August 16-17, 2010
Texas Plains Trail Tourism & Preservation
|Upcoming Conference in Plainview||June 14, 2010|
There are workshops...and then there's the "Texas Plains Trail Tourism & Preservation Regional Round-Up!" After traveling & listening to the needs of the communities in the region, this conference is designed specifically to speak to those places that could use a new burst of energy. Our speakers will give you relevant information on reviving your historical commissions, engaging your youth, developing agri- tourism, using available resources for marketing, promoting, and preserving your place, and much more. This one-day conference will be filled with great usable ideas that you can take back to your counties.
Not only will it provide information, it will also be a great opportunity for networking with other community and business leaders within the Texas Plains Trail Region who recognize the economic importance of tourism for rural Texas.
This is a "NOT TO MISS" Conference. Come join the fun...and leave with renewed excitement for your community, county and region.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding the invitation to others. We hope to see you in Plainview!
Deborah Sue McDonald
Deborah Sue McDonald, Executive Director
Texas Plains Trail Region
Big Region. Big History.Big Fun!
2010 Texas Plains Trail Tourism & Preservation
Regional Round-Up Schedule
When & Where
NOTICE----NEW THIS YEAR! Texas Plains Trail Mixer
August 16, 2010 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Poolside Party at the Plainview Civic Center with heavy
appetizers and beverages.
Fee: $25 (includes two drink tickets and appetizers)
Texas Plains Trail Regional Round-Up
Date: August 17, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Plainview Civic Center (click for map)
Fee: $35.00 (Includes full breakfast, lunch, and breaks)
2902 West 4th Street
Plainview, Texas 79072
|Regional Round-Up Agenda|
|8:00-8:25 a.m.- Registration, Breakfast & Networking Time
8:25-8:40 Texas Plains Trail Welcome
Dolores Mosser-TPTR Board Chair
Plainview Mayor John Anderson
8:45-9:15 "Building A Better Texas Plains Trail Region Together"
9:15-9:45 "THC Resources-Heritage Tourism"
Deborah Sue McDonald, Texas Plains Trail Regional Executive Director
10:30-11:00 "Marketing Your Unique Community's Assets"
Terry Colley, Deputy Executive Director,Texas Historical Commission
9:45-10:15 "Invigorating our County Historical Commissions"
Harry Bob Martin, Dickens County Historical Commission
10:15-10:30 Morning Break, Networking & Booth Visitation Time
Tamara Julian, Executive Director Canadian/Hemphill Community Development
11:00-11:30 "Parks in the Plains--Using them to Draw Visitors"
Laird Fowler- Director Texas State Parks Diviision TPWD
11:30-12:00 "Engaging Our Youth...They Are Our Future"
Darryl Birkenfeld, Executive Director Ogallalla Commons Julie Boatright, Intern/Graduate Student, Ogallalla Commons
12:30 p.m. Entertainment by JW Beeson
Cowboy poet, saddlemaker, and ranch cowboy from Lipscomb, TX
1:00-1:30 "Real People Saving Our Real Places"
Wes Reeves, Preservation Texas, Inc. & Xcel Energy Media Relations
1:30-2:00 "Our Museums--Showcasing our Heritage"
Steve Cochran, Cross Shield Ranch Aspermont, TX
Gary Mitchell, Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum Administrator
Jacque James, Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce
2:00-2:15 Afternoon Break, Networking & Booth Visitation Time
2:15-2:45 "Roping in the Tourist"
2:45-3:00 "Extending Youth Engagement Through the Extension"
Andy Hart, Hale County Extension Agent
3:00-3:15 "Looking for Texas" Rick Vanderpool, Photographer & Author
3:15-3:45 "Pulling Everything Together"
Melyn Johnson, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department
3:45-4:00 Door Prizes, Evaluations, Closing Remarks
$25 per person for Texas Plains Trail Mixer on Monday Night. (includes appetizers/2 drinks)
$35 per person (Early bird rate) - includes all sessions, breakffast, lunch, and snacks
$40 per person- (At the door/Later than August 10) - includes all sessions, lunch, and snacks.
|Hotel Accomodations |
|Holiday Inn Express-- 806-296-9900 Rate of $86.00 plus tax (Ask for Texas Plains Trail rate)
806-293-7700 Rate of $79.99 plus tax (Ask for Texas Plains Trail rate)
|Early Bird Registration Due by August 10, 2010|
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NAME (s):__________________________________________________Phone: _________________________
Address: ______________________________ City: ________________________ Zip ____________________
Number attending Texas Plains Trail Tourism & Preservation Round-Up __________$35 per person
Number attending the Monday night Plains Trail Mixer __________ $25 per person
Business Table + 1 Conference Fee ___________$60
( ) Check enclosed ( ) Please send an invoice ( ) We will pay at the door.
PLEASE FAX OR MAIL COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO TEXAS PLAINS TRAIL REGION AT:
Looking forward to seeing you all!
|Community Advertising Tables Available-FREE|
|Tables will be available free of charge for communities within the Texas Plains Trail Region to display
and share materials. This will be a great opportunity to "show off" the amazing events & attractions in
our 52-Counties. Please let us know before August 10.
NOTE: We are also offering "for-profit" businesses & organizations an opportunity to set up their displays
for a $60 fee. (This will include conference fee.)
PLEASE LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME, SO WE'LL HAVE ENOUGH TABLES SET UP.
( ) Yes, my community/county would like to reserve a table.
( ) Yes, my business requests a table for $60.
CORPORATE, COMMUNITY & ORGANIZATIONAL SPONSORSHIPS ARE WELCOMED
AND AVAILABLE. FOR A LIST OF SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITES, CLICK HERE.