Annual Convention & Trade Show

Plan to join us on October 11 & 12, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton - Austin

Registration Information

Click Here to Register Attendees
Click Here to Register For Golf
Click Here to Register for a Booth
Click Here for a Booth Map Note: 1-12 are the Large Booths


Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton - Austin

6505 IH-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752

Tel: 1-512-454-3737

Hotel Reservations

Call by 9/19/18 for TBFAARate of $149 per night for Suites 

Call 800-866-3126 Give code TBF
Book Hotel Room Online


For More Information Contact

Brad Shipp- 877-908-2322     Email
Mary Edmonson713.799.3022 Email
Kelly Ryan - 210-491-3400      Email

Join Us for the TBFAA Golf Event on October 10, 2018

Schedule of Events

Subject to Change
Day & Time Event Location Description
WEDNESDAY 10/10/18
10:30am to 5pm Golf Golf Club at Star Ranch 10:30 – Check in table opens
11:00 - Putting Contest starts.  Cost is $5.00 – Winner gets $100 Gift Certificate
11:45 -  Fajita lunch with all the fixings
1:00 – Shotgun start for Tournament
3-5pm NESA Board Meeting Robertson  
THURSDAY 10/11/18
7am-2pm Registration Registration Desk  
7:30-9am Opening Networking Breakfast Phoenix North Meet and greet your fellow attendees
10-1pm Exhibitor Setup Phoenix South/Central  
8:30-9:20am TBFAA Legislative Updates Austin Chris Russell, TBFAA Legislative Chair & Dean McWilliams, TBFAA Lobbyist - Updates will be given on Legislation.
8:30-9:20am 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Dewitt Mitch Reitman- Learn how several provisions affect security companies and individuals (especially outside salespeople).
8:30-9:20am Security Evolved Dezavala Shay Webb, Alula - A presentation on the rapidly evolving security industry and how to stay relevant. 
9:30-10:20am Power G Technology Austin DSC
9:30-10:20am Surge Protection Fundamentals
Chris Ralston, DITEK - Why using surge protection is critical on all sensitive electronic security and life safety equipment. Topics to be covered include the causes and effects of power surges, surge protection technology and how SPD’s work; as well as determining the correct SPD for different applications, system design, installation and proper grounding techniques.
9:30-10:20am The Dealer – Why Add Video Services?
Nicola Oakie, Director of National Sales, NMC – Discuss reasons to add video services, applicable standards and platforms.
10:30am-11:20am Fire Updates Austin State Fire Marshal’s office
10:30am-11:20am TBFAA Risk Reduction Program: Stop Being a Victim of the Insurance Marketplace. Dewitt Brian Villari & Josh Marvel, Consolidated Insurance- Learn from industry experts about the TBFAA Risk Reduction program, state of the market, how to take back control of your insurance renewal and what coverages you should and should not have as a security professional.
10:30am-12:20am FARA- Alarm Coordinators Meeting Dezavala  
11:30am-12:20pm TBFAA Membership Meeting Austin TBFAA will hold elections, vote on bylaws changes and members can ask questions. All are welcome.
12:30- 1:20pm Keynote Lunch & Phoenix North  
1:30-2:20pm Private Security and Code Updates Austin DPS Private Security Bureau
  Industry Roundtable
3:30-6:30pm TBFAA Trade Show Phoenix South/Central See the latest tech and make new contacts and catch up with established ones.
6:30-7:30pm Presidents Networking Reception Dovers Meet and greet your fellow attendees
7:30-9:30pm TBFAA Roast & Toast Dinner Phoenix North Join us to honor and roast Kathleen Schraufnagel - it is sure to be a unique and unforgettable evening.
9:30pm-Midnight No Host Party Bar Sometimes the informal networking it the best networking.
FRIDAY 10/12/18
7-11:15am Registration
  Registration Desk
7:30-9am Networking Breakfast Phoenix North Meet and greet your fellow attendees
9-9:50am Networking principles applied to today's surveillance projects Dewitt Tony Lujan- Tough Dog Security Systems - In this class you will learn how to apply LAN principles to a successful installation
9-10:50am Harnessing Millennials: The Market and The Talent Austin Aaron Thomas, DMP - Learn to identify products and services to alarm offerings in order to attract largest consumer base in the market –then how to hire young talent to accomplish effective business evolution.
10-10:50am National Electrical Code Dewitt  
11am-11:50am Designing for Intelligibility And Efficiency Austin Paul Mitchell – Eaton Life Safety & Mass Solutions - At the completion of this course, attendees will understand and be able to communicate Intelligibility as it relates to Mass Notification Systems (MNS). Additionally, the attendees will understand design considerations for Intelligibility, Industry Standards used in the design of Intelligibility.  Attendees will also learn light pulse duration codes and the benefits of implementing a state-of-the-art LED and high fidelity solution for an energy efficient Fire Alarm and Mass Notification Systems
11am-11:50am Ethics    
Noon-2pm TBFAA Board Meeting Robertson