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Conference Schedule

The Texas Downtown Conference features keynote and breakout speakers, field sessions and tours of the host downtown, and events.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1


Registration open
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Veramendi Pre-Function E
EXHIBITOR SET UP
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
Downtown Plans - Two Models - Allen & Nacogdoches
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: Chautauqua Salon B
Tommy Baril
Downtown Allen
Jessica Sowell
City of Nacogdoches
Planning for Growth - Two Cities - Ennis & Fate
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: San Marcos River Room
Suzy Lawrence
City of Fate
David Newman
MESA Design Group
Partnerships for Your Downtown
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: Connected Nation
Texas Association of Regional Councils
Texas PACE Authority

Location: Chautauqua Salon B
Working Towards Common Goals for Your Downtown
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: San Marcos River Room
Josie Falletta
City of San Marcos
Maggie Gillespie
Greater San Marcos Partnership
Newcomers Reception
4:30pm - 5:00pm
First time attendees and new members of Texas Downtown are invited to this special reception.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Opening Reception
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Open to all attendees

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Dinner on your own
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore all the great food choices Downtown San Marcos has to offer.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2


Registration open
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Veramendi Pre-Function E
Exhibitor area open
8:00am - 5:00pm
Learn about services and products for your downtown and community.

Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
Anice Read Fund Silent Auction Dropoff
8:00am - 3:00pm
Dropoff items for the Anice Read Fund Silent Auction.

Location: TBA
Welcome
8:30am - 9:00am
Location: Veramendi Salon E
Katelyn Brown
Texas Downtown Board of Directors President, Destination Bryan
Opening Keynote
9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Veramendi Salon E
Jessica Serna
My Curly Adventures
Networking Break
10:00am - 10:30am
Grab a snack, visit with exhibitors, and network with downtown professionals.

Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
Downtown Revivals: Are they sustainable?
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Katie Neason
Renovation Wranglers
Human Centered Design for Place Organizations
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
Ryan Short
CivicBrand
Field Session: Topic TBA
10:30am - 11:45am
Field sessions are designed toallow attendees to learn about different programs and initiatives in Downtown San Marcos. While transportation will be provided to downtown, participants should be prepared for a walking tour.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Lunch on your own
11:30am - 1:00pm
Explore all the great food choices Downtown San Marcos has to offer.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Chris Dyer
Dr. Pepper Museum
Shane Sorenson
Texas Travel Alliance
Stories from the Past, Lessons for Tomorrow
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
Julie Glover
Downtown Julie
Dick Ryan
Retired Texas Main Street Architect
Field Session: Topic TBA
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Field sessions are designed toallow attendees to learn about different programs and initiatives in Downtown San Marcos. While transportation will be provided to downtown, participants should be prepared for a walking tour.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Mixing Preservation with Modern Demands in Public Spaces
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Chance Sparks
Freese & Nichols
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
AJ Fawver
Verdunity
Kevin Shepherd
Verdunity
Field Session: Topic TBA
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Field sessions are designed toallow attendees to learn about different programs and initiatives in Downtown San Marcos. While transportation will be provided to downtown, participants should be prepared for a walking tour.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Networking Break
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Grab a snack, visit with exhibitors, and network with downtown professionals.

Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
Festival and Event Emergency Management and Action Planning
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Tina Israel
City of Bay City
Downtown Arts & Culture
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
Amanda Still
City of Georgetown
Amy Thomaides
City of San Marcos
Charlotte Wattigny
City of San Marcos
Anice Read Fund Silent Auction
6:00pm - 7:00pm
All proceeds from the silent auction benefit downtown projects and programs across Texas.

Location: Spring Lake Salon B
President's Awards Gala
7:15pm - 8:30pm
Join us in recognizing the BEST of Texas downtowns. *Not included with registration. Separate ticket required. Business wear.

Location: Veramendi Salon E

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3


Registration open
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Veramendi Pre-Function E
Exhibitor area open
8:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about services and products for your downtown and community.

Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
2022 Texas Downtown Membership Meeting
9:00am - 9:30am
Annual business meeting including announcement of Anice Read Fund grant recipients.

Location: Veramendi Salon E
A Developer's Perspective
9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Derek Avery
COIR Holdings
Bringing Ideas to Reality through Partnership, Local Finance and Creative Thinking
9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
Tony Allender
Hawes Hill & Associates
Naina Magon
Hawes Hill & Associates
Field Session: Topic TBA
9:30am - 10:45am
Field sessions are designed toallow attendees to learn about different programs and initiatives in Downtown San Marcos. While transportation will be provided to downtown, participants should be prepared for a walking tour.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Networking Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Grab a snack, visit with exhibitors, and network with downtown professionals.

Location: Spring Lake Pre-Function
Attracting more cultural and heritage visitors to your small downtown
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Veramendi Salons A & B
Sheila Scarborough
Tourism Currents
How to Create Engaged and Effective Boards
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Spring Lake Salon C
Alysia Cook
Opportunity Strategies
Field Session: Topic TBA
11:00am - 12:15pm
Field sessions are designed toallow attendees to learn about different programs and initiatives in Downtown San Marcos. While transportation will be provided to downtown, participants should be prepared for a walking tour.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Lunch on your own
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Explore all the great food choices Downtown San Marcos has to offer.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Mini Sessions - Three Locations
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Three mini sessions will be featured in three different downtown locations.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Mini Sessions - Three Locations
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Three mini sessions will be featured in three different downtown locations.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Mini Sessions - Three Locations
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Three mini sessions will be featured in three different downtown locations.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided
Downtown San Marcos Event
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an evening of fun, networking, and competition at Downtown San Marcos' Putt Pub. *Not included with registration. Separate ticket required.

Location: Downtown San Marcos
Transportation provided

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4


Brunch & Learn
9:00am - 12:00pm
Upper story redevelopment is a top priority for many downtowns. Whether second (or third or fourth) stories are used for housing, offices, or meeting space, In this workshop, we will explore upper story of development from a few perspectives including planner, developer, and professional services.

Location: TBA