General Information

The 2018 Annual Conference will be in Amarillo, Texas, on August 8-11.  Information will be posted in March 2018.


Join us at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront

for two and half days of great education and networking.

Register Here



Full Conference (early registration – $300 members / $325 nonmembers) – includes:

  • Opening reception and Texas Shoot-Out on Tuesday
  • All sessions starting Wednesday morning and concluding Friday morning
  • Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch on Wednesday
  • Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, and awards dinner on Thursday
  • Continental breakfast on Friday

Wednesday Only (early registration – $145 members / $170 nonmembers) – includes:

  • Opening reception and Texas Shoot-Out on Tuesday
  • All sessions on Wednesday
  • Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch on Wednesday

Thursday Only (early registration – $145 members / $170 nonmembers) – includes:

  • Opening reception and Texas Shoot Out-on Tuesday
  • All sessions on Thursday
  • Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch on Thursday (Awards dinner not included)

Guest rooms and sessions will be at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall. The rate is $159 per night for a king or a queen/queen. For reservations, call 214-771-3700 by July 20, and identify yourself as a 2017 Building Annual Conference participant. To book your room online, please visit the hotel’s reservation page for the BOAT conference.

HOTEL UPDATE:  Even though our special rate expired on July 20th, the hotel has added more rooms to our block at our rate of $159 until July 31st.  After July 31st, you can call Tracy Filo at 214-771-3700 ext. 5137 and see if she can still get you a room at BOAT’s rate.

Like all Texas cities, Rockwall has it’s own brand of Texas.  From main street to shopping to water sports, there is always something to do.  Check out any of these links for more information:  Visitrockwall, Rockwall Happenings, and Rockwall hotels.

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is emailed to by Tuesday, July 26. No refunds will be honored after that date.

Confirmations will be sent via email at least one week prior to the conference. Conference badges will be mailed to you in advance. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BADGE TO THE CONFERENCE.

Surface parking is complimentary at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront.  Valet parking is available for a fee.

The conference sessions have been submitted for ICC Preferred Provider CEU’s.  We will post here when official approval is received.

Rockwall does not have an airport so you will need to fly into Dallas Love Field (25 miles from the hotel) or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (38 miles from the hotel).  For information and directions, please look here.

The Texas Shoot-Out is a night to network and have fun.  The Shoot-Out this year will be at Shenaniganz – approximately 10 miles from the hotel.  The Texas Shoot-Out is FREE to all conference attendees and will include a reception, buffet dinner, bowling, and a choice of laser tag or go-kartz.  There will be a shuttle bus from the hotel to Shenaniganz and back.  If you plan to attend, please be sure to mark it on your registration form so that we may plan for your participation.

BOAT’s annual golf outing will be held at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club, 624 Country Club Dr., Rockwall, TX 75032.  The per person fee for the golf outing is $50, which includes lunch, range balls, and prize drawings. You may pay on-site but to reserve a spot and for more information, call Lawrence Crow at 972-880-9913.

If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including dietary restrictions (such as allergies or sensitivities to particular ingredients), mobility, or audio or visual aids, please contact BOAT’s coordinator, Lauren, at Thank you.

You may contract the TML Affiliate Services Department in the following ways:
Phone: 512-231-7400
Fax: 512-231-7494
Mail: 1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78754

You may also contact BOAT President Selso Mata at or 972-941-7212.

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