The meeting will be held at the new AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Situated conveniently in the heart of Austin activity and on the university campus, the center offers inspiring views of the universityís Tower and State Capitol. Walk to exhibits at the Blanton Museum of Art and UTís Visual Art Center or shows from the collections of the Harry Ransom Center or the LBJ Library. Enjoy a performance at the famed Performing Arts Center or explore the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and shop on colorful Guadalupe Street—all within walking distance.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the AT&T Center until 12 March 2013 for US$189/night (Standard King, Standard Double Queens, Executive Parlor Murphy Queen) and US$199/night (Tower View King, Tower View Double Queens) and US$599/night (Presidential Suite King). A limited block of 20 student-rated rooms have been reserved at US$169/night. For the access code to reserve a student room, please email a copy of a valid student ID and a statement from a faculty member at your school to General Chair Elizabeth Catlos. Guest rooms offer complimentary high-speed internet access, free daily newspaper, and complimentary use of the on-site fitness center.
Click here to make room reservations on-line. Or you may call the reservation office at +1-877-744-8822 to make individual reservations and reference the program name: 2013 Annual Meeting-South Central GSA AT&T Center.
SuperShuttle and ExecuCar will provide service for GSA attendees at the discounted rate for airport transfers between ABIA and local Austin area hotels. To arrange service, book online (http://groups.supershuttle.com/geologicalsocietyofamerica2013.html) or call 800 BLUE VAN (800-258-2826). Use the code GSA13 to receive the discount.
Austinís Capital Metro provides bus service to/from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in about 30 minutes or less, depending on traffic. $1 bus fare takes you between the airport and downtown every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Catch the bus at the airport on the baggage-claim level on the far northeast side. The campus map shows where the bus drops you off (in front of UTís Stadium, its first stop), and take a walk to the Executive Education and Conference Center. See www.capmetro.org/airport for more information.
The AT&T Conference Center has a substantial amount of parking that is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Self-parking is currently US$14/night with in/out privileges. Valet parking is currently US$21 per night (+tax), with in/out privileges.
Sustainability and Green Meetings
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is built to the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification standards. The University of Texas and its partner FLIK Conference Centers have implemented many green and sustainable features in the center's design and construction, accommodations, dining and facility maintenance. For example, the courtyard has native plants from the five ecological regions of Texas and conference room wall panels and ceiling tiles and other treatments incorporate recycled materials wherever possible.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here for an accessibility map for the parking garage and buildings close to the center.