Connect Reception and Awards Banquet
6:45-7:30 p.m., Ballroom D
We invite you to join us for a Night Out in Austin! This year we’re adding the Connect Reception prior to the Awards Banquet. All banquet ticket holders will have access to this special event. We’ve got hors d’ouerves, beverages, gifts and prizes. We’re also excited to welcome Austin’s own Aaron Stephens. Born in Illinois and raised in McAllen, Texas. Aaron Stephens’ debut album Hard Times, Straight Lines garnered interest immediately, landing a spot on Lone Star Music Magazine’s list of Top Selling Albums of 2014. While regularly performing blues and funk, Stephens really shines when performing his own original sound. Crowd-pleasing, genre-bending songs served with soulful moments of musical improvisation. Influenced by his many influences, from Al Green, Bill Withers and Bob Marley to Derek Trucks. You can follow Aaron on Facebook, Twitter @AaronStephens and Instagram @aaronstephensmusic.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Ballroom D
This year’s banquet will be Emceed by our Jump Start Keynote speaker, Joel Zeff. We’ll be honoring the 2016-17 Charles Pickitt Educators of the Year, Alafair Hammett Media Award recipients, 2016-17 Doug Rogers Campus Representatives of the Year, Membership Growth honorees, Communications Award winners, and our PAC award recipients.
Connect Reception and Awards Banquet Menu: