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Hotels & Transportation

For your convenience, the 2008 Flow Conference Organizing Committee has made reservations at three local hotels listed below. Additionally, at the bottom of this page you will find helpful transportation information for getting around Austin. For information about the actual conference site and/or local Austin attractions, please visit our Conference Site & Local Info page.



Transportation

Getting around UT & Parking

Getting Around Austin



Hotel Accommodations


1) AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

The Flow conference has made special arrangements for hotel rooms with the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, the newest addition to the UT campus opening in the Fall of 2008.

Among the amenities of this hotel are a designated underground parking garage, three restaurants, a swimming pool, and fitness center. Located at the southern-most point of the UT campus along MLK Drive (at 1900 University Avenue), this hotel is a mere five minute walk from the Flow 2008 Conference location at the Texas Union, as well as shops and restaurants along Guadalupe Street. Paid parking is attached to the AT&T Center.

Direct bus routes (1L, 1M, and 5) to downtown (about a 15 minute ride) are on Guadalupe Street two
blocks to the west of the hotel. Cab rides from this location to downtown will run around $10.

Single and Double rooms at the Center can be reserved at a rate of $159 a night by calling 1-877-744-8822. These rates are applicable to the nights of 10/08 – 10/11. To get the special rate, you must refer to the Flow Conference and the Department of Radio-Television-Film. This rate is guaranteed only for reservations made by September 8, 2008.

2) Doubletree Club Hotel Austin – University Area

Rooms are also reserved at the Doubletree Club Hotel Austin – University Area located at 1617 N IH-35, Austin, TX, 78702 and can be reached at (512) 479-4000. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the conference location at the Texas Union.

Amenities include: restaurant and bar, spacious gym, outdoor pool, fully equipped business center, complimentary parking, and complimentary wireless Internet access in lobby.

Rooms are available for a special rate of $129 a night. These rates are applicable to the nights of 10/08 – 10/11. To get the special rate, you must refer to the Flow Conference and the Department of Radio-Television-Film. This rate is guaranteed only for reservations made by September 25, 2008.

3) La Quinta Inn Capitol Downtown

Rooms are also reserved at the La Quinta Inn Capitol Downtown located at 300 East 11th Street, Austin, TX, 78701 and can be reached at (512) 476-1166. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the conference location at the Texas Union, and is within a mile of many Austin downtown tourist and entertainment sites.

Amenities include: free high-speed Internet access in all rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Valet parking only.

Rooms are available for a special rate of $107.10 a night. These rates are applicable to the nights of 10/08 – 10/11. To get the special rate, you must refer to the Flow Conference and the Department of Radio-Television-Film. This rate is guaranteed only for reservations made by September 18, 2008.