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Symposium Information

January 10-12, 2022
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center 
San Marcos, Texas

No Admission Fee for Texas Emergency Response Personnel.
$150 for out-of-state attendees.

Reserve your Room

The Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center room block is now FULL!

An overflow room block has been announced at the Holiday Inn Express.


If you have any questions about registration or the hotel please contact:


Phone: 979-321-6218


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How are the Sessions structured?

Monday and Tuesday: Mornings and afternoons will begin with a General Session
followed by (2) 1-hour Breakout Sessions.

Wednesday: Morning will include (2) General Sessions, but there are no Breakout
Sessions on Wednesday.

Breakout Sessions: Choose (2) sessions from the morning schedule and (2) sessions
from the afternoon schedule. On occasion there may be a 2-part breakout session that
continues through 2 time slots and may be closed to new attendees at the second half.

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