COME HOME TO GAT
Must register online By August 29th to have printed nametags
We will accept CASH, CHECKS or CREDIT CARDS at On-Site Registration
Join us Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 1, 2019, as we host our 53rd Annual Gymnastics Association of Texas Convention at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas.
For those not registering through Eventbrite, PDF mail in form is available.
IMPORTANT DATES: Pricing cut-off dates.
Early Bird Prices – April 1 – June 15 @ 11:55 p.m.
$185 for Convention $215 for ITP Courses $30 for Additional one-day ITP Course Fee
Regular Prices – June 16 – August 15 @ 11:55 p.m.
$205 for Convention $235 for ITP Courses $30 for Additional one-day ITP Course Fee
Late Prices – August 16 – August 29 @ 11:55 p.m. & Onsite
$225 for Convention $265 for ITP Courses $40 for Additional one-day ITP Course Fee
Look closely at your ticket options before choosing, but know that you can substitute names of your participants by emailing the registration director at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20th, as space allows.
Registration includes ALL Regular Open Lectures, Yearly Membership dues, Access to Membership Directory, and Banquet Ticket.
We are offering an online special. Purchase 10 registrations and get the 11th Regular (non-ITP) registration for free.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM (ITP) COURSES OFFERED 2019
We rotate our Instructor Training Programs (ITP) each year, so they are not all offered each year. The ITP courses for 2019 are listed below. To learn more about which course is right for you check out the detailed ITP course descriptions found in the ITP Courses tab. You must attend the entire ITP course to receive your certificate. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation for any off-site courses.
ITP 101 Rec - 10 hr course- Sat/Sun * (Some off-site)
ITP 102 Preschool - 10 hr course Sat/Sun * (Some off-site)
ITP 103 Boys - 6 hr course Saturday
ITP 210 XCEL - 6 hr course Sunday
ITP 501 T&T - 10 hr course Sat/Sun * (Some off-site)
ITP 701 Sports Science - 6 hr course Saturday
* Attendees are responsible for their own transportation for any off-site courses.
GAT is green, so we do not print out hard copies of the schedule. The hotel will have the daily schedule rolling on their video screens. You may also download the sched.org app to view this year's schedule, which is still subject to some changes at https://gymnasticsassociationoftexa2019.sched.com
OTHER NON-GAT COURSES & MEETINGS
During the course of the weekend, several organizations will offer, at the host hotel, “add-on” courses, testing and meetings. You'll need to contact those associations/organizations for more information about cost and registration for these non-GAT offerings. We will post on the GAT schedule the meetings we are aware of.
REGISTRATION BOOTHS OPEN
You will need to remember to arrive in time to pick up your name badges to attend GAT. To help move the registration line, only one person is needed to pick up packet for Group Registration. There will also be forms at that registration booth for onsite registration that can be filled out and turn in with your payment.
Friday, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Group pickup - upstairs
Individual & On-site Payment - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All packet pickup - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs
Onsite Payment - downstairs
NOTE: T-shirts will be for sell for $15 in Booth 43 of Exhibit Hall. Variety of other GAT Merchandise will also be for sell.
BANQUET 2019 - Saturday, August 31st
”Come Home to GAT” is this year’s theme and we will be hosting a Homecoming Carnival for our banquet. So come ready for some FUN! In addition to our dinner, we will have carnival games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn and more. So come casual to truly let loose and have fun….think about wearing your favorite football jersey, cheerleader uniform, football mums, etc. Who knows…you might even see a homecoming queen and king!
The banquet will begin after the awards ceremony ends, around 7:30 p.m.
Wristbands are required to attend banquet. You can exchange your banquet ticket for wristband at the downstairs registration area anytime on Saturday until 5 PM.
**PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS DURING BANQUET**
Can I purchase an additional banquet ticket? If extra tickets are available, they can be purchased onsite for $55 per person. All guest, ages one and up, must have a ticket.
Substitution/Transfer Policy? There will be a $25 fee for any changes in name or ticket types made after August 20th and before August 29th. There will be no name changes made after August 29th.
Refund policy? ALL refunds must be requested in writing by either US Mail or by email and sent to the address on the registration form or to email@example.com. Requests must be postmarked before midnight on 8/15/19. Refunds are available less a $45.00 processing fee. Absolutely no refunds after 8/15/19.
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78729
Book Your Room by Aug 8
Please book early. The GAT block rate expires Aug 8, 2019.
Nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, this upscale Austin Arboretum hotel offers a tranquil natural environment combined with convenient proximity to shopping at The Domain, located 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away. Renaissance Austin Hotel guestrooms feature premium bedding, including thick mattresses with separate pillowtops, down comforters with snowy white covers, and 300-thread-count sheets. Wireless Internet access is available.
Nearby Places to eat
Lunch is on your own both days, here is a list of Local Eateries and Restaurant.