Annual Conference

We had a fabulous time in Fredericksburg!

October 19, 20 & 21, 2021

Two scholarships will be awarded this year.   Deadline for application is September 10th. 


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! 


Regular Conference Registration (TxAVF Member)

Fee includes:

  • Live, high-quality, and timely industry presentations
  • 2 nights at Inn on Baron’s Creek in Fredericksburg
  • Meals:
    o Hospitality Reception Tuesday evening
    o Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Wednesday
    o Breakfast & Lunch Thursday
  • Evening Activity Wednesday including Transportation
  • 2020-2021 Forum Question categorized on CD
  • Special Conference Gift - Special Make & Take Conference Gift
  • Networking opportunities galore!
  • And don’t forget your very own Luckenbach koozie!


 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)

 Regular Conference Registration - NO LODGING
Includes conference registration for all three days, meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF.

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

2021 Featured Speakers


Full Throttle Goodness: Rising Up with Passion, Power & Purpose Steven G. Foster, CMP, Managing Partner, Foster + Fathom, LLC, Dallas, TX

Organizations and individuals are seeking meaningful opportunities to engage with and provide support to the communities where they live, work, and meet. “Full Throttle Goodness” provides a roadmap to serve others in a way that leads to brand loyalty and crisis awareness which creates profound engagement. Steven Foster will challenge you to define your own “Goodness.”



Even with a fancy new name like Relationship Marketing, networking has been a career staple across all industries for hundreds of years. The connections you form with potential business partners not only grow your business but establish lifelong friendships. Dubbed the “Queen of Networking” in the D/FW area, Paige Mejia will take you through a journey of why networking is crucial to any business while giving you some simple tips and tricks that you can implement immediately to make your networking experience easy. Even if you consider yourself an introvert, Paige will teach you how to break through that fear and become a Relationship Marketing expert!

Past Host Cities

2021 - Fredericksburg
2020 - Midland
2019 - Granbury
2018 - Grapevine
2017 - Killeen
2016 - Abilene
2015 - Fredericksburg
2014 - Temple
2013 - Conroe
2012 - Galveston
2011 - Possum Kingdom
2010 - Austin
2009 - Lake Whitney


October 19

    • 3:00 p.m. – Check into Inn on Baron’s Creek Hotel in Fredericksburg
    • 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Join us in the Presidential Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel for refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Plus, Heavy hors d’oeuvres while catching up with old friends and making new ones.
    • You’ve got the rest of the evening off to explore Fredericksburg with fellow members.

    October 20

    • 6:30 a.m. - Hotel begins serving breakfast buffet
    • Walk to Conference Center (next door)
    • 8:30 a.m. - Conference begins with On Time Door Prize
    • Welcome
    • Keynote Speaker – Steven G. Foster, CMP, Foster & Fathom

    Full-Throttle Goodness: Rising Up with Passion, Power & Purpose
    o Speaking & Facilitating breakout groups (appropriate breaks taken)

    • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch at Conference Center
    • 1:00 p.m. - On Time Door Prize
    • Walk to Pacific War Museum Memorial Garden for dedication to Honor Veterans Now.(2 blocks)
    • 2:15 p.m. - Business Meeting
    • 3:00 p.m. - Break until dinner – Go explore Fredericksburg! Just be back in the lobby
    for some fun at 5:30 p.m.
    • 5:30-8:00 p.m. - Catch the bus outside the hotel for our evening activity and dinner. We’re headed to the Barrel King to make your conference gift and enjoy dinner.

    October 21

      • Breakfast buffet served starting at 6:30 a.m. at hotel
        Walk to Conference Center (next door)
      • 8:30 a.m. Conference begins
      • On Time Door Prize
      • Give It Up For 24 Campaign Results
      • Speaker & Facilitator – Paige Mejia, Co-Owner & Chief Marketing Officer, Pyrotex

      Fire Up Your Network: Powerful Connection Tips & Tricks

      • 11:30 a.m. – Store luggage in conference room if you’re leaving after lunch
      • 12:00 p.m. – Bus leaves for Luckenbach for Lunch. Feel free to take your personal vehicle and leave from Luckenbach afterward.BBQ Lunch and reserved area for TxAVF Group. Non-alcoholic beverage provided with lunch. Icehouse available on your own. Picnic Table Topics/RoundTable Discussion.
      • 2:00 p.m. - Bus returns to hotel Safe Travels Home! 

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      Are you just paying by check? Make check out to TXAVF and mail to:
      Cleburne Conference Center
      Attn: Dena Bartlett
      1501 W. Henderson St.
      Cleburne, TX 76033

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