Dialogue in Multicultural, Multimodal, and Multicompetent Communities of Practice 2013 will be held in the College of Liberal Arts building (CLA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
The CLA building is south of the fountain on the west side of 23rd Street and San Jacinto. Click here to see a map of the area. The hospitality room is in the Glickman Conference Center on the first floor of the CLA building, 1.302A. Come there first to check in and obtain your conference materials.
Note: There are several large events happening in Austin on the same weekend as the conference. You will want to book your accommodations before the conference blocks expire. Obtaining rooms after that will likely be difficult and costly.
Click the hotel name to link to the hotel pages for DIALOGUE 2013.
Hampton Inn Austin-NW/Arboretum, 3908 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX (about 10 miles from campus)—$108 per night. King with sofa bed or Double-Double rooms available. Free internet and hot breakfast included in rate. Note: You can take the UT shuttle bus (#652 PRC) or #3 Capital Metro bus to campus for $1. The schedule depends on which bus you take.
Extended Stay America – Austin – Downtown -Town Lake, 507 S. First Street, Austin, TX (about 2 miles from campus)—$69 per night. All suites. Full kitchen and free internet included in rate. Call 512-476-1818 and use the conference code DIALOGUE 2013 to secure the conference rate. Note: You can take a CapMetro bus (#100 AIRPORT FLYER) to campus or to your hotel from the Austin-Bergstrom Airport and you can take a CapMetro bus (#7 DUVAL-DOVE SPRINGS or #100 AIRPORT FLYER) to and from campus for $1.
Homewood Suites Austin-Arboretum/NW, 10925 Stonelake Boulevard, Austin, TX (about 10 miles from campus)—$118 per night. King 1-bedroom or Double-Double 1-bedroom suites with sleeper couch and full kitchens. Free internet and hot breakfast included in rate. Free evening reception with drinks and light dinner items served Monday through Thursday. Note: You can take the UT shuttle bus (#652 PRC) or #3 Capital Metro bus to campus for $1. The schedule depends on which bus you take.
- Star of Texas Inn, Building 1, 611 W. 22nd St., Austin, Texas, and Building 2, 2109 Rio Grande St., Austin, Texas (about .5 mile from campus). Mention you are attending DIALOGUE 2013 at The University of Texas at Austin: 866-472-6700 toll free; 512-472-6700 local—Rates depend on room selected.
- Austin Folk House, 506 W. 22nd St., Austin, Texas (about .5 mile from campus) Mention you are attending DIALOGUE 2013 at The University of Texas at Austin: 866-472-6700 toll free; 512-472-6700 local—Rates depend on room selected.
Getting to and from the AUS Airport
There are several options for getting to and from the Austin Bergstrom airport. You can arrange a Super Shuttle (800-258-3826) in advance. Capitol Metro offers the Airport Flyer for $1 each direction, which stops about a tenth of a mile from the university. And there are, of course, rental cars and taxis:
Alamo / National Rent-A-Car: 512-530-3500
Avis Car Rental: 512-530-3400
Budget Rent A Car: 512-530-3350
Dollar Car Rental: 512-530-7368
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 512-530-8100
Hertz Car Rental: 512-530-3600
Thrifty Car Rental: 512-530-6811
Getting Around Town
The following links offer information about travel around Austin if you don’t rent a car:
News and Weather
Arts & Entertainment
Nearby Attractions and Recreation
ACL Live at Moody Theater
Alamo Drafthouse cinema, The Ritz location
Antone’s home of the blues
Barton Springs natural, spring-fed pool
Bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge
Esther’s Follies, long-running music, comedy and magic troupe
Harry Ransom Center (arts and humanities museum)
Hike and Bike Trail on Lady Bird Johnson Lake
The University of Texas Tower (tours by reservation only; open March 23 & 24 2-6pm)
Threadgill’s armadillo world headquarters
Whole Foods Market (national headquarters store)
Austin is a “foodie” town, and there are many good restaurants, with good prices, too. Here are just a few suggestions in all price ranges and for all tastes that are within walking distance or a short cab ride from the university.
Whole Foods Market (food prepared for you to eat in or take out in every department)
In addition, gourmet food carts are very popular in Austin, and there are hundreds spread all over the city. You will find them set up in parking lots, on sidewalks, in groups or standing by themselves…they seem to be everywhere. Some of the best and freshest food in Austin is served off of these carts.