TCEA Conference

July 4, 2016


Texas Computer Education

Austin Bergstrom International Airport is 15-minutes from downtown.
Taxi rates begin at $25 for one person, one way. Super Shuttle is approximately $14 one way.

Capital Metro, Austin’s public transportation system, offers an express flyer shuttle to and from the airport and convention center for $1.50 each way. The shuttle runs 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Austin Convention Center and the conference hotels not within walking distance on Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5. The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Trinity Street side of the convention center.

Buses depart every hour and half hour during the times listed below. Please note that due to traffic, the shuttles may arrive at your hotel in between the hour and half hour. Shuttle pick-up locations are posted at each hotel on the route.

Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 4 Route 5
Hyatt Regency
Embassy Suites Downtown
Driskill
Omni Downtown
Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental
Sheraton Austin Hampton Inn South/Airport
Omni Southpark
Marriott South
Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake
Monday, Feb. 1 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Thursday, Feb. 4 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Light Rail

Capital MetroRail offers comfortable and reliable passenger service to downtown Austin next to the Austin Convention Center. Nine stations are located along the 32-mile line, and all trains stop at each station. Fares run between $2.75 each way. For schedules and details, click here.

Parking

The Austin Convention Center has two parking garages: one at Cesar Chavez and Brazos Street (entrance on Brazos), the other located between 4th and 5th Street (entrance on 5th Street). Parking is approximately $9 per vehicle per day depending on length of time.

Additional parking has been secured at the Hyatt Regency.
Rates are $4 per hour or $23 per day. Attendees commuting may park here and ride the shuttle to avoid downtown parking congestion.

Hotel

It is past the date to secure housing at the TCEA discounted rate.
You can view the list of TCEA convention hotels here.

The following hotels have availability and will extend the TCEA discounted rate as availability permits.

Four Seasons
Contact hotel directly at 512-478-4500 and request the TCEA rate of $255.

You can also search all Austin-area hotels at this link. As it is past the deadline, it is at the hotels discretion to offer the TCEA rate based on availability.

Deposit and Taxes
A credit card is required to secure all reservations. Please note that some hotels will charge this card as a required deposit. This will be informed with the hotel details during the reservation process. All rates are subject to a 9 percent lodging tax if you are tax exempt, 15 percent if you are not tax exempt. Your credit card will be charged for any cancellation fees if you cancel after October 9, 2015. See the cancellation policy below.

Changes/Cancellations/Refunds
Changes and cancellations may be made online using the reservation acknowledgement number provided on your reservation confirmation email. Cancellations received after October 9, 2015 will be charged a $50 cancellation/processing fee. There is no penalty for changing hotels within the designated convention hotel list, name(s) on a reservation, arrival or departure dates. A cancellation fee in the amount of one night room and tax will be charged if you cancel your reservation after January 8. Cancelling directly with the hotels will not waive any housing cancellation policies or fees. Please direct questions to the housing bureau at jesters@austintexas.org or 1-888-339-7717 .

Please be aware that TCEA does not contact individuals and/or companies with special deals on accommodations for the TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition. We have received complaints that unaffiliated companies have contacted attendees and exhibitors offering discounted hotel reservations. These offers are scams; individuals have reported lost deposits and fraudulent activity in connection with these activities. The only approved reservation link is the one included in your attendee confirmation.

Source: www.tceaconvention.org
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