Scientists from 96 countries gathered at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to share up-to-the-minute findings in research about breast cancer. Photo courtesy of SABCS/Todd Buchanan.
Scientists from 96 countries gathered at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to share up-to-the-minute findings in research about breast cancer. Photo courtesy of SABCS/Todd Buchanan.

The Texas Municipal League (TML) is hosting its 103rd annual conference and exhibition at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from Sept. 22-25.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the conference will span for four days and include tours, educational sessions, meetings, and events. Find a complete schedule of events here.

The conference will host about 4,500 political figures, city officials, speakers, and more than 300 exhibiting companies from throughout Texas. Focusing on city engagement, finance, infrastructure, planning, development and more, the conference will offer attendees an educational and thought provoking experience.

Keynote speakers will include the Chancellor of the University of Texas System, Bill McRaven, Author and Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University, Sarah Lewis, and Author and Professional Speaker, Todd Dewett.

The educational sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including a speech on building safe and sustainable cities, one city’s experience with municipal annexation, diversity in local governance, transportation funding, public finance, urban revitalization, and more.

The City of San Antonio will offer mobile tours during the course of the conference that will explore some of the city’s programs, cultural sites, capital projects, and cityscapes. On Wednesday from 2-4:45 p.m., the city, in collaboration with the San Antonio Water System and CPS Energy, will host a tour of the Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) facility and the the Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms. During that same time on Wednesday, the city will offer a nine-mile B-Cycle tour on the Mission Reach along the San Antonio River to visit the four southernmost San Antonio Missions.

A downtown sightseeing tour is scheduled for Thursday morning from 9-11:45 a.m. and the afternoon will include a tour of three innovative facilities: Pre-K 4 SA, the San Antonio Food Bank, and Animal Care Services.

Friday morning will include a Double Decker bus tour of downtown San Antonio from 9-10:15 a.m.

Conference attendees will receive a complimentary continental breakfast on both Thursday and Friday morning from 8-9 a.m.

The San Antonio Convention Center has parking garages within walking distance of the center, and several other parking garages are located nearby including the Grand Hyatt Parking Garage at Bowie and Market Streets, the Marina Garage at Bowie and Commerce Streets, the Riverbend Garage at Alamo and Market Streets, and the Tower of the Americas Parking at 801 Cesar Chavez Blvd.

*Top image: A crowd inside of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Photo courtesy of SABCS/Todd Buchanan. 

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Joan Vinson

Former Rivard Report Assistant Editor Joan Vinson is a San Antonio native who graduated from The University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She's a yoga fanatic and an adventurer at heart....