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Destination Education

October 6-8, 2022

Accommodations:

The Worthington Renaissance Hotel

Airport Transfers:

Premier Transportation – (214) 351-7000

Attire/Weather:

Business casual attire is appropriate for all events other than Friday night’s dinner. Business attire for our dinner with Ms. Opal Lee. When packing, please consider Fort Worth’s average temperature this time of year is around 80°F-90°F

Thursday, October 6

AM/PM

Arrivals

Transportation will be provided by Premier Transportation with reservation scheduled according to flight itinerary. Car service pick up will occur at assigned baggage claim, regardless of carry on or checked luggage.

4:15 p.m.

Meet in Worthington Lobby for Hotel Tour with Jessica Marbut & Betsy Troup

5:00 p.m.

Opening Reception hosted by Worthington Renaissance Hotel
Location: Worthington Room, Mezzanine Level

6:15 p.m. 

Depart hotel to walk to Reata Restaurant in Sundance Square

6:30 p.m.

Dinner at Reata Restaurant in Sundance Square

Reata Restaurant nestled in downtown’s Sundance Square provides Cowtown with the best that Southwestern food has to offer. With a menu that contains everything from steaks to Creole and Southern dishes it’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

8:30 p.m.

Afterglow at Hotel Dryce Lobby Bar

Hotel Dryce blends industrial elements of the original ice warehouse with comfortable modern decor to create an unpretentious, uncluttered balance of space. Part of what makes Funkytown funky is the merging of old and new. Hotel Dryce is born out of that same juxtaposition, shining a spotlight on where we’re headed without turning a blind eye to where we’ve been.

The Lobby Bar has quickly become a favorite “chill spot” for locals in Fort Worth.

10:00 p.m.

Return to Worthington Renaissance Hotel

Explore Nightlife downtown or lobby bar (Toro Toro) which closes at midnight


 

Friday, October 7

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Yolk in Sundance Square

9:30 a.m.  

Soul of DFW Tour

The Soul of DFW Bus Tour visits historical local African American landmarks, allowing guests to learn about the significant contributions made to Fort Worth

11:30 a.m.  

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. Watch the World’s Only Twice-Daily Cattle Drive. Experience the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drive with the Fort Worth Herd – genuine cowboys & cowgirls driving Texas longhorns in the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Spurs jingling, Drovers calling and hooves beating bring a bygone era to life as The Herd passes by

12:15 p.m.

Lunch at Juicy’s Soul Food Café

2:15 p.m.

Tour of Fort Worth Convention Center with Blake Moorman

3:15 p.m.

Return to hotel for refresh for dinner

5:30 p.m. 

Meet in lobby to depart for dinner at Historic 512 – Attire: Business

5:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception at Historic 512  

6:30 p.m.

Intimate conversation with Ms. Opal Lee, sneak peak of National Juneteenth Museum and dinner. 

9:00 p.m.

Return to hotel 

Explore Nightlife downtown or lobby bar (Toro Toro) – closes at midnight

 

Saturday, October 8

 

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast with the team

8:45 a.m

Hotel tour – Omni Fort Worth

For those still in town, depart for the Omni Fort Worth for hotel tour.

9:00 a.m

Join the team and our hotel partners for breakfast before you depart.

10:30 a.m

Return to Worthington for departures throughout the day

Departures to DFW International Airport will be provided by Premier Transportation. Reservations will be scheduled according to flight itinerary.   Your departure notice will be provided to you on Saturday.  

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