Forum offers educational opportunities to public pension system trustees and administrators

TEXPERS is sharing a recipe for returns during TEXPERS' 2018 Summer Educational Forum Aug. 12-14 in San Antonio. Registration is open online for the forum, titled "Texas Pension Chili: A Recipe for Returns," through July 30. 

Members can register to attend the conference in person at the venue site, The Grand Hyatt hotel. Those who want to stay at the hotel should book a room by July 20 to receive the best available rate in TEXPERS' room block. 
Click here to register for the forum through TEXPERS' website. After registering for the forum online, a confirmation email will include a link to reserve hotel rooms. 
The forum's popular roundtable discussions ask the question, “What keeps you up at night?” and invite your peers from other systems to put their heads together to help solve your problems. Five concurrent roundtables are set: Executive Directors/CIOs, Benefits, Disability, Communications and Small Fund Administration.
Also, author and speaker Beth Ziesenis is sure to become your nerdy best friend as she shows you how to put the technology at your fingertips together to make your life easier at work and home. Known for her blog, Your Nerdy Best Friend, Ziesenis will walk you through a day in the life of a technology-obsessed public employee.

You'll learn how a professional nerd solves a security crisis before 10 a.m., learns to make more of a lunch hour with a set of virtual hands, saves money on software before a staff meeting and brings the team together online before the day is done.

Then, in “Secret Tech Weapons for Public Employees,” Ziesenis will show you how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional-level graphics and wow your colleagues. This high-energy session will give you more than 30 tools that will leave people asking, "How do they do that?" You'll discover low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right away.

A few more conference highlights still in development:
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 – Advanced Trustee Training
  • Sunday, Aug. 12 – Golf Tournament at The Quarry, pre-conference non-golfers workshop, Member's dinner party with a Taste of San Antonio.
  • Monday, Aug. 13 – Keynote presentation, general sessions and breakout sessions. Also, an inspiring luncheon by keynote speaker Chad Hymas that you won't want to miss
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Roundtable discussions, sessions, and conference adjournment after lunch.
Be on the lookout for more information about TEXPERS' Educational Forum. Click to learn more about the forum and to register.
The annual educational forum is just one of the professional development opportunities TEXPERS' provides trustees and administrators of public employee pensions systems statewide. Visit to learn more.


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