TESSA 2006 TS Conference & Hoadley Tribute

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This is an early notice regarding the TESSA 2006 Texas Storm Conference.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Colleyville Center in Colleyville, Texas from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Agenda:

Morning

Second Super Storm Spotter Training Session, Gary Woodall, NWS

Afternoon

Presentation on Chaser Responsibility, Dr. Charles Doswell

Presentation by Featured Speaker, David Hoadley

Evening

Dinner to Honor David Hoadley

There will be one additional speaker in the afternoon to be announced at a later date.

After the morning session, emphasis will be on addressing the current concern about unsafe and irresponsible storm chasing and the discussion of possible solutions, and on the celebration of David Hoadley’s career and contribution to storm chasing.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 500 persons for the conference.

There will be a fee for those attending the Hoadley celebration dinner.

Since the conference is free and open to the public, TESSA relies on contributions from sponsors and vendors. If you are interested in either sponsoring or being a vendor, please contact Ariana Cibley, the conference coordinator, at [email protected]

More details will be posted at http://www.tessa.org as the year progresses.

Martin Lisius

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Mods - please sticky this if you see fit.

KR
 
After the morning session, emphasis will be on addressing the current concern about unsafe and irresponsible storm chasing and the discussion of possible solutions

I can definitely see some fireworks in TESSA's future should the right combination of folks show up. I heard about a few comments being made in passing about this topic a few years ago at a TESSA event, I can only imagine the sparks when this becomes the floor topic.

You put 450 spotters in a room and start them on irresponsible chasers, and some of us might not make it out alive. Last year I had a few of the old timer guys look at me like they wanted to kill me. Should be fun :lol:
 
We'll wait until autumn before stickying this news item.... this is still quite a long ways down the road. Sounds interesting though... I'll be there.

Tim
 
I should mention that the Hoadley tribute has some really big significance in the storm chaser world. It will be his 50th anniversary of storm chasing, and most likley is also the 50th anniversary of "modern day chasing" (Ben Franklin notwithstanding). This Hoadley tribute is being coordinated by myself, Chuck Doswell, and Martin Lisius.
 
We'll wait until autumn before stickying this news item.... this is still quite a long ways down the road. Sounds interesting though... I'll be there.

Tim

Tim - that's fine - I don't want to cause you any more work.

We can just let this thread slide, and I'll make a note to dredge it back up in fall (maybe October?).

Unless folks want to keep discussing it - which is fine, too. Greg - nice to see you have a hand in the David Hoadley gig - which was totally news to me! Can't wait to attend this TESSA - which should be very significant in terms of chasing history.

KL
 
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Some additional TESSA 2006 information:

The TESSA 2006 Texas Storm Conference is scheduled for March
11 in Colleyville. Persons or organizations wanting to purchase a
sponsorship or vendor table should contact the event coordinator,
Ariana Cibley,
at [email protected]
to reserve your spot.

There are a limited number of Primary Sponsorships (3) and
vendor tables (12). Therefore, early commitments are encouraged.

In addition, links will be provided on the home page at www.tessa.org
immediately upon commitment, providing
sponsors and vendors with additional visibility.

I have provided details about sponsorship and vendor opportunities
below.

Feel free to contact either Ariana, or myself, if you have
any questions.

Thank you for your support.

Martin Lisius

Chairman

TESSA



TESSA 2006 Texas Storm Conference
Saturday, March 11, 2006, Colleyville, Texas

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

The TESSA 2006 Texas Storm Conference, a partnership between
TESSA and the National Weather Service, will be held on Saturday, March
11,
2006 at the Colleyville Center in Colleyville, Texas.

Event sponsors will receive visibility before a large group of storm
spotters,
storm chasers, emergency management personnel, meteorologists,
educators,
students and other persons interested in severe weather. Expected
attendance is 500.

Primary Sponsors $600.00
Primary Sponsors receive:
5-minute podium presentation.
Banner placement.
Logo and link at tessa.org home page.
Listing in meeting agenda.

Supporting Sponsors $300.00
Supporting Sponsors receive:
Banner placement.
Logo and link at tessa.org home page.
Listing in meeting agenda.

Vendor Table $80.00
Includes one table, two chairs and link at tessa.org home
page. Wireless Internet is available at Colleyville Center.
Power is available to vendors, however, vendors must supply UL-rated
power
cords of at least 100' that meet or exceed the power requirements of
their
devices.

Unattended Vendor Table $100.00
Includes one table and a link at tessa.org home page. Vendor must
submit
display materials prior to conference.

In-Kind Contributions
Door prize donations of books, software, apparel and other items can
be submitted anytime prior to conference. Each item should be labeled
with donor name and contact information. Door prize donations can be
sent
to: TESSA, PO Box 122222,
Arlington, Texas
76012.
Contributors will receive a verbal mention at the conference and a link
at
tessa.org home page.

To become a sponsor or vendor, contact TESSA 2006 TSC Coordinator
Ariana Cibley at (817) 276-9500 or by e-mail.

The Texas
Severe Storms Association (TESSA) is a 501©(3) national non-profit
association dedicated to severe weather research and education.

Directions,
Lodging and Suggested Dining for the 2006 Conference

TESSA 2005 Texas Storm
Conference Wrap-Up
2006 Texas Storm Conference
Announced
 
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