• Connect 2019 | Dallas, TX | April 7-10, 2019


Conference Events

A conversation with President George W. Bush

Tuesday, April 9, Session 7
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

What better way to celebrate an event in Texas than to hear from its most famous resident! We are honored to welcome the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush to Connect. Former President Bush has said he is "retired from politics but not from public service." Whether he is speaking about his current advocacy efforts with education and human rights or telling humorous stories about what he learned from being raised in Texas by his equally famous parents, you are sure to come away with thought-provoking ideas and inspiration. Join us Tuesday, April 9, at 8:00 a.m. for this historic event.

George W. Bush served as 43rd president of the United States of America from 2001-2009. Major initiatives during his presidency were the No Child Left Behind Act to raise standards in schools, new free trade agreements, healthcare reforms, robust environmental protections, and a comprehensive security strategy following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Prior to serving as president, he was the 46th governor of Texas from 1995-2000.

President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan public policy and leadership development center that engages communities across the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today's most pressing challenges.

President Bush and Laura are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura "Mila" and Poppy Louise Hager.

Product Happy Hours

Monday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Complimentary with full conference registration.

What's the best hour of the day? Happy hour! We hear loud and clear — every opportunity to network with your peers is valuable. People in similar roles using similar products understand your challenges and opportunities, and these connections fuel vital energy and passion for your work. As you exit the last class of the day on Monday, you will have a chance to unwind with friends old and new with light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

Product Off-Site Events

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Complimentary with full conference registration.
$75 additional per guest/daily conference attendee

Networking opportunities continue on Tuesday. Enjoy an evening of fun in a downtown venue with others in your product group and with Tyler staff, who are experts on the products you use. Each product event will be unique. During registration, you will be prompted to select the primary Tyler product for which you are attending. You will then receive a personal invitation to that product's social event.

Solution Hubs

Don't forget to network with Tyler! We have four Solution Hubs where you can interact with Tyler professionals. Each hub is different — with products represented by any combination of demos, meetings, help desks, and sponsors. You can even schedule time to visit the hubs when you are building your session schedule. Stop by and see what's happening!