Conference of the County Investment Academy

June 29 - July 1, 2020

Moody Gardens Hotel
Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

As a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Conference of the County Investment Academy, scheduled for June 29-July 1, at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

For more information, contact Deanna Auert or Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974.

Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
(888) 388-8484

Education Co-Sponsor

The Conference of the County Investment Academy brings together investment officers, economists and other experts to discuss the leading influences on the current economy and timely trends in investing. This training is open to all county officials and staff who want to learn more about county investment operations. The annual conference features roundtable discussions by portfolio size to meet your investing needs. Join us for 15 hours of timely public funds investing topics.

Continuing Education/Prerequisites

The McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University is the education co-sponsor of the Conference of the County Investment Academy. There are no prerequisites to attend this program.

Fifteen hours of continuing education is approved for County Investment Academy members. CPAs, auditors, treasurers, clerks, commissioners and tax assessor-collectors may also earn credit toward mandatory continuing education requirements.

County Investment Academy

The County Investment Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University to work together in the planning of education programs for county officials and employees.

  • Membership in the Academy is acquired through completion of the Basics of County Investments Course, or completion of a previous County Investment Officer (CIO) Level I course.
  • Fifteen Academy hours per calendar year are required to maintain membership, with five outside hours and five carryover hours allowed per year.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird After June 6th
County Official or Employee $225 $250
City, School or Special District $280 $305
Non-Government $500 $500
     
1-Day Registration, Tuesday, June 30th Only $125 $125

Please make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please complete a sponsorship form or contact Deanna Auert for sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Sponsorships over $1,500 include a complimentary exhibit booth.

Special Services

To ensure that our conference is ADA accessible to all, please contact Deanna Auert or Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974 if you need assistance.

Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
(888) 388-8484

Moody Gardens is the host hotel. To receive the $179 single/double conference room rate, call (888) 388-8484 and ask for the "Texas Association of Counties" room block. You may also make your hotel reservation online.

Please reserve your hotel room before the group rate cutoff of June 6th, after which availability and rates are no longer guaranteed.

Parking

Self-parking: Complimentary

Monday, June 29
5-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 30
Noon-1 p.m. Recognition Luncheon
Monday, June 29
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
1-5 p.m. General Session
5-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 30
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.-4 p.m. General Session
Noon-1 p.m. Recognition Luncheon
Wednesday, July 1
7:30-8 a.m. Morning Coffee & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon General Session

The McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University is the education co-sponsor of the 2020 Conference of the County Investment Academy.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors Pending
Treasurers Pending
Clerks Pending
Commissioners Pending
County and District Clerks Pending
Tax Assessor-Collectors Pending

All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable). Refunds requested before June 6 are subject to a $10 processing fee. Refunds after June 6 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee. No refund requests will be honored after July 15. Please email Nino Miranda or fax (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration.

Join us in Galveston this June as the County Investment Academy brings together investment officers, economists and other experts to discuss the leading influences on the current economy and timely trends in investing. This is a prime opportunity to display your goods and services to decision-makers in county government.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Please complete a sponsorship form or contact Deanna Auert for sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.​​ Sponsorships over $1500 include a complimentary exhibit booth.

Booth Specifications

A standard space will be a 6' table with two chairs and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Exhibit space can NOT be selected until we receive both a signed sponsor form and full payment.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 29
9 a.m.-noon Exhibitor Setup
Noon-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, June 30
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours (closed during lunch)
4 p.m. Exhibit Hall teardown
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