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Texas Means Business.

Connect Texas is an education conference and appointment-only trade show.  Hosted by Connect, the event brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in Texas meetings and events for general sessions, round tables, preset appointments and quality networking.






Enhance your skills, interact with industry leaders and drive more business—

whether you’re a planner or supplier focused on Texas meetings and events.



2018 Agenda

Subject to Change

Tuesday, Nov. 6
3-5 p.m.Registration
4-5:15 p.m.Opening Session
5:30-6:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
7:30-9:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
Wednesday, Nov. 7
8-9 a.m.Breakfast
9-10 a.m.General Session
10:30 a.m.-noonMarketplace Appointments
Noon-1:15 p.m.Texas Unites: Giving Luncheon
1:30-3 p.m.Texas Roundup Sessions
Share with your colleagues what keeps you up at night, while learning from others' achievements on how to move forward (and earn back that sleep)! Categories will be announced for this educational roundtable conversation.
3:30-5 p.m.Educational Field Trip
Take an education-focused visit to the Lubbock Civic Center followed by a hard hat tour of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, scheduled for completion in 2020.
5:30-7 p.m.Bigger in Texas Happy Hour
Experience Overton Hotel like never before with this Bigger in Texas-themed event before enjoying the city of Lubbock on your open night.
8 p.m.Open Night to Enjoy Lubbock
Thursday, Nov. 8
9-10 a.m.Breakfast
10-11:30 a.m.Marketplace Appointments
11:30 a.m.Grab & Go Farewell
Grab a bite to eat and enjoy those last networking opportunities before you make your way home.




2018 Education

Subject to Change

Education Information Coming Soon

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