This page provided some basic information about the meeting that took place in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 29th through Friday, March 31st.
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
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.
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
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown/Convention Center
200 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Radisson Austin Downtown
111 East Cesar Chavez Street, 1st Street and Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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 www.SuperShuttle.com or www.ExecuCar.com (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.
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:
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: http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/austin-tx/78701/hourly-weather-forecast/351193.
Feel free to browse by interest at the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau’s webpage, www.austintexas.org/visit/. Austin has become well known for its legendary live music, restaurant scene and unique culture.
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.
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 www.Readyby21.org to see all of the tools and resources available to you. (A quick and free registration is required to download full copies.)
We look forward to seeing you in Austin!