2013 TAA Conference
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“[Dannelle and Joanne] You have greatly reduced my fear about the process! Many thanks!”
— Conference Participant of TAA Conference Workshop: Using a Journal for Research & Writing by Dannelle Stevens and Joanne Cooper

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Q: Do I have to be a TAA member to attend?

No, you do not have to be a member. TAA annual conferences are open to members and non-members. Non-member registration includes a one-year membership in TAA. Members receive a discount on registration.

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Q: What do registration fees include?

Two-day registration is $125 for members and $155 for non-members and includes all workshops and sessions, continental breakfast both days, and the Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Saturday.

One-day registration is $75 for members and $105 for non-members and includes all workshops, sessions, meals and events held that day.

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Q: Can I register for just one day?

Yes. The one-day rate for TAA members is $75 ($105 for non-members).

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Q: If I am speaking, do I have to register? Pay for registration?

Please visit the Speaker Information page.

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Q: How do I know if I’m registered?

All attendees will receive an email confirmation, if an email is provided, or mail confirmation if no email address is provided. This confirmation/receipt verifies your contact information and how much you have paid. Attendees that register online are urged to print the receipt copy of their registration to keep for their records. If you do not receive an email or mail confirmation, please contact TAA headquarters at TextandAcademicAuthors@taaonline.net or (727) 563-0020.

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Q: Where do I pick up my registration materials?

Attendees can pick up their registration materials at the Registration Desk starting Friday morning. See the conference schedule for details.

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Q: Can I bring a guest to the Awards Ceremony Luncheon?

Yes. You can purchase a guest luncheon ticket when you register for the conference. A guest luncheon ticket is $35.

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Q: Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes. Please indicate on your registration form if you prefer a vegetarian or kosher meal.

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Q: What is the appropriate dress for the conference?

Business casual.

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Q: How can I learn more about the program?

Visit the Program page.

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Q: What networking opportunities are available at the conference?

The TAA conference features the following networking opportunities:

  • Networking Hospitality Suite Thursday and Friday Evenings
  • Small-group Roundtable Discussions on Friday

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Q: How do I sign up to meet with a mentor?

Online mentoring sign-up is now closed. More information will be provided at the conference.

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Q: What are Roundtable Discussions?

Roundtable Discussions are small-group moderated discussions on specific topics. All Roundtable Discussions are held during the same time in the same meeting room. Space at a particular roundtable is first-come, first-served.

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Q: How can I stay informed about the conference prior to attending?

Visit the conference website often! An Announcements area in the left-hand column will feature news and important deadlines.

You can also follow TAA’s Twitter page and enter the “hashtag” #2013TAA in the search box to see all “tweets” on the 2013 TAA Conference. A 2013 TAA Conference Twitter Feed also appears in the left column of the conference home page.

“Like” the 2012 TAA Conference Facebook page, where the latest conference news and deadlines will be posted.

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Q: What airport should I use?

Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

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Q: What are my ground transportation options from the airport to hotel?

The Silver Legacy Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport and hotel. Shuttles run daily from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight every 30 minutes. The shuttle leaves the hotel at the hour and half hour and picks up at the airport at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Upon your arrival at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, proceed to the baggage claim area and follow the signage directing you to the general airport shuttle area to board the Silver Legacy shuttle.

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Q: Are there parking fees at the hotel?

The Silver Legacy Hotel offers free parking. Complimentary valet service is also available. In addition, Silver Legacy's valet can accommodate oversized vehicles such as RVs and boats at an off property location.

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Q: What are the dining options at the Silver Legacy Hotel?

Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse. Open daily 5 p.m. until closing. Sunday Champagne Brunch, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  

Fairchild’s Oyster Bar. Open daily at 11 a.m.

Flavors! the Buffet. Open daily at 8 a.m.

Café Sedona. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Fresh Express Food Court. Open Friday 4:30-10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Monday-Thursday.

Sips Coffee & Tea. Open Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Open 24 hours Friday-Saturday.

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Q: How can I learn more about Reno?

Visit the Silver Legacy Hotel’s Reno Attractions page

Visit the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority page

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