Travel and Accommodations

Venue

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.

Hotels

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.

B&Bs nearby:

  • 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

Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999
Austin Cab: 512-478-2222
Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900

Getting Around Town

The following links offer information about travel around Austin if you don’t rent a car:

Capitol Metro

Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999
Austin Cab: 512-478-2222
Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900

Austin and Austin-Area Visitor’s Brochure

Central Austin Map

UT-Austin Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

UT-Austin Campus Map

News and Weather

Austin weather
Austin American-Statesman newspaper
KEYE (CBS)
KLRU (PBS)
KTBC (Fox)
KUT 90.5 public radio
KVRX 91.7 
KVUE (ABC)
KXAN (NBC) 
YNN cable news channel

Alamo Drafthouse cinema, The Ritz location

Antone’s home of the blues

Barton Springs natural, spring-fed pool

Bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

DKR Texas Memorial Stadium

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

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

LBJ Presidential Library

The University of Texas Performing Arts Center

The University of Texas Tower (tours by reservation only; open March 23 & 24 2-6pm)

Texas State Capitol Building

Threadgill’s armadillo world headquarters

Whole Foods Market (national headquarters store)

Dining Nearby

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.

Aster’s Ethiopian

Blue Dahlia Bistro

Clay Pit

Congress and Bar Congress

Serranos at Symphony Square

The Carillon

El Mercado on Lavaca

Garrido’s

Koriente

La Condesa

Lamberts Downtown

Malaga Tapas & Bar

Manuel’s on Congress

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Parkside

Piranha Killer Sushi

Roaring Fork

Shoal Creek Saloon

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

III Forks Steakhouse

Uchi

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.

Check out the links on this guide or view this map of Austin food carts.