Hotel,Venue &Travel

The GFTC team is proud to partner with Embassy Suites Austin Downtown/Town Lake and Palmer Events Center for this year's conference. The venue and hotel are centrally located to make the conference and related events easily accessible for all attendees.

Austin, Texas

2018 Conference Hotel

Embassy Suites Austin Downtown/ Town Lake
300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

This beautiful downtown hotel is centrally located and an easy .5 mile (11 minute walk) from the Conference location at Palmer Events Center. You can also easily access major tourist destinations such as the Texas State Capitol (1.9 miles) and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (2.9 miles).

Room Rates:

Conference attendees have access to a limited discounted room block at the beautiful Embassy Suites at a rate of $249 usd / night. Rooms can be booked online or over the phone at 512-469-9000

Option 2: Conference Hostel

Native Hostels Austin
807 E 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Native is the first boutique hostel brand bringing high style and progressive programming to affordable travel. The Native experience is a high-impact collision of music, arts, food, and drink for individuals who thrive on connection, unbridled fun, and meaningful experiences.

Room Rates

Conference attendees have access to a limited discounted block for Twin Bed rooms at rates of $69 USD.

To book a bed at the Native Hostel click here.

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2018 Conference Venue

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704


The conference will be hosted at the Palmer Events Center, located off the Colorado River in a beautiful venue with a wide-variety of functionality.

Venue Website
Austin Skyline

Things To Do in Austin

Austin is an easy city to navigate and has a wide variety of smart transportation options available. The venue and hotel are conveniently located to make the conference easily accessible for all attendees.

We urge you to stay a few extra days to explore this happening part of the country. We have provided some insight and discount codes below for exciting adventures, Austin landmarks and restaurant options during your stay.

Recommended activities for pre and post event conference will be posted in the coming weeks.

We are excited to share more information about the presenters and topics for 2018, our forth annual conference. There will be several programming sessions occurring simultaneously, it is recommended to bring several company representatives in order to "divide and conquer" all educational components of the conference.

Be sure to subscribe to our email list for agenda updates. More speakers will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.

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