Accommodations and Austin Information

Conference Accommodations

Conference attendees can participate in a Group Rate for rooms at the new AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The AT&T Conference Center is conveniently located on the UT Austin campus.

Reservations Phone: (512) 404-3600 or 1-877-744-8822

Online reservations: http://www.meetattexas.com/contact.html

When booking, use Promotion Code: DIGLIB0509 (first six letters in all caps, last four are all numbers)

The cutoff date to reserve a room with the TCDL Group Rate was May 1, 2009.

Getting around Austin

Capital Metro provides public bus transportation around the Austin metropolitan area, including to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. For information about routes, fares, and schedules, visit

http://www.capmetro.org or call (512) 474-1200.

For SuperShuttle rides to and from ABIA: http://www.supershuttle.com

For taxi services:

Yellow Cab: (512) 452-9999 or http://www.yellowcabaustin.com

Austin Cab: (512) 478-2222 or http://www.austincab.com

Lunch options

ON CAMPUS

O’s Campus Cafe — located in the A.C.E.S. building. Soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees.

Jester Center Dining — located in the Jester Center dormitory at 21st St. and Speedway. Includes the Jester City Limits food court on the first floor and a traditional all-you-can-eat cafeteria on the second floor.

The Blanton Café — located in the Blanton Museum annex at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Congress Ave. Serves sandwiches, pizzas, and salads.

ON THE DRAG (GUADALUPE ST.)

Dobie Mall Food Court — located in the Dobie Mall at 21st Street and Guadalupe St. Features a variety of fast food options.

Madam Mam’s — located at 2514 Guadalupe. Serves Thai food.

Slices and Ices — located at 2530 Guadalupe. Serves New York-style pizza and more.

Veggie Heaven — located at 1914 Guadalupe. Serves Vegetarian cuisine and lots of flavors of bubble tea.

Schlotzsky’s Deli — located at 1915 Guadalupe. Serves sandwiches and salads.

Flying Falafel and Poboys — located at 2001 Guadalupe St. Serves Mediterranean and Cajun dishes.

Things to Do in Austin

MUSEUMS AND ART SPACES

The Blanton Museum of Art — located on the university campus at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Congress Ave. Features American and contemporary art, Latin art, European paintings, prints, and drawings. Check the museum Web site for hours and admission costs.

Landmarks Austin — the public art program of UT Austin; currently features more than two dozen public sculptures across campus on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Includes Deborah Butterfield’s Vermillion in the A.C.E.S. Building.

Texas State History Museum — located at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Congress Ave. Features three floors of interactive exhibits telling “The Story of Texas.” Also includes an IMAX Theatre.

Harry Ransom Center — located on the university campus at 21st St. and Guadalupe. Features rotating exhibits from the Center’s collections of rare books, manuscripts and other materials. Permanent exhibits include a Gutenberg Bible and The First Photograph.

MOVIE THEATERS

Alamo Drafthouse — several locations throughout Austin. Enjoy dinner and drinks while the movie plays.

IMAX Theatre — located in the Texas State History Museum at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Congress Ave.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Barton Springs Pool — a three-acre pool fed by underground springs that keep average water temps at 68oF. Located in Zilker Park at 2101 Barton Springs Road.

Austin Hike and Bike Trails — Check the Austin Parks & Recreation site for maps of the city’s 50+ miles of scenic walking, jogging, and bike paths.

Zilker Botanical Gardens — 30 acres of themed gardens at 2220 Barton Springs Road.

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