New Ideas Conference Update

August 28, 2017

The 2017 New Ideas Annual Conference, scheduled for September 17-19 in Houston, is still on track to take place at the Marriott Marquis.

TSAE is in contact with both the Marriott Marquis and Visit Houston and we look forward to supporting the city and their hospitality community any way we can after this devastating storm.

The Marriott Marquis and the immediate area has experienced no damage. They continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Harvey and are taking the appropriate precautions. In addition, they are in close contact with local authorities and, as always, have taken guidance and direction from them as the situation warrants. The safety and security of their guests and employees is their top priority.

For those that want to know how they can help now, Visit Houston has recommended the following opportunity:

The Red Cross has launched a massive relief response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

The Red Cross is also in dire need of volunteers to help manage shelters, distribute food, water, clean-up items and other critical items. If people wish to help they can register at

Texas Monthly as also compiled a list of ways individuals can contribute to the Gulf Coast residents in need. Here Are Ways You Can Help People During Hurricane Harvey

TSAE is exploring options for a community service project at New Ideas that will benefit our Texas Gulf Coast communities. More details will be available as the event nears.

If the storms have impacted your ability to participate on September 17-19, please let us know and we will work with you to change your arrangements.   

We will update this post and social media should anything change. We look forward to seeing our TSAE community in a few weeks and celebrating the resiliency of our Houston friends.

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