30th Annual Conference 

The Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals

Regional Meetings

Summer 2018  
Austin/San Antonio Area

December 2018
Houston/Gulf Coast Area

January 2019
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Conference Preview 

Annual Conference & Showcase
Thank you everyone who attended the 2018 STEP Conference and Talent Showcase! 
The Houston Chapter put on an amazing educational and networking experience! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR IN DALLAS​​

              


Make your reservations by February 9, 2019 and take advantage of the special rate.
 
The 2019 Conference will feature...

Educational Seminars: 
Featuring discussions on Marketing, Legislative Issues, Entertainment Technology, Booking Celebrity Talent and The State of The Texas Entertainment Industry. 

Network with Industry Peers: 
Gather with entertainment agents and entertainers from across Texas. 

Entertainment Showcase:
In the great tradition of STEP Confabs a showcase of talent has been planned to showcase acts, both new and familiar, traditional and not-so-traditional all for you to use and enrich the variety of talent you can offer your clients. See some great venues and enjoy an evening of food, fun and discovery! 


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Dates:  
Sunday March 3, 2019 – The Opening GENERAL SESSION LUNCH will start promptly at noon followed by education, dinner and the legendary STEP Talent Showcase Event. 

Monday, March 4, 2019 – Educational sessions begin with breakfast at 9:00am We will wrap up by 3pm Monday afternoon. 

Full Schedule Below

Attire:
Casual – It may be chilly during the showcase so bring a coat Sunday evening.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION    

Convention Registration 
$250 per STEP Member attendee or $350 for non-members for full event access and privileges.

This will include admission to Sunday Brunch, all of Sunday’s sessions, the President’s reception, our Entertainment Showcase/Dinner/Pub Crawl, all of Monday’s sessions and break out snacks on both dates.  Each person is responsible for paying for his or her own alcoholic beverages. 

Guest Tickets 
Guests DO NOT include entertainment professionals or associates of an entertainment agency or production company.  Employees of member companies and individuals in the business of booking entertainment are required to pay full member registration. 

These tickets are for spouses, significant others, and non-entertainment-professionals that are invited guests of full registrant attendees and who wish to attend the Sunday evening Dinner/showcase/pub crawl, they may do so at 2 levels.

$100.00 for President’s Reception, Dinner and the Showcase, which also covers Showcase transportation fees.   
-or- 
$50.00 for the showcase only 

Again, each person is responsible for his or her own alcoholic beverage expenditures.  

If you are not a member you may join now to take advantage of the Member conference rate: 

Membership Dues - If you have not joined STEP or paid your membership dues please do so prior to registering or when registering you need to pay the Non-Member Confab Registration Rate. 
  
30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019                                  

10:30 - 12pm                  
REGISTRATION OPENS - 2ND FLOOR LANDRYS

12 - 1pm                         
OPENING GENERAL SESSION AND LUNCH

1 - 1:45pm                      
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

He denotes his time and resources to many organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, various charities and schools.

Michael lives in Houston and has three teenage sons who always seem to think they know more than their dad.  They hope to one day take over his jobs.  Michael hopes that day comes soon.

1:45 - 2:30pm                
EDUCATION

2:30 - 2:45pm                
BREAK

2:45 - 3:15pm
EDUCATION                 

3:15 - 4pm                      
EDUCATION
4 - 5pm                           

BREAK - Check into Hotel

5 - 5:45pm                      
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION                

5 - 5:20pm                      
Featured Talent

5:20 - 5:45pm                
Featured Talent                                           

6 - 7pm                        
DINNER 

6 - 6:20pm                      
Featured Talent

6:20 - 6:50pm                
Featured Talent

6:50 - 7:05pm
Featured Talent

PRESENTED  A "LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM STEP

7 - 10:30pm
SHOWCASE 

7:10 - 7:30pm
Featured Talent

7:30 - 7:50pm
Featured Talent

8 - 8:20pm – Plaza Stage
Featured Talent

8:25 - 8:45pm
Featured Talent

8:50 - 9:10pm
Featured Talent

9:15 - 9:35pm
Featured Talent

9:40 - 10pm
Featured Talent

10 - 10:25pm
Featured Talent
10:30 - 11:30pm            
PRESIDENT'S SUITE (BOARDWALK INN)

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

9 - 9:30am                      
STEP BUSINESS MEETING & BOARD ELECTIONS

9:30 - 11am
GOOD AND WELFARE

11 - 11:30am
BREAK - HOTEL CHECK OUT

11:30am - 12:30pm
STATE OF THE TEXAS MUSIC INDUSTRY
Director of the Texas Music Office provides insight in to the State of Texas’ music industry and will inform us of any significant developments within the Texas music industry

12:30 - 1:00pm
LUNCH 

1:00 - 1:45pm
Featured Talent
1:45 - 2:30pm
UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND ADJORNMENT        
  
PRINTABLE SCHEDULE
Showcase Application
Registration Form
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