Advocating for Emergency Aid Programs in Higher Education Convening

September 10, 2018   September 10-11, 2018

9515 Hotel Drive Austin, Texas 78719

2018 Advocating for Emergency Aid Programs in Higher Education Convening

As part of helping the state meet the goals of the higher education plan, 60x30TX, this event will focus on the benefits and impact of emergency aid programs on student persistence and completion. We hope you will join us for a deep dive into best practices and also to learn about the benefits, challenges, and future of providing emergency aid for college students in Texas.

The afternoon briefing on Monday, Sept. 10 (2:00 – 4:30 p.m.) is designed for regents/trustees, chancellors/presidents, chief academic/instructional officers, vice presidents of student affairs, and other higher education executive leaders. An exclusive networking event from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. will follow. Institutional representatives will be encouraged to offer input into policy recommendations for emergency aid programs in Texas, as well as apply for mini grants to improve or expand their existing emergency aid programs.

The full-day convening on Sept. 11 is designed for “hands-on” higher education managers and staff members who will create, enhance, or manage the day-to-day operations of emergency aid programs on their campuses. This day will also include nonprofit and community-based organizations, stakeholders, and philanthropists interested in emergency aid programs. All are welcome to attend both days.

Acceptable Forms of Payment For Registration

THECB can only accept payment via credit card or check; purchase orders are not accepted. Please note that full payment must be received prior to the conference. We cannot guarantee conference registration if payment is not received. 

If paying by check, make payable to the “Texas Higher Education Foundation” and mail to: Texas Higher Education Foundation, Attention: Jose Rios, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX  78711-2788

For questions regarding registration or payment, please contact

For Vendor/Exhibitor questions, please contact

Hotel Reservations

Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the  Hilton Austin Airport Hotel  with a special nightly rate of $146 for single or double occupancy (Group Code: Advocating for Emerg).  Make your reservation online

For telephone reservations, call 1-512-385-6767 and reference the group code “Advocating for Emerg” to ensure you receive the group rate.

The deadline for securing a hotel room at the state rate is August 20, 2018. The hotel will accept reservations after this date on a space-available basis at their standard rates.