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Best Southwest Everything Teen Expo 2019

DeSoto Public Library

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

Best Southwest Everything Teen Expo 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
General Admission is Free for this Event.
1d 10h 16m Free $0.00
Platinum Sponsor   more info Ended $1,500.00 $0.00
Gold Sponsor   more info Ended $1,000.00 $0.00
Silver Sponsor   more info Ended $500.00 $0.00
Bronze Sponsor   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00
Main Stage (Amphitheater) Sponsor   more info Ended $1,500.00 $0.00
Performing Arts Stage (Blue Bonnet)   more info Ended $1,000.00 $0.00
Karaoke Stage - Library Children's Area   more info Ended $500.00 $32.07
Ignite Workshop Room   more info Ended $500.00 $0.00
Empower Workshop Room   more info Ended $500.00 $0.00
Inspire Workshop Room   more info Ended $500.00 $0.00
Teen Volunteer Lunch   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00

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Event Details

To inquire about VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES, contact 

Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663 -

Inside Vendor $100

Outside Vendor $75 

Non-profit Vendor $25



A MEGA TEEN EVENT with Numerous Resources… In One Location!

What is the “Best Southwest Everything Teen Expo 2019”?

BSWETE is a Best Southwest collaborative Teen Expo in partnership with the DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Duncanville and Lancaster Public Libraries driven, planned and organized largely by teenagers.


Where will it be held?

DeSoto Town Center

211 E. Pleasant Run Road Suite C.

DeSoto, Texas 75115


When will it be held?

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


How much does it cost to attend?

There is no charge to attend the event, although there is a charge for vendors. Non-profit organizations may attend at no charge.


What is the vision of BSWETE?

To enrich the lives of teens by connecting them with community, resources, services, and support.


What is the overall goal of BSWETE?

Our goal is for teenagers to build and sustain meaningful and positive relationships with their community by connecting them with businesses, non-profits, colleges, government institutions, and other organizations both local and nationwide through fun and engaging interactions. This Expo will allow teens to connect with professionals while learning about valuable resources and services that can help them pursue their passion, find their purpose, succeed and overcome obstacles in their lives. 

Why is there a need for BSWETE?

  • There is a real disconnect between teens and the community.
  • ETE can help organizations have a stronger connection with teenagers.
  • ETE can help organizations that may be underutilizing their resources for teens.
  • ETE can help organizations promote resources and services that would help teenagers.
  • ETE can help organizations tap into the hard to reach teen demographic.
  • ETE can help organizations show that they care about teenagers and the community.
  • ETE can help organizations recruit teens as volunteers, interns or for employment.


What makes this expo different from other teen events?

The Best Southwest community will work cooperatively to bring resources and services chosen by and catered especially for teenagers to one place to make them easily accessible. Library staff will team up with teens from area high schools and/or organizations to work together to recruit local and national organizations, teen volunteers, school administrators, community leaders, local government and community members to participate in the event.


What’s in it for teens?

  • Access to numerous resources and information on topics that interests them.
  • Meaningful lasting connections with great organizations and professionals.
  • Inspiration from motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, and people doing what they hope to do in the future.
  • Interactive games and activities.
  • Community Service Hours.
  • Food, fun, and live entertainment.


Is this a teen only event?

No. This event is not only for teens but for anyone who works with teenagers, parents, guardians, school administrators, and community leaders. We also encourage family, friends, and even the young at heart to attend.  We want the community to show up in a big way to show their support.


Can teens earn community service hours for attending?

Yes, all teens that participate in the event will receive 5 community service hours. Teens must visit a required number of vendor tables and participate in a required number of activities to receive the community service hours. Community service certificates willl be available and must be picked up at the registration booths the day of the event only. For more information call Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.


Can teen volunteer at the event?

Yes, teens who volunteer at the event will receive 12 community service hours. Teens are required to attend and information meeting and be available to volunteer for the entire event. Space is limited and registration is required. Lunch and supplies will be provided. For more information contact Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.


What will vendors and organizations do at the event?

Vendors will be at their table engaging with teens, walking around engaging with teens, and participating in great games and activities with teens! Basically you will be having fun spreading your information while connecting with teenagers.


Can organizations participate if they don’t cater to teens?

Absolutely.  This event is not only about connecting teens to great resources and services but also about connecting them with the great people working at your organization. Whether you cater to teens or not, you’re invited to come help us create new connections. We encourage organizations of all shapes and sizes to reserve a vendor table and tell their stories. Whether you’re an electrician, mortgage broker, real estate agent, musician, lawyer, doctor, restaurant owner, or WHATEVER, this event is about connecting teens with people from all walks of life. They will want to learn more about what you do. 


For more information contact:

Ms. Marq Runnels

DeSoto Public Library


Have questions about Best Southwest Everything Teen Expo 2019? Contact DeSoto Public Library

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DeSoto Town Center
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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