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2014 Texas Private Equity Conference

The Texas Private Equity Conference is sponsored annually by the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance. The conference provides an opportunity for finance researchers and practitioners in the private equity markets to discuss private equity. The conference will address issues of interest to both the venture capital and buyout communities.

Program

All events take place at the San Jacinto Conference Center, 309 E 21st Street, Austin, TX 78705

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

OPENING REMARKS
Speaker:    
Thomas Gilligan, Dean, McCombs School of Business

8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
 










 

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   

PANEL 1: The Geography of Venture Capital Contracts:  Converging or Diverging?
This session will bring together venture capitalists from the west coast, east coast, and Texas to
discuss geographical and regional cultural influences on the uniformity of venture capital contract
terms, valuation, deal size, and deal flow. Academic studies have shown pronounced geographical
segmentation in the U.S. venture capital market. The panel will discuss whether contract terms are
converging or diverging as the industry matures and consolidates.

Moderator: 
J. Matthew Lyons, Partner, Andrews Kurth
Panelists: 
Jim Armstrong, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners
Kevin Lalande, Managing Director, Sante Ventures
Shamit Mehta, Vice President, Susquehanna Growth Equity
Ryan Pollock, Managing Director, Iron Gate Capital
Glenn Schiffman, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities

Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  


10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Keynote:  Economic Prospects and the Implications for Investors
   Speaker:
  James Glassman, Managing Director and Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PANEL 2:  Transparency and Access to Data in Private Equity Investing
This session will examine the role of transparency and access to data in private equity investing.
The discussion will address the importance of access to portfolio company data, standardized reporting,
and information control as they relate to private equity portfolio management.

Moderator:
Robert Parrino, Lamar Savings Centennial Professor of Finance, McCombs School of Business
Panelists:
William Charlton, Partner, Altius Associates Ltd.
Lindel Eakman, Managing Director, UTIMCO
Scott Elphingstone, Managing Principal, Capital Analytics
Neil Randall, Director, Private Equity, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Brien Smith, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

12:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. 





LUNCH
Keynote:  A Conversation about International Private Equity Markets
   Speaker:
  Sanjay Patel, Head of International Private Equity and Senior Partner,
                     Apollo Global Management
   Moderator:  Courtney Villalta, Senior Investment Manager, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Scholarship Recipient Recognition:  Paul Newman, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
                                                                McCombs School of Business

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

PANEL 3:  Financing Early Stage Companies
This session will focus on the changing ecosystem for financing early stage companies. The discussion will
address the rapid growth of angel networks, their role in mentoring and financing early stage companies,
and the evolving relations between angels and venture capitalists.

Moderator: 
Laura Kilcrease, Managing Director, Triton Ventures
Panelists:
Stephanie Chandler, Partner, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Jeff Harbach, Harbach Family Investments
John Paulos, Investor and Director, Central Texas Angel Network
Venu Shamapant, General Partner, Live Oak Ventures

2:40 p.m. - 2:45pm CLOSING REMARKS

Key Note Speakers

James GlassmanJames Glassman
Managing Director and Senior Economist
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

As managing director and head economist for Commercial Banking, James Glassman provides market insights to help clients better understand the changing economy and its impact on their business. Mr. Glassman also works closely with the firm's Corporate Sector, including the Chief Investment Office and Investor Relations, as well as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing financial analysis and research.

A publisher of independent research on the principal forces shaping the economy and financial markets, Mr. Glassman is regularly cited in the financial media, where he is also a frequent commentator on economic policy issues. Additionally, he is a long-standing participant in the widely-followed Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Survey of Professional Forecasters and the National Association of Business Economists' panel of macro-economic forecasters.

From 1979 through 1988, Mr. Glassman served as a senior economist in the Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs departments at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities ranged from analysis and forecasting of inflation and labor market developments, to analysis of the Federal Reserve's operating strategies and interest rate markets, to the development of monetary and reserves projections. He joined Morgan Guaranty in 1988 and then Chemical Bank in 1993, which, through a combination of mergers, became JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Glassman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.

