AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: A previous version of this story said that KVUE's Terri Gruca would be emceeing a session at the conference. However, Erica Proffer will now be emceeing that session.
The 2019 Texas Conference for Women is this week! The conference take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 24.
And since getting down to the Austin Convention Center can sometimes be a little difficult, the conference has provided some travel recommendations for attendees.
The Texas Conference for Women recommends using Capital Metro services or rideshare (such as Ride Austin, Uber or Lyft) or parking at Palmer Garage and taking the conference's complimentary shuttle, parking at one of the nearby lots or reserving a parking spot at the convention center in advance.
The conference noted that the lot for the complimentary shuttle will fill up fast and that parking for the event is limited. They strongly encourage carpooling, ridesharing and other public transit options.
If you're thinking about taking the CapMetro MetroRail, rail service to the "Downtown Station" near the convention center is actually temporarily suspended for construction. However, MetroExpress, MetroBus and MetroRapid are all options you can use to get to the conference.
See below for your best options based on your normal MetroRail station:
- Leander Station –Route 985 Leander/Lakeline Direct
- Lakeline Station –Route 985 Leander/Lakeline Direct
- Howard Station – Route 980 North MoPac Express
- Kramer Station –Route 803 Burnet/South Lamar (at Domain, parking available)
- Crestview Station –Route 7 Duval/Dove Springs & Route 801 North Lamar/South Congress
- Highland Station –Route 7 Duval/Dove Springs
- MLK Station –Route 18 MLK
If you'd like to choose the reserved parking spot option, you can do so at the Austin Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page. If you're new to SpotHero, you can download the app and enter the promo code TXCFW19 for an extra 10% off parking. You can find an interactive SpotHero map of parking spaces on the conference's travel page.
If you have any questions, call (844) 324-7768.
KVUE is proud to be the official broadcast sponsor for this year's Texas Conference for Women. KVUE's Yvonne Nava and Erica Proffer will also emcee the opening and luncheon general sessions, respectively.
This year's conference features keynote speakers Megan Rapinoe, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team star and gender equity advocate; Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress, producer, director and activist; Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of "Eat Pray Love"; and Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley.
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