2023 County Technology Conference

May 16 - 19, 2023

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

(In person or online)

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

The robust, member-shaped 2023 County Technology Conference agenda is split into two tracks to empower county officials & staff of all technical comfort levels with critical information about technology and cybersecurity. The conference will also offer opportunities for you to meet with your county colleagues and to learn how other counties tackle technology risks and challenges.


Join us in person or online as we continue to explore new ways to share important information with you and your county.

What Is a Hybrid Event?

A hybrid event is a conference that combines an in-person event with a virtual component. That means you can join us at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, or you can join in from the comfort of your office through a virtual conference platform.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird After April 21
In-Person County Official or Staff Member $230 $250
Virtual Registration $175 $175
In-Person Nonmember $500 $550
City, School or Special District $305 $325

Please make checks payable to the Texas Association of Counties.

Virtual Registration

Once you have registered for the virtual event, you will receive a personalized participation link to the virtual event that will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the program.

Note: Event confirmation emails will come from Events@Accelevents.com to the email address that was used to register for the event.

How to Access the Virtual Event Platform:

Conference attendees will need to access the internet and use a browser to log in and join the virtual event. Though almost all internet browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) should allow you to access the event, we've found that it works most smoothly in Google Chrome. Internet Explorer is not a supported browser for the event.

Google Chrome is a free download; however, some county information technology departments may require county staff to get approval before downloading new software.

Special Services

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

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 651-1000

$184 single/double, plus applicable tax
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Checkout: 11 a.m.

ROOM BLOCK OPENS DEC. 1 AT 8 A.M.

  • Once your online registration is complete, your confirmation email will include a link to make hotel reservations. Emails will be sent to the address on the registration form.
  • Conference registration is required to reserve a hotel room in the conference block. The hotel will not accept any call-in reservations.
  • Hotel reservations made without conference registration are subject to cancellation or an increased hotel rate.
  • Hotel reservations must be secured by April 24. After, all rooms are subject to availability and a price increase.
  • If you must cancel a room reservation, please notify Rachel Kucera. In the event of a waitlist, contacting her allows others an opportunity to stay at the host hotel.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY Reservations canceled 72 hours or more prior to the date of arrival receive a refund of the deposit, minus a $25 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the date of arrival forfeit the entire deposit of the first night's room and tax.

For any questions regarding individual reservations, please call Kalahari Reservations Department at (877) 525-2427.

PLEASE NOTE HOTEL POLICY ON CHECKS: Per Guests are required to mail the county/company check at minimum two (2) weeks prior to arrival (personal checks are not accepted). They are to be sent to Kalahari Round Rock (3001 Kalahari Blvd Round Rock, TX 78665), attn: Maribeth Galarpe - Finance with reservation confirmation numbers, first/last name, and payment instructions. We welcome prepayment with Purchase Orders as well.

PLEASE NOTE HOTEL POLICY ON LOA and TAX EXEMPT: Per our policy at Kalahari Resorts, we do not accept completed Letters of Authorization forms, Tax Exemption forms, nor Purchase Orders to be submitted to us at the hotel check-in. We have a dedicated team that approves these forms to ensure validity prior to attachment to the reservations prior to check-in. These forms should be submitted no later than 7 days in advanced to us at dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or fax them to 608-254-6116. We highly suggest that the attendees submit these forms at minimum two weeks in advanced prior to the hotel check in so our team can process them in a timely manner. Failure to follow this procedure may result in full room and tax charges to the attendees on their personal cards; since our Front Desk will not accept these forms at check-in. If you have any questions at all, I am attaching a link to our website that will bring you to our general policy page. for the entire resort, that explains our policies in full detail. (Link: https://www.kalahariresorts.com/pennsylvania/help/faq/)."

