Monday, December 26, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
TALI - On The Verge Of Another Historic Milestone
Message from TALI President Kelly E. Riddle:
We are on the verge of another historic milestone for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. Just a few short days from now we will hold TALI's 40th Anniversary convention in Fort Worth. There have been large hurdles over the decades that have been overcome to position TALI as the premier association in the PI profession. There is excitement in the air as we get closer that has not gone unnoticed by our vendors. As of last week, our vendor room is completely full. We have no more room for vendors and we still have prospective advertisers calling, wanting to be a part of this special event. Not only is our block of rooms at the Omni completely sold out--the entire hotel is sold out. There are still rooms available nearby but they are going fast as well. We are getting convention registrations in every day as far away as Australia, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other areas outside of Texas. This is a prime opportunity to network with PI's. You can't be everywhere all the time and I can tell you from past experience that good business relationships are cemented by meeting your fellow PI face-to-face.
Our keynote speaker has an amazing story of not only surviving corruption by trusted public officials but triumphing through the ordeal. We have excellent seminars for the most experienced PI as well as those just entering our profession. We will be welcoming back former Presidents that helped forge the way for TALI. We have worked out special parking rates at the hotel of $12 per day and $20 for overnight stays. There is also a city run parking lot right next door to the Omni. Those staying at nearby hotels can utilize the Trolley that picks up every 15 minutes and goes in and around Sundance Square. It will drop you off right in front of the Omni Starbucks.
The PI Museum on Wheels is anticipating making the trek across country and the RV will be parked near the front entrance, welcoming everyone and enticing hotel guests. While on the subject, those who would like to support this non-profit effort to spread positive exposure for our profession may do so by financially supporting them at www.pimuseum.org .
Behind the scenes, we are doing everything possible to make this a truly landmark convention. I would ask you to take advantage of pre-conference discount registration fees by registering today at www.TALI.org . This also helps us with our food count, table layouts and other related items. We put these conventions on for you, the investigative professional. I hope you will join us in Fort Worth August 18th - 20th. You will not be disappointed!
Kelly E. Riddle, TCI, TPLI, CII,
President & CEO
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators