Everything you need to know about your workshop day at TCCJ

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you Friday, Oct. 5, in Fort Worth for our advertising sales workshop with Ryan Dohrn.

Below is all the information you will need for the workshop – including parking and workshop location.

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. Ryan’s workshops are fast-paced and practical — so you’ll come away with lots of strategies you can put into practice immediately.

The workshop will be held at the Dee J. Kelly Center on the TCU campus.

The Dee J. Kelly Center, 2820 Stadium Drive in Fort Worth, is located immediately in front of the TCU football stadium. If you see the stadium, look immediately to its right. The Kelly Center is just across the football parking lot. It is just across the street from the University Union, where many of you have attended workshops previously.

Lodging

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.

Workshop logistics

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.

Getting here

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.

Parking

If you can’t find parking in the lot immediately to the left of the Kelly Center, you can park in the parking garage about two blocks away.

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.

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 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.

What does this workshop cost?

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.

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

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.

What else to bring

You should definitely bring business cards, because you’ll be meeting lots of new folk.

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 desk at the Kelly Center, (817) 257-7755.  They’ll help you navigate to the workshop.