Texas Association of Venues & Facilities

Annual Conference


October 24, 25 & 26, 2018

Grapevine, TX

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As part of membership benefits, the Texas Association of Venues & Facilities hosts a conference every year.
Attendees can expect to hear speakers discussing topics relevant to members job functions,
meet partners and vendors that will showcase products relevant to TxAVF members,
network with fellow TxAVF members, and tour facilities within the host city.

The Annual Conference is a great way to expand knowledge within the industry by learning
some best practices from fellow members or speakers!

  Click here to see last year's Conference recap video! 


$550 - Regular Conference Registration (TxAVF Member)
Includes conference registration for all three days, two-night stay lodging at Great Wolf Lodge, meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF. (Note: alcohol is not included in any registration fees.)
*Allied members - scroll down for more info

$275 - Regular Conference Registration - SHARING ROOM
Are you from the same venue or facility and plan on saving cost by sharing a room?  This option is for you! Includes all items listed above for regular registration. (Note: this option only available for TxAVF members employed by the same venue/facility.)

$350 - Regular Conference Registration - NO LODGING
Includes conference registration for all three days, meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF. (Note: member is responsible for coordinating own lodging.)

$200 - Companion Registration
Have someone that wants to experience Grapevine with you? No problem! This rate includes all meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF.  And if you need suggestions on things to do while the conference is in session, the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau will be happy to assist! (Note: rate is based upon companion sharing room with you. Conference sessions not included.)

*Allied Members who register at normal member rate also receive a booth space and opportunity to present a 15-20 minute "informercial" on Thursday morning.


Brian Brandt tells stories that engage the audience, connect them with lifetime applications for years to come, and make a positive impact. These stories arose out of years of leadership experience as an accomplished college tennis coach, CEO of one of the nation’s largest camp and conference centers, national sales director, executive pastor, and now CEO of Core Insights. Leading one of the country’s foremost training and strategic planning companies, he helps shape some of the largest and fastest growing companies in the world, as well as non-profits that are producing profound outcomes.
Brian will present at the TxAVF 2018 conference on how to create the team culture you've always wanted and learn principles for building others up.

Past Host Cities

2018 - Grapevine
2017 - Killeen
2016 - Abilene
2015 - Fredericksburg
2014 - Temple
2013 - Conroe
2012 - Galveston
2011 - Possum Kingdom
2010 - Austin
2009 - Lake Whitney


October 24

    • 3 pm - Check in at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine
    • 5:30 pm - Night out : Grapevine shuttle busses pick up group and transfer to Grand Hall at Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. Enjoy an evening featuring a BBQ dinner and a live performance by guitarist Rocky Gribble. (Bar sponsored by Radius Display Products)
    • 9 pm - Return to Great Wolf Lodge

October 25

    • 7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast (served in Fallen Timbers A room)
    • 8:30 am - Welcome & on-time door prize
    • 9 am - Opening session "Core Insights: Creating the team culture you always wanted!" (Brian Brandt)
    • 10:30 am - Break & on-time door prize
    • 11:30 am - Lunch (in Fallen Timbers A room)
    • 12:30 pm - On-time door prize
    • 12:45 pm - Afternoon speaker - Workshop & Training (Brian Brandt)
    • 2:00 pm - Break
    • 2:15 pm - On-time door prize
    • 2:15 pm - Association meeting / Board of Director elections / Roundtable discussions
    • 3:30 pm - Allied Member infomericals
    • 5:30 pm - Grapevine Shuttle busses pick up group for evening "dine around" (cash bar)

October 26

    • 7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast (served in Fallen Timbers A room)
    • 8:30 am - On-time door prize
    • 9 am - 2018 Conference recap and evaluations
    • 10 am - Self Defense 101 program (dress comfortably and wear shoes you can move around easily in)
    • 10:30 am - TBD
    • 11:30 am - Lunch
    • 1:30 pm - Safe travels home!

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Are you just paying by check? Make check out to TXAVF and mail to:
Joan Rivera-Scribner
PO Box 1329
Killeen, TX 76540

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