While the 2021 TPA Convention and Trade Show was postponed from January to June due to pandemic concerns, the move to a summer convention is permanent.
In virtual meetings in January, the TPA Board of Directors voted to make the annual convention a summer event.
At the last TPA Summer Retreat in 2018, association members voted to amend the bylaws to include one membership meeting per year. In previous years, the January event included the trade show, silent auction and TPA award presentations while the summer event included installation of new officers and awards presentations for the annual Texas Better Newspaper Contest. All these events were combined into the Convention and Trade Show with the January 2019 and January 2020 events.
This year, directors voted to move the annual event to summer, starting with the June 10-12 event in Denton and continuing in 2022 and 2023. The 2022 Convention and Trade Show is scheduled July 28-30, 2022, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa. The 2023 event is scheduled June 1-3, 2023, at Kalahari Resorts Texas in Round Rock.