Schedule at a Glance

Breakout sessions are being added daily, so be sure to bookmark this page for the latest information.


7:30 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am - 12:00 pmPre-Conference Sessions
9:00 am - 12:00 pmIntroduction to Keep Texas Beautiful and Affiliate Coordination (Pre-Conference Session)

Speaker: Christine Chute Canul, Keep Texas Beautiful

Designed to provide a solid affiliate foundation, this training covers such topics as developing a board, setting up committees and program involvement. In the second half of the session, attendees will explore tools and ideas that surpass the fundamentals of the introductory session. Experienced coordinators will be available to provide insight into what it takes to maximize your resources and take your affiliate to higher ground.
9:00 am - 11:30 amUtilizing The Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Behavior Change System: Producing Lasting Results (Pre-Conference Session)

Speaker: Cecile Carson, Keep America Beautiful

Learn how to use the Keep America Beautiful Behavior Change System, as recommended by the KAB National Behavior Advisory Council, to change behaviors related to end littering, improve recycling and beautifying Texas communities. *This session is open to KAB affiliates only.
10:00 am - 12:00 pmIdentifying, Mitigating, and Managing Risks (Pre-Conference Session)

Speaker: Tara Levy, Nonprofit Elements

In this workshop, we will help you develop an inventory of issues your organization may need to navigate and create an action plan with tactical next steps. We’ll discuss technology and social media, human resources, emergency plans (and communication plans to go with them), and insurance requirements related to running a successful nonprofit.
*There is a $25 fee for this session.
10:00 am - 12:00 pmMaster Composter Local coordinator Training Orientation (Pre-Conference Session)

Speaker: Sara Nichols, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

In this session, you'll learn the ins and outs of the Master Composter Program and discover which resources STAR can provide for communities that want to host Master Composter training events.
*There is a $25 fee for this session.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmOpening Session
2:15 pm - 5:00 pmConcurrent Education Sessions
2:15 pm - 3:30 pmMissouri City's Edible Arbor Trail
2:15 pm - 3:30 pmSuccessful Succession Planning (Tara Levy, Nonprofit Elements)
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmBoard Development
5:15 pm - 6:00 pmKTB Board of Directors Annual Meeting
6:30 pm - close50th Anniversary Gala (separate ticket purchase; formal attire)


7:30 am – 9:30 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pmExhibits Open
8:30 am – 4:30 pmConcurrent Education Sessions
8:30 am - 9:45 amLitter Free Texas
8:30am - 9:45 amMarketing 101
10:00am - 11:15amSmall Town, Big Impact
10:00am - 11:15amIllegal Dumping
11:30 am – 1:30 pmDon’t Mess With Texas Luncheon
1:45pm - 3:00 pmYouth and Educator Award Winners Panel
1:45pm - 3:45pmGraffiti Going Green
1:45pm - 3:00pmFilling Your Leadership Toolbox
3:15pm - 4:30pmFrisco's Adopt-A-Street Program
3:15pm - 4:30pmInnovative Outreach Strategies to Create Awareness
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmGovernor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) Reception (featuring auction and cash bar)
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmGCAA Dinner (separate ticket purchase; cocktail attire)


7:30 am – 1:30 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am – 1:30 pmExhibits Open
8:00 am – 10:00 amAffiliate Recognition Breakfast
10:15 am – 3:00 pmConcurrent Education Sessions 
10:15 am - 11:30 amHot Projects for Small to Midsize Communities
10:15 am - 11:30 amHot Projects for Larger Communities
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmKeep Texas Beautiful and Adopt-A-Highway Awards Luncheon
1:45 pm - 3:00 pmTxDOT Adopt-A-Highway Annual Meeting