To discuss ideas and concepts, meet old friends and colleagues, and establish new contacts, the DSM Conference is designed to provide informal, social opportunities in addition to the formal sessions.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015, 18:30-20:30

Venue: Reata, rooftop patio


Legendary Texas Cuisine is only part of what you’ll experience the next time you visit Reata Restaurant. From the moment you pass through its doors, the unmistakable ambience of Reata embraces you. Hosts and servers welcome you as if you were an old friend. Casual elegance abounds, whether you choose to lounge in the bar or take in the view from Reata’s rooftop patio. And the restaurant envelops diners with museum quality artifacts from the old west, including memorabilia from legendary roper Roy Cooper and from the movie set of Giant, which was filmed in West Texas. Cuisine inspired by cowboy cooking is really a melding of flavors: Southwestern, Creole, Southern, Mexican, and a traditional steakhouse.


Conference Dinner

Thursday, 5 November, 2015, 18:30 - 21:00

Venue: Billy Bob’s Texas

Billy Bob's Texas is simply larger than life. The club has almost three acres under one roof, has been voted country music's club of the year a whopping 11 times, hosts the biggest names in the business every weekend, and has live bull-riding shows on Friday and Saturday night. Merle Haggard set a world record here when he bought the entire club a round of drinks. Life as a country-music fan is not complete unless you've visited the "World's Largest Honky-Tonk," where legends are made.