Everything you need to know about your TCCJ workshop

We’re looking forward to seeing you Friday, June 21, in Fredericksburg for our Revenue Strategies workshop, featuring Ryan Dohrn, Jake Batsell, and Mike and Debbie Anders.

Below is all the information you will need for the workshop.

If you have any questions at all, let us know. The Center’s email and office phone can be found at the bottom of this page – so don’t hesitate to call.

Get ready to learn a lot. You’ll go back to your paper with hundreds of new revenue ideas.

The workshop will be held at the convention center at the Hangar Hotel at the Fredericksburg airport. It’s easy to find if you’re driving in on Friday — and there are loads of hotel options (including the Hangar itself) if you want to come in early or stay through the weekend for a little fun in Fredericksburg.

Costs

Everything is free, including snacks and lunch the the workshop itself. Your TCCJ workshop experience is funded by a generous grant from the Texas Newspaper Foundation.

Lodging

Lodging is on your own, but there are loads of hotel rooms available in Fredericksburg at all price ranges.  We have set aside a limited number of rooms at the Hangar Hotel, at a discounted rate, and you can access those rooms by calling 830-997-9990. Click here to learn more about the conference hotel. If you call the hotel for reservations, be sure to tell them you want the Texas Center for Community Journalism conference rate. (But note that this rate is available only at the conference hotel, not other Fredericksburg hotels.)

The workshop schedule

You’re already registered, so all you need to do is to check in on Friday morning and pick up your workshop materials and your nametag.  You can check in anytime beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop begins at 9.  We break for a lunch in the workshop room around noon, and we end promptly at 4.

Parking

Parking is simple:  Go to the hotel; park in the lot.  That’s it.  Parking is ample and free for workshop participants.

Last-minute emergencies

If something comes up that prevents your attending the workshop, please let us know. Email the Center at tccj@tcu.edu.

What to bring

The temperatures in the conference center are controlled for the comfort of most participants, but if you tend to get cold when others are comfortable, bring a sweater or be prepared to layer your clothing.

Dress

It’s as casual as you want it to be.  The focus is on learning and professional interaction, not how you’re dressed.

Internet access

Wireless internet access will be available at the workshop. You will be given a logon to access the system once you get to the workshop location.

Smoking

The hotel is non-smoking, so you will need to go outside to light up.  Non-smoking areas include the hotel, the guest rooms, and the conference center.

Would this be a good workshop to bring a guest who won’t be attending the workshop sessions?

You betcha.  Fredericksburg is a fun destination for all ages.  Click here to see what your guests can do while you’re picking up revenue strategies.

Golfer?

Get here by Thursday afternoon and play in the TPA-sponsored Robert Burns Memorial Golf Tournament beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday. Click here to download a pdf to register for the golf tournament.

What else to bring

You should definitely bring business cards, because you’ll be meeting lots of new folk. Also, bring some of your newspapers for other participants to see.

Additional information

If you have any questions at all, email us at tccj@tcu.edu or call (817) 257-6551. We’ll call you back. If you get lost and need last-minute directions on the day of the workshop, call the hotel at (830) 997-9990.  They’ll help you navigate to the workshop.