American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – We counted down the seconds for 2020 to end so we could start a new year fresh and with a better sense of normalcy. Now, however, we are well into 2021, and things have not changed all that much. We still face the reality of in-person events being delayed or cancelled, but we are tired of  boring hybrid events and we know that this makes this conference more challenging for attendees while sponsors continue to need more connection points and return on their sponsorship investments. This is why this 2021 Conference has to be in-person and successful. It is up to us to help make this a success by attending and participating.

The 2021 National Conference is currently set to start Wednesday, August 11 and end on Saturday August 14. The situation regarding the pandemic could be significantly improved by then, but that is not a certainty.

The leadership of AGIF Texas considered that this conference will be able to be safely held during August or mid-summer 2021. We however, welcome your input to help guide us with attendance to our safely scheduled events that we want to include full assemblies, meetings and sit-down luncheons, receptions and banquets. .

Over the next few weeks, months, we will keep you updated with a series of emails providing an in-depth look at changes on events scheduled for this year’s conference. You will also be able to see a tentative Itinerary and agenda that will post any changes on the AGIFTX Website. Registration is set to open March 1. Registrations to the Hotel are now available on site.

Our Conference will get off to a fast and fun start with our annual Technology Breakfast session. Our Registration will start the day before at noon and it may be well worth arriving a little earlier than usual and be available for our Executive Meeting session. This session is what may make it possible for our attendees to achieve a look at the start of our events.

Our conference at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio gives us a setting close to the famous Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio, the Alamo and historic attractions including la Villita, the Hemis-faire tower and the Alamo Dome Stadium and surrounded with a multitude of  restaurants, boutiques and curious shops. Arriving early will assure attendees of seeing San Antonio without missing out on our quality business and educational sessions or visiting with speakers and our supplier partners at our exhibit booths.

AGIF Texas will be scheduling a tour of our AGIF National Veterans Outreach Program facilities or you may choose to pay a visit to the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA) campus located close to the NVOP.

Not only will this conference be informative, but it will be fun, it will be educational, and it will include plenty of meal events. A lot for your registration fee and who knows, the conference might even have a special surprise or two for those who register and joining us for this historic 2021 Conference, a celebration of our 73 years of service to Veterans.