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Regional Tourism Workshop - TYLER
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When: October 8, 2008
7:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Harvey Convention Center
2000 W. Front St.
Tyler, Texas  75702
United States
Contact: David Teel

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Hotel Information
Sleep Inn and Suites
5555 South Donnybrook Ave, Tyler, TX 75703
Phone: 903-581-8646
Rooms need to be booked directly with Hotel.
TTIA rate: $79 /night for single or double (includes breakfast)

Workshop Agenda

7:30 – 8:15 AM:
Workshop Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:25 AM:
Welcome and Introductions

8:25 – 9:05 AM:
General Session – Understanding the Digital Age of Tourism Marketing.
Speaker: Larry Schweinsburg, Vice President, Innovations and Operations, AJR Media

9:05 – 9:40 AM:
General Session – Texas Commission on the Arts: Investing in a Creative Texas
Speaker: Gary Gibbs, Executive Director, Texas Commission on the Arts

9:45 – 11:00 AM:
General Session – State Agency Presentations
Speakers: Louri O’Leary, Office of the Governor, Economic
Development & Tourism; Doris Howdeshell, Texas Department of
Transportation; Brenda Tharp, Texas Commission on the Arts; Susan
Shore, Texas Historical Commission; Glenda Beasley, Texas Parks &
Wildlife Department

11:10 – 12:00 PM:
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Speaker: Dan Quandt, Executive Director, South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

From Camo to Fido – Putting Tourism to Work for Your Town
Speaker: Warren Ketteman, Executive Director, Buda Economic Development Corporation

GoTexan/Certified Retirement Community Programs
Speakers: Natalie Houghton and Sherri Gothart-Barron, Texas Department of Agriculture

12:10 – 1:00 PM: Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Todd Staples, Texas Department Agriculture

1:10 – 2:00 PM:
Repeat Morning Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

2:10 – 2:25 PM:
General Session – Take Advantage of Your Natural Tourism Resources
Speaker: Miles Phillips, AgriLife Extension Specialist – Nature Tourism, Texas A&M University

2:25 – 3:10 PM:
General Session – Proving Your Promotions
Speaker: Dr. Jim Petrick, Texas A&M Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences

3:10 – 3:25 PM:
Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:25 – 4:10 PM:
General Session – Texas Tourism: What Does the Future Hold?
Speaker: Larry Schweinsburg, AJR Media

4:10 – 4:25 PM:
Open Discussion, Q&A

4:30 PM:

Registration Fees
Early Bird Rate (by 5 PM September 18): $75
Regular Rate (by 5 PM October 1): $85
After October 1 (on-site registration opens at 8:00 AM on October 8): $95

Registration fee includes workshop notebook, hand-outs, lunch, and refreshments.

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund until 5 PM on September 18
1/2 refund until 5 PM on October 1
No refunds after 5 PM on October 1

This cancellation policy helps ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event. For any questions regarding the cancellation policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.

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