Tuesday, May 16
3-5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
Registration F
4-6 p.m.  Sponsor Set up
Pre-function 2
Wednesday, May 17
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
Registration F
8-9 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
Kalahari E
9-10 a.m. Welcome Keynote: Bridging Technology and County Business
Kalahari E
10-10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors
Pre-Function 2
10:30-11:30 a.m. Building a Technology Roadmap for Your County
Kalahari E
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
Kalahari E
12:30-1:30 p.m. BREAKOUTS
Track 1 – Legally Required Website Postings

Kalahari E

Track 2 – Managing Data Storage & Backups
Kalahari F-I
1:30-1:50 p.m. Break with Sponsors
Pre-Function 2
1:50-2:50 p.m. BREAKOUTS
Track 1 – Records Management, Retention & Open Records Requests

Kalahari E

Track 2 – Navigating Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Compliance
Kalahari F-I
2:50-3 p.m. Break
Pre-Function 2
3-4 p.m. Legislative Updates Impacting IT & Technology
Kalahari E
4-6 p.m. Kick Off Reception with Sponsors
Pre-Function 2&3
6 p.m. Dinner on your own
Thursday, May 18
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
Registration F
8-9 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
Kalahari E
9-10 a.m. General Session: Remediating Cyber Vulnerabilities: There's a Problem… Now What?
Kalahari E
10-10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors
Pre-function 2
10:30-11:30 a.m. BREAKOUTS
Track 1 – Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning for Officials & Non-IT Staff

Kalahari E

Track 2 – Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning for IT Staff
Kalahari F-I
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
Kalahari E
12:30-1:30 p.m. Hacking Demonstration
Kalahari E
1:30-1:50 p.m. Break with Sponsors
Pre-function 2
1:50-2:50 p.m. BREAKOUTS
Track 1 – Email & Password Security Best Practices

Kalahari E

Track 2 – Budgeting for IT Projects
Kalahari F-I
2:50-3:15 p.m. Break with Sponsors
Pre-function 2
3:15-4:15 p.m. General Session: Technology Policies: Developing Policies for Officials & Non-IT Staff for Your County
Kalahari E
6-9 p.m. Dinner/Activity
Event Barn at the Kalahari
Bowling at B-Lux
Friday, May 19
8-11:15 a.m. Registration Desk Open
Registration F
8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
Kalahari E
9-10 a.m. Implementing Policies for Officials & Non-IT Staff
Kalahari E
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Closing General Session
11:15 a.m. Adjourn

*Agenda subject to change

Applications for continuing education credit are submitted to each governing body listed below. Upon approval, the number of continuing education hours will be posted. Please check back often for updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors Pending
Commissioners Pending
County and District Clerks Pending
County Judges Not Approved by Texas Judicial Academy
Justice of the Peace Pending
PHRs and SPHRs Pending
Purchasing Agents Pending
Sheriffs and Constables (TCOLE) Pending
Tax Assessor-Collectors Pending
Treasurers Pending
Attorneys (MCLE) Pending

Registration Cancellation

All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) Refunds requested before April 21 are subject to a $10 processing fee. Refunds after April 21 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one‑half of the registration fee. No refund will be honored after May 16. Please email Nino Miranda or fax (512) 477‑1324 to cancel your conference registration.​

Hotel Cancellation

If you must cancel a room reservation, please notify Rachel Kucera. In the event of a waitlist, this allows others opportunity to stay at the host hotel.

Your Connection to County Government

Click here to view the available sponsorships. Please email the completed form to Rachel Kucera to secure your spot!

NEW this year! Sponsors can now complete paperwork and pay with a credit card online!

First, log in to the TAC member portal at the top right corner of the TAC homepage. Next, locate the 2023 County Technology Conference in the Calendar of Events and click "Register." Then, choose sponsorship opportunities to add your preferred sponsorship options. Once the registration is complete, Rachel Kucera will follow up to confirm and get your hotel room needs.

First-Time Users

  • Click "Forgot username?"
  • Enter your email address and click "Submit."
  • Check your inbox for a TAC email with your username and logon instructions.

If you receive a message that your email address cannot be found:

  • Click "Create a new account."
  • Enter required fields.*
  • Click "Save."

Return Users

  • Log in with your username (email address) and password.

Registration Assistance

  • For more information, please contact Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974.

Sponsorship cancellations must be made in writing before April 1, 2023, to receive a 50% refund. Any sponsorship that requires a company logo to be printed on a promotional item or on multiple print pieces will be final upon receipt of payment and cancellations are not permitted. Sponsors canceling after April 1 are responsible for payment in full or may jeopardize future sponsorship opportunities.

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