The first East Texas Research Conference jointly hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Jarvis Christian College and Texas College will be held on the UT Tyler campus on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2019.  The conference, themed “Making East Texas Communities Stronger,” will bring together a diverse group of professionals representing higher education, public and private schools, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others. The event will showcase research and service activities impacting the lives of East Texans and explore opportunities for collaboration to meet the needs of East Texas communities.


The conference will begin at the Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, TX 75707 on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm for check-in, followed by a poster session and welcome reception hosted by the UT Tyler, Soules College of Business, Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and a banquet at 6:00 pm.   Please see the schedule for full details.

A full day of events is planned for Friday, May 10, 2019, starting with check in and continental breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Soules College of Business front lobby followed by a short welcome afterwards.   Concurrent breakout sessions with oral presentations are scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm followed by a round table panel discussion from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm to close out the conference.  Friday’s breakout sessions and panel discussion will held in the Soules College of Business (COB).  Breakout sessions will be held on the following topics:  East Texas History and Civic Engagement, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Environment and Infrastructure, and Health and Wellness.  Lunch is included in the registration.

ETRC Breakout Session Abstracts

Email or contact Angela Nuñez at 903-566-7340 for more information.

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