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EEI/AGA Taxation Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Westin Austin Downtown Hotel
310 E 5th St Austin, TX 78701 UNITED STATES
  • Presentations are now available online. Click on the View Presentations tab (remember to Login)--Irene Y 11/8/18  6:30a ET -- Presentations are still coming in so check back later --

    11/26/18 12:00p ET Update--All of the presentations are posted. There were no slides for the Tuesday 10:15 session w/Bruce Goldstein, Jennifer Janecek, and Chuck Mannix.  IY


    Registration Fee

     

     

     

     

     

    ·       Advance registration is required. The registration fee is  $765  per attendee.

    ·       Registration and payment are due by Monday, October 29, 2018.

    ·       Cancellations received on or before October 29, 2018 will be refunded in full.  NO REFUNDS will be given after October 29, 2018, to cover the cost of unfilled function guarantees.  Substitutes are welcome.

    ·       As is customary, the fee is waived for honorary members.

    Venue and Accommodations

     

    Hotel Reservation Cut-off Date:  Monday, October 15, 2018

    The EEI room block at the Westin Austin Downtown is currently sold out!

    The Westin Austin Downtown -- ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT!
    310 East 5th Street, Austin TX  78701     Phone:  512-391-2333


    Below is a list of hotels within walking distance of the Westin (note that EEI has no negotiated room rates with any of these hotels):


    Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
    300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701   Phone:  (512) 236-8008

    Courtyard: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auscd-courtyard-austin-downtown-convention-center/

    Residence Inn: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ausrd-residence-inn-austin-downtown-convention-center/
     

    Aloft / Element Austin Downtown
    109 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701   Phone:  (512) 476-2222

    Aloft:
    https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/aused-element-austin-downtown/
    Element: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/aused-element-austin-downtown/


    JW Marriott
    110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701    Phone:  (512) 474-4777      https://www.jwmarriottaustin.com/

     
    The Westin Austin Downtown Information & Reservations: ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT!

    Group Rate:  $269.00 /night, plus state and local taxes. 

    Online Hotel Reservation—Make your hotel reservation online by clicking here:  https://book.passkey.com/event/49638877/owner/11848018/home

    ·       The reservation cut-off date is Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm CST. After the cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis at the hotel published rates. (The reservation cut-off has been extended to Monday, October 15th.)

    ·       Check-in time is 3:00 pm and Check-out time is 12:00 pm.

    ·       Complimentary Guestroom WIFI

    ·       Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival CST to avoid a one night’s room and tax penalty. 

    Presentations and Handouts

     

    We will upload the PDF files to the EEI Taxation Committee Meeting web site where you can download the files to your laptop, smartphone or tablet and/or you can print and bring them to the meeting as no paper handouts/presentations will be provided.

    Social Functions

     

    Sunday Reception --- Sponsored by:  PowerPlan, Inc.

    ·       Please join us at the Sunday evening Reception with fellow members, spouses, speakers and guests.  As always, the reception is well-attended and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network and it is a great opportunity for members and new members to get to know your peers in the industry in a relaxed environment.

    Recommended Spouse Activities---On your own  

    ·       For spouses and guests accompanying members, attached is a recommended list of things to do in Austin.

    Monday Group Dinner:  Texas BBQ and Country Music by Weldon Henson---Sponsored by:  Aggregate Singularity (ASI)

    ·       The group dinner will be held at the Trinity Hall, an upscale venue located across the street from the Westin Hotel, where we’ll enjoy a Texas style BBQ dinner.  We’ll be entertained by Weldon Henson, a country singer and songwriter who’ll provide us with a taste of Texas made honky tonk.  Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some foot tapping beats! 

    Transportation

     

    The nearest airport to the hotel is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) which is 9 miles SE or 20 minutes away from the hotel.

    §    SuperShuttle Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)

    §  Taxi cabs are located on the arrival (ground) level of the airport and the cost is $30 one way.

    §  You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their rideshare apps.  More information can be found on their websites at:
    Uber: https://www.uber.com/airports
    Lyft: https://www.lyft.com/airports

    Discount Travel

    Discounts are available to delegates of EEI member companies, international affiliates and associates, as well as to spouses and guests, traveling to EEI-sponsored meetings:
    →Avis Rent-A-Car​
     - 2018 Discount Code: A775499

    CPE Notification (form will be posted on the meeting web site soon)

    Recommended CPE credits:  15 Hours---CPE certificates will be emailed to attendees 4 - 6 weeks following the event.

    If you need the certificate sooner, send a request to iybadlit@ee.org

    Member Problems (form attached)

    If you have any member problems associated with tax department administration,  utility income taxes, corporate tax reform, net operating losses, repairs or other IRS audit or tax accounting issues, please fill out the Member Problems Form and ask specific questions.

    Send the form or your questions/concerns directly to Mark Agnew at
    magnew@eei.org before Monday, November 5th.

    Important Tax Info

    For federal income tax purposes, $580.00 of your registration fee is allocated to meals and entertainment.  This information is being provided to you to comply with the tax reform law requirements.

    Attire

    Business casual to all meeting functions including the Monday group dinner.