Heading to Austin for IKCS 2021?

Check out the information below to plan your trip and some fun things to do while you are in town. Why not add a few days to your trip and enjoy everything Austin has to offer!

Conference Venue

IKCS 2021 will be November 5-6, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, which will also be the headquarters hotel for sleeping rooms.

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

General Information: +1 512-477-1234

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-regency-austin/ausra

The downtown hotel is nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to 6th Street, the Austin Convention Center, and South Congress for entertainment, dining, and shopping. Hyatt Regency Austin is a pet-friendly hotel.

Hotel Sleeping Rooms, Rates and Deadlines

Blending the modern convenience of home with downtown Austin elegance, each space features the signature Hyatt Grand Bed with down duvets, complimentary wi-fi, and a 55” flat-screen TV with Google Chromecast.

IKCS has reserved a limited block of rooms at a discounted rate of $239 USD (single/double) per night (plus applicable state and local taxes and fees). In addition to the discounted room rate, attendees also receive discounted self and valet parking. Deadline to reserve your room is October 13, 2021.

Rooms with the group rate will be available to book for the 3 days before and after the conference, based on availability. The room block and rate will not be guaranteed after October 13, 2021 or if the block becomes full. Rates then will be based on Hotel’s prevailing rate.

To book your room you must register for the conference first. Instructions and website will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements, including making a reservation, any changes, or cancellation of reservations. Although IKCS 2021 Conference in Austin can assist with attendee concerns regarding an authorized hotel, IKCS 2021 Conference in Austin is not responsible nor liable for an attendee’s hotel reservation.

Check-in: 4 pm / Check-out: 11 am / Express check-in, Express check-out

NOTE: IKCS 2021 in Austin has not contracted with any other local hotels or any outside housing agency. If you are contacted by a hotel or agency other than the authorized conference hotel, they are not authorized to represent IKCS 2021 Conference in Austin. Do not provide any other company with your personal or financial information because they may be fraudulent. IKCS 2021 in Austin is not responsible for any bookings or related financial costs made through other hotels, housing agencies, or companies not authorized by IKCS 2021 in Austin.

How To Get To Austin

Airport Information

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is 8.7 miles from the hotel. There is no complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Taxis or ride share are readily available.

Driving Directions

From the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, take TX-71 W/E Ben White Blvd to N I-35/US-290 E toward Waco. Take exit 233 toward Riverside Drive. Turn right onto South Congress Avenue and then left onto Barton Springs Road.

SPECIAL PARKING FEES FOR ATTENDEES

  • On-site parking fee: $13 USD daily
  • Valet parking fee: $34 USD daily

About Austin

What you hear is true: Austin is full of vibrant entertainment, art and culture, inspiring cuisine, and stunning outdoor experiences. So take a look around and put the Live Music Capital of the World on your playlist. Whether you’re coming alone or with your family, there are plenty of amazing activities and restaurants.

Sunset Show at Bat Bridge

Don’t miss the sunset show at the Bat Bridge. More than 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats pour into the evening sky from beneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Watch from the east side of the bridge for the best views.

Austin’s Murals

Snap a selfie in front of one of Austin’s iconic murals. The wildly popular i love you so much mural is painted on the wall of Jo’s Coffee on South Congress Avenue. Hi, How Are You features a bug-eyed bullfrog called Jeremiah near the University of Texas at Austin campus. And the colorful Greetings from Austin postcard is a must-shoot in South Austin.

Zilker Park

Austin’s largest city park is home to a variety of free attractions and trails.

  • UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and MuseumShowcasing a permanent collection of bronze figurative sculptures by American sculptor Charles Umlauf, the UMLAUF features rotating contemporary sculpture exhibitions in the gallery and garden.
  • The western edge of Zilker Park is home to the Austin Nature and Science Center, an award-winning complex with free admission. The most popular exhibit is the Dino Pit, an outdoor paleontology exhibit that allows children to become paleontologists for the day and dig up fossils hidden in the sand. The center also hosts workshops and has a nature preserve and a mammal walkway from which you can watch live animals such as prairie dogs, foxes, and bobcats.
  • Zilker Botanical Garden has promoted the love of gardening since 1955. It has 26 unique fenced areas that feature different plants and styles, including a cactus and succulent garden, a Japanese garden, and an herb garden. The popular prehistoric garden features fossilized dinosaur tracks found in the area and life-sized dinosaur sculptures situated among the plants.

Restaurants and Music

Don’t miss Austin’s many legendary bars and barbecue restaurants. From Whisler’s Bar with its giant outdoor patio and Sam’s Bar-B-Que where the “You don’t need teeth to eat my beef” slogan rings true, to Fonda San Miguel with its legendary happy hour and a true grain-to-glass distillery at the Still Austin Whiskey Co., you’ll find great places to kick back and relax. And if music’s on your mind, head over to Stubb’s Bar-B-Q to hear live music and to enjoy their legendary Gospel Brunch every Sunday.

Visit www.austintexas.org for more information.

COVID-19 Safety

Whenever you’re ready to visit, the Austin community is ready to welcome you. Learn what Austin is doing to stay clean and safe for everyone. Click here for updated information on all of Austin’s health and safety protocols.