Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Thursday, February, 2019
Guestrooms: Worthington Renaissance Hotel  
Meeting Space: Frost Tower, PalmWood Events & Conference Center

Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Attire: Business casual

All Day

DAB arrivals

9:00 a.m.


Onyx I

12:45 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to depart to Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop

1:00 p.m.

 Optional Clearfork Biking Experience

-How can Fort Worth leverage the growth in outdoor recreation and sports?

Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop

3:45 p.m.

Return to hotel

5:00 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to depart for dinner

Worthington Renaissance Hotel

5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Dinner

-What opportunities are there to promote the city through dynamic chefs?

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

8:00 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Worthington Renaissance Hotel 

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Attire: Business

6:45 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to depart

Worthington Renaissance Hotel

7:00 a.m.  

2019 Annual Meeting & Breakfast

Omni Hotel, Texas Ballroom

9:15 a.m.

Depart for DAB sessions

Frost Tower, Onyx I

10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Q&A

Chris Stang
Sean Evans

10:45 a.m. 

Opening General Session I  
Welcome and Introductions
DAB/Meeting Orientation

Frost Tower, Onyx I
Bob Jameson

11:00 a.m.

AM Break


11:30 a.m. 

General Session II

Destination Master Plan    

What priorities would you set from the Plan?
What gaps do we need to fill?
Suggestions for better organizing the plan?

Frost Tower, Onyx I

Bob Jameson

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on-site  

Frost Tower, Limestone Terrace

1:30 p.m.

General Session III

Destination Enhancements panel Q&A

  • Jay Downie, Main Street Arts Festival
  • Russell Kirkpatrick, Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
  • Megan Henderson, Arts Goggle
  • Alec Jhangiani, Fortress Festival 

Frost Tower, Onyx I

2:30 p.m.

General Session IV

New marketing campaigns in meetings and leisure 

Discuss the campaign’s strengths and weaknesses

Frost Tower, Onyx I

Mitch Whitten

John Cychol

3:00 p.m

P.M. Break


3:15 p.m.

General Session V

-General Worth Square and Fort Worth Water Gardens

How could enhancements around the convention center enhance the overall meetings package?

Frost Tower, Onyx I

Andy Taft

3:45 p.m.



4:15 p.m.

Adjourn. Bus transfer to Worthington Renaissance Hotel for R&R       


Attire: Evening casual

6:00 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to depart

Worthington Renaissance Hotel 

6:15 p.m.

Taste Experience

How should Fort Worth engage with entrepreneurs to promote the city?


8:30 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Worthington Renaissance Hotel 

Thursday, February 07, 2019
Attire: Business casual; Hard hat tour long sleeve, long pants, closed toed shoes required.


Breakfast at your leisure

Vidalias (hotel)

9:30 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to depart
check out; luggage storage available at hotel

Worthington Renaissance Hotel 

10:00 a.m

Dickies Arena Hard Hat Tour
Discuss Arena package and opportunities.

Matt Homan
Stephanie Myers

11:00 a.m.

Depart to Fort Worth Stockyards


11:30 a.m.

Stockyards Majestic Reality Co. Presentation

Discuss best ways to market this dramatic makeover for the Stockyards.
How will this development change perceptions of Fort Worth?

Stockyards Station

Linda Berman

12:30 p.m

Walk to lunch        

Niles City Hall

1:00 p.m.

Lunch and final discussion / wrap up

Greg Oates
Bob Jameson

2:30 p.m.

Adjourn and depart for Worthington Renaissance Hotel 


3:00 p.m.




*Transfers from Worthington Renaissance Hotel to downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport provided by Wynne Transportation.