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June 21-23, 2021 | Austin, TX

 

We’re hosting TASA txedFest in-person at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Barton Springs Road in downtown Austin. It is nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to downtown entertainment. While the deadline to get the group rate at the host hotel has passed, rooms are still available at the Hyatt and nearby hotels if you registered for the conference by the June 11 deadline but haven’t yet secured housing. Please note that registration for the conference is closed and there will NOT be on-site registration.

 

Plan Your txedFest Travel

Monday, June 21

3:45-6:30 pm
TASA txedFest Kickoff

General Session & Welcome Reception

TASA txedFest will kick off at 3:45 pm with a general session that will be followed by a welcome reception until 6:30 pm. Don’t miss the first session!

Tuesday, June 22

8:30-11:50 am
Morning Sessions

 

Tuesday at txedFest will begin at 8:30 am sharp, with a general session followed by two breakout sessions before lunch on your own. 

1:15-5 pm
Afternoon Sessions

 

Tuesday at txedFest will finish up at 5 pm after an afternoon of breakout sessions and a general session.

Wednesday, June 23

8:30 am-12:00 pm
Final Morning

 

txedFest will adjourn by noon on Wednesday following a morning of mega-breakout sessions and a final general session.

12 pm-evening
TALAS Conference

 

The Texas Association of Latino Adminstrators and Superintendents (TALAS) are planning to host a conference at the Hyatt immediately following txedFest. The Wednesday agenda begins with lunch, followed by mentoring program and board meetings, and ending with a reception and the President’s Dinner.

Thursday, June 24

8-11:30 am
TALAS Mini-Conference

 

The TALAS conference will continue on Thursday morning. A golf tournament is also in the works!

Hotel Options

Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to 6th Street, the Austin Convention Center, and South Congress for entertainment, dining, and shopping. The group rate at the Hyatt Austin is no longer available, but prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates. Please book directly with the hotel.

Embassy Suites (Across the Street from Host Hotel)

300 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

The Embassy Suites by Hilton is located .2 miles from the txedFest host hotel – a two-minute walk. TASA has secured a courtesy block of rooms at the low rate of $145 per night.

Other Nearby Hotels

See the Bats!

Take a five-minute walk to South Congress Bridge near sunset in the summer to catch Austin’s famous bat show, featuring more than 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats.

Safety Precautions at the txedFest Host Hotel

Due to space limitations because of social distancing, registration will be limited with NO on-site registration.

Please note the Hyatt’s updated COVID-19 protocol:

  • Vaccinated guests do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors and do not need to practice social distancing.
  • Unvaccinated guests need to wear mask indoors and outdoors and practice social distancing.
  • All hotel employees will continue to wear masks regardless of vaccination.
  • Meeting rooms will continue to be set up with social distance to keep all safe.

Rather than plated meals, individually packaged breakfast and snack items will be served. Lunch will be on your own, and our welcome event will be held outdoors on the Hyatt’s terrace overlooking Lady Bird Lake.