The workshop will be held at the Dee J. Kelly Center on the TCU campus.
We anticipate that most attendees will be driving in on Friday, so we are not working with a Fort Worth hotel on accommodations for those who attend. If you need to stay overnight on Thursday, however, here’s an Expedia link to hotels near TCU: http://admissions.tcu.edu/visit/planning-your-visit/ (Go to that page, then click on “Where to Stay” near the bottom). Of course, you can always go to Priceline, Hotels.com, or any one of the online reservation sites and find hotels near the university. That’s your best bet if you’re looking to get the best buy on a room. If you just want a good room that’s really close to the workshop site (maybe 5 minutes) then we’d suggest Courtyard by Marriott. Those rooms run in the $130 range.
This is a free one-day workshop. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and the workshop itself starts at 9. We will provide lunch for you in the same building where the workshop is held. The workshop will be over by 4 p.m.
Here’s a Google Maps directions page that’ll take you right to the Kelly Center. Or program your GPS for 2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth.
Visitor parking is available in Lot 6, just to the left of the Kelly Center (right in front of the football stadium). That whole lot, except for handicapped parking and a few reserved spaces, is available. All spaces are numbered, but that’s for football parking, so don’t be concerned about parking in one of those. But if that lot is full when you get here, don’t sweat it – there is additional parking at the nearby Frog Alley Parking Garage. See this map for the location – it’s right behind the Ranch Management building.
If Lot 6 is full (and it typically won’t be unless you arrive late), head north on Stadium Drive (see this map if you need to) — start by exiting the lot and turning to the left back onto Stadium Drive. You will stop at a stop sign, and then take the next left, which is West Cantey. You’ll see the parking garage on your left. Drive through the big iron gates and turn in where it says Visitor Parking. After you park, you have about a three-block walk back to the Kelly.
If something comes up that prevents your attending the workshop, please let us know. Email the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The temperatures in the Kelly 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.
Nothing at all. This is funded by a generous grant from the Texas Newspaper Foundation. The workshop itself is free and your lunch and refreshments are free. The only cost to you is the cost of getting to the workshop.
It’s as casual as you want it to be. The focus is on learning and professional interaction, not how you’re dressed.
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 is not allowed on campus, either in buildings or outside. To smoke, you will need to walk a block to an off-campus location.
You should definitely bring business cards, because you’ll be meeting lots of new folk.
If you have any questions at all, email us at email@example.com 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 desk at the Kelly Center, (817) 257-7755. They’ll help you navigate to the workshop.