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2017 Annual Conference
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august 15-17, 2017

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2017 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at the Fort Worth Convention Center!!
 
Enjoy a week of fun and education with your travel industry peers.
 
Check back to see details and information on the Annual Conference, we will continue to make additions to this event.

 

Click here to register now!

Register before December 23 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.

Refund policy: A 100% refund will be given if registration is cancelled prior to December 12.  A 50% refund will be given if registration is cancelled prior to January 9. No refund will be given if registration is cancelled after January 9. Click here to view TACVB's official Refund Policy.

 

Host Information

Fort Worth Convention Center

1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102

Click here to visit their website.

 

Hotel Information

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel

1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102
Click here to visit their website.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 15

8:00 am - 5:00 pm:: Registration & Information open (Upper Belt Buckle foyer)

8:30 - 11:30 aM:: Historical Case Study Tour

Forth Worth Stockyards Experience ($30):: Click here to register for this tour

Don't delay registering...there are only 52 spaces available.

9:00 - 11:30 am:: board of directors Meeting
1:00 - 4:00 pm:: Destination Marketing Principles (201B)

Presented by Mark Thompson, Cristy Morrison & Shannon Overby

This session is designed especially for you. If you're a local or regional DMO staff member, hotel and attractions partner, elected official, board member, or volunteer and advocate, then this is the seminar for you. The seminar offers 3 hours of information that is beneficial to anyone involved in promoting a destination to visitors.

4:00 - 5:00 PM:: New Member Orientation (13th Street Upper Lobby)

Presented by Shane Sorenson & Elizabeth Eddins along with TACVB Board of Directors & Staff

At this fun networking session and an overview of TACVB, you'll meet some new friends and colleagues, get to know the TACVB Board and Staff, and learn about how TACVB can benefit you.

6:00 - 9:00 PM:: Welcome Reception & Ice Breaker hosted by Fort Worth CVB (RIver Ranch)
9:00 - 11:30 PM:: Hospitality Suite (Sheraton)

Wednesday, August 16

7:00 - 8:15 AM:: Breakfast (Lone Star Ballroom)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm:: Registration & Information open (Upper Belt Buckle foyer)
8:15 - 8:30 AM:: Opening Remarks (Lone Star Ballroom)

Presented by Shari Lee (TACVB Board Chair) & Fort Worth CVB

8:30 - 9:45 AM:: I See You-The Power of Human Connection (Lone Star Ballroom)

Presented by Leon Logothetis (The Kindness Diaries on Netflix)

9:45 - 10:00 AM:: Coffee & Refreshment Break (Lone Star Ballroom)
10:00 - 10:55 AM:: Concurrent Educational Tracks

Marketing (201A)

Measuring the Marketing Effectiveness and Impact of DMO Assets (Destination Analysts)

Sales/Communications (201B)

Beyond the Business Card: Strategic Networking for Success presented by Tarsha Polk (The Marketing Lady)

Networking is a powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual. Your ability to connect with people is essential to developing profitable relationships. You’ve been networking for a while now, but what most people don’t do is develop a networking strategy. In this interactive presentation move beyond the business card to strategic networking for success. Key Takeaways: 1) How to build a networking blueprint 2) Social networking strategies 3) How to M.I.N.G.L.E. 4) How to turn your contacts into contracts

CEO/Leadership (201C)

The Art of Influential Listening presented by Kate Delaney

CEO/Leadership (202A)

How To Be A Better Partner to YOUR Partners presented by Leslie McLellan (Tourism Currents)

Is your organization a true community partner? You work hard to build your community…business by business, person by person. Now that you’ve gathered this group, are you being a good partner to them? It's not hard to be a better partner and it is necessary that you become one. This session will cover 5 easy ways to do just that. Attendees will leave with concrete action items they can implement to strengthen community relationships and partnerships. They will also receive a Community Engagement checklist handout that they can take with them to judge for themselves just how engaged they are with their community.

 

 



 

 

 

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Round Rock, TX  78683
Phone: 512-550-3464
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