9 a.m.- 3p.m.- Stephen F. Austin State University
The Texas Forest Trail Region is pleased to welcome friends and special guests from across our 35-county region for a full day of learning, networking, and partnership building. For those who can arrive early, a special dinner and boot scoot has been arranged on the evening of Wednesday, April 10. Use the links below to quickly access the information you need and plan to join us for a great meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Nacogdoches!
- Presentation and Program
- Wednesday Evening Events
- Lodging and Accommodations
- Parking Information and Maps
- 9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Nacogdoches Main Street
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. A Tourism Impact Study Impacts How You Do Tourism
Led by Stephen F. Austin Statue University (SFASU) Faculty Researchers Dr. Ray Darville, Sociology; Dr. Clive Muir, Economics; Dr. Carl Pfaffenberg, Hospitality; Dr. Chay Runnels, Hospitality.
- 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. SFASU Culinary Cafe Lunch
Lunch served and prepared by SFASU Hospitality students under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Barrios
- 1:00-3:00 p.m. Coffee and Dessert/ Board Meeting
Join us for our 3rd Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting
- Snack provided by the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau
There will be a 15-minute break between each segment of the program.
For our friends arriving early to town, please join us for a special group dinner and boot scoot for an evening of Oldest Town fun! There is no charge to attend the boot scoot, but we ask that you kindly RSVP by April 4 to attend the dinner and the boot scoot.
- 6 p.m. Dinner in the party room of Clear Springs Restaurant, just two blocks from downtown
211 Old Tyler Road, Nacogdoches, 936-569-0489
Order off the menu and pay your own. See a menu online here.
- 8-10 p.m. It's Boot Scootin' Time at Banita Creek Hall
401 W. Main Street, Nacogdoches, 936-462-8000
- Boot Scoot sponsored by the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Registration is available by simply calling our office at (936) 560-3699 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Payment of $20 by cash or check (invoicing and purchase orders okay!) payable to Texas Forest Trail Region is accepted to confirm your spot through April 4. A limited number of door registrations are available on April 11 for $30. Cash, check, or credit card payment will be accepted.
Texas Forest Trail Region
202 E. Pilar Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Group rates have been arranged at the following Nacogdoches hotels
Hotel Fredonia, 200 N. Fredonia Street
Rate: $112.50 + tax, includes breakfast vouchers for J. McKinney Restaurant in hotel lobby
Call 936-564-1234 and mention "Texas Forest Trail" to receive rate. Available until March 28.
Comfort Suites, 3429 South Street
Rate: $69 + tax, includes hot breakfast
Call 936-560-9900 and mention "Texas Forest Trail" to receive rate. Available until March 28.
- Detailed parking information, printed map, and a parking voucher for the meeting held on Stephen F. Austin State University campus will be mailed to each confirmed registrant on April 4, 2013.
- Parking will be in Student Center Parking Garage (#6 on map) and is reserved at no charge for all confirmed registrants (please present your voucher or check in with Nacogdoches CVB hosts at the entrance to the garage). Parking will be available in the same garage for door registrants for $8 (credit cards accepted).
- Free shuttle service will be provided by Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau for all meeting attendees from the parking garage to the College of Education Annex (#5 on map), where the meeting will be held.
- Are you lost? Please call Mary Turner at 936-554-2293 on the day of the meeting. We can help!
The Texas Forest Trail Region is pleased to welcome friends and special guests from throughout its 35-county region for learning, networking, and partnership building at its 2013 Annual Meeting.
The highlight of the meeting is the summary report; "Planning Strategically with a Tourism Impact Study" presented by Stephen F. Austin State University faculty. The year-and-a-half long study was commissioned by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor Bureau and it explores the economic and cultural aspect of Tourism in East Texas.