The first state-wide Texas World War I Centennial planning conference was held on August 12 at the Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin. The conference was designed to help organizations and individuals plan commemoration activities for the 2017-2019 centennial period.
Conference documents (presentations/handouts/participant roster) are posted on our shared drive (Google Drives) at drive.texasworldwar1centennial.org. The folder is marked Coordination & Planning>August Conference).
The conference was attended by over 70 participants (including those who participated through a live webinar internet link). The conference audio/video is posted on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/179131888 or can be accessed here (click to full article):
Organizations represented included museums, county historical commissions, universities, libraries, military bases, and state agencies. Lunchtime keynote speakers included Commissioner Tom Hatfield off the Texas Historical Commission and Daniel Dayton, Executive Director of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. The planning, presentations, and logistics were the result of the effort of volunteers from the TX WWICC. Members of the Texas Historical Commission staff were also critical to the success of the day.