field trips

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One of the wonderful opportunities afforded us as ComNet moves to a different city each year is the chance to visit cutting-edge organizations and connect with communications experts in the local community. For ComNet19 we are offering 7 immersive, only-in-Austin experiences that will give you the opportunity to learn first hand from the leading comms practitioners in our host city.

By signing up for one of our Field Trips, you'll come away with a fun and enlightening Austin experience, gain new friends, and expand your professional network. 

Before signing up, please note: 

  • You must be registered for the conference before signing up to participate.

  • All Field Trip options will be on Wednesday, October 2.

  • Participation is $150 for all registered conference attendees.

  • Field Trips and Pre-Conference Workshops run concurrently. 

  • Due to limited opportunity, you may only sign up for one trip.

  • In the spirit of fairness, we ask that only one person per organization attend any one trip.

  • Once all experiences are filled, a follow-up email will be sent outlining additional details.  

Note: No cancellations or changes will be made after August 9th. If you would like to make a change, please email Stacy scervantes@comnetwork.org. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 25th.

Instructions to Purchase: In order to complete your registration select the Field Trip you’re interested in click “Add to Cart”, then click the little shopping cart in the top, right-hand corner of your screen, continue to “Checkout,” and complete your billing information.

*All Field Trip options will be on Wednesday, October 2. *


 
The Texas Tribune
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The Texas Tribune
150.00

Description: The only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization in Texas, The Texas Tribune informs and engages Texans on a variety of public policy and political issues. All of its content is free on its website and in distribution to print, radio, and television news organizations throughout the state and to national partners like The Washington Post. Attendees will get a tour of its downtown Austin newsroom and engage in a discussion on its role as a nonpartisan media outlet filling the information gap in Texas news. 

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Capacity: 15 attendees

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LBJ Presidential Library
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LBJ Presidential Library
150.00

Description: Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, and owing to the passage of historic legislation during his administration, he’s known as our “Civil Rights President.” To continue his legacy, the LBJ Library held the “Summit on Race in America” in 2019. 

Hear actual telephone recordings that reveal the seminal behind-the-scenes partnership between LBJ and MLK, Jr. that led to major civil rights advances, including the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. You’ll also be able to see archival footage of speeches from the two men that advanced the cause of civil rights.  

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 1-3 p.m. 

Capacity: 15 attendees

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The University of Texas at Austin  Dell Medical School
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The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
150.00

Description: The new Dell Medical School at UT Austin—the first at a Tier 1 research university in 50 years—has an ambitious goal to make Austin a model healthy city. Tour the burgeoning health district, hear from the dean about how an unprecedented community connection is shaping the school, engage with leaders from its Design Institute for Health, and join a discussion about the important role communicators play in driving health equity.  

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Capacity: 20 attendees

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Austin Film Society (AFS)
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Austin Film Society (AFS)
150.00

Description: Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater (director of Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, and the upcoming Where’d Go You Bernadette?), The Austin Film Society creates life- changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around film. AFS supports filmmakers making career leaps through grants and support services, and by providing a place for people of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. Visitors will get a tour of Austin Studios (a 20-acre production facility), and learn from the Leadership and Communication Team about its filmmaker program — designed to support and encourage storytellers to help make their vision a reality.

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Capacity: 15 attendees

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals
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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals
150.00

Description: Known as an essential destination for global professionals, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. In addition to its main events, SXSW has a variety of local and community initiatives to encourage innovation. During this field trip, learn how a collective of creative minds built a model brand of ingenuity that shares its messages with the world every year. 

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Capacity: 20 attendees

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Whole Kids Foundation
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Whole Kids Foundation
150.00

Description: Founded by Whole Foods in 2011, Whole Kids is dedicated to helping kids eat better and enjoy it! Learn more about how a world-famous grocery chain is giving back to the community through nutrition education and grants — for schools, community gardens, and beekeepers. Learn how, through its targeted programs, Whole Kids is shaping school food policy internationally and cultivating deep relationships in hundreds of communities. 

Date: October 2, 2019 

Time: 1-3:30 p.m. 

Capacity: 15 attendees

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KLRU
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KLRU
150.00

Description: One of the most prolific and respected public media stations in the country, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, is known worldwide for Austin City Limits. In 2020, the award-winning non-profit public television station will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility at the Austin Community College’s (ACC) Highland Campus. 

KLRU and ACC are creating a one-of-a-kind partnership on the power of new media for community good. Bill Stotesbery, KLRU’s CEO, and Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO, will share more about this unique collaboration and the Austin Media Innovation Center — which will take an innovative approach to training a new generation of journalists and storytellers.

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Capacity: 15 attendees

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Visualization of where these locations are in relation to the Conference Hotel and Airport to aid in your trip planning.

 
 
 

Field Trips are graciously sponsored by our friends at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

 
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