HelmsBriscoe Associates
Fort Worth Destination Education

September 25-27, 2019​

Accommodations:

Aloft Fort Worth Downtown

Airport Transfers:

Access Texas

Ground transportation:

Premier Transportation Company

Attire/Weather:

 Casual/comfortable attire is appropriate for all events. Bass Hall can be dressy or business attire. When packing, please consider Fort Worth’s average temperature this time of year is around 90° / 69°

Wednesday, September 25th​

AM/PM

Arrivals - transportation will be provided by Access Texas with reservation scheduled according to flight itinerary. Car service pick up will occur at assigned baggage claim, regardless of no checked luggage.

5:45 p.m.

Welcome -Aloft Fort Worth Downtown -1st floor

6:15 p.m.

Depart for Reception and Dinner -National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West. From hardworking cowgirls to influential women like Sandra Day O’Connor, the Museum pays tribute to those who have contributed to the advancement of Western heritage through arts, sciences, politics, business and education. Kids will love the interactive Bronc ride and enjoy looking upon one of their favorite animated cowgirls, Jesse from Disney’s Toy Story.
Dinner catered by Reata Restaurant- led by Chef James Gaines, shares this long-standing commitment to creating legendary Texas cuisine. We use only the finest ingredients, constantly incorporating the latest culinary trends into our daily features and immortalizing the best of these on our regular menus.

8:45 p.m.

Return to the hotel/Hospitality in Aloft Bar (optional).

 

Thursday, September 26t​h

8:00 a.m.

Meet in the hotel lobby for departure of breakfast dine around and hotel tours

8:15 a.m.  

Tour of Worthington Renaissance Hotel
This signature AAA Four Diamond property in the heart of the Sundance Square district brings sophisticated Western elegance to the “City of Cowboys and Culture” and also features Vidalia’s Restaurant – specializing in authentic Southern cuisine. With 57,000 square feet of versatile meeting space and 504 rooms, this property is also the perfect location for your next business event.

9:15 a.m.  

 

Tour of Sheraton Hotel Fort Worth
With an ideal location adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center and the Fort Worth Water Gardens, this hotel is in the center of it all. With a multi-million dollar renovation complete, the city’s only Starwood Hotel features 429 guest rooms and 22,000 square feet of total indoor meeting space – including 12 meeting and events rooms.

10:15 a.m.

Tour of Hilton Hotel Fort Worth
This signature property, adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center features 249 first-class guest rooms and suites with updated meetings and public spaces in one of the city’s historic buildings. The hotel is filled with history, as the heritage of JFK’s visit in 1963 is featured throughout the property. Guests are able to dine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the hotel, while its convenient location allows for easy access to other notable dining options, unique entertainment and premier shopping in the exciting downtown area.

11:00 a.m.

Depart for the Stockyards National Historic District - Railroads and cattle markets helped to build Fort Worth throughout the late 19th century and connect it with the rest of the West. You can explore this colorful legacy by spending a day in the high-spirited Stockyards District, a warren of vintage shops, restaurants, and museums that include the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, the Stockyards Museum, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—you can even see cattle drives, led by seasoned cowhands, through the district at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.500 NE 23rd St. Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.4741 www.fortworthstockyards.org

11:30 a.m.

Watch the World’s Only Twice-Daily Cattle Drive
The romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd – genuine Texas cowboys driving Texas longhorns in the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling and the rhythm of the hoof beats bring a bygone era to life as The Herd passes by.

12:00 p.m.

Tour and lunch at Billy Bob’s Texas- Built in 1910 as a cattle barn for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the “world’s largest honky-tonk” has been entertaining guests for over 30 years with 127,000 square feet of Western-style entertainment, including arcades and casinos, line-dancing lessons and professional bull-riding demonstrations. It’s only fitting that the biggest names in country music should play this larger-than-life club. The likes of Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Robert Earl Keen have all walked the Billy Bob’s stage.2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.7117 www.billybobstexas.com

2:15 p.m.

Tour of the Fort Worth Convention Center
Within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of incredible restaurants and fabulous shopping, and offering more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and an impressive 28,160 square-foot ballroom, the Fort Worth Convention Center is the perfect venue for your next event.

3:00 p.m.

Tour of Omni Hotel Fort Worth
As Fort Worth’s Convention Center headquarters hotel, the Omni Fort Worth offers meeting planners 68,000 square feet of total meeting space and 614 luxury rooms to help facilitate events of all shapes and sizes. The property also features delicious dining at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, the serene Mokara Spa and a rooftop pool for guests to enjoy while also only steps away from the city’s thriving cultural centers, renowned restaurants and exciting nightlife.

3:45 p.m.

Enjoy Free Time to Relax        

4:45 p.m.

Meet in the hotel lobby for departure to dinner

5:00 p.m.

Dinner at GRACE Restaurant
GRACE delivers a dining experience like no other in Fort Worth. Adam Jones, known as the city’s host for the unparalleled level of hospitality and service in his restaurants, invites you to enjoy Modern American Classic fare, created by award-winning Chef Blaine Staniford.

7:00 p.m.

Enjoy Phantom of the Opera at Bass Hall
Built in 1998 of local limestone in the ornate architectural tradition of Europe’s historic opera houses, this stately downtown performing arts center is home to such acclaimed companies as the Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Van Cliburn International Piano competition.

10:30 p.m.

Return to the hotel/Hospitality in Aloft Bar (Optional)

Friday, September 27

Breakfast –Grab and Go Breakfast will be available in lobby prior to departures. (use vouchers provided at check-in)

Departures to D/FW International Airport will be provided by Access Texas. Reservations will be scheduled according to flight itinerary, with departure notices distributed in welcome packet unless other arrangements have been made.

Thank you for joining us to experience what a perfect destination Fort Worth is for your conference!