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Balancing Commerce & Conservation on the Texas Coast
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 2021
Category: Quarterly Meetings

Join the Texas Lyceum for the Meeting hosted in Corpus Christi, Texas


Texas is a global maritime powerhouse. Refineries, fishing boats, shipping terminals, cruise lines, and tourists all converge at the state’s central location on the Gulf of Mexico. From the Sabine River at Texas’s border with Louisiana to the Rio Grande at the Mexican border, Texas’s coastal counties (including Harris County) accounted for 33.4% of total Texas real gross product in 2014. With this data in mind, the Texas Lyceum is hosting a Texas leadership conference in Corpus Christi to discuss how Texas is working to sustainably manage coastal resources while promoting industry in the state. As business, political and community leaders, we seek to connect our group with leaders, scientists, regional experts and policy makers to facilitate a robust conversation where we will strive to answer the question: How does Texas strike a balance between commerce and conservation?



Texas is working to sustainably manage coastal resources while promoting industry in the state - but it’s a delicate balance. Omar Garcia, Texas Lyceum Class of 2021 and Chief External Affairs Officer for Port Corpus Christi, handles this balance in his daily work. As they seek to continuously attract new business to the port, Omar’s team also shapes policy that impacts the region’s conservation efforts. 



Jordan Anderson, Texas Lyceum Class of 2018 & Division President of Stewart Title Company, enjoys all the outdoor activities the Texas coast has to offer. As a longtime Corpus Christi resident, she knows firsthand that commerce and conservation have to work together in a balanced manner to preserve the Texas coast - we simply can’t have one without the other. 



Through his involvement with the Texas Water Trade, FlatsWorthy, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Jay Kleberg, Texas Lyceum Class of 2017 and Co-Founder of Explore Ranches, understands the nuances that come with balancing commerce and conservation on the Texas coast. Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin, Texas Lyceum Class of 2018, recently sat down with Jay to discuss the importance of Texas coastal counties and how his work helps landowners along the coast conserve their land. 


Rental cars, taxis, and Uber are available. Buses will run for limited times between hotel and meeting locations.


Attendance is FREE for Directors.
Guest and Alumni registration is $200


Thursday Reception: Casual Chic (slacks, polo shirt, blouse, casual dress, flats)
Friday Sessions: Professionally Casual (jeans, slacks, sneakers, polo). Please wear shoes that are comfortable for walking.
Saturday Board Meeting: Business Casual, please wear shoes that are comfortable for walking.


Interested in supporting the meeting and exhibiting your company? See our sponsorship packet below for pricing and additional information.