Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78705, USA
+1 512 404 1900
The tutorial day is in room 106 and the regular session days are in room 204 (the amphitheater).
Map of Event Locations
The informal gathering on the 30th will be held at Scholz Garten. The banquet on the 1st is at Judges Hill. This map shows the location of these venues.
***Update: Book your hotel room soon. While we planned to have the conference during a weekend without a university football game, the schedule changed, and we are now competing with those attendees for hotel space. There's also another large conference in the local area during our conference.***
You can register for staying at the AT&T Center by clicking here. You may alternatively register by calling the hotel, though please make sure to ask for the negotiated FMCAD rate (group code "FMCADE1011") of $159/$179 a night (note that if you make the booking by phone, there's a chance that their system will show the hotel as fully booked when there is actually space. Please excuse this annoyance). The AT&T Center is an outstanding luxury hotel, and we have negotiated a great rate which is much less than the normal rate. In doing so, we have blocked this rate against a minimum room quota, so please help us keep FMCAD registration rates low by taking advantage of this opportunity to stay at one of Austin's finest hotels at this special price. The deadline for this special registration rate is October 14, 2011.
Table of Rates
|Standard Double Queens||$159|
|Tower View King||$179|
|Tower View Double Queens||$179|
|Executive Parlor Murphy Queen Exterior||$159|
|Executive Parlor Murphy Queen Interior||$159|
View from the Outside
Conference Meeting Room
Bedroom with King-sized Bed
In case the AT&T Center is full, or if you would prefer to stay elsewhere, you could look into one of the nearby hotels. Such hotels include the following (we also list the AT&T Center rates for comparison):
|Hotel Name||Price Range||Address||Comment|
|AT&T Center||$159-599||1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705||The conference hotel|
|The Mansion at Judges Hill||$139-199||1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78705||This is a special discount.
(email Rager for information on how to get these rates).
It's the 2nd nearest hotel to the conference and also where we are having the banquet.
|The Driskill Hotel||$260-570||604 Brazos St. Austin, Texas 78701||Very nice but about a mile from the conference venue|
|La Quinta Inn||$125-175||300 East 11th St., Austin, TX, 78701||More humble but also more reasonably priced|
|Double Tree Guest Suites||$194-610||303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701||Nice, third closest to the conference|
|Super 8||Est. Cheap||1201 North I-35, Austin, TX 78702||Cheap, it's a motel chain|
|Travelodge Highland Mall, Austin||Est. Cheap||
6200 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
|Cheap, it's a motel chain|
|Extended Stay America Austin, Downtown||Est. Moderate||
600 Guadalupe St, Austin|
|They offer discounted long-term rates, but their short-term rates should be okay|
|Days Inn University Downtown||Est. Cheap||
3105 N Interstate 35 - Austin, TX, United States 78722
|Slightly more upscale motel chain|
Room sharing information is available at this Google group.
Getting to the Hotel
from the Airport:
The hotel is about 20mins away from the airport depending on traffic.
- Supershuttle van service.
- Fare is about $17.00 per person one way, $30.00 per person with return.
- The trip takes about 30 mins, depending on how long you wait for the shuttle to depart from the airport.
- The hotel estimates the one-way taxi fare to be $25.00.
What's going on in Austin:
A good place to start is www.austin360.com.