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Posted on February 25, 2019 at 12:56 PM by Erin Coulter
Allen CVB Welcomes City-Wide
Conference, Texas Association
of Future Educators
ALLEN, Texas (February 25, 2019) – The Allen
Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is excited to welcome the first city-wide
event of 2019, the Teach Tomorrow Summit, Feb. 27-March 2 at the new Watters
Creek Convention Center. The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) will
bring more than 2,500 junior and senior high school students along with 250
Texas educators to meet in Allen for their annual conference.
Created in 1984, TAFE
encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in
exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service and the
leadership skills necessary for becoming future educators.
“We are excited to welcome
our first large convention to the new Delta Hotel and Watters Creek Convention
Center. Hosting Texas high school students exploring a career in education is a
great way to kick-off activities at this new facility and we welcome them to
experience Allen,” said Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell.
In addition to educational
sessions and exhibits, conference attendees will participate in a variety of
ACVB helped secure the
city as the location for this year’s conference, bringing with it an increase
in tourism spending.
involves seven Allen hotels and is expected to generate approximately $400,000
in direct economic impact between the hotel rooms, shopping and dining that
will take place right here in Allen,” said ACVB Director Karen Cromwell.
Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau
(ACVB) is tasked with marketing Allen as a destination for conventions, events
and tourism. ACVB has been instrumental in bringing meetings and events to
Allen. Due in part to their efforts, spending on travel in Allen has increased
from $69 million in 2006 to $157 million in 2017. For more information, go to