Join the Texas Lyceum for our 2022
Optional Meeting hosted in
Orlando, FL



Thursday - July 14, 2022

Travel: By the Numbers

Dave Bratton, Founder & Managing Director of Destination Analysts, Inc.

We’ll set the stage for our discussion with a talk from Destination Analysts. Destination Analysts is a travel and tourism market research firm widely known for pioneering and customized travel and tourism research that is second to none. We will gain insight on traveler sentiment through the pandemic and today.

City by State: Leading through Crisis

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, CEO of greater:SATX

Marc Anderson, President & CEO of Visit San Antonio 
Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of Texas Economic Development and Tourism
Jesse Martinez, Board Member with Visit Florida
Deidra Emerson, Deputy City Manager with The City of Waco
Robert Skrob, Executive Director of Destinations Florida

Take a deep dive into the tourism industry with professionals from across the states of Texas and Florida. How has the industry managed through multiple crises impacting travel and economic development? How have industry leaders innovated to remain top of mind for travelers wanting to resume their routines after years at home?  

Beyond the Destination: Psychological Benefits of Travel 

Jon Albert, Founder & CEO of Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
Dr. Steven Frank, Professor & Deputy Head, MD Anderson Cancer Center

The benefits of travel are far greater than a change of scenery. The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF) is a national 501(c)(3) public charity, operating with the support of our generous donors, corporate partners and oncologists. Since 2006, JAJF has been treating children facing the imminent loss of their Mom or Dad to cancer to WOW! Experiences—a timeout to create positive, cherished memories at beautiful destinations.  

State of Travel & Tourism: Future Readiness

Casandra Matej, President & CEO of Visit Orlando

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line

This conversation with top travel executives will focus on navigating modern challenges to an evolving and changing industry. We will analyze global supply chain pressures and the newest innovations and advances within the travel industry. 

Beyond Creativity: The Disney Way


Founded by Walt Disney in 1952, Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force behind the memorable Disney experiences that connect and inspire across generations and borders. Hear first-hand from an Imagineer on how they take concepts from an idea to reality.