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The 2018 CAPCSD Conference hotel room block is now open!

The conference is being held at the Hilton Austin and the rate is $219 for single/double occupancy. For complete details see this conference page http://www.capcsd.org/austin-hotel/

Things to do in Austin

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Austin Bats

Austin’s South Congress Bridge Bats South Congress Bat Bridge
CNN Travel – The real bat cave that’s even more fantastic than Batman’s

Keep Austin Weird

Keeping it Weird in Austin, Texas Smithsonian.com
Keep Austin Weird Wikepedia.com
Cathedral of Junk RoadsideAmerica.com
SPAMARAMA – Pandemonious Potted Pork Festival (1976-2007) Wikipedia.com

Art City Austin Festival

Art City Austin Festival  ArtCityAustinsmall
April 13-15, 2018
Palmer Event Center

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

LBJ Presidential Library LBJ Library
7 Things You Must See at the LBJ Library

Austin Facts

POPULATION 2+ million in the metropolitan area
and 947,890 within Austin city limits,
making Austin the 11th largest city in
America. It was the eighth fastest-
growing large city in the nation
from 2014 to 2015.

HISTORY Founded as “Waterloo” in 1839 by
Jacob Harrell, the city was renamed
for Texas colonist Stephen F. Austin.

A LITTLE BATTY Austin is home to North America’s
largest urban bat population, with
anywhere from 750,000 to 1.5 million
Mexican free-tailed bats roosting
under the Congress Avenue Bridge
from April through October.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UT is one of America’s largest public
universities with 342 undergraduate
and graduate degree programs, about
3,090 faculty and more than 50,000
students. Hook ‘em Horns!

LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® Live music can be enjoyed at more
than 250 venues throughout Austin.
The city is also home to more than
2,300 recording artists including such
famed personalities as Willie Nelson,
Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Schneider,
Gary Clark Jr., Spoon, Shinyribs
and more.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS The longest running music show
on television (Austin City Limits)
spawned the Austin City Limits
Music Festival, which draws 450,000
people and takes place for two
weekends each October.