2018 Texas Downtown Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 6

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Registration

Foyer

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Downtown Development Workshop: An Integral Part of a Community's Economic Development Strategy

Padre AB

This workshop will focus on how downtown development is an integral part of a community's economic development strategy.

Jorge Quirino, Lubbock EDA
Denea Hudman, Quitman Dev Corp
Jamie Wyatt, Colonial Construction
Panel of EDC leaders

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Anice Read Fund Silent Auction Donation Drop Off

Marina View Room

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Downtown 101

Padre CD

Debbie Charbonneau, City of Huntsville and 2018 TDA Board President

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Newcomers Reception

Texas Surf Museum

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Opening Reception

Texas Surf Museum

Debbie and Alyssa will welcome attendees

Wednesday, November 7

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast

Texas Riveria Ballroom

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Anice Read Fund Silent Auction Donation Drop Off

Marina View Room

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Registration

Foyer

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Exhibitor Area Open

Foyer

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Welcome

Texas Riveria Ballroom

Debbie Charbonneau, City of Huntsville and 2018 TDA Board President
Mayor of Corpus Christi
Staff/Board, Texas Historical Commission

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Keynote Speaker

Texas Riveria Ballroom

Jon Schallert, The Schallert Group

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Networking Break

Foyer

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Managing Your Organization for Success

Padre AB

Alysia Cook, Opportunity Strategies, LLC

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Go Beyond the Road with TxDOT

Padre CD

Rebekah Dobrasko, Texas Department of Transportation

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Field Session: Downtown Corpus Christi Focus on the Arts

Offsite

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Lunch

Offsite

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | The Making of Purposeful and Meaningful Space

Padre AB

Murad Abusalim, Texas Southmost College

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Downtown Construction: Cautionary Tales

Padre CD

Courtney Ainsworth, City of Round Rock
Alyssa Barrera, Corpus Christi DMD
Julie Glover, City of Denton

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Field Session: Programming a Downtown Park

Offsite

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking Break

Foyer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Strengthening your Downtown through the Arts!

Padre AB

Ann Graham, Texans for the Arts

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Social media session - need catchy title

Padre CD

Josie Falletta , City of San Marcos
Emily Zertuche, Corpus Christi CVB

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM | Field Session: Tranforming a Large Downtown Complex into Multiple Uses

Offsite

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM | Anice Read Fund Event

Marina View Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Awards Gala

Texas Riveria Ballroom

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Range Realty

Hospitality Suite - Holiday Inn Marina

Thursday, November 8

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Exhibit Area Open

Foyer

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Registration

Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Breakfast and TDA Annual Meeting

Texas Riveria Ballroom

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Is Your Event Dead or Does It Just Need Resuscitation?

Padre AB

Vicky Soderberg, Cygnet Strategies

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Who is Visiting Your Downtown? The Role of Visitor Analysis in Downtown Development

Padre CD

Lisa McCay, Buxton

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Networking Break

Foyer

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Field Session: Downtown Corpus Christi Focus on the Arts

Offsite

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Downtown Parking: Part 2

Padre AB

Alyssa Barrera, Corpus Christi DMD

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Trend Hacking: How to Make Trends Work #IRL

Padre CD

Scarlett Rosier, Rhyme and Reason

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Field Session: Programming a Downtwon Park

Offsite

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM | Lunch on your own

Offsite

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Festivals - CC

Padre AB

Heidi Hovda, Corpus Christi CVB
Casey Lain, House of Rock
Michelle Smythe, K Space Contemporary
Mike Treiber, Cassidy's Irish Pub

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Media Matters

Padre CD

Sandy Farris & Katelyn Brown, Downtown Bryan

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Field Session: Tranforming a Large Downtown Complex into Multiple Uses

Offsite

Speaker to be anounced

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking Break

Exhibitor area

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM | Closing Session

Texas Riveria Ballroom

Norma Mies, National Trust for Historic Preservation

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Thursday Evening Event

Bar Under the Sun

Friday, November 9

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Brunch and Learn - Time Management

Padre AB

Nathan Ryan, Blue Sky Partners

**Field sessions are included with registration and do not require ticket purchase and are filled first come first served. Transportation is provided. Space is limited.

Conference Hosts

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District

Sponsors

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District
The Schallert Group
City of Garland
City of Georgetown
Range Realty
Willdan
City of McKinney Main Street and McKinney CVB
City of Waxahachie and Waxahachie CVB
City of Clifton
City of Mansfield EDC
Artificial Ice Events

Downtown Bryan 
Mansfield CVB

Exhibitors

Architexas
Bastrop County
City of Georgetown
Corpus Christi DMD
Cygnet Strategies
Downtown Decorations
Komatsu Architecture
Level 5 Design Group
Macrostie Historic Advisors
Ogee
Opportunity Strategies
Pacheco Koch
Paul Reynolds Video Services
Texas Comedies
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
The Schallert Group
Willdan