Convention Information

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Key Dates

Convention Dates – Sunday, October 20 – Thursday, October 24, 2019

Registration – Thursday, June 13 – Thursday, August 8, 2019

Actives, Associate, Emeritus and Guests notified of Pre-Post – Week of July 22 (and earlier as able)

Payment for Pre-Post for final confirmation due – By August 12 (if not received, waiting list activated)

All attendees notified of Half & Full Day Tours – Week of August 12

Last Day to Cancel Without Admin Penalty – August 8, 2019

Last Day to Cancel With Admin Penalty of $150 – Wednesday, August 14, 2019

No refunds – Thursday, August 15, 2019


Actives – $495
Associate – $995
Emeritus – $1095
Guest* – $695


Member Registration Fee Includes:

– Ground transportation to/from hotel
– Four night stay
– All meals (Sunday evening through Thursday morning)
– All professional development sessions
– Marketplace
– Awards dinner
– One full-day tour or two half-day tours
– Chapter and Council meetings
– SATW business meeting
– Opening reception Sunday evening
– Farewell dinner Wednesday evening
– Tour Tips


*Guests/Spouse must share a room with an SATW member. The package includes ground transportation in El Paso, Evening activities, Breakfast and Lunch with members and Day Tours-optional. Guest/Spouse rate does not include participation in Marketplace.

Hotel Information


Our El Paso convention has three possible hotel options. You will be asked to select your preference. We will make every effort to oblige based on availability and first come, first serve basis. Please note distance in descriptions when making your choices.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown

600 N. El Paso Street
El Paso, Texas, 79901, USA
6 minute walk/2 minute drive to Convention Center

Complimentary parking is available


Conveniently located in the heart of downtown El Paso, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown sits across from the Convention & Performing Arts Centers and City Hall. Choose this hotel for a Museum District location just 15 minutes from El Paso International Airport. Upon arrival, enjoy our signature welcoming gift—the DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.



Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center

610 North Santa Fe Street
El Paso, Texas 79901 USA
6 minute walk/2 minute drive to Convention Center

Complimentary parking is available


The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast or drinks and dinner during the evening. You will also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center and heated outdoor rooftop pool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before!



Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown

325 N. Kansas Street
El Paso, Texas 79901 United States
12 minute walk/6 minute drive to Convention Center

Complimentary parking is not available and attendees will need to pay to park.


At Hotel Indigo® El Paso, mid-century architecture meets contemporary design in the middle of a bustling West Texas metropolis formed on a lively blend of Mexican and American culture. The hotel mixes El Paso history — our building was once home to the 1960s-era Downtowner Motor Inn — with the spirit of today’s downtown. Wake up to locally grown and roasted coffee, cool off in our fifth-floor outdoor pool and watch desert sunsets from our floor-to-ceiling windows. After you venture to the Franklin Mountains, Chihuahuan Desert and Rio Grande, explore relaxation in your luxurious guest room; unique décor, plush linens, spa-inspired showers and spacious work areas welcome you back.


SATW Travel Partner Option
Tru Travel Solutions is available to assist immediately with air reservations for SATW members and guests for a fee of $15 USD per ticket. They can assist with any of the below discounts and possible others. Please contact Jennifer Schaller, 844-878-8728- X 101 or by email. You can also book on your own.





Through Kellen Company, Delta is offering SATW members up to 10% off their flight. Please note that not all flights are eligible for this discount.


– Visit the web site and click the “Advanced Search” link

– Complete the required fields and enter Event Meeting Code “NMSE9”
– Flight is discount eligible if “Event Code Applied” is displayed with fare on the results page.



Kellen has also provided a discount with United. Please note that not all flights are eligible for the discount. Please click here if you’re interested in booking a flight via United.


American Airlines

You may book flights online at When booking online enter the promotion code 15H9DE for a 7% discount (excluding basic economy fares.)


Place the Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-433-1790, please reference the promotional code when you call.


Southwest Air

Beginning on August 15th, 2019 SATW attendees will receive a Discount on airfare and 50% Bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account when traveling to and from El Paso. Purchase your tickets before the 4th of October to take advantage of the discounted rates. Book your flights to leave as earlier as October 14th, 2019 and return no later than October 29th, 2019.


Go to and click “Flight”  in the top right then click “Book a Flight” to book your travel!

  • Enter Corporate ID: 99562142.


Southwest Airlines offers:

  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT



If you choose to drive to El Paso, complimentary parking is available at two of our host hotels. Please select these hotels as your preferred choices if you are driving.

– DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown

– Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center

A special thank you to the El Paso Convention committee and staff for putting this spectacular convention together.

Convention Chair: Chez Chesak
Convention Vice Chair: Christine Loomis
Executive Director: Marla Schrager
President: David Swanson


Destination El Paso Support:

Veronica Castro CTE, TDM, Director of Tourism Development
Maegan Hruby, Tourism Marketing Manager


Eric Lindberg


Day Tours:
Chair: Bob Jenkins
Rich Grant
Eric Miller
Maribeth Mellin, Mexico


First Timers:
Chairs: Meryl Pearlstein & Annita Stokes Thomson


Chair: Gaylene Ore
Hilary Townsend
Lucy Steffens


Professional Development:

Chairs: Kay Maghan & Mary Jo Manzanares
Leslie Cohen
Stephanie Selk

Photo Shoot-Out:

Chairs: Kerrick James & Matt Payne


Pre-Post Tours:

Chair: Dee Dee Poteete

Chris Moran
Maribeth Mellin
Karen Misuraca
June Naylor
Lydia Schrandt



Chair: Anietra Hamper


Social Media:

Chair: Colleen Lanin


Account Manager:
Anna McManus
Meetings Manager: 
Deb Sorgel
Sponsorship Manager: Jim Anderson/Kelly Smykal