TBRU 22 Update


Texas Bear Round-Up 22
“Boot Camp”

New Dates:  May 18-21, 2017
New Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel – Downtown Dallas

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have secured a new home for TBRU for the next four years at the iconic and beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The Hyatt Regency Hotel and Reunion Tower are iconic landmarks of Dallas and now TBRU calls it home! We now have a wonderful place that we can host everyone under one roof! Plenty of convention, meeting and activity space, a spacious exhibit hall for the vendor market and additional rooms where we can offer more fun and excitement. And yes, our traditional Texas Size Hospitality Room will be there for you as always. 

Now the work begins to design and bring to life a fabulous TBRU for YOU. Watch social media and emails in the coming months as we announce when registration opens in early fall.  Registration will open in the fall!

(Special Note: For 2017 and 2018 we were not able to secure dates during our traditional March dates. Due to the amount of rooms and convention space we need – there was only one date for both years that would work with the hotel and city conventions. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may present – it was never our desire to change from our traditional month. On a very personal note I would like to apologize on behalf of our Membership to our brother clubs, Houston Bears, Green Country Bears and Great Lakes Bears, for our dates being so close to Bear Watch, Tulsa Growl and Bear Pride. It is not the intention of the Dallas Bears/TBRU to compete with our brother clubs. We want to be supporters of our greater Bear Community and we offer our partnership and friendship to these brother clubs. Moving forward, we will do our best in the future to make sure we plan properly and timely to avoid conflicting dates. We will be back to March dates in 2019).

The Contract

The Dallas Bears are in contract negotiations for TBRU 22.  Our MISSION is to move the entire event under one roof.

The Hotels

Our primary goal is to move to a ONE HOTEL concept.  In doing so, we are challenged with dates and hotels that can accommodate 2000+ bears, cubs and admirers.  We have partnered with Connections Housing  to seek out hotels and negotiate the details needed to produce TBRU 22.

What changes can you expect for TBRU 22?

  • Our primary objective is to provide you, our guests, with a world-class Dallas experience.  We do not anticipate many changes to the event itself.  We are focusing our efforts on improving our known short comings…. the most evident and talked about, having multiple hotels.  OUR MISSION:  ONE HOTEL.  We will continue to have our world-famous hospitality suite, entertainment, Mr TBRU contest, BearDance and more……   
  • We welcome our FTM Transgender brothers to TBRU 22. The membership of the Dallas Bears unanimously voted to modify our registration policy to include our FTM transgender brothers.  
  • A more social setting.  We have heard your request for more areas to congregate and socialize without being surrounded by music.  We are working on it!
  • Access to food, snacks throughout the day….it too is on our list to address.

Stay tuned for details on TBRU 22 – Boot Camp, in the days to come. See you there!