63rd Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase

July 24-27, 2019 | Moody Gardens | Galveston, TX

Plan to join us at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center.  SMA’s 63rd Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase is planned to include relevant, informative topics and exceptional speakers, fun activities and nearby attractions for the entire family, and just a short walk to the beach.  We invite members and non-members to attend the convention.


Registration Information
2019 SMA Convention Packet
REGISTER for Convention here

Registration fees includes access to the Welcome Reception, General Session 1 & 2, Family Luncheon, and Suppliers’ Showcase entrance.

Extra add-ons include: Golf Tournament, Suppliers’ Showcase Tables, Moody Gardens’ attraction tickets, Margaritaville Dinner & Auction, and Chairman’s Dinner & Dance.

Late fees: ALL registrations received after 5PM, Friday, July 12, 2019 will incur a $50 late fee.

Cancellation policy: Full refund for cancellations received by July 12th ; late cancellations will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after July 19th.


Hotel Information

Nestled amongst acres of lush tropical gardens and majestic pyramids, sits the luxurious Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center, an architectural masterpiece, designed to please the most discriminating traveler.

Moody Gardens Hotel is located on the same grounds at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.  The discounted room rate is $199.00, per night, per room, plus tax.

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center

7 Hope Blvd

Galveston, TX 77554

(888) 388-8484

Reserve rooms here. *Use code SWMEAT717  to receive the discounted rate.


Restaurant List

Seahorse Grill | $ | Seafood | 3.5 miles from hotel (12 minutes)

Los Compas | $ | Mexican | 3.6 miles from hotel (16 minutes)

Fish Tales | $$ | American, Seafood | 5.8 miles from hotel (18 minutes)

Sapori | $$ | Italian | 2.1 miles from hotel (9 minutes)

Gaidos Seafood |$$$$ |  American, Seafood | 4.8 miles from hotel (15 minutes)

Saltwater Grill | $$ – $$$ | American, Seafood | 6.5 miles from hotel (21 minutes)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. | $$ – $$$ | American, Seafood | 5.8 miles from hotel (17 minutes)

Jimmy’s on the Pier | $$ – $$$ | American, Bar, Seafood | 2.5 miles from hotel  (10 minutes)

Grotto Ristorante | $$ – $$$ | Pizza, Seafood, Italian | 3.8 miles (13 minutes)

Willie G’s Seafood & Steak | $$ – $$$ | American, Seafood | 6.7 miles from hotel (21 minutes)

The Spot | $$ | Quick Bites, American, Bar | 5.3 miles from hotel (16 minutes)

Cajun Greek | $$ | American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole | 2.4 miles from hotel (11 minutes)

Miller’s Seawall Grill | $$ – $$$ | American, Seafood | 6.4 miles from hotel (19 minutes)

Trattoria La Vigna | $$ – $$$| Italian | 6.6 miles from hotel (22 minutes)

Shrimp N Stuff | $ | American, Seafood | 4.5 miles from hotel (18 minutes)


Attractions in Galveston
At Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens’ attraction tickets can be purchase on the registration form. SMA will also have Moody Gardens attraction tickets for sale during registration times at the convention.  Tickets are $43/per person.  Tickets include access to the following:

Rainforest Pyramid

Aquarium Pyramid

SpongeBob Subpants Adventure

Palm Beach

3D & 4D Theater

Discovery Museum

Ropes Course

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Attractions around Galveston

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark   | .4 miles from the hotel  (<2 minutes)

Galveston Go Karts & Fun Center | 3 miles from the hotel (11 minutes)

Pleasure Pier | 5.8 miles from hotel (18 minutes)

Moody Mansion & Children’s Museum | 5.8 miles from hotel (18 minutes)

Galveston Railroad Museum | 6.4 miles rom hotel (21 minutes)


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