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SIPA 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference


SIPA is excited to welcome you to our 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Lost Pines Wilderness Resort in Austin, Texas.  The hotel is located approximately 20 miles (30 minutes) from Austin on 405 acres, surrounded by 1,100 acres of nature park. You’ll find an exceptional selection of recreation, leisure and entertainment activities, from horseback riding to spa treatments and golf at the award-winning Wolfdancer Golf Club. Enjoy a variety of dining experiences that will suit any mood and taste, from casual cafes to upscale dining, and ice cream from the general store. Rooms or suites all have beautiful nature views, allowing you to truly relax at this luxurious Texas wilderness escape while you spend your days networking and celebrating SIPs successes during the past year.

SIPA organiziers are working to publish information about the event as early as possible so members can plan their travel.  Please be aware that some details may change or be tweaked as arrangements are finalized.

Event SIPA Registration

  To complete the on-line registration process and let us know you plan to attend.


Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

   Check out many benefits of being a SIPA Annual Meeting sponsor in the 2017 Sponsor's Brochure (pdf file)


Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas, USA78612
Tel: +1 512-308-1234

NOTE: Rooms are not included with your registration.  Please contact the Lost Pines Wilderness Resort by phone at 512-308-1234 and identify yourself as a SIPA participant.  Or, Click on the link below to reserve your hotel room(s) via the SIPA specific reservations page:

Advisory - Oct 18, 2017:

There are scam artists making calls to SIPA members representing themselves as Lost Pines Hotel personnel.  They are reporting that the hotel block is filling fast and they need credit card information in order to hold a room reservation for the annual meeting dates.  SIPA has confirmed with the hotel that no person from the hotel will make calls to members.  Please be aware and do not fall for this scam.  If you have questions please contact one of the SIPA staff or email your concerns to info@sips.org.  We regret that this is happening and are doing all we can to stop this scam from causing a negative impact on our meeting in Austin.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing everyone in Austin.

Jack Artmstrong
SIPA Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer
Contact phone: 253-858-7472


 To go to the on-line hotel room reservation site  

Group rate for standard king is $184.00 per night for the contract period ... rooms reserved outside the SIPA contract period (3 days prior to and 3 days after Feb 20 - Feb 22) maybe charged at the hotel's standard rates.

Note: Reservations must be made before Jan 20th to guarantee the group rate pricing, once the room block is full room prices may increase significantly.

A $29/night resort fee will be added which provides unlimited access to free wifi, amenities, 2 bottles of water per day, StayFit Fitness Center, Self-Parking, Outdoor Swimming Pools, Intra-Hotel Shuttle Service, Bicycle Rental, Shuttle Service into Bastrop (based on availability), Local / 800 Calls, Incoming and Outgoing Faxes, Golf Bag Storage, Washer/Dryer (1300 Wing and 1600 Wing), Variety of Recreational and Cultural Activities, Daily S’more’s Offerings, Frisbee Golf, Horseshoe and Washer Pit, Basketball, Playground, Tetherball, Tennis Courts, and the use of Spa Django Facilities.  There are also state taxes of 13.75%.

There is no free airport to hotel shuttle service, please arrange for your personal transport to the hotel:

Taxi fare is in the $40.00 - $50.00 range.
To/From Austin Bergstrom Airport (approx 20 miles/30 minutes): Exit airport, follow Hwy 71 East for approx 13 miles.  Entrance to resort is immediate next left AFTER traffic light at Pope Bend Rd.  Turn left onto main drive and follow three mile drive to the lobby entrance.

Large groups can arrange a Super Shuttle to the hotel (24 hours a day) for $20.00-$30.00 per person.
At the airport, follow the signs from the baggage claim area to the Super Shuttle ticket counter located near baggage carousel one. You can purchase your shuttle ticket there.  Advance reservations via Super Shuttle are also available. You may also schedule your return shuttle reservation at the Super Shuttle ticket counter.
Cost (per person): Varies. Call for specific pricing. Cash or any major credit card accepted.
Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826). 24-hour advance notice is recommended for trips from the hotel to the airport.


Member $625.00 (additional members $540.00)
Non-member $750.00 (additional non-members $705.00 each)
Attending spouse for both members and non-members $295.00 (includes all organized meals)

Note: the above pricing is good until January 1, 2017.  Reservations after that date will incurr a 10% additional upcharge.

Golf fees: $145.00 (plus club rental $70.00 - Callaway XR rental sets which includes two sleeves of golf balls)

Trap/Skeet/Target Shooting $85.00 (includes safety equipment and firearm with 25 shells)
Special THANKS to NTA for sponsoring the Trap shooting event.

Agenda includes (additional agenda items to be added as they are finalized):

• Commercial Opportunities with Launch of SIP Design Guide and Software
• Austin's Successes with High-Performance Residential Codes
• MgO and Alternate Skin Technology Showcase
• Effective Ways to Lead the New Millenial Workforce
• Life Cycle Analysis for SIPs and Whole Building Modeling
• Supplier Expo with 20+ booths
• Building Excellence Awards presentation 
• Auction of donated treasures
• Lively networking on the golf course, during planned informal events, and around the expansive firepit



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