Participants

Registration

Early registration for JCDL 2009 is open.  Please see https://www.regonline.com/63371_713164M. As noted below, the lowest registration fees are offered to those who register before May 21, 2009 and to those participants who are members of ACM/SIG, IEEE, or ASIS&T. After May 25th at midnight (CDT) late registration fees will be charged.

Online hotel registration is now available. The room block at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center begins Sunday, June 14, 2009 and ends with checkout on Saturday, June 20th. Please go directly to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Rooms are available to JCDL attendees at $179/night. The conference registration code is ASSNCM0609. Please note that the block of rooms at the hotel will only be held through May 25th at midnight (CDT).  As of 5/11/09 A new hotel rate has been negotiated of $159/night (formerly $179/night) for those who stay at the AT&T Center.


 

Early Registration
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $550
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $650
Student Members $275
Student Non-Members $325
Life Members/Retired Members $275
Banquet Ticket for Guest $40
Late/On-Site
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $700
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $800
Student Members $325
Student Non-Members $425
Life Members/Retired Members $375
One Day $285


 

Tutorial Registration Advance
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $300
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $400
Student Members $225
Other: Members Half-Day $175
Other: Non-Members Half-Day $250
Other: Students Half-Day $150
Tutorial Registration Late/On-Site
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $350
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $450
Student Members $275
Other: Members Half-Day $200
Other: Non-Members Half-Day $275
Other: Students Half-Day $175


 

Workshop Registration Advance
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $200
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $250
Student $100
Workshop Registration Late/On-Site
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $250
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members $300
Student $150

Travel Information

Austin, GuadalupeVancouver, TalkingTravel and Transportation
By Air
Austin is located in south central Texas and served by a major, international airport. Recently named one of the world’s best airports, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, ABIA, offers non–stop flights to 36 destinations around the United States and is served by 10 airlines. Local bands perform live music during happy hour. Some of Austin’s most popular restaurants and stores can also be found at the airport.
By Car
Once you’ve arrived in Austin, navigating your way around town is easy and straight forward. ABIA is just 8 miles from downtown Austin and the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. All major car rental agencies are located at ABIA. With the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center centrally located on the south end of the UT campus, you will find so many places within walking distance that you may not need a car.
By Bus, Shuttle, or Taxi
Public transportation is provided by Capital Metro. Super Shuttle service is available, with average one–way fare to downtown Austin at about $12. Cabs are convenient and plentiful, located outside the airport’s downstairs baggage claim area. Average cab fare to downtown Austin is about $30. View an interactive downtown map of Austin at mapnetwork.com.
International Travelers
The sites http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov & http://travel.state.gov
have information about obtaining a visa for those traveling to the
United States. Both sites have links to websites for U.S. embassies and
consulates worldwide. The embassy and consulate websites have very
helpful information about procedures, timelines, communities served,
required documentation, and fees.

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about
visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. All visa
inquiries must be handled by ACM Headquarters. Please send your request for a
letter in support of a visa application
to supportletters@acm.org
include your name, mailing address, and fax number, as well as the name
of the conference you are attending. (Authors of papers/posters should
also include the title). Please note that ACM does not issue formal
"letters of invitation" to any of its conferences.

Accommodations

Austin, Campus ArchitectureAT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
The conference will be held at the new AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Situated conveniently at the gateway to University of Texas at Austin campus, the center offers guests inspiring views of the university's Tower and the State Capitol. This brand-new facility shines as a residential executive-learning environment, bringing to life the university’s academic mission to drive economic and social progress in Texas, the nation, and the world.
 
To register for a room at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference you can either call (512-404-1900) or use their online registration system found at http://meetattexas.com. The registration code for the conference is ASSNCM0609. Please note that the rate for JCDL registrants is $159/night).
 
Limited student housing will be available at the San Jacinto Dormitory a couple of blocks from the conference center. If you wish to reserve space in the dorm, please review this form and follow the instructions to make a reservation.

Area Attractions

Austin, CampusAustin, SunsetAustin, Capitol BuildingArea Attractions
While the conference is going to be a busy one, hopefully you will have some time to explore Austin. To quote the Austin visitor's guide, Austin is hip and trendy, yet in a vintage sort of way. It is hi-tech and laidback. It's politically charged and culturally rich. It's eclectic by nature and creative by design. Most of all, it's a place where people like to have a good time. Below are links to the visitor center, as well as some restaurant links and music attractions. Most music venues do not accept reservations, but some, for special attractions, will pre-sell tickets. Your best bet is to take some time, look at some of the places we've listed here, and plan ahead. We aren't shy when it comes to talking about what we like best in Austin!
 
But first, a few words about those bats in Austin
Austin's main attraction isn't always rock stars. The Bats of Congress Avenue Bridge are the star attractions every evening when they fly out from under the bridge by the thousands in search of bugs. When the bridge was reconstructed in the 1980s they had no idea this spot would become the largest urban bat colony in North America. These Mexican free-tailed bats migrate each spring from central Mexico to various roosting sites throughout the southwestern United States, their favorite being here in Austin. Out of the 1.5 million bats in this colony, most are females who produce one offspring each June. Every night they eat somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 pounds of insects.
You can catch their dramatic exit into the night from March to early November, but the best months are July and August. Best spots for viewing the bat flight are the Bat Observation Area at the Austin American-Statesman (at the southeast corner of the Congress Avenue Bridge), the patio at TGIF's (at the Radisson Hotel, 11 E. 1st St.), on Town Lake from a kayak (rent from Salamander for $8 an hour, 512.477.2559), or on an authentic wheel riverboat (Lone Star Riverboat, 512.327.1388, $8 per person). Best time for viewing is sunset, and parking is offered at the Austin American-Statesman after 6pm. No public restrooms are available. For more information on the bats, such as flight times, call the Bat Hotline at 512.416.5700, ext. 3636.
General Info

Restaurant ideas

Some music ideas to get you started

Austin, Skyline

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