Sanjay PatelSanjay Patel
Head of International Private Equity, Senior Partner
Apollo Global Management

Mr. Patel is a Senior Partner and Head of Apollo Management Europe, having joined the Firm in 2010.  He is also a member of the Operating Committee and Senior Management Committee, and is resident in the London office.  He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was co-head of European and Indian Private Equity for the Principal Investment Area (“PIA”).  Mr. Patel was also a member of Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee and a member of the Investment Committee of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.  Mr. Patel started his career at Goldman, Sachs & co. in 1983 and spent seventeen years in PIA in New York and London.  He also served as President of Greenwich Street Capital from 1998 to 2003.  Mr. Patel serves on the board of directors of Brit Insurance, Countrywide Holdings and Aurum Holdings.  Mr. Patel is a member of the Board of Overseers for Harvard University and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard College Fund.  He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation in the UK and serves on the Investment Committee of the Eton College Foundation.  Mr. Patel received an engineering degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He was educated at Eton College in the UK, where he was a King’s Scholar.

Courtney VillaltaCourtney E. Villalta
Senior Investment Manager, Private Markets
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Courtney Villalta is Senior Investment Manager at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.  Courtney currently manages the $6 billion Private Markets Strategic Partnerships Portfolio, which is a global private markets portfolio that invests across private equity, real assets, credit and opportunistic strategies.  She also assists with strategy, policy and procedures within the overall private investments portfolio and negotiates and manages limited partnership agreements with general partners and out­side fund managers.  Prior to her role in the Strategic Partnership Group, she worked across all strategies and geographies of the private equity portfolio, which has a long-term allocation of approximately 12% of the total TRS Trust.  Courtney received her BBA in Finance from St. Edward’s University.

 

Panelists

PANEL 1

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J. Matthew Lyons
Partner
Andrews Kurth

 Matt practices corporate and securities law, where he specializes in representing private and public technology and other emerging growth companies. Matt advises companies, entrepreneurs and investors on forming and operating businesses, raising capital through private and public offerings, buying and selling companies, and on complying with the periodic reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements of the federal securities laws. He also regularly counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance and executive compensation matters. He also represents and maintains relationships with a number of prominent venture capital, private equity and investment banking firms, and he has participated in the formation of several venture capital funds.

Matt has consistently been named as one of the leading lawyers in Texas for the area of Technology: Corporate and Commercial in the Chambers USA Rankings. He has also been Martindale-Hubbell "PeerReview Rated" for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. In 2005, Matt was named a Texas Rising Star in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly.

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Jim Armstrong
Managing Director
Clearstone Venture Partners

A successful and experienced early stage venture investor across a variety of enterprise and consumer facing technology companies, Jim has established himself as a leading investor based in Southern California. Since joining Clearstone early in its formation, Jim has applied his experience and industry contacts to help companies deliver a strong record of venture performance. Jim’s invests nationwide and his work at Clearstone focuses on information technology investments, with particular interest in consumer Internet, gaming, application software, and Internet enabled business processes. On several occasions Forbes Magazine has recognized Jim on its “Midas List” as one of the top Venture Capitalists in the United States.

Jim joined Clearstone Venture Partners in 1998 from Austin Ventures, a leading venture fund, where he spent three years supporting investments in a variety of early stage companies. Jim also worked with IdeaLab, the incubator, in the late 90’s, helping to guide and fund a variety of early Internet companies.

Jim led Clearstone’s current investments in SupplyFrame, Vast, LeisureLink, UserTesting, and eCinity and is an investor in, and on the board of, two incubators  - The Hive (big data) and The Fabric (cloud networking). Jim actively represented Clearstone’s early stage, “pre-revenue,” investments in former portfolio companies PayPal (acquired by eBay as a public company), United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD), Internet Brands (NASDAQ:INET before being taken private), Integrien (acquired by VMWare), Jump Networks (acquired by Microsoft), Comet Systems (acquired by Miva), TriVida (acquired by BeFree) and Composite Software (acquired by Cisco). Jim is an angel investor in and advisor to many companies and on the board of the Los Angeles Venture Association.

Jim holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin.  You can follow Jim’s thoughts on market trends, investing, and venture capital on his blog www.jimarmstrong.vc, on his video series www.clearstone.com/jim, and on twitter @jimarmstrongvc. 

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Kevin Lalande
Managing Director
Sante Ventures

Kevin Lalande is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Santé Ventures, an early-stage life science and healthcare venture capital company based in Austin, Texas. Prior to Santé, Kevin spent seven years with Austin Ventures, a prominent venture firm with $4 billion under management. Before joining Austin Ventures, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served U.S. and European clients. Previously, Kevin founded, built and sold three successful companies: NetProfit, sold to a privately held advertising agency in 1996; Serus, sold to Netopia (Nasdaq: NTPA) in 1998; and TimeMarker, sold to PrimeHoldings (OTCBB: PRIM) in 2001. Kevin received an MBA with highest distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School and holds a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering. 
 
