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 – 5:00 pm

Registration

Moody Ballroom Foyer

10:00 am

TxPPA Board Meeting

Board Room

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session: P-Cards from A-Z, Speaker: Jeff Spears

Ivy

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session: Construction Law in Texas, Speaker: Mikki Morris, JD

Vine

3:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshment Break

Moody Ballroom Foyer

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Conference Registration

Moody Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Opening Session: Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks with the TxPPA Board

 

Welcome by Mike Loftin, Assistant City Manager and CFO, City of Galveston 

Moody Ballroom

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Opening General Session: The Ten Best Things Mentors Taught Me for a Successful Career, Speaker: Craig Passey

Moody Ballroom

10:15 am – 10:30am

Afternoon Break

Moody Ballroom Foyer

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

General Session: Texas SmartBuy and Statewide Procurement/Statewide HUB Program Overview; Speakers: Lauryn Ott and Karen Cyphers, Comptroller's Office, Texas SmartBuy and Statewide HUB Program

Moody Ballroom Foyer

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (Provided)

Moody Ballroom I

1:30 pm – 2: 45 pm

General Session: Abnormal is the New Normal--Leading in an Unending World of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; Speaker: Ron Holifield, Chief Executive Officer - Strategic Government Resources (SGR)

Moody Ballroom

2:45 pm  – 4:00 pm

General Session:  RFPs as a Part of Procurement Excellence; Speaker: Dr. Brian Lines, Associate Professor – The University of Kansas 

Moody Ballroom

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

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

Vine

4:15 pm – 5:30pm

General Session: Annual TxPPA Purchasing Roundtable; Facilitator: Tim Slifka, Purchasing Manager – City of Southlake

Moody Ballroom

6:00 pm – 8:30pm

Opening Reception

Moody Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

Moody Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast

Moody Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Breakout Session I: Session A: The Value of UPPCC Certification; Speaker: Derrick Strand, Executive Director - UPPCC

Vine

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Breakout Session I: Session B: 5 Things I Wish I Knew: A Game Show Style Presentation on What Buyers Should Understand About Vendors and Vice Versa; Speaker: Dustin Lanier, CPPO, Founder – Civicinitiatives.com

Ivy

9:30 am – 10:45am

Breakout Session II: Session A: Energy Sustainability Solutions--Creating Savings for your Organization; Speaker: Bob Wooten, Tradition Energy Senior Consultant

Vine

9:30 am – 10:45am

Breakout Session II: Session B: Leveraging State Technology, Cybersecurity, and Telecommunications Resources; Speaker: Hershel Becker, Chief Procurement Officer – Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Ivy

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break

Moody Ballroom Foyer

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Breakout Session III: Session A: Negotiation in the New Age; Speaker: Craig Passey

Vine

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Breakout Session III: Session B: Session B: Topic: Resources and Strategies for Growing as a Procurement Professional; Speaker: Jordan Henson - NASPO

Ivy

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Vendor Extravaganza and Lunch (on Expo Floor)

Moody Ballroom

Thursday, July 14, 2022

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & General Session: What You Don't Know about Leasing Limits You!; Speaker: Jerry Haddad, D&M Leasing

Moody Ballroom

9:45am – 11:15 am

General Session: YELP for Procurement - The Power of Peer Reviews to Find Better Suppliers; Speaker: David Yarkin, Procurated

Moody Ballroom

To download the Program Schedule, click HERE.

(program subject to change)

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