If you have any questions about the conferences listed below, please contact the conference coordinator, Stacy Janecka, by phone at 512/475-4600 or via email:

Anyone can subscribe to receive new conference information automatically by email.

For Crime Victim Services Division conferences, please go to the Training & Victim Assistance Program page.

April 30, 2014
Open Government Seminar sponsored by
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
South Texas College of Law-Garrett-Townes Auditorium

This Open Government Seminar will be held at South Texas College of Law in the Garrett-Townes Auditorium, 1303 San Jacinto St., Houston, Texas, 77002. The auditorium is on the first floor behind the security desk. Participants are responsible for finding their own parking in nearby public lots. The Attorney General’s Office will present a morning training session on the Texas Public Information Act at 9 a.m., followed by a segment on TPIA Cost Rules. Those presentations are free. The Freedom of Information Foundation will present a training session on the Texas Open Meetings Act from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of this session is $50 to help cover materials and other costs.

To register for either or both sessions, go to:

If you are sending a registration check by mail, the address is:

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
3001 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78705

Online Registration is Now Open!
2014 Crime Victim Services Conference
May 28-30, 2014 San Antonio, Texas

The Office of the Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Division will be hosting its Crime Victim Services Conference, May 28 - May 30, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will be designed for victim advocates, liaisons, victim assistance coordinators, victim service providers and law enforcement.

This conference is being held at:

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 224-1234

Please visit the conference website for more detailed information and to register online:

Online Registration is Now Open!
2014 Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference
June 10-12, 2014

TThe Office of the Attorney General invites you to the 2014 Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference. This conference is designed to support the efforts of state and local law enforcement officials engaged in financial crime and money laundering investigations, particularly police officers, agents, analysts, forfeiture specialists and support personnel. The conference will be held on June 10-12, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin, Texas.


The enormous volume of transactions passing through financial institutions and related systems each day makes it a highly challenging task to follow the financial trail of the money launderer, especially within the context of cross-border transactions and alternative payment systems. Effective law enforcement requires a detailed knowledge of how these systems work as well as an awareness of the corresponding records that might be obtained during an investigation. In support of its efforts to assist other law enforcement investigators and analysts in gaining a better understanding and comprehension of these systems, this conference is facilitated by the Office of the Attorney General's Law Enforcement Division.

This conference is being held at:

Location: Austin, Texas
Site: Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road

Please visit the conference website for more detailed information and to register online:

June 23-27, 2014
TGIA 2014 Annual Conference

The TGIA Training Conference offers the most current and comprehensive information on street and prison gangs. Seminar instructors are considered experts in their respective fields. The conference is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced persons dealing with street gangs and gang activities.

Attendance at the TGIA Training Conference is limited to TGIA members, judges and criminal justice professionals, including sworn law enforcement officers, correctional officers, probation officers, criminal analysts and prosecuting attorneys. Official identification will be required at registration and may be requested at any conference presentation or function.

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Site: Omni Hotel San Antonio at Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 691-8888
Registration: Register Online

NEW DATES: October 21-23, 2014
Open Government Conference

The Office of the Attorney General invites you to the 2014 Open Government Conference. This conference is designed for the general public, government employees and public officials, representatives of the media and companies doing business with Texas government.

Please note Sections 551.005 and 552.012 of the Texas Government Code require public officials to complete specific training on the Open Meetings and Public Information Acts. These trainings must be approved by the Office of the Attorney General. Sessions will be offered at the 2014 Open Government Conference to provide public officials with the opportunity to fulfill this mandatory training requirement. Online training is also available at:

Location: San Marcos, Texas
Site: Embassy Suites
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas, 78666
512) 392-6450

You may make your hotel reservations now using the code "OAG" to get the discounted room rates. Every room is a two-room suite perfect to share with a private bedroom and separate living area with a sofa bed. Rooms are limited so we encourage you to share rooms whenever possible to lower your costs.

Online Registration: Online registration will be open in August 2014.

Need A Speaker?

  • The Attorney General's office may be able to provide a speaker for your organization on topics such as Child Support Enforcement, Identity Theft or Crime Victims' issues.
  • In addition, training is available on topics such as the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, Acknowledgment of Paternity, Juvenile Crime, the Public Information Act and other issues.
  • Availability will vary depending on location, staff schedules and expense involved.
  • To request a speaker or training, or to obtain additional information, contact Ben Taylor at 512-936-1864 or via email:
Revised: April 22 2014