57th Annual Texas Branch Annual Meeting

  • 20 Feb 2019
  • 22 Feb 2019
  • Arlington, Texas


  • If sending multiple members over different days, please record their names, contact information and the day each member has chosen.

    Registration increases to $165 after January 30, 2019.
  • Prices increase on January 30, 2019 to $195.
  • Meeting registration includes a table with electricity and two exhibitor members. The second exhibitor member name will be added on site. For over two exhibitors, register additional guest exhibitors below.

    Please note: Meeting registration is for the meeting only. For membership renewal visit Membership Renewal tab at www.tbaalas.net.

    Price increases to $165 for table after January 30, 2019.
  • If you are attending for one day only, please specify the date you are attending within the registration form.

    Registration fee increases to $105, after January 30, 2019.
  • We are looking forward to a great social!
    Please only select this option if you are being taken by a registered attendee or bringing a guest to join us for the Social Event only.

Registration is closed
57th Texas Branch AALAS Annual Meeting     Sheraton on the Hill in Arlington

Veterinary Technicians, Animal Care Takers, Supervisors, Trainers, Administrators, Veterinarians and Vendors join us in Arlington on February 20-22, 2019 for our 57th Annual Meeting!

Early registration is open until January 30th.  Register early for registration.

Speak Up: We Are All Part of the Puzzle

Meeting Schedule is available here.

Necropsy Wetlab

Animal Resources Prep Course

Leadership Training-Difficult Conversations

Tecniplast Keynote Speaker- Cindy Buckmaster

Dr. Buckmaster holds a Master's Degree in Science Education and a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior. She is currently the Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Cindy is an author for the public outreach column in the Lab Animal journal. Her involvement in the lab animal community spans a wide range of educational, advocacy, and public outreach organizations, as she is a member of the National Animal Interest Alliance Board of Directors, the Chair of Americans for Medical Progress, the President of the Texas Society for Biomedical Research, a Past President of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange, and a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Join us in participating in the Silent Auction!  A fun activity for a great cause.  Support our Technicians.  Click here for the submission form.

Interested in volunteering?  We are looking for people to help with the AREA program.  Click here for details for AREA volunteer options.

Click here to help with the Silent Auction!

Wednesday Feb 20th- Join us for a great time at the VIP Choctaw Lounge for our evening social.  We have the private lounge reserved and access to select gaming facilities.  Roundtrip transportation provided!  

Exhibitor Information- click here.

Embassy Suites San Marcos

Set just a short drive from the bustling center of downtown San Marcos, the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa is a contemporary and spacious hotel that offers more space and flexibility during your stay.

Each of the San Marcos hotel’s 283 two-room suites provides a superb range of modern hotel amenities, including two flat-screen TVs and wired and wireless internet access. Whether you want to dine on a free made-to-order breakfast or prepare one yourself using the suite’s mini refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker, our hotel in San Marcos, TX is designed to give you more freedom.

After a long day, plunge into the heated outdoor swimming pool or stay active in the fitness center, fully equipped with weights and cardio machines. Sip a drink and meet with colleagues at the complimentary Evening Reception*, or enjoy delicious dishes at this San Marcos hotel’s restaurant, the Rocky River Grille.

Deadline for TBAALAS group discount is January 28, 2020.  Meeting rate is $159 night.

Use this Link to register for the hotel.

Exhibitor Information packet including hotel shipping information

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa

1001 E. McCarty Lane

San Marcos, TX 78666


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