Host City Mobile Workshops

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brooks Sanan Redevelopment Tour

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Attendees will tour Brooks City Base and discover how it has been transformed from a former military base. It has become home to several City operations – including Animal Care Services, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). It has also been designated one of 3 Innovation Zones in San Antonio. Participants... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Hall and San Pedro Creek Hard Hat Tour

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San Antonio’s historic 130 year old City Hall is an icon of public service and municipal government.  Originally designed as a grand statement of Renaissance Revival architecture, the current structure size sits at roughly 52,000 sq. ft.  It will undergo a much needed renovation at a cost of 38 million as approved by council under... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Innovation in Education: Municipal Pre K and Library Public/Private Partnership

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San Antonio, Texas takes bold and innovate approaches in education through leveraging partnerships, employing creative ideas, and thinking strategically.  Learn about the thought processes and partnerships San Antonio undertook to ignite new passions about the importance of prekindergarten in overall education levels and the role of public libraries in communities.  San Antonio Public Library’s 29th... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morgan’s Wonderland

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Morgan’s Wonderland held its grand opening on April 10, 2010, and became the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment in an atmosphere of inclusion. The completely wheelchair-accessible, non-profit park features more than 25 elements including rides, playgrounds and other colorful attractions. More than 1.6 million guests... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center

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Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and Communities in Schools-San Antonio have joined forces with the City of San Antonio to open the city’s first comprehensive youth opportunity center, NXT Level. Attendees will hear a panel discussion with young adults served at the center, along with a comprehensive overview of the services provided to San Antonio’s... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the Riverwalk

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This section of our community has been completely transformed with ADA improvements, the advent of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts along with dramatic improvements to the River Walk. Come learn how public-private partnerships made all of this possible, and how this framework can be applied in any community. The tour, via river barge will... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Haven for Hope Tour

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Since 2010, Haven for hope has provided comprehensive homeless services located on one 22-acre campus. Haven for Hope is a public/private partnership designed to address the root causes of homelessness and provide the necessary services to help individuals attain stable housing. Learn about the history, lessons learned over almost 10 years of operation, and efforts... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System

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Funded by a voter-approved sales tax initiative for Linear Parks, the City of San Antonio has acquired over 1500 acres of land and completed approximately 69 miles of greenway trails along Salado Creek, Leon Creek, Medina River, Westside Creeks, and other tributary creeks.  Participants will receive a briefing on the program and a Bicycle Tour... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Leveraging Living Heritage: Legacy Business Program

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The Office of Historic Preservation’s Legacy Business Program pays tribute to businesses that have been family-owned and in existence for at least 20 years and contributes to the history, culture and authentic identity of San Antonio. The program includes a toolkit for business owners to connect to resources available to strengthen or expand their business.... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SAWS Groundwater Desalination and Supply Diversification

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In order to serve the needs of a growing region, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), San Antonio’s water utility, takes continuous steps to diversify and expand their water supply operations to ensure San Antonio’s water security into the future. The tour will visit SAWS’s H2Oaks water facility which is home to three different sources... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Creative City of Gastronomy

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation, tour of the Culinary Institute of America, and a visit to The Pearl and to the Hotel Emma. The Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination, as well as... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Neighborhood Stabilization and Enhancement

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How do we make neighborhoods safer, stronger and more resilient? Attendees will learn about several of the innovative approaches San Antonio employs to maintain and strengthen the opportunities for our residents, regardless of socioeconomic status. The tour will visit areas where public private partnerships have produced quality affordable housing, as well as areas where community... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Northeast Senior Center Tour

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The Northeast Senior Center, one of 10 comprehensive senior centers managed by the city of San Antonio, serves about 500 seniors (ages 60 and older) daily. The state-of-the-art facility contains a full gym, three classrooms, a computer lab, a fitness room, and a large dining hall. A free membership to the center provides seniors with... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Alamo

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Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, is one of the five Spanish Catholic missions recently designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Learn about what is planned for the coming years and what challenges lie ahead as the master plan is implemented in preparation for the Alamo’s tricentennial in 2024. Travel... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

World Heritage Mission Tour

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Attendees will receive an overview and briefing on the World Heritage Work Plan and tour of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site which includes the five historic missions – Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.  Attendees will receive tour of the San Antonio Mission... Read more »