Opening Reception - Poolside at San Luis Resort
Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us in launching the APA Galveston Conference at the poolside reception at San Luis Resort. Enjoy conversation while renewing your networks with friends and colleagues, with cocktails and heavy hors
d’oeuvres, and listen and dance to live music! The Opening Reception Ticket is included in your conference registration and extra tickets may be purchased at conference registration. Exchange your ticket at the poolside entry for admission.
The Main Event - Galveston Pleasure Pier
Thursday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
APA has rented the Pleasure Pier for our private party! Come experience the rides, games, music, and food/beverages, viewing the beachfront and Gulf waters. Reconstructed on the pier of the old Flagship hotel, the Pleasure Pier is the gem of the seawall, offering exciting carnival rides and games including roller coaster, carousel, giant Ferris wheel with the best views of Galveston Island, bumper cars, and carnival games where you can win prizes and share the fun with family and friends.
Sit and dine at end of the pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Carnival foods and beverages will be served. The Pleasure Pier Ticket is included in your conference registration and extra tickets may be purchased at conference registration. Exchange your ticket at the Pleasure Pier entrance for admission.
Legacy Project (Fit Walk)
Friday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cities and towns around Texas are looking for strategies to enhance the public realm while simultaneously increasing public participation in the revitalization process. The APA’s Legacy Project will use tactical urbanism to demonstrate how low-cost, incremental, changes can enhance Galveston’s public space, advance economic development opportunities, and improve health outcomes.
Planners who volunteer for the Legacy Project will learn about the different tactical urbanism techniques, how they can be applied, and gain hands on experience implementing interventions.
Conference attendees interested in contributing ideas or feedback about the project as it is developed over the month of September may join the Facebook Group “Legacy Project Galveston 2015”.
Volunteers will receive 3.0 CM credits for assisting with set-up on Friday afternoon.