Networking Activities

Each registered attendee may select one activity to attend on Tuesday, May 6.  Costs are covered in the registration fee. 

JFK: A Look at a Fateful Day


On the VIP tour, guests get the inside scoop on the JFK assassination. First, the group will head to Dealey Plaza for a tour of the area where the president was assassinated and see the actual motorcade route and placement of witnesses, including where the Zapruder film was made. The group also will see the famous stockade fence that has underlined so much controversy over the years regarding the possibility of a second gunman.

Guests also will have an opportunity to walk and explore the famous Grassy Knoll at Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Afterward, they visit the Sixth Floor Museum, an educational exhibition examining the life, death and legacy of President Kennedy. Through the interpretive exhibition and audio-guided tour, the group is transported back to the 1960s, through President Kennedy’s trip to Dallas, his assassination and the investigations that followed. The exhibition finishes with a commentary on President Kennedy’s impact on the nation and the world throughout his life and long after his death, as well as the legacy he left behind.

The tour also drives by several other sites that played crucial roles on the fateful day and the days that followed: Parkland Hospital, where Kennedy was taken; Lee Harvey Oswald’s rooming house; the scene of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit’s shooting; the Texas Theatre, where Oswald was apprehended; and the Dallas City Jail, where Jack Ruby shot Oswald. This tour offers a fascinating look at what many people deem “the greatest mystery of our times.”

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Approximately four hours in length, including transportation.

 

Texas Bureau of Engraving and Printing


The tour starts with a visit to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility Tour and Visitor Center to learn all about money and how it’s made. With only two currency engraving and printing locations in the United States (Fort Worth and Washington, D.C.), this tour offers guests a rare chance to see U.S. currency being produced. Guests actually see dollars being printed as they walk along an enclosed walkway suspended over the production floor at the U.S. Engraving and Printing Visitors Center.

At the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth guests will see millions of dollars being printed during a 45-minute guided tour of currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper and ending with wallet-ready bills. As the U.S. government’s security printer, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is responsible for the design, engraving and printing of all U.S. paper currency. A world leader in printing technology, the bureau also produces portions of U.S. passports, materials for Homeland Security, military identification cards, Immigration and Naturalization Certificates, White House invitations, Treasury obligations and other U.S. securities. Before or after the tour, guests enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits showcasing the history of currency and the intricacies of the printing process.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Approximately three hours long, including transportation.
Cameras and cell phones are not allowed inside the center.

 

Cowtown USA - Fort Worth at its Finest


Today, guests experience history and modern culture all wrapped up in one fabulous city. First, guests step back into the Old West in Fort Worth’s magnificent Sundance Square, where a walking tour exposes them to spectacular turn-of-the-century buildings nestled among towering skyscrapers as they learn the fascinating and colorful history of Cowtown. Founded as an army outpost in 1849 to protect settlers from Indians, Fort Worth was once home to legendary figures, cattle barons, and rough and rugged cowboys.

In Sundance Square — known today for its unique shops, specialty restaurants, theaters and museums — guests hear about legends from yesteryear, when Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and other notorious bandits of the Wild West lived, played and even died here. Guests see such sights as the magnificent Bass Performance Hall, the last great performance hall built in the 20th century and arguably one of the five greatest halls in the world, as well as the stunning Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Next, guests travel back in time to the Fort Worth Stockyards, once the second-largest livestock market in the United States and now a major entertainment center. The historic Stockyards exemplify the days of the Old West with lively western saloons, quaint shops and delicious restaurants. Cowtown Coliseum, home to the first indoor rodeo, and Stockyards Station, a train station containing distinctive Texas shops, are two favorite sights in the district.

Guests are given free time for shopping in the Stockyards area. They also have the chance to see the only daily cattle drive around. Texas longhorns are driven from one end of the Stockyards to the other, where people can view them for the rest of the day at the Livestock Exchange building. This is an exciting opportunity to see the unofficial mascot of Texas up close. In addition, the group takes a quick look inside Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk. Spend a day getting to know “Cowtown” and the men and women who built this city.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Approximately four hours long, including transportation.

 

Dallas Segway Tour


Glide through Dallas in style on a state-of-the-art Segway Human Transporter on this exhilarating tour of the city’s most famous sights. The tour begins in the historic West End, where guests arrive for a brief orientation and training on their Segways. Once the tour takes off, guests are led by a Certified Tour Ambassador through the streets of Downtown Dallas. Tour highlights include the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dealey Plaza and the Grassy Knoll, Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, JFK Memorial and more. As the tour concludes, guests will have free time to explore the West End on foot to shop and enjoy a beautiful day in Dallas, Texas.

Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes/closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Approximately four hours long, including transportation.
Guests must be at least 100 pounds and no more than 260 pounds to ride.
Pregnant women may not ride.

 

Southfork



It’s a fun day of trivia, gossip and Texas tales about the television show that put the city of Dallas on the map. Our guests’ journey begins with a narrated driving tour of the downtown area of the city, with special attention paid to the many buildings and landmarks prominently featured in the series Dallas. Ever wondered what filming location was used for the season cliffhanger “Who shot J.R.?” Find out this and more.

