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Regional Workshop 2013 - Marble Falls
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8/28/2013
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
8:45am - 3:45pm
Where: Riverbend Conference Center
708 1st St
Marble Falls, Texas  78654
United States
Contact: Jennifer Roush

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Marble Falls Riverbend Conference Center
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
8:45am - 3:45pm
$75/person

Online Registration is Now Closed.  Registrations will be taken On Site Tomorrow Morning.

TTIA is offering a one-day workshop series in August and October to provide educational content to help our small and rural members.  Topics will vary from workshop to workshop and will cover such topics as Return on Investment, Social Media, Marketing, Research, Identifying & Working with Stakeholders, Organizational Skills and more.

Location:

Marble Falls - Riverbend Conference Center 
708 1st St  
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn on the Lake
704 First St.
Marble Falls, Texas 78654

TTIA Rate: $85/night
Cut-off date: August 21, 2013

For reservations, contact the hotel at 1-800-hampton and ask for the "TTI” rate.

The Meeting is at the Riverbend Conference Center, walking distance from the Hampton Inn on the Lake. Address is 708 First Street, Marble Falls, TX 78654. It’s across the parking lot from the hotel.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund until 5:00pm on Sunday, August 25. No refunds after 5:00pm on Sunday, August 25. This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event. For questions regarding the cancellation policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.

Schedule: 
As of 7/23/13 (subject to change)
 
*We recommend you bring a laptop or tablet to this workshop as a few of the sessions will be hands-on.

8:45-9:30am
Networking & Registration

9:30–9:35am
Welcome/Overview of TTIA

9:35–10:45am
Tourism Marketing: What Works and When
Speaker:  Daryl Whitworth, Regional Account Manager, Madden Media

Description: Explore the various stages of a travel consumer’s buying decision and find
out what type of advertising works, when, for destinations.   Daryl will use data, case
studies and personal experience to demonstrate what type of advertising is the most
effective during the various stages of the travel buying process.

10:45–11:00am
Break

11:00–12:10pm
SUPER Social Media: Social Media Campaigns That Soar To Success
Speaker: Sarah Page, Sarah T. Page Consulting LLC

Description: Post, tweet, pin, like.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  Is your social media marketing
becoming routine?  Do you need some inspiration? This session will feature case studies
on successful social media campaigns from other destinations in Texas and across the
country.  We'll cover Facebook, Pinterest, blogging, Instagram, and more.  Learn what
they did, how they did it, and why they were successful campaigns.

12:15–1:00pm
Networking Lunch

1:05 – 2:15pm
Organization – Made Easy with Online Tools & Mobile Apps
Speaker: Fran Stephenson, Principal, Step In Communication

Description: Fran will help us get organized and manage our time better with online
tools and mobile apps that help us stay on track, manage our projects, and monitor
our social media channels more easily.  From managing your email glut with an add-on
like Active Inbox to full project management tools like Asana, Fran will walk you step
by step through using these tools to make your work and life easier.

2:15 – 2:30pm
Break

2:30 – 3:40pm                                                                                                                            Why a LinkedIn Company Page is a Smart Move for Economic Development, Sales Teams and SEO
Speaker:
Sheila Scarborough, Writer, Trainer, Speaker, Tourism Currents

Description:  Poor LinkedIn; in all the hollering about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., folks seem to overlook THE purely business-focused social networking site. What the heck - it's only 225 million people and one of the few strong B2B social channels, with a lot of SEO (search engine optimization) impact. Interested? Bring your laptop and get ready to beef up your LinkedIn Company Page so it can help you not only with tourism and hospitality, but also for economic development and getting a little Google Juice while you're at it. 

3:40 – 3:45pmQ&A, Closing Remarks






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