeeping|
|9:10 AM - 9:30 AM||Talk 5|
|9:30 AM - 9:50 AM||Talk 6|
|9:50 AM - 10:10 AM||Talk 7|
|10:10 AM - 10:30 AM||Networking Break w/ Snacks|
|10:35 AM - 10:55 AM||Talk 8|
|10:55 AM - 11:15 AM||Talk 9|
|11:15 AM - 11:30 AM||Thank You, Evaluations, Prize Drawings & Save the Date for 2020|
|2:30 PM - 5:00 PM||After Conference Event (optional)|
Stay tuned as we release our 2019 conference speakers as we get closer to the event! Last year’s conference speakers included: Mayor Steve Adler, Justice Eva Guzman, Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, Dr. Ethan Burris, David R. McAtee II, Speaker Joe Strauss, Debbie Epstein Henry, Evan Smith, Janet M. Bawcom, and Senator Kirk Watson.