Hotel, Travel & Parking

Meeting Location: All concurrent sessions and exhibit hall will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in downtown Austin, TX. Preregistration pick up will be at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

Headquarter Hotel










AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
Rate: $179 per night plus tax. Includes complimentary Wi-Fi.
The headquarter hotel is sold out.

Room reservations made be made by clicking here or calling (877) 744-8822 and asking for the AASLH Annual Meeting rate.
Cut-off date for reservations is August 16 or when block is full, whichever comes first.



Overflow Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Austin – University Area
1617 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512-479-4000 (request the block code ALH)
Rate: $179 single/double plus applicable taxes
Cut-off date for reservations is August 13 or when block is full, whichever comes first.
Note: This hotel is 0.8 miles from the conference location and does not provide shuttle service.


Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 451-5757 (request the American Association for State and Local History room block rate)
Room rate: $119 plus local taxes; includes breakfast based on single occupancy
Cut-off date for reservations is August 5 or when block is full, whichever comes first.
Note: This hotel is 4.1 miles from the conference location. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the AT&T Conference Center.

Airport Transportation

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about nine miles from downtown. Cab fare is approximately $20 to the downtown area. Click here for transportation options from the Austin airport to downtown. Note that as of 5/29/17, Uber and LYFT do currently operate in Austin.


Directions to the AT&T Executive Education Center

The AT&T Executive Education Center is located at 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

From I-35 South:

  • Exit 235 A toward MLK/15th street, continue to MLK and turn left. Continue down MLK to University Ave., turn right on University Ave. and enter into the hotel and conference center on the left.

From I-35 North:

  • Exit 235 A toward MLK/15th street, continue to MLK and turn right. Continue down MLK to University Ave., turn right on University Ave. and enter into the hotel and conference center on the left.

From Loop 1:

  • Exit Enfield and continue east on Enfield, which turns into 15th Street, to Lavaca. Turn left on Lavaca, continue on Lavaca towards MLK and turn right.  Continue down MLK to University Ave., turn left on University Ave. and enter into the hotel and conference center on the left.

From Airport:

  • Exit Airport and turn Left (west) on Hwy 71, towards 1-35, take 35 North, Exit 235 A toward MLK/15th Street, continue to MLK and turn left. Continue down MLK to University Ave., turn right on University Ave. and enter into the hotel and conference center on the left.


 Parking Information

The parking garage is located directly underneath the facility and has a height clearance of 7’2”. The entrance/exit can be accessed on the North side of the building, on 20th Street, which is parallel to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (19th Street).

Each level of the parking garage has two sets of elevators/entrances to our building. The set of elevators on the West side will direct you up to the Conference Center side of the facility (meeting spaces), while the set/door on the East side will direct you to the Hotel side (Hotel rooms and restaurants.)

Main Conference Center Lobby: M2 in West elevator

Main Hotel Lobby/ Check In: L in East elevator

Upon entrance to the Parking Garage, please pull a ticket that you will need to keep. If you are a guest of the Hotel and require overnight parking, please let the staff know at check in so they may assist you. Upon departure, payment for parking can be made by cash/credit in the West (Conference Center) bank of elevators in each level of the garage, to the attendant in the kiosk at the entrance/exit on LL (Lower Lobby). Should you have any problems exiting, you will see a button that may be pressed for assistance from UT Parking & Transportation Services.

ATT Parking Map


Capital Metro Bus Line

Austin’s public bus system is part of a 535 square-mile Central Texas system and has an estimated 2,700 bus stops and 53 routes. Austin is serviced by 19 local bus routes, 13 limited stop/flyer routes, 8 express routes, and 20 University of Texas shuttle routes. The fleet of approximately 400 buses services 130,000 riders each day. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is serviced by the Route 100 Airport Flyer route, which connects the downtown area to the airport lower level for only $1.75 each way. The Austin Convention Center is serviced by the 17 Cesar Chavez Route, which stops just a few blocks away from the center. All express buses offer free wireless internet service, while the entire bus fleet is widely known for being clean and efficient. In June 2014, Capital Metro was selected to receive the Best Mobile/Wireless Project award by the Center for Digital Government’s 2014 Best in Texas. The CapMetro App costs $1.99 to download in the Apple, Android and Windows app stores.

