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Speaker FAQ

The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center, located near the Registration area, can help you find your way around the Fort Worth Convention Center. They can also answer just about any question you have.

  • Hungry?
    The HRSouthwest Welcome Center can assist you with local dining options.
  • Need a Bandaid?
    We’ve got one, as well as other first aid supplies, feminine products, and safety pins.
  • Want to find people to dine with?
    Sign up for a “Meet & Eat”. The Welcome Center will match you with other attendees for dinner.
  • Time to kill?
    Stop by to chat! Our friendly volunteers are there to help you feel comfortable and ensure that your Conference experience is as enjoyable as possible.

General Questions

Location Info and Arrival Questions

Onsite Questions

General Answers


How do I submit a proposal to speak at HRSWC?
Please visit the Submit a Proposal page for more information and deadlines.

Location Info and Arrival Answers


Where will I be speaking?
All Speakers will present at the Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC): 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Where do I park?
The FWCC Parking Garage II on Houston St. is $16/day. You may also park at the FWCC Parking Garage I on 1301 Commerce St. for $10-16/day. Additionally, there are numerous other locations around the FWCC varying in price from $6-16/day.

When should I arrive for my presentation?
Please allow plenty of time for rush hour traffic, road construction and parking. It is recommended that you arrive at the FWCC no later than 1 hour before your presentation is scheduled to begin.

Where do I go when I arrive at the Fort Worth Convention Center?
Upon your arrival to the FWCC, please report to the Speaker Prep Room (located on Level 1 in Room 101) to pick up your name badge and conference materials. Your session coordinator will meet you 30 minutes prior to your session start time to lead you to your room to prepare for your presentation. Limited WiFi access will be available will be available in the Speaker Prep Room. Please note that full Wi-Fi access is available for purchase onsite at the speaker’s expense.

Onsite Answers


Where can I grab a light snack and/or water?
Water and snacks for speakers will be available in the Speaker Prep Room.

What does my Speaker badge give me access to at HRSWC?
As a speaker at the HRSWC, you receive a complimentary all access registration. Your name badge will provide access to the entire conference. Photo ID will be required for identification & security purposes. Please note that speakers are not eligible for prize drawings.

If you would like to bring an additional guest to the Sunday Welcome Reception or Tuesday evening event, guest passes are available for purchase for $50 per event at the registration desk.

May I bring material about my business and products to my presentation?
Please remember that speakers may not use the Educational Sessions platform to promote, market or sell a product or service, or to solicit attendee contact information. This includes distribution of forms, price lists or other marketing material. However, speakers are welcome to include their company name and contact information on the first or last page of their handout, reference books or articles that they have authored (if appropriate in the context of the session content) and distribute business cards upon request at the end of the session.

How do I print materials once I’m onsite in Fort Worth?
As an HRSWC Speaker you are eligible for a discount with FedEx Office. In order to receive the discount, email speakers@hrsouthwest.com for the FedEx Office account number. The office closest to the FWCC is located at 901 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Have Additional Questions?


Contact us at speakers@hrsouthwest.com if you need more information

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