TCEA Convention & Exposition

TCEA Convention & Exposition

Feb. 6 - 10, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Location, Travel, and Hotel


TCEA 2017 housing

TCEA 2017 will be held at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin.

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
Directions to the Austin Convention Center

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TCEA 2017 travel Austin Bergstrom International Airport is 15-minutes from downtown.
Taxi rates begin at $25 for one person, one way. Super Shuttle is approximately $14 one way.

Capital Metro, Austin’s public transportation system, offers an express flyer shuttle to and from the airport and convention center for $1.50 each way. The shuttle runs 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

Click here for schedule and details.
Rideshare services, Fare and Fasten, operate in the Austin vicinity.

Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Austin Convention Center and the conference hotels not within walking distance on Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10. The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Trinity Street side of the convention center.

Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 4 Route 5
Hyatt Regency
Embassy Suites Downtown
Omni Downtown
Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental
Sheraton Austin
Omni Austin Southpark
Hampton Inn Austin Airport
Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake Embassy Suites Austin Central
Drury Inn & Suites Austin North

Monday, Feb. 6 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

During peak times in the morning and late afternoon, buses will run approximately every 15-20 minutes. During off peak times, buses will run approximately every 30 minutes. Please note that due to traffic, the shuttles may experience delays. Shuttle pick up locations are posted at each hotel on the route.

For shuttle information and special assistance: 310-466-4699.


Light Rail

Capital MetroRail offers comfortable and reliable passenger service to downtown Austin next to the Austin Convention Center. Nine stations are located along the 32-mile line, and all trains stop at each station. Fares run between $2.75 each way. For schedules and details, click here.



The Austin Convention Center has two parking garages: one at Cesar Chavez and Brazos Street (entrance on Brazos), the other located between 4th and 5th Street (entrance on 5th Street). Parking is approximately $9 per vehicle per day, depending on length of time.



The deadline for reserving rooms in the TCEA block at discounted rates was Jan. 16.

The housing bureau will continue to take reservation changes and cancellations until Jan. 31. After that date, all changes and cancellations may be made directly with the hotels.

For booking a new reservation, you may contact hotels in the TCEA block directly to make a reservation at the prevailing rate. The following website may be helpful in locating other hotels in the Austin area:

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the housing bureau at 877-205-2871 or between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:30 pm CST Monday – Friday.


Attendee Visas

TCEA does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attendees of TCEA sponsored conferences. We can, however, issue a Visa Support Letter to assist with your visa application.

Requesting Visa Support Letters
TCEA is able to provide visa support letters to attendees, presenters with scheduled and confirmed presentations, or registered exhibiting personnel. TCEA does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment.

For visa support letters, you must complete the form below in its entirety. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address
  • Your company name, company website, and given company email address
  • Your title and role at the company
  • The name of the conference you are registered for
  • Your registration confirmation number

Request Visa Support Letter

Please plan your travel well in advance and allow plenty of time to apply for a visa. If you have specific questions about obtaining a visa, contact the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services at