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The Excitement is Building...

Jul 26, 2013

by Brom Hoban, TSSA Director of Communications

I recently attended a TSSA board of directors meeting at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, the site of our upcoming fall conference Big Ideas in Self Storage (October 27-29).

I was very impressed by the site, and I think you will be too. For starters, it’s very luxurious and located in the heart of The Woodlands, near fine dining and shopping. only 30 minute access to downtown Houston, the location offers easy access to entertainment and outdoor activities.

But enough on the location. What I’m really excited about is our conference and trade show. Talking with board members, along with our Director of Education, Sonnia Montemayor, it’s clear that we have a great line-up of sessions and speakers, headed by celebrity Bill Rancic, our keynote speaker.

Our education committee has worked hard to put together a great event for you, and we haven’t forgotten the social side either.

Here’s what you can expect:

Choose from four educational tracks:

  • Multi/Urban Facility Owners
  • Single/Rural Facility Owners
  • Managers
  • Developers

How-To Tech Talks in the iLounge
These are short, quick how-to educational sessions on technology.  Learn from your peers how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook; ask questions that will help you get the most from your smartphone; what's the latest on Google+, etc.  Some sessions will be pre-defined, others will be more organic and attendee-driven.

Training on Microsoft Office Products to help you be more productive, create professional correspondence and marketing materials!  You'll also have the chance to try out the new tablets during the trade show.

Round Table Discussions
Due to popular demand, the Round Table Discussions will be offered on both Monday and Tuesday!  The expanded time for these discussion groups will give you time to catch more of the interesting topics presented.

Networking & Socializing
Meet us on the rooftop of Crush, located just a short block from the hotel.  This wine lounge boasts the best views in The Woodlands. With fabulous views, large selection of beverages and delicious appetizers, we're anticipating a fun afternoon for everyone!  Be sure to sign up for Sunday afternoon's Uncorked! A Party on the Rooftop!

Also, don't forget to sign up for the Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Sunday evening.  Proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston.  This event is a must for making new connections and meeting up with old friends.

Stay tuned for more updates on the conference, and I look forward to seeing you there!

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