Carved out as a tiny settlement, Austin, Texas, is not only a state capital but a well-known music capital. As our host city, Austin reflects immigrant influences of the “Wild West,” Germany, Sweden and Mexico and is a hot spot for creativity. Much of the city’s most recent growth is the result of a technology boom and that it embraces musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. From the launch of Dell, a Fortune 500 company, to Austin’s center of music and film, this dynamic area is known as a popular welcoming community. As the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, each night during the summer, residents and visitors gather to watch 1.5 million bats take flight from underneath a downtown bridge. And speaking of activities, Austin hosts a multitude of live music events and tasty barbecue!
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The conference hotel for this year’s meeting is the well-appointed Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. With the heart of the thriving downtown business center at your doorstep, you’ll be just steps away from the best of Austin including its music, attractions, restaurants and history!
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the evenings of Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17, at a rate of $169 per night for a single or double room plus taxes. You must specify that you are with “Industrial Designers Society of America” when making your reservations to receive the discounted rate. Room reservations must be made by March 24. Additionally, “Industrial Designers Society of America” rates will be honored three days before and three days after the conference dates, based on guestroom and rate availability.
Questions? Please contact Carrie Rice, CMP, director of conferences at firstname.lastname@example.org.