Symposium Venues UP
All symposium events will take place on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Specific event venues are noted in the schedule and include:
Located in the Smith Building at the Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard.
Location of all symposium panels, breakfasts, coffee breaks, and closing reception.
Harry Ransom Center
Located at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets, 300 West 21st Street.
Location of symposium registration and the Gabriel García Márquez archive. A selection of items from the archive will be on display throughout the symposium. For more information about location and hours of operation, visit hrc.utexas.edu/visit.
Located at the southwest corner of Whitis Avenue and W. 24th Street, just east of the Texas Union (UNB).
Location of opening keynote address.
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Located in Sid Richardson Hall, 2300 Red River Street.
For more information about LLILAS Benson, its collections, and its location and hours of operation, visit Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.
Austin Accommodations UP
A limited number of rooms at the Hotel Hyatt Place in downtown Austin are available for symposium attendees at a discounted nightly rate of $269. Reservations should be made before September 17.
To reserve online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/GMAR
To reserve by phone: 1-800-993-4751; mention the group rate code "G-GMAR"
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center hotel is located on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau features a listing of hotels throughout the downtown and greater Austin area.
Traveling to Austin UP
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport serves the Austin area.
Several travel options are available from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the The University of Texas at Austin and area hotels. Detailed information may be found on the airport's Ground Transportation webpage.
An Amtrak station is located at 250 North Lamar Boulevard and is convenient to downtown Austin.
A Greyhound station is located three miles north of campus at 916 E. Koenig Ln.
A Megabus stop is located across the street from the Ransom Center on Whitis Avenue between W. 20th and W. 21st Streets.
Transportation to The University of Texas at Austin UP
The University of Texas at Austin is located just north of the downtown Austin area. Main thoroughfares around campus include Guadalupe Street to the west, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard to the south, Red River Street to the east, and Dean Keeton Street (26th Street) to the north.
Capital Metro is Austin's regional public transportation provider. Their services include local routes with multiple stop service to and from neighborhoods and downtown, express routes and rail service, and University of Texas at Austin shuttle routes.
For complete information on routes and fares, visit capmetro.org or call 512-474-1200. For point-to-point directions using public transportation, use the Capital Metro Trip Planner tool, or visit maps.google.com and use the "Get Directions" link, choosing the bus icon.
Capital Metro routes that run near campus include, but are not limited to:
- MetroBus: Local routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 18, 19, 20; express routes 982, 983, 987, 990.
- MetroRapid: 801, 803.
- UT Shuttles: Forty Acres (640 FA), East Campus (641 EC), West Campus (642 WC), Red River (653 RR), Lake Austin (663 LA).
- MetroRail: Red Line to MLK, Jr. Station with transfer to 464 MLK, Jr./Capitol Connector or local route 18.
B-cycle is Austin's bike share program. It offers a network of 24-hour on-demand bicycle stations throughout the downtown area. For more information, visit austin.bcycle.com.
- Austin Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999
- Austin Cab: 512-478-2222
- Lone Star Cab: 512-836-4900
Rental Car Companies:
- Avis Car Rental: 512-530-3400
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 512-530-8100
- Hertz Rent-A-Car: 512-530-3615
For a complete list of services, visit the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's Ground Transportation webpage.
- Directions from IH-35:
Take Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard exit (exit 235A) and turn west onto MLK Boulevard. Campus will be on your right.
- Directions from MoPac/Loop 1*:
Take the Windsor Road exit and turn east onto Windsor Road. Windsor Road turns into 24th Street. Continue to travel east on 24th Street until it dead-ends into Guadalupe Street, the west border of campus.
*Note: this route may include toll roads.
- Directions from Highway 71:
From east of Austin, take IH-35 North and follow directions for IH-35 above
From west of Austin, take MoPac/Highway 1 North and follow directions for MoPac/Highway 1 above.
- Directions from US-290:
From east of Austin, take I-35 South and follow directions for I-35 above.
From west of Austin, follow directions for Highway 71 above.
- Directions from US-183:
From north of Austin, take MoPac/Highway 1 South and follow directions for MoPac/Highway 1 above.
From south of Austin, take Highway 111/Airport Boulevard north to Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard. Turn west (left) onto MLK Boulevard and continue west on MLK Boulevard until it intersects with Guadalupe Street. Campus will be on your left.
Parking at The University of Texas at Austin UP
Parking on the University campus is limited. The best parking option for visitors is in any of the nine UT parking garages located around the campus. No permit is required to park in the garages; fees are based on the amount of time you are parked in the garage.
The UT parking garages located nearest to the symposium venues include:
- Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard, for best access to The Blanton Museum of Art
- San Antonio Garage, 2420 San Antonio Street, for best access to Hogg Auditorium
- AT&T Conference Center Garage, 1900 University Avenue, for best access to the Ransom Center
- Manor Garage, 2017 Robert Dedman Dr., for best access to LLILAS Benson
University garage daily paid parking rates:
0-0.5 hour no charge
0.5-1 hour $3
1-2 hours $6
2-3 hours $9
3-4 hours $12
4-8 hours $15
8-24 hours $18
Lost tickets are $27
Non-university parking options include street meters and private surface lots and garages. Non-university garages include the Bullock Texas State History Museum (beneath the museum; entrance on south side on 18th Street) and Dobie Mall (2005 Whitis Avenue, across the street from the Ransom Center).
Be sure to obey parking signs throughout the greater campus area. Restrictions are enforced.