Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Dallas, Texas, as a leading authority on technology and global business trends. He spoke at the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) automation conference in Dallas in April 2011 and has returned a number of times since then. At the AAMGA conference, he spoke about the use of social media and online marketing channels in the insurance business. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. Patrick specializes in emerging business trends, innovative online marketing channels, shifting demographics and technology. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Dallas Convention Center on South Griffin Street, the Sheraton on North Olive Street, the Fairmont on North Akard Street, the Hilton Anatole down the Stemmons Freeway or some other conference facility in Dallas, Texas, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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Dallas has many conference facilities, including:
- Kay Bailey Hutchison on South Griffin Street
- Hyatt Regency Dallas on Reunion Boulevard
- Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas on West Las Colinas Boulevard
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Market Center on Market Center Boulevard
- Sheraton Dallas Hotel on North Olive Street
- Other meeting spaces in Garland, Plano and Irving
General Information about Dallas, Texas, for Meeting Planners
When combined with Fortworth and Arlington, the Dallas metroplex has a population over 6 million people. The city rose to prominence as a major trading center for the oil and cotton industries. It sits at the intersection of four interstate freeways, making it widely accessible from all directions. As the economic center of the DFW MSA (Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area), Dallas is an alpha world city which is the third-largest in Texas and the ninth largest in the country. Dallas hosted the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, the World Series in 2011, making it the first city to ever host three such significant events in a single year. Currently regarded as a major business travel destination, Dallas houses the Dallas Convention Center which is one of the largest convention centers in the United States. Dallas is also known to attract numerous international companies such as AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Ericsson, FedEx and HP. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in Dallas, Texas
Dallas is hosting hundreds of conferences during 2014. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is hosting a Fraud Risk Management conference in January. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas on the Lyndon B Johnson Freeway. The 7th Annual Sloan-C International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning is being hosted by the Sloan Consortium at the Sheraton Dallas on the Lyndon B Johnson Freeway in April. The 2014 HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference, being organized by HelmsBriscoe Associates at the Hilton Anatole on North Stemmons Freeway in April. In May, the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo will be held at the Dallas Market Hall on North Stemmons Freeway.
2013 Business Conferences in Dallas, Texas
2013 in Dallas, Texas will be filled with conventions and annual conferences. Some of these eventful meetings include the NAMTA Conference, ‘Whole School Practical Life: A Comprehensive View of Community, Intelligence, and the Hand’ hosted by the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association at Doubletree Dallas Campbell Centre in January. In addition, the 2013 National Conference on Choral Art by the American Choral Directors Association will take place at the Dallas Arts District in March. Moreover, the 25th Annual Crime Against Children Conference will be hosted by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, along with the Dallas Police Department at Sheraton Dallas Hotel in August.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Dallas
Dallas Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Texas aspiring speakers to practice their craft. City Talkers Toastmasters Club meets at City Of Dallas on Marilla Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), K & L Gates Toastmasters meets at K&L Gates LLP on Main Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), Toast of Dallas meets at A. Maceo Smith Federal Building on South Griffin Street (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and Young Street Yappers Club meets at 1301 Young Street on Young Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM).
Dallas Food Choices for Convention Attendees
When in Dallas for your business convention, you may want to try some of the local flavors at the Old Mill Inn, Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge, Zodiac and Angry Dog. The Old Mill Inn (Phone: 214-426-4600) on Grand Avenue is known for cheap meals, kids’ plates, and banana pudding. Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge (Phone: 214-827-0355) on East Mockingbird Lane after Upper Greenville not only serves thin crust pizza but also teems with local folklore and urban legends. Zodiac (Phone: 214-573-5800) on Main Street is an authentic Dallas diner with comfort food like popovers, salads, and consommé. And finally, Angry Dog (Phone: 214-741-4406) on Commerce Street is one of the most popular lunchtime eateries for traditional burgers, wings, and hotdogs.
Dallas Attractions for Conference Delegates
Once you’re done with your business conference in Dallas, don’t forget to visit some of the location attractions. One such place is Ameriquest Field, also known as The Ballpark. It’s located in 1000 Ballpark way in Arlington and definitely delivers the taste of baseball. Next up is the Dallas Arboretum (8525 Garland Road), a beautiful place with eden-like trees spread across 66 acres. Another attraction is Dealey Plaza, situated by interstate 35 at Main Street. It’s famous for a six-floor museum. And finally, feast your eyes at the Fort Worth Water Gardens located between Houston and Commerce Street, with its pools and cascading water falls lit up until 11:00 PM every evening.