Texas Association of Venues & Facilities

Annual Conference


October 28, 29 & 30, 2020

Midland, TX

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Two scholarships will be awarded this year. Deadline to apply is October 1.
Click here to download the Scholarship Application

As part of membership benefits, the Texas Association of Venues & Facilities hosts a conference every year.
Attendees can expect to hear speakers discussing topics relevant to members job functions,
meet partners and vendors that will showcase products relevant to TxAVF members,
network with fellow TxAVF members, and tour facilities within the host city.

The Annual Conference is a great way to expand knowledge within the industry by learning
some best practices from fellow members or speakers!

  Click here to see last year's Conference recap video! 

Two options! In-person or virtual!

$550 - Regular Conference Registration (TxAVF Member)

Includes conference registration for all three days at the Bush Convention Center in Midland, two-night stay lodging at a Midland hotel (either Double Tree Hilton or Holiday Inn - TBD), meals, snacks, virtual conference material access through Dec 2020, special conference gift, professional headshot session, 2019-20 Forum Questions categorized on CD, offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF. (Note: alcohol is not included in any registration fees.)

$75 - Virtual Conference Registration (per person)

Zoom link access to all conference speakers, allied infomercials, business meeting and any additional conference presentations, ability to ask real-time questions via Zoom chat to presenters, 2019-20 Forum Questions categorized on CD, Virtual Conference material access through Dec 2020, conference kit mailed in advance

$275 - Regular Conference Registration - SHARING ROOM

Are you from the same venue or facility and plan on saving cost by sharing a room? This option is for you! Includes all items listed above for regular registration. (Note: this option only available for TxAVF members employed by the same venue/facility)

$350 - Regular Conference Registration - NO LODGING
Includes conference registration for all three days, meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF. (Note: member is responsible for coordinating own lodging.)

$200 - Companion Registration
Have someone that wants to experience Midland with you? No problem! This rate includes all meals, snacks, and offsite tours or activities coordinated by TxAVF. And if you need suggestions on things to do while the conference is in session, the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau will be happy to assist! (Note: rate is based upon companion sharing room with you. Conference sessions not included.)

*Allied Members who register at normal member rate also receive a booth space and opportunity to present a 15-20 minute "informercial" on Thursday morning.

2020 Featured Speakers


Don's ten-year long career in hospitality culminated with his role as the Director of Events for the renowned Beverly Hilton. His time in this fast paced high-profile career instilled in him the importance of customer service and relationship marketing. Determined to pursue a life-long passion, Don and his wife Emily opened their photography studio 14 years ago guided by and based largely on these same principles creating an award-winning studio photographing locations from Dallas to destinations around the world. The Mamones are confident their success is due in no small part to their "People First, Then Profit" philosophy. As a relationship marketer, speaker and educator, Don is dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs crush their goals faster and with less work.


Ron is an award-winning speaker, author and coach. He is nationally recognized expert on marketing and customer service, has authored several books and learning systems, and leads high-level marketing and business development coaching programs.
Ron has presented thousands of presentations to business and associations serving a wide range of industries and professions. During his professional speaking career of over 26 years, he has presented thousands of events to nearly 95,000 people in industries including retail, self-storage, funeral, nursery and landscape, medical and dental, and many others.
Ron has also worked with groups that serve minority and woman-owned business, community rehabilitation programs, early childhood education, and military families and has spoken for many meeting-planning, association-management and destination-management groups and nearly 50 association chapter leadership events.

Past Host Cities

2020 - Midland
2019 - Granbury
2018 - Grapevine
2017 - Killeen
2016 - Abilene
2015 - Fredericksburg
2014 - Temple
2013 - Conroe
2012 - Galveston
2011 - Possum Kingdom
2010 - Austin
2009 - Lake Whitney


*Tentative - Subject to change

October 28

    • 3 pm - Check in at Conference Hotel
    • 5:30 pm - Transportation to Bush Convention Center for refreshments and hors d'oeuvres while taking a behind the scenes tour of the Bush Conference Center; welcome and presentation regarding the complete rebuild of the facility
    • 7:00 pm - Dinner at TBD on the square in Downtown Midland

October 29

    • 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast served at conference hotel
    • 8:30 am - On Time Door Prize!
    • (morn.) - Opening Session: "People First, Then Profit" (Don Mamone)
    • (morn.) - 15 minute break
    • (morn.) - Lunch served (location TBD)
    • (aftern.) - On Time Door Prize
    • (aftern.) - Don Mamone presentation continued
    • (aftern.) - 15 minute break
    • 2:30 pm - TxAVF Business Meeting
    • 3:00 pm - Roundtable Discussions
    • (aftern.) - Allied Member "Infomercials"
    • 4:30 pm - Break until dinner
    • (evening) - Dinner & Activity (Midland Petroleum Museum)

October 30

    • 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast served at conference hotel
    • 8:30 am - On Time Door Prize!
    • (morn.) - "How to Reconnect, Reengage and Reenergize Your Life!" (Ron Rosenberg)
    • (morn.)- Conference recap and evaluations (end of conference)

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Cleburne Conference Center
Attn: Dena Bartlett
1501 W. Henderson St.
Cleburne, TX 76033

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