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Please note that this is the information for the 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting that occurred in March, 2017.
The 2018 Ready by 21 National Meeting information will be available in January, 2018.


Included with Registration

As part of your national meeting experience, you will also receive the following:

·       A welcome reception on Wednesday evening

·       Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday

·       All conference materials

·       Online access to all meeting presentations and materials

Recommended Travel Times

We often get asked about when the activities begin and end so participants can plan their travel. We recommend:

·       Arriving in Austin by 5pm on Wednesday, March 29th (if you plan to participate in a pre-session, please note the start time for that session.)  

·       Scheduling departure flights for 4:30pm or later on Friday, March 31st


The Ready by 21 National Meeting will be held at the Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701, Click here for directions and physical location of the hotel on a map.  

The Hilton Austin is situated adjacent to the Convention Center in downtown Austin and only 15 minutes away from the airport. It is a quick walk from exclusive shopping, amazing restaurants and fun live music venues on 6th Street and the surrounding area. Guests will enjoy fantastic views of the Capitol of Texas and Lady Bird Lake from 31 stories up.  

Hotel Accommodations

You are responsible for booking your own accommodations. The room block for the 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting is now completely full, and we have no ability to get additional rooms at our negotiated rate. We recommend the following options, in addition to the Austin Hilton (the conference hotel), which may still have rooms available.

These hotels all currently advertise available rooms from 3/29-3/31 for near or below $300 per night. We can not guarantee these rates, and they may change at any time.

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown Convention Center
500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 480-8181

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown/Convention Center
200 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-1500

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 457-8800

Radisson Austin Downtown
111 East Cesar Chavez Street, 1st Street and Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-9611


Airport and Shuttle Service

The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) which is 5.5 miles from the Hilton Austin. The hotel does not provide shuttle services.  Transportation to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is available with SuperShuttle and the average rate is $16.00 each way.  Make reservations at or (for private car) and use code, HILTN, for a 5% discount off published online fare.  The average taxi fare is $30.00. 

Below is a list of other Austin Area Transportation Network Companies (we will update this list as more becomes available). Please note that Uber and Lyft currently do not operate in the greater Austin area.

More information on local transportation options is available here

Hotel Parking

Self-Parking is $28.00 per day in the hotel’s parking lot which is covered, secured and allows “In/Out” privileges.  Valet parking is $37.00 per day.  Van-accessible parking in the self-parking facility.

There are 3 much cheaper parking alternatives very near the hotel:

  • Street parking in the area costs $1.20 an hour (takes credit cards).
  • There is a ground lot at Red River and 4th which costs $10 for up to 10 hours and $25 for overnight.
  • One of the main convention center lots is located at 601 East 5th Street. Entrance is on 5th Street.

Dress Code

The dress code for this conference is business casual.


The weather in Austin for the end of March averages a daily maximum temperature between 69 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.  For the latest weather forecast in Austin, click here:

Local Attractions

Feel free to browse by interest at the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau’s webpage, Austin has become well known for its legendary live music,  restaurant scene and unique culture.

Social Media

We hope that you join us in connecting on social media. To promote this conference and connect with other attendees, we will be using the hashtag #Rb21 on Twitter.

Feel free to follow us on Twitter (@readyby21) and Facebook (/readyby21) to stay connected all year long.

About Ready by 21

As a registrant for the Ready by 21 National Meeting, we proudly consider you a part of our growing network of leaders. If you haven’t already, we hope you’ll visit to see all of the tools and resources available to you. (A quick and free registration is required to download full copies.)

Click here to take your next step as a Ready by 21 Leader. Learn about our new Changing the Odds Retreats


We look forward to seeing you in Austin!