Special Events

In addition to the dynamic Airports Going Green educational program taking place at the Hilton Anatole, a robust social program is also being planned to provide attendees additional networking opportunities and a chance to explore Dallas. Be sure to pack your boots & workout clothes!

Thank you to our Special Event Sponsors!

Schedule of Events


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
6-9 p.m. Welcome Reception
Reunion Tower

Reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones as we mingle at iconic Reunion Tower above stunning skyline views of the City of Dallas. Drinks and appetizers will be served to us on the 50th floor of the 560-foot landmark building which has floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views of the city.

Motor coaches depart from the West Wing Entrance of the Hilton Anatole between 5:30-5:45 p.m. Participants who will not arrive at the Hilton Anatole in time to take the transportation, may go directly to Reunion Tower at 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207. Dress code is business casual.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
7-7:30 a.m.  Group Run and Walk
Assemble in Hotel Anatole West Wing Foyer

Sweat it out before a day of sessions begins! Participants will be lead through beautiful lighted trails around the Anatole for a relaxed run/walk.

7-7:30 a.m.  Yoga Session
Hilton Anatole Verandah Club Fitness Center

Calling all yogis! Just because you're at the conference does not mean you have to give up your yoga routine. Join us for a professionally led session with a local yoga instructor.

4-5:30 p.m. Reception with Exhibitors

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see what the latest technology in the field is! Mingle and enjoy refreshments during this "happy hour" with exhibitors.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Evening Celebration and Ashes & Snow Film Screening
Perot Museum

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Sip cocktails and stroll through all four museum levels to check out the many exhibit halls, such as Engineering and Innovation. You are also invited for a private screening of Ashes and Snow in the museum’s theater as we explore the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Motor coaches depart from the West Wing Entrance of the Hilton Anatole between 6-6:15 p.m.. Participants who do not take advantage of this transportation may go directly to the Perot Museum at 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201. Dress code is business casual.
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
7-7:30 a.m.  Meditation Session
Outdoor area adjacent to Peacock Terrace
 
7-7:30 a.m.  Yoga Session
Hilton Anatole Verandah Club Fitness Center

Calling all yogis! Just because you're at the conference does not mean you have to give up your yoga routine. Join us for a professionally led session with a local yoga instructor.

4:45-6 p.m. Dallas 2030 District Tours
Each tour highlights innovative sustainability projects that contribute to the Dallas 2030 district goals to reduce costs, create partnerships, and influence national policy on transportation infrastructure and building water and energy efficiency.

Each tour is limited to 45 attendees and RSVP is required. You must be a full conference registrant in order to participate. Confirmed registrants should look for a RSVP  web link in their registration confirmation email . For further information please inquire on-site when your pick-up your badge and program materials.

8-10 p.m. Evening Networking Event
Gilley’s

Experience the lights of downtown Dallas during a reception in true Texan style on the upper level patio in Gilley’s. The Loft provides a real Texas atmosphere, rich in Texas traditions and a stunning view of downtown.

Motor coaches depart from the West Wing Entrance of the Hilton Anatole between 7:30-7:45 p.m. Participants who do not wish to take advantage of this transportation may go directly to Gilley’s at 1125 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215. Dress code is casual; cowboy boots are highly encouraged!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
9-11 a.m. Technology Demonstration & Innovation Theater
DFW Airport

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of the world’s newest technologies that are poised to solve some of our most pressing sustainability challenges. Are you up for a ride on the first ever solar-powered mechanical riding bull?? If so, come out to see the latest technologies being showcased, and maybe even try them on for size.

Transportation will be provided to the airport and a shuttle will be provided between the event and terminals for those that need to catch a flight. 


Dallas 2030 District Tours - Additional Information & RSVP

Each tour highlights innovative sustainability projects that contribute to the Dallas 2030 district goals to reduce costs, create partnerships, and influence national policy on transportation infrastructure and building water and energy efficiency. Tours are limited to Airports Going Green confirmed full conference registrants. RSVP at the earliest opportunity but no later than Friday, November 3. Each tour has a maximum of 45 spaces. Confirmed registrants should look for a RSVP  web link in their registration confirmation email . For further information please inquire on-site when your pick-up your badge and program materials.

AT&T Performance Arts Center

The Grand Opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October 2009 marked the long-anticipated completion of the Dallas Arts District, an idea first conceived more than 30 years ago. In the late 1970s, visionary Dallas leaders foresaw the growing need for new cultural facilities in Dallas. They identified the clear advantage of clustering these venues within a tight geographic area in order to reap maximum economic, educational and cultural benefits for each arts entity and for the city of Dallas. Today, the Center encompasses 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas.

Bank of America Plaza: Peloton CRE

At 72 stories, 921 feet above the streetscape of downtown Dallas, Bank of America Plaza instantly achieved landmark status as the city’s tallest building and the most recognizable silhouette on the skyline. By day, it is a magnet for activity in the Central Business District (CBD) as home to a wide array of the region’s most prestigious businesses. And by night, outlined in two miles of radiant, signature green LED.

Rosewood Court

Rosewood Court is strategically located in the heart of the Uptown District and it is positioned as the preeminent office project in Dallas. Rosewood Court is a corporate address celebrated for its sophistication, elegance, technology, and impeccable amenities. Home to a prestigious roster of customers including financial, real estate and service companies, this spectacular class AA office property is attuned to the demands of professional life. Onsite services, nearby high-end residential living, superb views of the Dallas skyline and access to major transportation corridors make Rosewood Court an exceptional office environment.

Hall Arts/KPMG Plaza

KPMG Plaza is part of an urban setting designed to celebrate Dallas, great architecture and art. This HALL Arts Phase I office building contains a total of 500,000 SF on 18 floors with 15,000 SF of premium restaurant space in an environment created to support productivity and enhance bottom-line success.