Join the Texas Lyceum for their fourth quarter meeting of 2022
hosted in Longview, Texas 



Thursday, November 3, 2022

6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

KRS Jet Center at Gregg County Airport
151 Skyway
Longview, TX 75603

  • Buses depart from hotel at 5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Performance by the Kilgore College Rangerettes

7:00 PM

Dinner and Remarks from Wynn Rosser '11, and
Tieman H. "Skipper" Dippel, Jr. '80

8:00 PM

Private Balloon Glow

9:30 PM

Hospitality Suite

Hilton Garden Inn

Friday, November 4, 2022

7:00 AM


Hilton Garden Inn

7:30 AM

Alumni Offboarding

8:00 AM

Panel Discussion - Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn
905 East Hawkins Parkway
Longview, TX 75605


Economic Development in East Texas: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Future of the Region

With the region's vast quantity of water resources, reliable energy, and solid transportation options, moving a company to East Texas has become not only a desirable choice for many investors, but a competitive edge for manufacturers. This panel will explore the economic development climate in East Texas, what makes the region unique and what challenges the area faces as it competes for jobs and capital investment.


Educating a Well-Rounded and Reliable Workforce

Developing and improving a community’s present and future workforce is essential to East Texas’ ability to compete in the state, national and global economy. Aligning and integrating education and workforce development is vital to its economic growth and prosperity. This panel will explore how smaller communities like Longview and surrounding areas are changing the landscape of offerings to fit the ever changing needs of industries, as well as overcome the challenges of losing talent to larger cities and communities.


Exploring Incentives: Is it all about the money?

Corporate incentives play an integral role in attracting corporations to a community. This panel will explore how communities utilize these incentives to market themselves in the competitive economic development landscape, as well as discuss current legislative issues that threaten to change the tools many local communities count on to remain competitive.

12:30 PM

Industry Visit

Gap Customer Experience Center
5401 Mickey Melton Blvd.
Longview, TX 75605

6:00 PM

Fireside Chat - The Heart of East Texas

Highlighting the culture and history of East Texas

Enoch's Stomp Vineyard & Winery
871 Ferguson Rd.
Harleton, TX 75651

  • Buses depart from hotel at 5:30 PM

Saturday, November 5, 2022

7:00 AM

Hot Air Balloon Tethering Experience

Weather Permitting

Learn more about hot air balloon tethering here

9:30 AM

Board Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn
905 East Hawkins Parkway
Longview, TX 75605

12:30 PM



80 Acre Market - Shopping, Dining, & Live Music

What once was a family estate in East Texas is now a unique community destination recently featured in Texas Monthly. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, dining and live music at the noted 80 Acre Market in Gilmer, Texas.

Learn more about 80 Acre Market here.


Get Your Game On

Enjoy and afternoon of riverboat casino hopping on the banks of the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier.