Site visits add an extra element to the conference experience, providing participants with an inside look into how area businesses operate. Sign up for site visits when you register!
Tuesday, July 11
Gaylord Texan (No Charge) FULL
Visitors to the Gaylord Texan get a first class experience in Southern Hospitality! Meeting and conference planners recognize the Gaylord Texan as a premier location for large groups and conventions. Participants in this site visit will get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the hotel and conference spaces. Lunch is not provided for this on-site tour.
Capital One ($45.00) FULL
Garages have a revered status in Silicon Valley as centers of innovation and incubation for bright ideas. The Capital One Garage drives creativity into overdrive with its 36,000 sq. ft. collaborative office space staffed with approximately 200 people. The Garage thrives through constant innovation from cross-functional teams that power new ideas from rapid prototyping to in-market launch. Capital One’s brightest tech minds reimagine customers’ lending experience by breaking the boundaries of banking seamlessly between digital and physical spaces. Product managers, software engineers, and designers work collaboratively with development operations teams and solutions architects to pioneer inventive approaches to our auto and home businesses. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to explore this innovative workspace and discover creative approaches to enhance your students’ classroom experience.
Topgolf ($45.00) FULL
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. With more than 30 venues worldwide (USA & UK), serving more than 13 million guests annually, Topgolf has become a go-to-destination for fun for all ages. Each Topgolf venue features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round play, private meeting rooms, food, beverage, music and hundreds of HDTVs on which various sports games being shown. Topgolf also offers golf lessons, leagues, tournaments, corporate and social events and more. Join this tour to learn about Topgolf locally and nationally, internship opportunities in several states with NAF academies, and show off your golf skills to your peers. Lunch is included.
Wednesday, July 12
Gaylord Texan (No Charge) FULL
Visitors to the Gaylord Texan get a first class experience in Southern Hospitality! Meeting and conference planners recognize the Gaylord Texan as a premier location for large groups and conventions. Participants in this site visit will get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the hotel and conference spaces.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University ($45.00)
The permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum examines the life and career of President George W. Bush. The exhibit brings the story of the President and First Lady’s leadership to life for visitors, by highlighting the principles they followed when making key decisions and by promoting an understanding of the Presidency, American history, and public policy.
University of Texas at Dallas Campus ($45.00)
Visit the University of Texas at Dallas! Participants will have a chance to meet with post-secondary partners, hear about the current trends, and make connections to their classrooms and communities back home