Events - Annual Convention

2014 Annual Convention and Policy Meeting in Dallas, TX

Advance registration has closed.  Walk-up registrations welcomed at the door during the event!

2014 Convention logo

Discounted Airfare

NFPA is pleased to partner with American Airlines for discounted travel to the Convention in Dallas.

To book your discounted fare without a ticketing charge, please do the following:

Go to
Search for your flight and enter the Promotion Code 57H4BQ

You may also call American Airlines reservations at 1-800-433-1790.  A ticketing charge of $25 will apply.

Discounted Ground Transport

GO Yellow Checker Shuttle of Dallas is offering a special rate for the NFPA Convention when using their pre-registration service.  Visit for details!


Fairmont DallasThe Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Guest Room Rates:
$179 plus tax Single/Double
$199 plus tax Triple
$229 plus tax Quad

9/15 update: hotel nearing capacity; Deluxe rooms still available
$229 plus tax Deluxe

Reservations must have been made by Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to receive the NFPA rate and to ensure availability.

Make your reservations by calling 800-441-1414.  Identify yourself with the NFPA 2014 Annual Convention.

About the Fairmont Dallas
Making its home in the Dallas Arts District, the Fairmont Dallas is just minutes from the Central Business District and the Financial District. Outstanding cultural and entertainment activities abound in The Arts District, as well as the nearby West End Historic District, Victory Plaza (home of the American Airlines Center) and West Village, all known for their shopping and lively restaurants.

Guest room amenities include a spacious desk, multi-line telephone with voice mail, On-Command Video featuring 24-hour in-room movies and games, new premium pillow-top mattresses, goose-down or hypoallergenic pillows, iron with ironing board, coffee/tea and maker, plush terry robes, in-room safety deposit boxes and refreshment center.  Enhanced technology adds another level of convenient luxury through new high-definition, flat-screen televisions in every room and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel.

Tex-Mex Breakfasts

DAPA and NFPA have arranged for the Rock and Roll Tacos truck to serve on Friday and Saturday mornings from 7:00 to 7:30.  Click the menu images to enlarge:

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Advance registration has closed.  Walk-up registrations welcomed at the door during the event!

Convention Charity

North Texas Food BankFriday, October 10 is “Denim Up” day.  Make a minimum donation of $5 and wear our best denim.  Proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.  (

North Texas Food Bank is a Dallas-based non-profit that pursues a hunger free community. They provide approximately 130,000 meals a day spread across 13 Texas counties, and support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education and advocacy. This association has a large and strong impact. Every dollar donated to NTFB provides three meals to hungry North Texans, and out of every dollar, 94 cents goes directly to hunger relief programs.

Social Event

JFK MuseumFriday, October 10
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Registration Fee is $67 and includes dinner and viewing of exhibits.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza.
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX

The Museum is within walking distance of the Fairmont Hotel. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Convention Sponsorships

Friday Luncheon sponsored by


Social Event sponsored by

Esquire Deposition Services

AV sponsored by


Hunton & Williams


Convention Bags sponsored by

OneLegal LLC

Copier sponsored by

Konica Minolta


Breaks sponsored by

Nilan Johnson LewisZoning InfoProActive Home Inventory

Merrill Corporation


Dallas Area Paralegal Association KoonsFuller Family Law Kane Russell Coleman & Logan

Student Event sponsored by

Kaplan College

Thursday Luncheon sponsored by

Locke Lord

Signage sponsored by

Advanced Discovery

Association Pro Bono Award sponsored by

Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.

Lanyards sponsored by

Special Counsel

PACE Scholarship sponsored by

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Program Printing sponsored by


40th Anniversary Printed Program sponsored by


40th Anniversary Celebration Cake sponsored by

BAHaworth Enterprises, LLC
d/b/a English Sons & Cherokee Daughters

Door Prizes


Dean FoodsChalker Flores, LLPRASi

The Exhibitor Prospectus and the 2014 Awards Brochure contain information on other sponsorship opportunities. (both PDF)

Additional information will be released closer to the event date.

2013 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.


2012 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.


2011 Convention Recap

The recap page is available here.

modified 10/3/2014

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