February 19-20, 2010, Austin, TX
The members of The University of Texas at Austin’s Pride and Equity Faculty and Staff Association, and Equality Texas, with co-sponsors Texas State University and the University of Houston, invite you to attend the Second Annual Texas Equity Conference.
Continuing the momentum created at last year’s conference, we are urging every public and private university in Texas to send one or more representatives. This conference provides an opportunity to develop a comprehensive working plan to secure competitive insurance benefits* for state university employees and to develop your campus initiatives on equality issues. The conference is designed for university faculty and staff, and 1 student leader per school may also attend.
The agenda includes:
* developing regional coalitions to help support each other in our ongoing activities;
* information about successful competitive insurance benefits initiatives at other universities;
* information about “soft benefits” and other ways to improve your university’s equality standing beyond competitive insurance;
* and a training session led by Equality Texas on effectively building relationships with your state representatives.
Held at the AT&T Conference Center on the UT Austin campus, the event will begin with a Meet-and-Greet on Friday, February 19th at 5:30 pm, followed by an all-day session and lunch on Saturday, February 20th, from 9am – 5pm. Registration is $75 per person. The Center has set aside a block of rooms for conference participants at $159 per night.
*competitive insurance benefits is inclusive terminology also known as domestic partner benefits, “plus one” benefits, or “another qualified person” benefits. The goal of competitive insurance benefits is to increase the successful recruitment and retention of superior faculty and staff at Texas universities by offering benefits packages comparable to competing employers in the academic marketplace.
For additional information, contact: Debra Winegarten, Department of Astronomy, UT Austin, email@example.com.
Hotel accommodations may be reserved through: http://www.meetattexas.com/ Please use reservation code PEFSA2010.
To register for the conference, go to: http://www.utexas.edu/staff/pefsa/tec/