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2017 Houston Chapter Retreat & Professional Development Conference


September 15, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Hotel Galvez
2024 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550
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Friday, September 15

11:00a - 2:00p      Registration (West Promenade)

11:30a - 1:30p      Lunch (Galvez Bar & Grill)

2:00p - 2:45p        Ghost Tour (optional)

2:45p - 3:30p        Ghost Tour (optional)

4:00p - 5:30p        Educational Session with Cara Bradley (Music Hall)

6:30p - 7:30p        Cocktail Hour (Peacock Alley)

7:30p - 9:30p        Dinner (Veranda)


Saturday, September 16

8:00a - 10:00a      Breakfast (Galvez Bar & Grill)

9:00a - 10:00a      Yoga & Meditation with Cara Bradley (Centennial Green)

Noon                     Hotel Check out



R & R Activities 

  •        Spa Appointments will be available Friday (9a - 2p) and Saturday (9a - 7p). Contact Nina Dannenberg ( to schedule. See spa menu for selections. 
  •        Galveston Bay Guided Fishing will take place on Friday morning, beginning at 6:00a. The fishing trip will take place on Galveston Bay (not offshore) with professional guides. Bait and tackle will be provided. Each fisherperson will be responsible for contributing $40 to cover bait and tip. To sign up, contact Tom Ivey via email ( by the deadline of August 11.


Registration is $150. This includes hotel accommodations, self-parking (valet available for additional $18 per night +tax), lunch, ghost tour, cocktail hour, dinner, breakfast, and either a spa service or a half-day guided fishing trip.


Registration Deadline: August 16, 2017


$150.00 Member Registration


Houston ALA 2017 Professional Development Conference Invitation