2013 State of Texas
Sex Offender Registration Conference

Galveston Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77551


Conference Schedule
November 11
Conference Sign-In and Registration Packet Distribution
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 12
Welcome/Legislative Updates/General Assembly
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sessions 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 13
Sessions 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 14
Sessions 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We are no longer accepting registrations for this year’s conference. If you would like to attend, but did not register, we still have room for you. Please show up on Monday, November 11, 2013 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to register in person.

Updates to the schedule and speaker list will be posted as information becomes available.

Participating Agencies:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
US Marshals Service
Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office

Office of Violent Sex Offender Management
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Office of Attorney General
Council on Sex Offender Treatment


Tentative Speakers:

Vincent Castilleja, Sex Offender Registration Bureau, DPS
Rebecca Vieh, CODIS Interagency Liaison, DPS
Leann Jones, Intelligence & Counterterrorism Division, DPS
Susan Ulbricht-Hunt, Intelligence & Counterterrorism Division, DPS
Brian Connealy, Rehabilitative Programs, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Sgt. Derek Prestridge, Education Training and Research, DPS
Tammy Luna Collier, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Margie Serna, US Marshals Service
Janet Latham, Parole Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Tracy Dingman, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Allison Taylor, Office of Violent Sex Offender Management
Kimberly Bustos, Office of Attorney General
Suzy Morton, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office
Michael Hartman, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office
Cheryl (Cox) Page, Sex Offender Registration Bureau, DPS
Melissa Headrick, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Celeste Lunceford, Council on Sex Offender Treatment
Field Representatives, Sex Offender Registration Bureau, DPS

*Finalized itinerary will be available online after September 2013.

Who should attend?

Personnel involved with the registration, supervision or compliance of sex offenders will find conference information valuable.

Law Enforcement Personnel
Adult Probation Officers
Adult Parole Officers
District Attorneys
US Probation Officers

Sex Offender Treatment Providers
Juvenile Probation Officers
Juvenile Parole Officers
Judges
US Marshals


Conference Registration
All registrations must be received by October 11, 2013. Space is limited and filled on a first come basis. You will receive an automatically generated email that states your registration has been accepted. Acceptance of your registration does not guarantee a spot for attendance. You will receive an attendance confirmation letter at the email address provided on the registration form. Please contact the Conference Registrar if you do not receive a confirmation letter via email within three business days.

Conference registration is free; however, costs for meals, travel (to include shuttle to and from the airport), and accommodations are your responsibility. 

Please email SORC@dps.texas.gov in the event you are unable to attend or you would like someone to attend in your place after your registration has been accepted.  Please include the name(s) of the individual(s) that are cancelling or substituting in the email.

Please direct any questions or comments to the Conference Registrar.   

Accreditation
Training credit will be available for attending this conference. The number of hours credited are at the discretion of the accreditation entities (TCLEOSE, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, etc.).

You will be given a class attendance form with your registration packet. This class attendance form is your responsibility. Duplicate forms cannot be issued. You will only receive attendance hours for those sessions that you attend. Your class attendance form will be collected at the end of the conference. These forms will not be accepted by mail.

Shortly after the conference, you will be emailed a certificate reflecting the number of hours that you attended along with a link for an online conference evaluation. Both of these documents may be required to report education hours, so plan to print out the certificate and online evaluation.

Submission of training hours or certificates to accreditation entities will be the responsibility of the attendee. DPS will NOT be submitting training hours on behalf of the attendees to any accreditation entity.

Contact your agency's training coordinator before the conference to ascertain what additional information/documentation is required to report continuing education credit to the appropriate accreditation entity on your behalf. You will be responsible for submitting these training hours, through your agency, to receive credit earned.

Hotel Reservations
A limited number of rooms are available at the negotiated rate. All hotel reservations will be coordinated with the hotel of your choice directly. Please state that you are with the “Texas Sex Offender Registration Conference” to receive the negotiated room rate. Hotel reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to the date of arrival in order to be refunded. Negotiated rates are $85 for single occupancy and $148 for double occupancy. Please allow for tax on rates.

All hotels are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Complementary shuttle service will be provided. Covered on-site parking is available, free of charge, at the convention center.

Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach
5002 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX  77551
For room reservations call: 409-740-5300

The San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX  77551
For room reservations call: 409-683-5400

The Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX  77551
For room reservations call: 409-744-5000


For Conference Questions Contact:
Conference Registrar:
512-424-5548
SORC@dps.texas.gov

or your Sex Offender Registration Field Representative:

Northeast:
512-424-7365 office
512-517-0959 cell
Central:
512-424-7556 office
512-484-4480 cell
Southeast:
512-424-7650 office
512-925-5188 cell
Panhandle:
512-424-7398 office
512-426-5397 cell
South:
512-424-7615 office
512-431-2656 cell
West:
512-424-7366 office
512-426-4649 cell