BRANIFF HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE – SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

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Parking For Braniff Conference

Park in the far South Triple Parking Garage on either Level three or two. Three if you have a large vehicle over 6 feet and 2nd level if under. They cannot park at the Hotel as they are fully booked and we need everyone to arrive via the Main Lobby and then routed to the registration desk in front of the auditorium.
Please note: The ticket sales for Braniff Conference ends on September 5 due to lunch reservations. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

Braniff Preservation Group and Preservation Dallas are very pleased to announce the Braniff History and Architecture Conference that will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, beginning at 10AM at the former Braniff Place World Headquarters Complex on the West Side of the Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport.

The day long event will feature a panel of vaunted experts who will discuss the history and architecture of Dallas' hometown airline, Braniff International. The conference will feature an impressive array of vintage Braniff film and television commercial clips, photographic, and memorabilia presentations. A buffet lunch featuring a menu similar to Braniff's Boeing 747 Transatlantic entrees of steak and salmon is included in the $25 USD registration fee.

Seating is limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made through September 5, 2014. For full details please go to the Braniff History and Architecture Conference Registration Website at Preservation Dallas at this link: Braniff History and Architecture Conference

BISE MEMBERS:
Hi Captain Schoknecht
I am a Friends Member of BISE and also President of Braniff Preservation Group here in Dallas. Our organization has been spearheading the preservation efforts for the Braniff International Operations and Maintenance Base at Dallas Love Field. The building has been saved and an adaptive reuse plan is underway for its restoration and rehabilitation.

In conjunction with Preservation Dallas we are hosting a Braniff History and Architecture Conference on Saturday, September 13, 2014, beginning at 10AM at Braniff Place World Headquarters Complex on the West Side of DFW Airport. The conference will feature speakers who will discuss Braniff's history and its impact on aviation during the morning session.

A full buffet lunch will be served in the former Braniff Cafeteria featuring Braniff's 747 Transatlantic Menu of steak and salmon. Then an afternoon session will feature speakers versed in the architecture and history of Braniff buildings in the Dallas area and the efforts being made to preserve them for future generations. A tour of Braniff Place will commence after the conference.

Tickets went on sale yesterday. Would it be possible for you to email the conference flyer out out to the BISE membership? I think they would really enjoy the conference which will feature a unique fashion show, and an array of vintage Braniff television commercials, and photographic and memorabilia presentations. The cost is only $25 USD per person and includes the admission to the conference, the full buffet lunch with unlimited beverages served all day long, and the Braniff Place Tour.

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I would certainly be honored for the BISE membership to attend our conference! We are also arranging with DexMedia, the current tenant at Braniff Place (its still officially named Braniff Place) for the various Braniff retirement groups to have their monthly meetings in the Braniff Cafeteria. The cafeteria serves 7 days a week three meals a day and is open to the public. The food is SUPERB!
Here is a link to their daily menu: SuperMedia Dining Services Website
Here is a direct link to the Braniff History and Architecture Conference Registration Website: http://www.preservationdallas.org/event/braniffconference/
Let me know if you have any questions about the conference of Braniff Preservation Group.
Thanks so much
Richard (Ben)
Richard Ben Cass
President
Braniff Preservation Group
4033 Killion Drive
Dallas, Texas 75229
972-689-6825
www.BraniffFlyingColor.com
Braniff Flying Colors

List of the planned events

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 930AM for check in; begins at 10AM Braniff Place World Headquarters 2200 Braniff Drive (West Airfield Drive) DFW Airport, Texas
MORNING SESSION - 10AM until 1130AM - The morning session will feature the history of Braniff Airways along with presentations from organizations and speakers that perpetuate the Braniff legacy today.

* Introduction - Mr. David Preziosi, President, Preservation Dallas
* Braniff History Overview - Mr. Rudy Bowling, former Braniff purchasing employee
* Braniff Fashion Show - Ms. Claudia Bevill, former Braniff International Hostess
* Braniff Financial History - Mr. Gregory V. Robinson, Director, Flying Colors Blog - airline industry news
* Braniff Archive - Dr. Thomas Allen, Curator, University of Texas at Dallas, History of Aviation Collection, Braniff Archive
* Braniff Oral History Project - Ms. Abra Schnur, Director, Flying Voices Oral History Project - Oral histories of Braniff employees housed at the University of North Texas at Denton - "The Braniff Family: Considering Thirdspace in the Preservation of Braniff International’s Maintenance and Operations Base"

BUFFET LUNCH - 1130AM until 1230PM. A full buffet lunch, similar to what was served on Braniff's Boeing 747 Transatlantic Menu, will be served in the former Braniff Cafeteria next to the auditorium and is included in the event price. The cafeteria, in much the same style as it was when Braniff last occupied it in November 1983, overlooks beautiful Braniff Lake. The menu served is as follows:
* Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Croutons
* Petit Center Cut Sirloin Steak with Tobacco Onions and Sweet Ancho Demi-Glace
* Seared Atlantic Salmon Filet with Citrus Butter
* Sautéed Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
* Seasonal Vegetable Medley of Sugar Snap Peas, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrot
* Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
* Cilantro Rice
* Artisan Assorted Baked Rolls with Butter Rosettes
* Cookies, Blondie’s & Brownies
* Iced Tea, Soda, and Water

AFTERNOON SESSION - 1230PM until 2PM - After lunch, the group will return to the auditorium for an additional hour and a half session about the history and architecture of the various Braniff buildings in the Dallas area and the efforts being made to preserve them.
* Introduction - Mr. David Preziosi, President, Preservation Dallas
* Braniff 7701 Adaptive Reuse Plan - Ms. Lana Furra, Assistant Director, City of Dallas Department of Aviation
* Braniff 7701 Preservation Effort - Mr. Stephen Birch, Director, Flying Crown Land Group
* Braniff 7701 Architecture and History - Mr. Robert Meckfessell, Vice President, DOCOMOMO
* Introduction and Film - David Preziosi will introduce Mr. John Allen Pierce, the Chief Architect of the former Braniff Hostess College at 2801 Wycliff Avenue and The Braniff Jetrail structures at Dallas Love Field.
* Braniff Architecture - Mr. Mark Lamster, Architecture Critic, Dallas Morning News

Braniff film clips and photographs will accompany the featured speakers.
Event menu and speakers are subject to change without notice.

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Please note: The ticket sales for Braniff Conference ends on September 5 due to lunch reservations. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.