hotel photo The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Austin, on Lady Bird Lake (aka "Town Lake").

The Four Seasons Austin is located on Lady Bird Lake (known to locals as "Town Lake"), which is surrounded by walking/hiking/biking trails, and just two blocks from Austin's famed Sixth Street music district. To take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and climate, our Tuesday reception and Wednesday dinner will be held outdoors on the hotel lawn, overlooking the lake (weather permitting).

Note: Reservations at the Four Seasons are now closed. The Radisson Austin, one block away, is accepting reservations at the conference rate of $104/night. Visit and enter promo code ACSAC when registering.


Registering for the Conference does not reserve a room. Reserve your room online, or by calling (512)685-8100 and requesting the ACSAC rate, which is government per diem (currently $104 plus tax, but subject to change).

Most rooms at the Four Seasons are non-smoking; be sure to request if you have a preference. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of your reservation.

Reservations must be changed or cancelled two (2) days prior to the day of arrival to avoid penalty. Any cancellation that occurs within (2) days to arrival will be charged one (1) night's room and tax. Early departures will be charged full room and tax.

Room rates are available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the conference, subject to availability.

These rates are available only until November 11, 2010, so make your reservations early.

Directions to the Conference Hotel

A map and directions are available on the hotel's web site.

Austin Bergstrom Airport (code AUS) is about 20 minutes away. Parking at the hotel is expensive; unless you're planning to explore the area, no car is needed, as everything is within walking distance.

Information on ground transportation (taxi, van, limo) can be found on the airport's ground transportation page. A taxi from the airport to the hotel is about $25.

If you're renting a car, see directions and a map.

Parking Information

Valet parking is $28.15 + tax per day. There are public parking facilities nearby.

Fitness Center

Information about the fitness center (free to guests) can be found on the hotel's fitness page. Bicycles are also available for rent.

The Four Seasons has a year-round heated outdoor saltwater pool.

The Four Seasons also features a full-service spa with treatments for women and men. A discount is available to ACSAC attendees. See the spa page for more information including reservations.


The Four Seasons Spa offers ACSAC attendees a 15% discount on all services. Just mention ACSAC when making your appointment!

Internet Access

Internet access is $5.50/day, including use in both sleeping and meeting rooms.

Hotel Layout

All meetings and events are in the hotel. Most of the Monday and Tuesday activities are on the lobby level, with most Wednesday through Friday activities on the lake level (one floor down).

Consult the final program for the specific room assignments.

View hotel layout.

What to do in Austin

Join us for our Friday outing (event TBD).

Austin is famous for its live music, and with dozens of venues within easy walking distance of the hotel there's no excuse not to go out in the evenings. Other nearby attractions include the Texas State Capitol, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Texas at Austin, and the world headquarters of Fresh Fields (and the biggest Fresh Fields store). See the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau for more ideas.


Conference Meals

The conference will provide a continental breakfast, a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon snack and lunch for ACSAC conference (tutorial/workshop) attendees on the days of the conference (tutorial/workshop). Lunch will be provided on Friday only for those attendees participating in the optional social event. A reception with light snacks is offered on Tuesday evening, and dinner and live music will be offered on Wednesday evening. Tickets for non-registered guests for the Wednesday evening event may be purchased at the registration desk.

Hotel Restaurants / Meals

In addition to the restaurants in the hotel, there are literally dozens of other nearby restaurants. Here are some places to look for suggestions: