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General Information SPER Annual Meeting

Assistance for Hotel Guests with Special Needs/ADA

The Austin Marriott Downtown meets or exceeds all requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Hotel facilities including, but not limited to, accessible parking, public entrance, registration desk, meeting space, restrooms, dining areas, common areas, swimming pool and sufficient guest rooms are reasonably accessible and usable by persons with special needs.  Braille and tactile signage provided for permanent rooms and spaces.  Service animals are welcome.


The following company is available for onsite services:

Nanny Poppinz

Or Book online using the following link:

Individuals interested in using childcare services are responsible for coordinating and paying the agency directly. Arrangements shall not be made through SER but rather directly through the interested parties.  You should give the company a two-week notice before the service is needed.

Lactation Room

A lactation room will be available throughout the conference. Please inquire about the location at registration.

Airport Transportation

Public transit: CapMetro Route 20 runs between the airport and downtown Austin and stops a
few blocks from the conference hotel. Adult fare is $1.25 per ride or $2.50 per day. People aged
18 or younger ride free.

Ground transportation: You can find information on taxis, rental cars, and ride shares on the
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport website.
Getting Around the City

Learn about sustainable transportation options in Austin including public transit and bike rentals
from Get There ATX.

A Few Suggestions for Coffee

• Houndstooth Coffee.

• Jo’s Coffee.

• Revolución Coffee + Juice.

A Few Suggestions for Restaurants

• Emmer and Rye: seasonal and local.

• Fareground: food hall.

• La Condesa: modern Mexican.

• Peacock Mediterranean Grill: Mediterranean.

• Ranch 616: Tex-Mex, Southern.

• Veracruz All Natural: Mexican.

A Few Suggestions for Things To Do While Not Conferencing

• Listen to music at The White Horse.

• Go for a swim in Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park, a 3 acre pool fed from underground
springs, or the Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas.,

• Explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt and its connected trails and parks.

• Learn about Texas history in a tour of the State Capitol or a visit to the Bullock Texas
State History Museum.,

Thank you to SPER member Beth Widen for contributing recommendations!