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Shamit Mehta
Vice President
Susquehanna Growth Equity

Shamit Mehta is a Vice President with Susquehanna Growth Equity. He focuses on software/SaaS, Healthcare IT and Information Services businesses. He works with SGE’s investments in MMIT, HMP Communications, Skybox Security and Versafe.  Prior to joining SGE, Shamit was with Great Hill Partners where he focused on software, business services, transaction processing and post-secondary sectors. Preceding Great Hill, Shamit was with Deutsche Bank’s TMT investment banking practice.

Shamit’s prior investments include Passport Health Communications, Freightquote.com, PayChoice, Nuemont University, Anthem Institute and SecureWorks (acquired by Dell).  Shamit received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and graduated cum laude from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in Information Decision Systems and Industrial Management and an M.S. in Information Management Systems.


Ryan Pollock
Managing Director
Iron Gate Capital

Ryan Pollock joined Iron Gate Capital in March 2013 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Iron Gate Capital, Mr. Pollock was a Managing Director at Meritage Funds, a Private Equity and Venture Capital firm based in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Pollock has a strong operating background and held several management positions at Investec Asset Management, a $60 billion global investment company based in London. Mr. Pollock holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a graduate degree in International Economics, Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association board of directors, an executive coach to MBA students at The Daniels College of Business at Denver University, and the founder and Chairman of Starfish Greathearts Foundation USA. 

Glenn Schiffman
Glenn Schiffman
Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Securities

Glenn joined Guggenheim Securities in February 2013 to help drive and build out the Firm’s Investment Banking platform. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, Glenn was a Partner at The Raine Group, Senior Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, Americas and CEO of Nomura Securities North America, Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific for Nomura and Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific for Lehman Brothers. At Lehman, and subsequently Nomura, the investment banking division that Glenn led achieved a number one ranking in Asia-Pacific M&A. Glenn began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1991, became Co-Head of the Internet Group in 2000, Co-Head of the US Media business in 2003 and Co-Head of the Global Media Group in 2005. Over his career, Glenn has executed deals well in excess of $100 billion for a global roster of marquee clients. Glenn was recognized by Asia Atlas Awards as the 2009 Asia M&A Banker of the Year. Glenn is a Founder and Chairman of the Valerie Fund Endowment and serves as a Member of the Board of Visitors for the Duke University Medical School, as well as a member of the Board of the Valerie Fund. Glenn received a BA in Economics and History from Duke University in 1991.

During more than 20 years on Wall Street, Glenn has advised a wide variety of domestic and international clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs/split-offs, restructurings, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, takeover defense, proxy contests, private placements, debt and equity financings as well as dozens of IPOs. 

PANEL 2

Bob Parrino
Dr. Robert Parrino
Lamar Savings Centennial Professor of Finance
McCombs School of Business

 Dr. Robert Parrino is the Lamar Savings Centennial Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst Center for Private Equity Finance at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the University of Texas, he has taught at the University of Chicago, University of Rochester, and IMADEC University in Vienna.

Dr. Parrino holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has been a guest speaker at numerous Financial Analyst Society meetings. Dr. Parrino is also co-founder of the National Forum for Corporate Finance and the Financial Research Association and is associate editor of the Journal of Cor­porate Finance and the Journal of Financial Research. His research includes work on corporate governance, financial policies, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as research on private-equity markets. Dr. Parrino has published his research in a number of journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Portfolio Management and Financial Management. He has won numerous awards for both teaching and research. Be­fore entering the academic profession, Dr. Parrino was president of Sprigg Lane Financial Inc. and on the Corporate Business Planning and Development staff at Marriott Corp.

He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from The College of William and Mary and an M.S. and Ph.D. in applied economics and finance from University of Rochester.  

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Scott Elphingstone
Managing Principal
Capital Analytics

Scott is co-head of Capital Analytics, with responsibilities for CA’s transparency initiative as well as key client relationships and overall management of the firm.  Capital Analytics is a private equity administrator working with both general partners and limited partners.  Capital Analytics is wholly owned by Neuberger Berman.   Prior to joining Capital Analytics in 2006, Scott was partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the financial services practice.  Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1997, he was chief of operations and CFO of JMJ Holdings and its lead subsidiary, Western Fidelity Insurance Company, during their successful turnaround. He began his career with KPMG and was named a partner in the firm.  Scott has a B.A. in Economics and Business from Hendrix College and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. 

