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These tips will prepare you for a great experience at the Dallas Student Government Training Conference.
1. Raise money for conference

Here are seven ways to raise money to pay for this ASGA conference.
Here’s how to save money at the conference.

2. Register for conference

Complete the registration form and e-mail ASGA at conferences@asgaonline.com to confirm. Register early and save money. ASGA members also save $100 per person.

3. Reserve hotel room(s)

Start at the Hotels page. ASGA recommends the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown, the official conference venue.

4. Purchase Airline Tickets

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) are the two most convenient airports. DFW offers more flight choices and usually has lower fares.

5. Reserve a Rental Car (you will need ground transportation)

Please note: The official conference venue, Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown, is about 7 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), and about 18 miles from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW).

You will need a vehicle to get to and from the airport, restaurants, attractions, and the hotel. Taxis are available, but they’re very expensive and you’ll need to call ahead. ASGA recommends either driving in your own car or school vehicle or renting a car/van.

The Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown offers a free shuttle that will take you to restaurants within a three-mile radius.

6. Parking

There will be a charge for parking at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown ($8 for daily, $16 for overnight).

7. Review and print directions

Here are Directions to the conference.

8. Wear “business casual”

Your attire should be “business casual” at all conference functions.

9. Get the ASGA Conferences App

Grab the ASGA Conferences App for your iOS or Android device, and have the conference schedule, speaker information, directions, ASGA contact information, and more at your fingertips before and during the conference.

10. Bring business cards & college paraphernalia

Make sure you bring business cards, brochures, and fliers to exchange with other delegates.

11. Check the local weather

In November, the average day-time highs are 60-80 degrees and the average evening temperatures range from as low as 50-60 degrees. Meeting rooms may be cool due to air conditioning. While weather is generally pleasant in November, we recommend you bring an umbrella, as showers can appear unexpectedly.

12. Review and print the Conference Schedule

Then you can decide on which workshops to attend and be aware of when the conference starts and ends.

13. Read these conference articles

Responsible Student Government leaders and advisors make sure they get as much as possible from the conferences they attend.

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