Texas Public Purchasing Association
2022 Summer Conference Schedule

Moody Gardens | Galveston, Texas
July 11 – 14, 2022 

The following provides a detailed schedule of the 2022 Summer Conference. Be sure to check back as additional details are added.

Monday, July 11, 2022
10:00 am                      TxPPA Board Meeting
1:00 pm                        Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Seminar 1 - Topic: P-Card, Speaker: Jeff Spears (Potential Hours: 4)
  • Seminar 2 - Topic: Construction Law in Texas, Speaker: Mikki Morris, JD (Potential Hours: 4)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
7:30 am – 8:15 am        Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                      Welcome by Mike Loftin, Assistant City Manager and CFO, City of Galveston 
                                      (Potential Hours: 0.75)

8:15 am – 10:00 am      Opening General Session
                                      Speaker: Craig Passey
                                      (Potential Hours: 0.75)

10:15 am – 12:00 pm    General Session: Statewide HUB Program
                                      Speaker: Maya Ingram, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - HUB
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.75)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm        General Session
                                      Speaker: Ron Holifield, Chief Executive Officer - Strategic Government Resources (SGR
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm        General Session: Center for Procurement Excellence
                                      Speaker: Dr. Brian Lines, Associate Professor – The University of Kansas 
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm        Information Session on TxPPA Board
                                      Presenter: Cindy White, TxPPA President; Director of Purchasing – Collins County Community
                                      College

4:15 pm – 5:30pm         General Session: Roundtable
                                      Speaker: Tim Slifka, Purchasing Manager – City of Southlake
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm        Opening Reception

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
7:00 am – 7:30 am        Breakfast

7:30 am – 9:15 am        Breakout Session I
                                      Session A: 5 Things I Wish I Knew—A Game Show Style Presentation on What Buyers
                                      Should Understand about Vendors and Vice Versa
                                      Speaker: Derrick Strand, Executive Director – UPPCC
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

                                      Session B
                                      Speaker: Dustin Lanier, CPPO, Founder – Civicinitiatives.com
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

9:30 am – 10:45am       Breakout Session II
                                      Session A: Sustainability
                                      Speaker: Bob Wooten, Tradition Energy Senior Consultant
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

                                      Session B
                                      Speaker: Hershal Becker, Chief Procurement Officer – Texas Department of Information
                                      Resources (DIR)
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

11:00 am – 12:15 pm    Breakout Session III
                                      Session A
                                      Speaker: Craig Passey
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

                                       Session B
                                       Speaker: Matthew Oyer, Chief Learning Officer - NASPO
                                       (Potential Hours: 1.25)

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm      Vendor Extravaganza and Lunch

5:00 pm                         Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:30 am – 8:45 am        General Session: Leasing in General: Pros/Cons – Things to Look For
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

9:00 am – 10:15 am      General Session
                                      Speaker: David Yarken, Founder + CEO - Procurated
                                      (Potential Hours: 1.25)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm    Purchasing Roundtable Agency Discussion
                                      Moderator: Alan Phillips, Alvin Community College

The schedule can also be downloaded as a PDF file for printing.

(program subject to change)

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