The group heads north for a visit to Southfork Ranch, home to the fictitious Ewing family. On the way, our tour guide shares stories and trivia about the famous Southfork Ranch where J.R., Sue Ellen and the rest of the Ewing family led their “soap opera” existence. Upon arrival, guests explore the visitor’s center before touring the recently renovated “Ewing” mansion — “the most famous white house west of D.C.” There is time to browse through an exhibit of the television series’ memorabilia at the “Dallas legends — fact to fantasy” display. This display highlights interesting news, stories and “Dallas” trivia, as well as photos of the stars and shots of actual filming on the ranch. In addition, guests may shop for that perfect Texas souvenir amid a unique collection of western apparel and gift items and stroll through the property.

If time permits, a brief driving tour allows guests to experience the neighborhood of Highland Park to accurately understand how modern day oil tycoons live. Built by turn-of-the-century oil barons and cattlemen, these homes of the rich and famous are a marvel to see. View such landmarks as the Highland Park Shopping Center, the Dallas Country Club, Southern Methodist University and charming Snider Plaza, just to name a few.

Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Approximately three hours long, including transportation.

 

Dallas Sports Arenas



This tour starts with a stop at the Texas Rangers’ Ballpark. Once they arrive, guests tour the open-air stadium that is home to the Texas Rangers and was built with tradition and intimacy in mind, containing features such as granite and brick facade, exposed structural steel, an asymmetrical playing field and a home run porch in right field where every kid has a chance to catch a ball. Depending on the demands of game operations, guests are shown exciting behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark, including batting cages, the press box, the City of Arlington Suite and the dugouts. Information on the architecture and amenities of the Rangers Ballpark is discussed as well. Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Legends of the Game offers visitors the chance to experience the game of baseball on an entirely different level. Guests are sure to gain a new appreciation for the sport so firmly woven into the fabric of America.

From the Rangers Ballpark, guests are off to a sporting fans delight. AT&T Stadium, home of the multiple World Champion Dallas Cowboys, is the next and final stop. Guests enjoy a guided tour of this impressive facility and its various features. Tours begin at the 365 Gift Shop and take guests on an extensive behind-the-scenes viewing of the stadium’s inner workings. Throughout the tour, guests visit the Founders Club, Main Club, the Press Box, the Scoreboard Control Room, the Owners Club, the Jones Suite, the Interview Room, the Cowboys Locker Room, the Field Club and the playing field. Stepping onto the field, guests enjoy time to make their way to the infamous star. Once everyone has a chance to play on the field, guests are escorted back to the 365 Gift Shop to conclude the tour. Leisure time is allowed for guests to explore the shop’s wares and purchase any souvenir items of interest.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Approximately four hours long, including transportation.

 

Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club



Bear Creek Golf Club is among the Dallas–Fort Worth area's favorite classic golf courses. Designed by the distinguished Ted Robinson and managed by Billy Casper Golf, Bear Creek is a great place to learn, practice and play golf. Bear Creek has been named among the "Top 50 Resort Courses in America" by Golf Digest and one of the "10 Great Places to Golf" by The Wall Street Journal. As a testimony to the challenge, allure and shot values found on its distinct layouts, Bear Creek has hosted PGA TOUR qualifiers, the Texas State Open, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) National Tournament, the PGA national golf series and North Texas PGA (NTPGA) sectional tournaments.

Guests can look forward to having one Experian host for each foursome. Prizes will be awarded to the top foursome, closest to the pin and the longest drive.

Collared shirt or proper golf attire is required.
Approximately five hours long, depending on speed of play.

 

Tequila Tasting and Guacamole Making



It’s time to rethink tequila. And – lucky for all of us – learning to rethink tequila is incredibly fun and can be quite gratifying. This distilled spirit, derived from Blue Agave plant native to Mexico, has every bit of nuance as a fine wine or single–malt scotch. And pairing it with the perfect guacamole makes it that much better!  In this interactive class, you will have the opportunity to learn directly from the executive chef at the Omni Dallas Hotel, on how to craft the perfect Texas style snack and the proper way to sip and savor tequila.

Comfortable attire is recommended.
Activity is approximately two hours in duration.

 

Kayak Tour of Fort Worth



View Fort Worth by kayak. No experience is necessary. Guests will head to the Trinity River, where they will be greeted by the kayak instructor at the river bank. The guide will provide a brief demonstration and instructions before heading into the beautiful Trinity River. Granola bars and bottled water are provided. The pace is relaxed, allowing guests to view the city from another perspective.

Comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet are recommended.
Hats and sunscreen also are recommended.
Approximately four hours long, including transportation.

Relax, Rejuvenate, Network



Experience a unique and interactive environment, where networking is encouraged and relaxation is required.

Each guest will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of signature Mokara Spa minitreatments, such as shoulder and neck chair massages and hand treatments, including a polish change option — all while networking with other participants.

Guests participating in the Relax, Rejuvenate, Network activity also will receive half-day passes to enjoy the Mokara Spa facilities, including steam and sauna rooms and more, for the remainder of Tuesday afternoon.

Comfortable attire and slip-on shoes are recommended.
Approximately  two hours long, plus any leisure time you spend exploring the facilities.

 

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