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1 TEXOMA AND MISSOURI RIVER REGION TRAINING CONFERENCE AUGUST 2014 Society of American Military Engineers Fort Leonard Wood Post 20 June TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

2 Agenda Committee Conference Purpose Save the Date Bi-Regional Conference Posts Conference Demographics Conference History Conference Themes Conference Venues Conference Schedule Decision Points Input/Questions 2 20 June 2012 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

3 Committee Conference Co-Chairs  Mr. Dave Neeley  Mr. Steve Tupper Committee Positions  Venue Selection (Dates/Rooms/Exhibit Space)  Finance (Preliminary Budget)  Publications/Artwork/Signage  Registration/Website  Program/Speakers  Exhibits/Sponsors  Special Events (Golf/Run/Tours)  Catering/Social Events/Awards  Transportation/Protocol  Operation Center/Attendee Communications  Audiovisual and Room Setup 3 20 June 2012 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

4 Conference Purpose 4 20 June 2012 The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad. The SAME TEXOMA and Missouri River Regional Training Conference provides extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of presentations, workshops and networking events. Attendees include active and retired military engineers, project managers and corporate executives, Department of Defense civilians, private-sector experts to bridge the gaps between critical stakeholders to advance the field of military engineering and help secure our nation. TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

5 Save the Date AUG June T W TH TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

6 Bi- Regional Conference Posts 6 20 June 2012 MISSOURI RIVER 1.St. Louis, MO 2.Scott Field, Scott AFB, IL  Southern Illinois University (SIUE) 3.Omaha, NE  University of Nebraska Chapter 4.Black Hills, Rapid City, SD 5.Greater Kansas City, MO  Fort Riley Field Chapter  Whiteman AFB Field Chapter  UMKC Student Chapter  University of Kansas Chapter 6.Fort Leonard Wood, MO  Missouri S&T Student Chapter TEXOMA 1.Arkansas State 2.Coastal Bend, TX 3.Dallas, TX 4.El Paso Area, TX  University of Texas El Paso Chapter 5.Fort Worth, TX  Abilene, TX Field Chapter  University of Texas, Arlington 6.Houston/Galveston, TX  Texas A&M University Chapter 7.Oklahoma City, OK  University of Oklahoma Chapter 8. Wichita Mountains, OK 9. San Antonio, TX  Texas A&M University Chapter 10. Tulsa, OK TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

7 Conference Demographics 7 20 June 2012 SAME chapter members come 7 states Attendance ranges between Exhibitors 200+ rooms per night Total revenue range from $75-150K 25% Government- 75% Industry Government Employees get location specific per diem TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

8 Conference History 8 20 June Omaha, NE- Creating Regional Synergy 2009 Tulsa, OK- Water Resources 2010 St Louis, MO- Flood Control and Levee Design 2011 Kansas City, MO Vision and Beyond Focus on the Future 2012 San Antonio, TX- Leaders Connecting With Change 2013 Oklahoma City, OK- TBD 2014 Branson/Springfield, MO- TBD Fort Leonard Wood Post hosted the Bi-Regional Conference at FLW in October 2006 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

9 Conference Themes 9 20 June 2012 Earth, Wind and Fire  Engineer Response to Natural Disasters STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math  Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow Green Engineering  Combining Environmentally Conscious Attitudes, Values and Principles with Science, Technology and Engineering BRAC, Sequestration and Defense Cuts Impacts on the Midwest and Midsouth A/E/C industry. Renewable/Sustainable Energy Solutions to the Energy Crisis TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

10 Conference Venues June 2012 Springfield, Missouri  University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center  Ramada Oasis Convention Center Branson, Missouri  Chateau on the Lake  Hilton Hotels and Branson Convention Center Also considered  Joplin  Lake of the Ozarks TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

11 University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Located in downtown Springfield in the Jordan Valley Park area, and near Drury and Missouri State Universities. Surrounded by great restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, art galleries, unique retail stores and theaters Rooms with overflow to Holiday Inn Express The Springfield-Branson National airport is located at six miles away from the hotel. Over 151,000 sq ft of meeting space along with the Springfield Expo Center June 2012 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

12 Springfield Expo Center June 2012 Located directly across the street, the University Plaza Hotel oversees every event in the Springfield Exposition Center. 112,000 square feet of total convention space 45,000 square-foot Expo Hall Seven flexible breakout rooms Full banquet and conference staff, to ensure a successful event Seasoned culinary team under the guidance of Executive Chef John Luchtel State-of-the-art audiovisual TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

13 Ramada Oasis Convention Center June 2012 Meeting space totaling more than 25,000 square feet, a business center outfitted with the latest technology, a new fitness center, and a sports complex 173 renovated hotel rooms, banquet facilities that accommodate more than 800 people, and many features for business travelers such as high-speed WiFi, rooms with adjoining conference rooms. Meeting/Banquet facilities to accommodate guests. The Springfield-Branson National airport is located at six miles away from the hotel. TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

14 Chateau on the Lake, Branson June 2012 Southwest Missouri’s largest convention center which features 43,500 square feet of meeting space. Accommodates from 10 to 3,000 attendees all on one level under one roof. Located on Table Rock Lake. The highlights of include: o 32,000 sq ft. Great Hall o 19 meeting rooms and 3 corporate boardrooms o Private 54-seat theater for special presentations The Branson Regional airport is located five miles away from the hotel. TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

15 Hilton Hotels and Branson Convention Center June 2012 Hotel has 293 guest rooms/suites in a 12- story glass tower. Connected to the Branson Convention Center and located across the street from Branson Landing, along the shores of Lake Taneycomo. It has 220,000 square feet of meeting area. It has two exhibit halls totaling 50,000 square feet and a 23,000 square foot ballroom. It has 5 additional meeting rooms for smaller events or break outs. It is state of the art high tech including LCD screens in all rooms and high speed wireless Internet throughout the facility. The Branson Regional airport is located five miles away from the hotel. TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

16 Decision Points Date Venue Committee Members Preliminary Budget Conference Planner Theme Logo Program/Events Registration Platform Advanced Publicity Others? June 2012 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014

17 Input/Questions Committee Conference Purpose Save the Date Bi-Regional Conference Posts Conference Demographics Conference History Conference Themes Conference Venues Conference Schedule Decision Points Input/Questions June 2012 TEXOMA and Missouri River Region Training Conference, August 2014


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