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Stay tuned for information on next year's conference in St. Petersburg Florida October 26 & 27, 2020!

Big Things Happen Here

Big things happen in Dallas...Here are 10 fun facts about our 2019 host city:

  • Dallas is the largest landlocked metropolitan area in the U.S. You won't find any rivers or bodies of water here!
  • Experience some local culture during your down time--the Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the U.S., consisting of 19 blocks of galleries & museums. 
  • Did you know the first frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas in 1971? Stay cool in the Texas heat with a frozen margarita. Cheers, Dallas!
  • Check out one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence (circa July 4, 1776) that is permanently on display at the Dallas Public Library. 
  • Are you a fan of architecture or mid-century modern design? Kalita Humphreys Theater is the only freestanding theater that was built to completion by famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. 
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport covers almost 27 square miles--you might want to wear your comfiest shoes if you're flying through DFW!
  • We can thank 7-Eleven for the invention of The Slurpee, but we should really be thanking Dallas for the birth of 7-Eleven.
  • Dallas is home to the world's tallest cowboy, "Big Tex", standing at 55-feet tall. 
  • In 2011, Dallas made sports history by becoming the only city to host the World Series, NBA Finals, and the Big Game in the same year.
  • German Chocolate Cake was invented by Sam German in Dallas, then sky-rocketed to delicious popularity after the recipe was published in the Dallas Morning Star in 1957.

 


 
  • Tower Club - Dallas: Enjoy panoramic views of the Dallas MetroPlex from the 48th floor, all while mastering your sales and marketing skills.
  • Registration is FREE for Most UV Members
  • Customize Your Learning Experience: Choose which educational sessions to attend, while also earning up to 10 CEU's towards your CMP designation. 
  • Venue & City Tour in 2019: Tour 3 member venues while learning about their venue operations and marketing strategies.
  • Registration Includes: Keynote speakers and presenters, networking, BEST OF Awards Celebration, a member appreciation party and so much more!
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The UVAMC Schedule

Dates and Times

Sunday, October 20, 2019
  Arrival Day
7:00pm State Fair of Texas (optional)
Monday, October 21, 2019
8:00am-8:30am Registration
8:30am-9:00am Unique Venues Welcome - Tower Club - Dallas
9:00am-10:45am Keynote 1 - Sue Hershkowitz-Coore
11:00am-12:00pm Educational Session 1
12:15pm-12:45pm BEST OF Awards Ceremony Luncheon
12:45pm-1:45pm Keynote  2 - Dr. Michael Brown
1:45pm-2:45pm Educational Session 2
3:00pm-4:00pm Educational Session 3
4:15pm-5:00pm Closing Keynote - Dr. Michael Brown
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:00am-9:30am Meet to Depart for Venue Tours ( Meet at Headquarter Hotel)
9:30am-10:30am Venue Tour Stop 1
11:00am-12:00pm  Venue Tour Stop 2
12:30pm-1:30pm Roundtable Luncheon Included in Venue Tour Stop 2
2:00pm-3:00pm Venue Tour Stop 3
3:30pm Return to Headquarter Hotel
6:00pm-8:00pm Member Appreciation Party - Dave & Buster's
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  Departure Day

 

2019 Host Venue

Tower Club - Dallas

Every year, we book UVAMC at one of our member venues. It's an opportunity to showcase and celebrate our uniqueness as an industry. We're excited to announce that the Tower Club - Dallas, located in the heart of the Dallas MetroPlex, will be our host venue this year.  Tower Club - Dallas is a short walk, Uber, Lyft, or taxi ride away from our 2019 headquarter hotel. Other public transportation options include a short bus ride on Dallas' bus transportation system, DART.

Learn More About the Tower Club - Dallas

Educational Sessions  

We will have three General Education Sessions this year, with nine breakout sessions throughout the day for you to choose from.

UVAMC Venue Tours  

Every year, Unique Venues holds a tour of venues in the city where our Annual Member Conference is being held. The tour provides our members with a behind-the-scenes look at how meetings/events are hosted at different venues. This is a great opportunity for you to share, network and learn from your colleagues while earning up to 7 continuing education credits towards your CMP.

Join us on Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 9:00am and concluding at 3:30pm. The tour is included in your registration for 2019. 

  • Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into 3 venues' operations
  • Network with other non-traditional meeting/event professionals
  • Gain new ideas that you can take home and implement
  • Tour the city of Dallas along the travel route

 

Dave & Buster's

Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00pm-8:00pm 

This night is for YOU! Socialize, mingle, have some fun! This is our way of saying THANK YOU for being a valued member of Unique Venues. You'll enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and the best part...it's on us!

 


2019 Headquarter Hotel
Fairmont Dallas

Fairmont Dallas is ideally located in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District, surrounded by an array of fine-dining restaurants, shopping, arts and entertainment, while combining the elegance of classic hospitality with an authentic Texan flair. 

Fairmont Dallas
We have negotiated a group room block at the Fairmont Dallas - a short walk or ride from our UVAMC host venue, Tower Club - Dallas.

Click Here to View General Information About Your Stay


Click Here to Book Your Room


 

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has been recognized as the 2019 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW) and it is easy to see why! Complimentary WiFi, multiple public transportation options on-site, easy access to Uber or Lyft, a variety of dining options, and great shopping can all be found at this award-winning airport.

Twenty-three international and domestic airlines service over 500 daily arrival and departures and the Dallas MetroPlex is just a short car, bus, taxi, or transit ride away! Here's how to get to and from DFW:
 
  • Taxis – A DFW Airport Guest Assistant is available at taxi stands between 8:00 AM and 12 AM (midnight) to help control the flow and ensure that you are placed with a taxi.
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) – $2.50/two hour pass, $5.00/day pass 4 am to 1am, 7 days/week. To view a transit map of the ORANGE line that runs from DFW click here.
  • Uber/Lyft/WINGZ – Transportation networking companies Uber, Lyft, and WINGZ are authorized to pick up and drop off passengers at DFW.



 
Registration is free for all members except the $595 package, it's only $395 for those members as well as additional registrants.

REGISTERED MEMBERS: If you are not able to attend the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference after you have registered, please let us know before September 28, 2019. Cancelling before the deadline allows us to open additional spots to other UV members. If you do not cancel your registration, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $50.00 to cover non-recoverable expenses.


 
Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110