BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is switching to online registration for its 69th Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference, Feb. 21-24, in Las Vegas.
"TIA is moving away from paper registrations to an online system that is convenient, user-friendly and available 24/7," LaKisha Pindell, TIA's vice president of meetings and events, said.
"The new system gives attendees and group administrators full control over their registration experience, allowing sign-ups for leisure programs, paying invoices via credit card or requesting an invoice, and making changes to registrations. It's a much more robust system that also provides better tracking tools such as identifying which industry segments delegates represent."
Every person registered for the conference, whether they signed up themselves or via an administrative assistant, will receive an email with a reference number allowing them to modify their registration as needed, Pindell said.
Early-bird registration for the conference is now open. For TIA members in good standing, the early registration fee is $535 and $425 for guests. After Sept. 13, the fees jump to $610 and $500, respectively.
Early-bird registration for non-TIA members is $1,035 and $925 for guests, rising to $1,100 and $1,000, respectively, after Sept. 13.
Attendees must register for the conference first before reserving a room. A special hotel reservation link will be provided once a conference registration form is received and the payment processed.
To register for the 69th annual conference, sign up for the leisure programs and for hotel information, visit tireindustry.org/events/otr/.
The conference will take place at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, which is located about 11 miles off the Las Vegas Strip.
The three-and-a-half-day event attracts about 500 retreaders, tire dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from 40 states and a dozen countries.
This year's program will feature three half-day educational sessions, tabletop displays, a leisure program that includes a golf outing, bowling tournament and a tour of Red Rock Canyon, as well as time for networking and business meetings, TIA said.
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