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SIPA 2017 Annual Meeting Austin Texas


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.

NOTE: SIPA organizers are working to publish information about the event as soon as details are finalized so our members can plan their travel.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for a draft of the tentative agenda, just be aware that some details (aside from the opening and ending of the event) may change.

Event SIPA Registration

Click on the "Register" tab above

Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

   Check out the SIPA Annual Meeting 2017 Sponsor's Brochure (pdf file)

Current Sponsors:








SIPA Annual Meeting Welcome Reception Sponsor
Special Thanks to Tamarack Grove

SIPA Annual Meeting Tuesday Lunch Sponsor
Special Thanks to Tolko


SIPA Annual Meeting Golf tournament Sponsor
Special Thanks to Sustant


Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas, USA, 78612
Tel: +1 512-308-1234

Note: Rooms are not included with your SIPA registration.  Be aware of a working scam with individuals calling SIPA members and claiming to be with the Lost Pines Resort requesting credit card information to hold a reservation, no one from the hotel will call our members.

To make your reservation please contact the Lost Pines Wilderness Resort by phone at 512-308-1234 and identify yourself as a SIPA participant.  Or, Click on the "Reserve Hotel" tab above or click on the link below to reserve your hotel room(s) via the SIPA specific reservations page:

 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 - Callaway XR rental sets which includes two sleeves of golf balls)

Special Thanks to our golf hole competition sponors:

Extreme Panel Technologies sponsors the "Longest Drive" competition


Shortest Drive


Straightest Drive

Tamarack Grove sponsors the "Closest to Pin" competition


Closest to Pin - 2nd Shot


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

Tentative Agenda

Note: agenda topics and speaker names to be added as they are finalized.  
Also, Locations to be added once all arrangements have been finalized):

Monday, February 20, 2017 - Day 1
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM - Supplier Expo set up  /  Arrivals and check in  /  Registration
Noon – 5:00 PM - Wayne Kondor Memorial Golf Tournament
6:30 – 7:30 PM - Welcome Reception and Golf Awards at Supplier Expo
7:30 PM  Dinner on your own in networking groups
Tuesday, February 21st – Day 2
 7:00 – 7:50 AM - Breakfast
 8:00 – 9:00 AM - Event Kickoff and Welcome Comments
 9:00 – 10:00 - PLENARY SESSION I
 10:00 – 10:30 AM - Power Up Break at Supplier Expo
 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM -PLENARY SESSION II
 12:30 – 1:30 PM - Lunch  12:30
 1:00 – 2:00 PM - Supplier Expo
 3:30 – 4:00 PM - Recharge Break at Supplier Expo
 4:00 – 5:00 PM - PLENARY SESSION IV
 6:30 – 7:30 PM - Reception at Supplier Expo
 7:30 – 9:45 PM - Dinner, SIPA Building Excellence Awards, SIPA Auction

 Wednesday, February 22 – Day 3
 7:00 – 7:50 AM - Healthy Start Breakfast 
 7:00 – 7:50 AM - ICC-ES Code Committee (breakfast) 
 8:00 – 8:15 AM - Welcome and Highlights from Day 2 Sessions 
 8:15 – 9:00 AM - Elections for SIPA Board of Directors
 9:00 – 9:30 AM - Coffee Break at Supplier Expo 
 9:30 – 11:30 AM - Manufacturer Committee and Platinum/Gold Sponsor Comments
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Lunch 
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - SIPA Supplier Committee (lunch)
 Noon - 12:30 PM  - Supplier Expo
 12:30 – 2:00 PM - SIPA Technical Committee
 2:00 – 2:15 PM - Refreshment Break at Supplier Expo
 2:15 – 3:15 PM - SIPA Marketing Committee
 3:45 – 6:45 PM - SIPA Board Meeting 
 7:00 PM  - Dinner on your own in networking groups

Tentative discussion topics:
• 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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