Exciting Things are Happening at Region 4 in 2023!
Region 4 is improving your experience at the McKinney Conference Center.
Beginning in March 2023, with a tentative completion date of August 2024, Region 4's facilities will be transformed just for you. The extensively redesigned conference center will offer increased capacity, collaborative workspaces, flexible room layouts, and state-of-the-art technology that will allow Region 4 to continue providing you with the highest-quality in-person, hybrid, or virtual professional development experiences.
The McKinney Conference Center (MCC) lobby will feature an open layout with abundant guest seating and collaborative spaces that will be showered in natural light streaming from skylights. The introduction of sunlight into the space isn't just for aesthetic value; it also supports your overall wellness by prompting your skin's absorption of vitamin D which prevents bone loss and reduces the risk of heart disease.
The renovation also will include the installation of LED displays in the center columns near the staircase and on the wall outside Room 100, which will allow digital way-finding, provide information about the day's events, and advertise upcoming professional development.
Our professional development rooms are set for improvements as well, including the addition of state-of-the-art video conference capability, LCD video walls to display session content, and rear video displays to allow presenters to view remote participants. The rooms will be equipped with auto-tracking cameras for presenters and in-person participant capture. Ceiling-mounted microphones and mutable wireless tabletop microphones will allow virtual participants to hear in-person participant contributions and questions, and moderators can select from wireless earsets or handheld microphone systems.
It is important to note that beginning in March, the McKinney Conference Center will be closed to the public for the duration of the renovation project. During the renovation of the MCC, please pay close attention to the location of your selected session since events will be held at various sites across the region until August 2024!
We can't wait to welcome you home to Region 4 and this exciting new space!