** Because of the 60% chance of rain forecasted for Thursday, we have had to implement our Rainy Day plan. As a result all of the morning events as well as lunch have been moved to the beautiful and historic Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe Street, 2 blocks west of the Capitol. This venue, which hosted our 2016 PT Summit, will provide an impressive setting in which to discuss statewide advocacy issues, announce our 2019 Most Endangered Places list, and eat lunch without having to move outdoors between venues. Please see the revised schedule below.**
Please join us for the 2019 Preservation Texas Summit in Austin, February 27th and 28th. This is an important opportunity to bring grassroots advocacy to the Capitol in support of historic preservation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
The 2019 Summit schedule is as follows:
Wednesday February 27th — 2019 PRESERVATION TEXAS HONOR AWARDS
6:00 – 8:00 pm Preservation Texas Honor Awards Reception and Ceremony at the historic Paramount Theatre at 713 Congress Avenue in Austin. The reception will include two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres; the ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm. (No tickets will be mailed. Check-in at the door to receive your name tag and drink tickets).
Thursday February 28th — PRESERVATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL
8:30 – 9:00 am Check-in and coffee at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin**
9:00 – 10:30 am Advocacy Issues Update at the Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin
11:00 – 12:00 pm Most Endangered Places Announcement at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin (must be ordered in advance)
1:00 – 3:30 pm Legislative Office Visits in the Capitol
3:30 – 5:00 pm Happy Hour at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin
**Parking Options: Capitol Visitor Garage (7 minute walk, 1201 San Jacinto); Brazos Garage (8 minute walk, 210 E. MLK); Bullock Museum Garage (4 minute walk, 18th Street between Colorado and Congress). The first two hours at the Capitol Visitor Garage are free and is overall the cheapest option, but in high demand during the Legislative session.
In order to encourage attendance, costs have been kept low. The support of sponsors makes this possible.
Honor Awards: Members $25; Non-members $40 (includes introductory one-year membership to anyone who is new to Preservation Texas). Student pricing is available. Registration includes two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres.
Day at the Capitol: Members free; Non-members are asked to become members. Lunch is $12.50 and includes a box lunch (sandwich, chips, dessert, drink). Vegetarian option must be requested to ensure adequate quantity.
There is no official hotel room block for the 2019 Summit. Room block rates were not competitive with what is available online. There are a range of options new and old near the Captiol. All events are within walking distance of the Capitol.
Thank you for your interest and support for Preservation Texas.