Capital MetroRail

Austin’s Capital MetroRail service runs on 32 miles of existing freight tracks between Leander and downtown Austin. The Red Line services nine stations, including a stop in front of the Austin Convention Center. Each of the six vehicles holds 200 passengers and offers free wireless internet service. MetroRail runs weekdays every 30 minutes during morning and evening rush hours, with expanded service times on weekends. MetroRail fares are $1 for one zone and $1.50 for two zones. In 2013, Capital Metro was awarded $11.3 million federal TIGER grant. The grant is set to improve the existing red line which currently runs service from downtown Austin to Leander. The improvements are said to increase ridership capacity by over 15% and reduce commute times to extended areas.

Rental Cars Several rental car agencies, including ACE Car Rental of Austin, Advantage, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Silvercar and Thrifty, are represented at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Agency counters are located outside of the baggage claim on the terminal ground floor. On October 1, 2015, CONRAC (Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility) opened its doors, providing a single complex for 11 car rental agencies.


SuperShuttle is one of the leading airport shuttle services in the U.S., serving over eight million passengers a year. For a VIP experience, try their private black car service ExecuCar. Learn more about additional shuttle, limousine and charter services here.

Taxis In the city, taxis can be hailed on the street throughout the downtown region or found at hotel taxi stands. Taxis are also readily available outside the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s baggage claim area on the ground floor. Visitors should expect to pay about $25-30 in taxi fare from the airport to downtown Austin.

  • Austin Cab
  • ATX Coop Taxi
  • LoneStar Cab Co.
  • Yellow Cab (Hail a Cab Austin App can be download to your mobile phone)


Car2Go Car2go is another transportation rental option. Users pay a one-time membership fee and have access to 350 vehicles around town for ranging between $0.41- $0.47 per minute. Reserve a car ahead of time using the mobile app, or pick one up spontaneously at dozens of convenient locations all over Austin, then just drop it off at the nearest Car2Go parking spot when you’re finished.


Austin is home to several pedicab companies. These bike chauffeurs can be seen cycling all over downtown, transporting visitors and locals alike to their next destinations. Most drivers work for tips only. Bike Rentals With dozens of bike shops, rental companies and tour facilities to choose from, both Austinites and visitors can get from point A to B and while staying fit at the same time. The Austin B-Cycle Program set a North American bikeshare record during SXSW 2014, with 2,158 total checkouts and 7.8 checkouts per bike. Please see our bike rental listings for more information and availabilities:

  • Barton Springs Bike Rental
  • Rocket Electrics
  • Austin Bike Tours & Rentals
  • Austin B-Cycle Program


The Chariot is a San Francisco-based company that is revitalizing public transportation for businesses, tourists, and commuters by providing affordable charter services. For $7 per person (which includes 2 rides), you can enjoy a comfortable journey through the city. Relatively new to Austin, the Chariot is also offering a new shuttle service between West Sixth Street and Rainey Street that is to take place during the month of February. This fourteen-passenger shuttle is expected to run every 30 minutes between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am for only $3.50 per person.

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs):

Uber and Lyft Uber and Lyft are back as of May 29th, 2017 and fully operating in Austin. Payment is automatic through the app and fares are evaluated based on local demand.


This Phoenix-based transportation network company recently made their debut in Austin. The consumer can request rides up to seven days in advance, request preferred drivers and no surge pricing.


Originating in Boston, Fasten announced their Austin arrival this June, 2016. Fasten provides a ride-share experience that’s at a low cost to the rider, and drivers can earn more. Riders can “boost” the arrival of a ride for faster service and can rely on no surge pricing. Riders will also be able to know their fare before ever stepping in the vehicle.

Get Me

The app locates you via GPS as soon as you open it. Just tap to request a ride and a driver will accept your request. You also have the freedom to select the vehicle type that you need. At the end of your ride, you’ll get an in-app receipt as well as an emailed receipt.

Ride Austin

Ride Austin, is a community driven, nonprofit ride-hailing service app for IOS devices. Starting with downtown Austin and the airport, coverage will be expanded as they grow passenger and driver base.


Based out of Oklahoma, Tride Technology LLC, is a new ride sharing company that comes with no surge pricing, a user friendly app and an expanding market across Texas.


Download the app to pre-book a ride to/from the airport – or around town (WingzAround) – to be sure your driver is waiting for you. Know the flat-rate cost before you book so there are no surprises. This low-cost private car service also tells you exactly who your driver will be in advance (and you can request a favorite driver on future rides).


zTrip is a smartphone app that lets you book a black car or taxi in seconds. You can book for now, for later today, or for later this week. The service is backed by over 25 years of trusted customer support and professionally-licensed and insured drivers. zTrip is owned and operated by Transdev, the leading provider of passenger ground transportation services in North America.