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Neil Randall
Director, Private Equity
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Neil Randall is a Director in the Private Equity Group at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.  He has primary responsibility for the group’s $6 billion large buyout portfolio and assists in the strategy and development of the venture/growth, credit, and mid/small buyout portfolios.  Prior to joining TRS in 2007, Neil was an associate at Convergent Investors, an early stage venture capital firm.  At Convergent, he focused on evaluating new investments as well as portfolio management, which included a secondment as Director of Business Development to one of its portfolio companies, TeraVicta Technologies.  Previously, he also worked in the Enterprise Systems Group at Dell and the Capital Markets group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He received a BBA and MS, Finance from Texas A&M University.

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Brien P. Smith
Managing Director
Neuberger Berman

Brien P. Smith is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Equity Private Investment Portfolios (“PIP”) practice. Mr. Smith is a member of PIP, Co-Investment, and Private Debt Investment Committees within the Private Equity practice. NB is an employee-controlled independent asset management firm with a heritage dating from 1939 and assets under management (“AUM”) of approximately $230 billion. NB Alternative Advisers leads the firm’s private equity activity and traces its roots back to the early 1980’s. NB Alternatives Advisers currently manages over $20 billion of commitments with PIP comprising over $10 billion of this amount. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2001, Mr. Smith worked in the private equity sector serving in a number of roles for Mason Best Company, L.P., and its affiliates. Mr. Smith began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. where he focused on the financial services sector in the southwest. Mr. Smith sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of investment relationships on behalf of Neuberger Berman private equity funds. Mr. Smith also sits on the Red McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also currently a director of National Autotech, Inc. and has also served on a number of other boards of directors. Mr. Smith received a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.  

PANEL 3

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Laura Kilcrease
Managing Director
Triton Ventures, LLC

Laura Kilcrease is founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in spinout and early-stage technology companies. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology, Ms. Kilcrease has a deep understanding of how to cultivate new opportunities to “grow businesses around businesses” as well as how to deconstruct and reconstruct business models to achieve significant results.

Ms. Kilcrease founded Triton Ventures in January of 1999 to provide management and operational leadership to emerging technology-based spinout companies formed to acquire and commercialize technology developed by Fortune 500 companies and other large domestic and foreign corporations, universities, and government or private research institutions. As managing director of the firm, she sources, structures, performs due diligence for, negotiates, and manages venture capital investments focused on information technology, energy-related technologies, advanced materials, and communications. She provides ongoing counsel to portfolio companies regarding management teams, industry and financial marketplace issues, introduction of strategic and investment partners, and positioning the company for public offering, merger, or sale. She has served as director on the boards (including audit and compensation committees) of portfolio companies Applied Science Fiction, Charitygift, Exterprise, Hart Intercivic, and LNNi.

Ms. Kilcrease was one of the key participants in changing the economic landscape of Central Texas into the high tech environment that is widely recognized today. From 1992 to 1997 she served as executive director of The University of Texas IC2 Institute’s Center for Commercialization and Enterprise (C2E), which developed commercialization strategies for universities, government laboratories and research consortia, and R&D departments of major corporations. The largest of these projects, the NASA Ames Technology Commercialization Center in Sunnyvale, California, spun out 32 new businesses that raised over $55 million in venture capital in three years.

While at IC2, Ms. Kilcrease also co-developed and launched the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), serving as its founding executive director from 1989 to 1996. The ATI was one of the country’s first technology business incubators, designed to identify and build innovative new business models commercializing technology developed in university research, start-up companies spun-out from Fortune 500 companies, and other emerging businesses. Under her leadership, the ATI selected and established over 70 technology-based companies that created nearly 1,500 jobs and secured approximately $170 million in funding.

Ms. Kilcrease also launched The Capital Network, one of the largest “business angel” investor networks in the United States with over $150 million in completed transactions, and co-founded and launched the Austin Technology Council, a premier networking organization that cultivated the growth of the Austin economy.

Prior to her work with C2E, Ms. Kilcrease spent almost 20 years in executive management, operating, merging, acquiring, turning around, or selling high technology companies for both Fortune 100 companies as well as emerging firms.

From 1985 to 1988 she was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Nova Graphics International Corporation, a venture-backed software company based in Austin. From 1975 to 1984 she was financial and sales manager of Control Data Corporation in London, where she was responsible for financial reporting, forecasting, and planning for six major business units in the European headquarters of this Fortune 1000 company.

An active member of the community, Ms. Kilcrease has given her time and expertise to a number of nonprofit boards, including the Women’s Leadership Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the Beyster Institute, World Congress for Information Technology 2006, and the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, among many others.

She has often been recognized for her outstanding achievements and has received numerous honors and awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Award, and UT’s McCombs School of Business Women in Business Leadership Conference Trailblazer Award.

Born in London, Ms. Kilcrease has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1984. She received her certification as a Chartered Management Accountant in the U.K. in 1980 and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. 

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John J. Paulos, PhD
Investor and Director
Central Texas Angel Network

John J. Paulos is now an active Angel Investor and a Director of the Central Texas Angel Network with prior experience in technical and business management and academia.  From 2004 to 2008 he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial Products Division of Cirrus Logic.  Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Cicada Semiconductor, an Austin start-up acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 2004.  Dr. Paulos started his career as a faculty member of North Carolina State University, leaving as a tenured Associate Professor in 1993.  Dr. Paulos holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Venu Shamapant
General Partner
Live Oak Ventures

Venu Shamapant is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners, an Austin, TX based early stage venture capital firm that focuses on technology and technology driven services companies based in Texas and the Southwest.  At LiveOak, Venu focuses on investments across a wide variety of sectors including Mobile, Software, Tech-enabled services and Systems.  His current investments include Veros Systems and NSS Labs.

 Prior to LiveOak, Venu was a General Partner at Austin Ventures where he invested in over ten companies producing more than $1B in exit values to date.  He was an early investor in and sat on the Board of Directors of LifeSize Communications (acquired by Logitech), Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent), Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR) and Sipera Systems (acquired by Avaya Communications). Prior to joining Austin Ventures, he was with McKinsey & Co. serving clients in the enterprise systems and software markets.  He started his professional career as a software developer and engineering lead at Mentor Graphics. 

Venu received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University, India. Venu is one of the founding members of TiE-Austin.  He is also a founding Board Member of Austin Speech Labs, a non-profit focused on providing affordable speech and cognitive therapy for stroke survivors.
 

Accommodations

 

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Doubletree Suites Hilton Austin
303 W. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Website: Click here
Phone: 512-478-7000 or 1-800-222-TREE (8733)

 

 
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Website: www.meetattexas.com
Phone: 512-404-3600

 
Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.fourseasons.com/austin
Phone: 512-478-4500
 
Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: Click here
Phone: 512-482-8000
 
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Website: www.austin.hyatt.com
Phone: 512-477-1234
 
Omni Hotel Austin
700 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.omnihotels.com/austin
Phone: 512-476-3700
   

The Stephen F. Austin Inter-continental Hotel
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.austin.intercontinental.com
Phone: 512-457-8800

Logistics

All events take place at the San Jacinto Conference Center, 309 East 21st Street, Austin, TX 78705

On-site registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21 in the San Jacinto Conference Center. The conference begins promptly at 8:45 a.m. The key dates, times, and other pertinent information that you should keep in mind are summarized below.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      Pre-Conference Reception and Dinner 
                                     Lamberts Downtown Barbecue @ 401 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX  78701 
                                           
Friday, February 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.      Registration and Continental breakfast (Foyer outside Multipurpose Room)
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Morning sessions (Multipurpose Room)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch (Multipurpose Room)
1:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.      Afternoon sessions (Multipurpose Room) 

Meeting Location:
San Jacinto Conference Center (see maps on .pdf for location & parking)
309 East 21st Street
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas  78705

Conference Attire:  Business Casual

Last minute questions:
You can reach Bob Parrino at 512-471-5788 (office), 512-569-0120 (cell), or by email at parrino@mail.utexas.edu or Juana Hardwick at 512-471-6511 (office), 512-497-2738 (cell) or by email at Juana.Hardwick@mccombs.utexas.edu.

Transportation Information:
Taxi Companies:
American Yellow Checker Cab Co - 512-452-9999
Austin Cab - 512-478-2222
Cabs Agent - 512-338-0017
Lake Travis Taxi - 512-263-0013
Roy's Taxi - 512-482-0000

Other Transportation Companies:
AAA Limousine Services - 512-833-5466
Curtis Walker Limousines - 512-926-9427
Longhorn Limos - 512-699-5466
Premium Limousine Services - 512-834-8000

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