2024 Annual Symposium and Footing Academy 101
Everything’s BIGGER in Texas! The 2024 League Symposium and Footing Academy will be held in historic Fort Worth and looks to be the biggest and best ever! Fort Worth is a perfect location for our League educational and networking events and tours. Fort Worth is the 12th-largest city in the United States, known for Texas hospitality and a dozen remarkable districts full of culture and fun. The team at Will Rogers Memorial Center is excited to show off their remarkable complex and will be the location for this year’s footing academy and site tours. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and hope you can join us!
To help you with your travel planning, we have compiled some information and links for you below. If we can assist in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
George Chatigny – League Administration, GeorgeChatigny.CEA@gmail.com
Courtenay Billings – League Administration, Courtenay@legupnews.com
Symposium dates: January 7–10, 2024
Footing Academy 101 dates: January 5-6, 2024
Registration can be done online or by mail in form.
Mail in registration form
Host Hotel and Symposium Site:
Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Telephone: (817) 870-2100
Reservation Link: League Group Rate at Hilton Fort Worth
$189/night – breakfast included
Group rate cut-off date is Thursday, December 14 – no exceptions!
Airports servicing the Fort Worth/Dallas area:
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
Ground Transportation information and links:
Rental Cars at DFW
Rental Cars at DAL
Uber/Lyft (fares approx. $45 between airport and hotel)
The TEXRail is a great way to visit Downtown Fort Worth and surrounding landmarks and more – all without a car. Arrives and departs at the TEXRail station at Terminal B.
Hours & Fares: $2.50/single ride ticket, $5.00/day pass; 4:40 a.m. to 2:10 a.m., 7 days/week
The first train arrives at 4:06 a.m. at the TEXRail Terminal B Station. The last train will leave the Airport at 2:10 a.m. Click here for the full schedule.
Day tickets can be purchased at DFW Airport Station kiosks or via the GoPass app, but are not available online. For more information, call 817-215-8600. For information on other passes and fares, click here.
Departing Passengers: From TEXRail Station, follow signs to Terminal B departures. For departing gates other than B, ride our Terminal Link Shuttle to Terminal A, C, D or E.
Arriving Passengers: Exit Terminal B at B30 to access TEXRail Station. If you arrived at Terminal A, C, D or E, ride our Terminal Link Shuttle to Terminal B.
Fort Worth T&P Station is in Downtown Fort Worth at 221 W. Lancaster Avenue (approx. 10-15 min walk from hotel)
League Symposium & Footing Academy Host Facility:
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1936 to house events near downtown and in the Cultural District, the Will Rogers Memorial Center now attracts in excess of 2.4 million visitors each year. This 120-acre facility plays host to an extensive variety of cultural, corporate, educational, recreational, and sporting events; however, our primary focus is on a busy schedule of the most significant national and international equestrian and livestock shows.
Things to do and see in the Fort Worth area: