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tue 9:00am - thu 5:00pm


Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

1101 Woodlawn Avenue

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Event Details

2019 Executive Conference

March 5-7, 2019

Georgetown, Texas

Tentative Program

Monday, March 4th

12pm – 4pm Registration: Vendor and Attendee

2:00pm – 5:00pm TFCA Board Meeting

5pm – 8pm Drinks on the patio (informal gathering)

Tuesday, March 5th

7:30am – 8:30am Registration: Vendor and Attendee

8:30am – 9:30am TFCA Awards Ceremony – sponsored by BRW Architects

9:30am – 9:45am Break

9:45am – 11am Keynote Address: ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically
Inspired Life

John O’Leary, St. Louis Missouri

John O’Leary Live Inspired

11am – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12pm Bringing the Fire Service Into the New Age Chief Paul Baxter

Fire Chief New South Wales, Australia

12pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm – 2:30pm The 2018 Santa Fe Incident: From The Perspective of the Incident

Chris Anderson
Santa Fe Fire & Rescue

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm Dealing With Difficult People
Chief Jerry Streich

Centennial Fire District, Minnesota

4:15pm – 4:30pm Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm TFCA Annual Business Meeting

5:30pm Adjourn

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Event:  Chiefs On The Square

Wednesday, March 6th

8:30am – 12:00pm Courage Under Fire

Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski
Santa Clara County FD, Santa Clara, CA

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm  – 3:00pm Finance for the Fire Chief: What Your City Manger/Council Want 
You To Know

Josh Selleck
City Manager, Kilgore, Texas

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm Breakouts:  Choose One of 3 Options

Option 1: Trends Internally and Externally in the Fire Services     Chief Paul Baxter

                Fire Chief New South Wales, Australia

Option 2: Leadership Lessons From the Company Officer

    Deputy Chief Daniel DeYear

    Dallas Fire Rescue

Option 3: New Chiefs Workshop

    Chief Patrick Shipp

    Webster Fire Department

5:00pm Adjourn

6:00pm – 8:30pm Evening Event: Tour of Round Rock Public Safety Facility

Thursday, March 7th

8:30am – 10:00am Preventing Legal Fires

John Murphy, JD

Deputy Chief (Ret.) Murphy Law Group, North Bend, WA

10:00am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 12:00pm The Inside Secrets of High Level Performers

Steve Cunningham

Founder, Read It For Me, Toronto, Canada

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm – 5:00pm Legislative Block

Legislative Update

Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, 

The Texas Tribune

Austin, Texas 

TFCA Report

Randy Cain, TFCA Lobbyist

Austin, Texas

Julie Acevedo, TFCA Lobbyist

Austin, Texas

Update on TDEM

Nim Kidd

Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M System

College Station, Texas

5:00pm Adjourn


TFCA - (512) 939-7277

Exhibitor Opportunities

Once again we are offering a flexible schedule for our exhibitors. Exhibit 1, 2 or 3 days – depending on your schedule and budget.  Please select your day to join us and register.

Event Location & Ticket Information
  • Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

    Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
    1101 Woodlawn Avenue
    Georgetown, TX 78628

    (737) 444-2700

    Room Block Expires 2/6/2019

    Booking Link with Room Block

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