The majority of Annual Scientific Meeting activities will take place at the JW Marriott Austin (110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701) and the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701). Housing is now open, book your room today

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In order to maximize your experience, suggested arrival is Wednesday, November 12 and stay through Sunday, November 17. The closest airport is the Ausi-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) which is 7 miles from the Austin Convention Center.

Save on your flight
Delta is offering 2% to 10% off reservations. Ticketing is available via  When booking online, select Book A Trip and then click on Advanced Search. Fill out your flight information and enter the meeting event code NY2Q6 in the box provided. Reservations may be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 1.800.328.2216. A direct Ticketing Charge will apply for flights booked by phone.

We have partnered with United Airlines to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% off without a service fee by booking your own reservations at Enter the Z Code ZGPV and Agreement Code 283863 without any spaces when searching for flights. Reservations can be made through United Meetings by calling 1.800.426.1122 and referencing the above Z and agreement codes.

Thanks to our partnership with American Airlines, we have secured 6% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares). When booking online at for AA/AE Flights, enter the code 72N9BQ as the Promotion Code. 

Save on your local transportation
Call AVIS at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations and reference Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D106704 to inquire about discounted vehicle rentals. Reservations can also be made online. When using this link, your AWD number will be automatically be placed in the reservation detail.

Mears: Attendees utilizing the sedan, SUV, van, or limo transportation service will receive a 20% discount if they enter our unique promotional code. To access this discount, enter GSA2019 in the Promo Code box after indicating date of transportation and number of passengers.

SuperShuttle: Attendees can receive 10% off Shared-ride or ExecuCar airport service and transportation around town by using the code CJ5EA. 

METRO: The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as Capital Metro (or colloquially Cap Metro), is a public transportation provider located in Austin, Texas The trip planner is a great tool or determining the best route around town!


The Austin Convention Center hosts two parking garages, one on either side of the convention center. 

General Information

Attire: Business Casual attire is appropriate for most sessions and events. You may wish to bring a sweater for a light jacket to sessions.

Badge Policy: A conference registration badge is required for admission to all Annual Scientific Meeting events, including entrance to the Exhibit Hall. No one will be admitted without a badge. Exhibit-only badges are ineligible for access to educational programs. Along with your badge, save your receipt – this is required for entrance to specific events. Please help us RECYCLE our badge holders. Return them to the registration area as you depart.

Cell Phone Policy: As a courtesy to your colleagues, please turn off your cell phone or put it on vibrate when in a session.

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