Travel & Logistics
If you are selected to attend the Texas MBA Women’s Forum, below you'll find some helpful information for planning your trip to Austin. Be on the look-out for more details coming soon.
Official Start & End of the Event
The official event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016. The event officially closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Evening in Downtown Austin (Friday, November 18th)
Experience a Friday night out in Austin with current MBA students (Location: TBD. Not a UT-sponsored event)
Here is a Google Map with Texas MBA Women’s Forum event location information for your reference.
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Hotel
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
The hotel is located directly on campus and is about a five-minute walk from the McCombs School of Business, where the Women's Forum events will be held. More information about the hotel can be found here.
The Texas MBA Program is pleased to cover the cost of your stay on Friday night. You will check in on Friday, November 18 and check out on Saturday, November 19. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m. You will be paired with a roommate also attending the Women’s Forum. All incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. Should you choose to check out on Saturday, please feel free to bring your luggage to the business school where we'll gladly store it for you throughout the day.
If you would like to stay at the AT&T Center on the nights of Thursday, November 18, or Saturday, November 19, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Texas MBA Women’s Forum.” If you are interested, please call the AT&T Center at 512-404-3600 to reserve rooms for either Thursday or Saturday night at our $185/night rate.
The University of Texas campus is located approximately 12 miles (20-30 minutes) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost about $25 to get from the airport to the UT Austin campus. Taxis are also available at the AT&T Center for transportation back to the airport. Travel and transportation expenses are not covered.
Catch a cab on campus: AT&T Hotel, 1900 University Ave.
There will be no off-campus events during this Women’s Forum, however, if you prefer to have your own mode of transportation during your stay in Austin, here is a list of rental car companies at the Austin airport. Please note that the cost of parking is not covered at the AT&T Center and is the responsibility of the guest.
If you drive to campus and are staying at the AT&T Center, we recommend parking in the AT&T Conference Center Garage, which is located directly underneath the hotel. Overnight guests of the hotel may obtain a parking card at the front desk for garage parking at $18 per night. Valet parking is $15 per visit or $23 overnight, plus tax.
If you're driving to campus but not staying at the AT&T Center, you can also park in the Brazos Garage, which is located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Brazos. Day parking (8-24 hours) at Brazos Garage costs $18.
If you can no longer attend the Women’s Forum, please email WomenMBAAdmissions@mccombs.utexas.edu and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.
Forum session dress is business casual attire. Evening and social events are Austin casual! Austin weather can be unpredictable in the fall, but around mid-November is light jacket weather.
Stacey Kammerdiener - Senior MBA Admissions Officer, Stacey.Kammerdiener@mccombs.utexas.edu
Patrice Buffkin - Texas MBA Events Coordinator, Patrice.Buffkin@mccombs.utexas.edu
General Inquiries: WomenMBAAdmissions@mccombs.utexas.edu