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Texas STEM does not have a designated conference hotel, so you will be free to arrange your accommodations at any of the many hotels in the Austin area.  Consider staying an extra night or two to enjoy our renowned nightlife, food, and attractions.  If you're not familiar with Austin, the UT campus is about one mile north of the State Capitol on Congress Avenue, which is in turn about one mile north of Lady Bird Lake.  Downtown is very walkable and bustling in the evenings.

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For guides to Austin's great food and drink scene, try Austin Food Blogger, UrbanSpoon, Yelp, and the Austin Chronicle.  The Chronicle is also your place to go for music and entertainment news.


Please allow extra time if you're driving to campus the day of the conference, especially if you choose to drive on IH-35.  Austin traffic can be extremely slow during rush hours.  Seek alternate routes where possible.


Please park in the Brazos Garage (BRG) located at MLK Blvd and Brazos Street. 

  • Pull a ticket at the gate to enter and park. 
  • Bring the ticket with you to the conference site. 
  • You will be provided with a free exit pass.