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SFATA Annual "Save the Vape"
Conference & Member Meeting

Austin, TX
December 3-4, 2018


Austin Hilton Airport


Hotel Information and discounted SFATA hotel rate found below.


Join us and do your part to help SAVE VAPING.

Sponsored by: 

Presenting Sponsor
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Platinum Sponsors


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We vapers are an Endangered Species. It’s Do-or-Die time in this industry -- the FDA has issued stern warnings that could reverse years of gains. Big Tobacco and Big Pharma outspend us by millions to be heard and to influence State and Federal legislators. There is no more waiting around for someone else to take the lead, so we must work together to save the industry NOW, or we kiss our businesses and our hard work GOODBYE. 

This year, our theme is "Save the Vape," and that is precisely what we need to do: collaboratively, amicably, and aggressively by launching a number of industry-wide programs to tell our story, to push for sensible policies, and to influence the debate in Washington, D.C.

If you’re in this industry, you cannot sit on the sidelines, take a knee, and watch as we are driven to extinction. Join us in Austin, and help yourself and the industry to survive.

Agenda Outline

Sunday December 2nd is a travel day

Monday - December 3rd
Breakfast 7am-8:30
Conference 9am-noon
Lunch noon-1pm
Conference 1pm-4pm
Holiday Social 7pm-10pm

Tuesday - December 4th
Breakfast 7am-8:30
Conference 9am-noon
Lunch noon-1pm
Conference 1pm-5pm

Wednesday - December 5th is a Travel Day

This year, our conference is being held in the warm and friendly city of Austin, Texas, whose motto according to locals, is "Keep Austin Weird."  I think we can definitely help with that!

We selected the location based on accessibility to our members from all over the country, the overall charm of the city, and of course, the venue's willingness to allow vaping during the course of our event.  

We just know you are going to love it!!

Deadline Alerts:

-November 1st - Deadline for sponsorship artwork
-November 19th - Deadline for hotel registration with SFATA discount - extended!

Conference Registration information


If you are a member of SFATA, your membership includes many special benefits!  Among them is a discount on SFATA events and conferences.  

For the 2018 SFATA Annual Meeting and Conference, your active membership entitles you to a whopping $150 discount off the non-member registration price!  

You must be current at the time of registration AND at the time of our conference to enjoy this benefit. Please be sure your membership is current and will not lapse between now and December 4th, 2018!


Online Registration

valid until November 12th:

Member $350.00
Non Member $500.00

Note: Hotel room discount deadline is November 12th - we cannot guarantee rate after November 12th

Premium Member FREE Registrations

As a company investing in SFATA at larger sustaining levels of funding, your membership includes totally free registration(s) for your company's use at our conference. Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Cloak Room members will be receiving an email with instructions on how to register under their added benefit.

Click here for a refresher on your benefits at your current level (feel free to upgrade if you want to get more!  Just contact and we will help you with this promptly).

If you have NOT received your unique code that is assigned only to you (and can only be used by you), please contact us right away! or call 202-251-1661 to speak to Mandi Tory, Director of Member Services.

We appreciate your premium level support that makes our mission possible!

Sponsorship opportunities are available!!

In addition to all the educational content we will be providing, we have a select number of opportunities for you to get your brand in front of our attendees while showing your deep support in our mission.  Sponsorships range in price to accommodate all budgets, and every sponsor will be acknowledged for their help in making our conference a success.  

You can find details on each sponsorship here: 


Want to showcase your brand during this year's conference?


December 2, 2018 - 7pm

We begin with the VIP Dinner on December 2nd at 7pm CST. While enjoying our tasty menu, you'll hear the real-life struggles and successes from Blackwater's very own COO, Bill Mathews. From someone who knows what it's like to be persecuted against and attacked, he'll regale you with his own stories of perseverance, dedication, and a commitment to sticking it out until you get your desired outcome.

Aaron Biebert, creator and producer of A Billion Lives, brings you behind-the-scenes content never before revealed in his award-winning movie. Meet the brains behind the movie and learn even more, with a surprise appearance by David Goerlitz, the Winston Man!

Simply click the VIP Dinner banner below to purchase your tickets to this amazing, delicious, and informative event!

December 3, 2018 - 7pm

We asked, and YOU have spoken! Come join us as we celebrate and award those who YOU have chosen as the vapor industry's advocacy leaders! Awards will be presented to these most deserving individuals!

Still need to nominate that perfect advocate?


Following the Awards Ceremony, indulge in Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold-Em, and Poker! Enjoy time spent among your industry peers in this relaxing, fun environment where every dollar spent benefits SFATA's mission to Save The Vape!

Hotel Information

Our conference is being held at the Hilton, Austin Airport where we have secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate so that you can be on site and enjoy all the activities without additional travel. 

Our negotiated price is 149.00 night plus room taxes and fees. 


If you'd like to call to make your arrangements, please dial: 1-800-584-5091. 

Use code: SFATA to obtain your discounted rate. 

The hotel is located on Austin-Bergstrom International Airport grounds and has complimentary courtesy shuttle.  

If you are local and driving or decide to rent a car, please note that the hotel does charge a daily fee for parking.