TIADA CONFERENCE & EXPO

July 24-26, 2022 Kalahari Resort Round Rock, Texas

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the TIADA Conference & Expo? Simply put, it is your opportunity to improve your business. The best education, connections with the top operators in the state, an Expo with 100+ relevant and motivated vendors – it’s all here set against the newest resort in Texas – the Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock, Texas.

We are proud to welcome auto dealers in all lines of business from all across the country to our conference.

What are the dates and location of the Conference?

The Conference will take place from July 25-27, 2021 and will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas.

Who should attend?

Automobile dealers of all types from across the country attend our conference. While some of our education is geared specifically toward Texas independent automobile dealers, if you sell used cars in the US you will benefit from this conference. We have something for seasoned owners and top level managers as well as the newest person in sales, IT, collections, make ready or compliance. 

How much will it cost to register for the full conference?

That depends. For association dealer members it costs $595 to register, but we do offer an early bird rate that will save you $100 if you pull the trigger before Friday, June 18. We also offer tiered pricing, so the more people you bring, the more you save.

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Are there special hotel rates for attendees?

Absolutely. Special rates are available at the Kalahari Resort. Discounted guestrooms are available for $199/night with a waived resort fee for TIADA Conference attendees.
Please contact the hotel directly to book your room.  Call 512.651.1000 or book online. Must be reserved on or before June 18th to receive discounted rate. Room reservations that are canceled 72 hours, or more, prior to arrival to receive full refund less $30.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival forfeits entire deposit.  No-shows will also be charged one night’s room & tax.

Does the hotel provide airport shuttle service?

No, the Kalahari Resort does not provide airport shuttle service. Click here for alternative transportation.

Can I bring friends and family?

Hey, it’s a resort! Bring your spouse, guests, and kids if that makes it easier for you to attend and let them enjoy the Kalahari Resort.  And, to make it even more enjoyable for you, we have options to purchase extra Expo Hall passes and awards dinner tickets if you want to bring the family to any of those events too.

 

Can I register for just one day?

Yes, one day dealer passes are available for $300 (and $400 for non-members).

Can I attend if I am from another state?

Yes, the word is out, TIADA has one of the best if not the best conference in the country and we traditionally have dealers from other states attend our conference. And, if you are a member of your state’s association you are eligible to attend for the Texas IADA member rate.

Should I attend if I am a franchise dealer?

Yes, if you have a significant pre-owned operation and you’re looking for compliance training or industry best practices you will find the best and the brightest business talent at our conference. Make sure you send someone from your dealership and if you are a member of TADA you can attend for the TIADA member rate.

Can I register for the conference if I am an associate member (vendor)?

Associate members are welcome to register for the conference, but only in conjunction with a sponsorship. However, our sponsorships are limited and we usually sell out pretty early. Secure your sponsorship soon so you don’t miss out.

What is the suggested attire?

We suggest you wear business casual attire most of the time but keep in mind this is a resort and it is July in Texas so make sure you are comfortable throughout the day. If you plan to attend the Awards Banquet on Tuesday night, it’s a little dressy; a jacket for the men and that dress you never get to wear for the ladies.

Is there a cancellation policy?

As long as you let us know by July 16th we provide a full refund. After that date, we can offer credit toward other TIADA events.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Sure, we can’t imagine not attending but we know things come up. If you can’t make it we will be happy to transfer your registration. Just notify us as soon as you can so we can make the new attendee feel welcome.

How do I register for the conference?

You can register online or by calling us at 512-244-6060.

What kind of education can I expect at the Conference?

The heart and soul of the TIADA Conference is our education – over 30 hours’ worth, in just two days. While the quantity is impressive, attendees always leave talking about the quality.

From owners and GM’s to your newest greenhorn staffers, the TIADA Conference has something for everyone.

LEARNING TRACKS – On Monday you’ll find 15 hours of quality education, with concurrent sessions offered across five different time slots. Learning tracks will include; BHPH, Special Finance & Retail, Compliance, Management and Technology.

DEALER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS – These discussions are held BY dealers FOR dealers, creating a remarkably open environment where some of the top professionals in the state will discuss best practices, share their honest opinions about the industry, and give you a chance to do so as well.

THE LEARNING LABRATORY – Here you will find 15 hours of education offered in a variety of learning environments that include: Live Podcasts, Hands-on Demonstrations, Cars & Coffee and Panel Discussions.

Will this convention be in person?

Yes! This is an in person event and we cannot wait to see each and every one of you.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

We will monitor face-covering guidelines and will provide any updates prior to the conference.

What precautions is the Kalahari Resort implementing for the safety and health of hotel guests?

The Kalahari Resort has implemented several protocols to keep you safe and healthy during these times. Check them out here.