SPANISH AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION (SAGA)
0CT0BER 6-8 2016 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
This guide is provided to help you make your travel arrangements and get a glimpse of SAGA’S conference highlights:
Hotel Holiday Inn, 707 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX (361)882-1700
Complimentary Shuttle to and from Airport
King Bed Room $105*, Double Bed room $125
Conference Timeline October 6th. through 8th. 2016
Thursday, October 6th Registration 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - HOTEL LOBBY
Vendor set up 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm -RIVIERA & PADRE
Vendors Open 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Corpus Christi (CC) Historical Tour 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. ARRIVE AT HOTEL LOBBY BY 11:30 AM. The tour will include a one hour Bay front cruise on the open air Japonica touring boat, lunch will be provided. You will visit (as time allows) Old Bayview Cemetery, Cultura Hispanica Museum, CC Heritage Park, view several local historical sites and conclude with a visit to the Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Spanish Colonial Gallery located at the Art Museum of South Texas. Tour will be educational and entertaining. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO SECURE YOUR SPOT SOON!
October 6th. 4:15 pm Conference begins with a welcome and
Opening remarks from President, Sara Duenas de Flores.
October 6th. 4:30 pm Plenary Round table honoring Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia. Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Moderator - RIVIERA BALLROOM
Participants include members of Dr. Garcia’s family. RIVIERA BALLROOM
October 6th. 6:30 pm President’s Reception open to all attendees HOSPITALITY SUITE - THIRD FLOOR # 305
Friday, October 7th. 8:15 am REGISTRATION CONTINUES. Concurrent Workshops begin. Morning workshops begin: 8:15am -- 11:00am. You are encouraged to visit vendors anytime you can but 11:00 am to 12:00 pm is set aside for viewing the vendor area. During this hour drawings will be held.
VENDORS open 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday, October 7th, 9:00 am SILENT AUCTION opens - LOBBY AREA
Friday, October 7th. 12:00 noon LUNCH on your own.
Friday, October 7th. 1:00 pm Afternoon concurrent workshops begin at 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
with breaks in between sessions to visit vendors and network.
Downtown CC Art Walk 6:00 pm Enjoy art, music, crafts and food trucks just a few blocks from the hotel.
Saturday, October 8th, 8:15 am Concurrent Workshops continue. Morning workshops begin: 8:15am -- 11:00am. You are encouraged to visit vendors anytime you can but 11:00 am to 12:00 pm is set aside for viewing the vendor area. During this hour drawings will be held.
VENDORS 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday lunch On your own from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Saturday, October 8th, 1:00 pm Afternoon concurrent workshops begin at 1:00 - 4:00 pm. with breaks in between sessions to visit vendors and network.
Silent Auction Closes at 4:00 pm and winners announced.
Closing Banquet 7:00 pm MARINA VIEW ROOM.
Keynote Speaker Barbara Canales, Featured Speaker Fernando Munoz Altea, recognition of Special Guests, Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Tejano Book Award, entertainment and dinner, Menu will include the choice of Filet Mignon or Mahi Mahi, to be indicated on your registration form.
Sunday October 9th, 9:00 am Presidents' Meeting/Breakfast - MONTY'S BOARDROOM
* Hotel King rooms will increase to $106 for dates after October 1st.