2013 @ Texas A&M

SECCA 2013

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2013 Agenda

Your colleagues at Texas A&M University — located in College Station, Texas — are looking forward to seeing you at this year's SEC Communicators Association Conference (#SECCA13).

So, please mark your calendar now for June 9-11, 2013, and plan to join fellow higher education professionals in the SEC at Texas A&M, Home of the 12th Man.

Conference Attire

Attire for the conference is business casual and/or show your school colors. Any variations will be noted in the conference agenda. Average June temperatures for College Station range from the 70s at night to 90s during the day.

Registration

Fill out the registration form and make a check payable to Texas A&M University for $250. Credit card payments cannot be accepted. Please mail your check to:

Cynthia Gay
Director, External Relations
Division of Marketing & Communications
Texas A&M University
1372 TAMU 
College Station, TX 77843-1372

If you have questions, email the event planning team at specialevents@tamu.edu or call (979) 845-4641.

Airports

Local Airport
Easterwood Airport (CLL) is located three miles from the Texas A&M campus and is serviced by two major airlines.

Major Airports
Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston is 100 miles from Texas A&M.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin is 100 miles from Texas A&M.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas is 200 miles from Texas A&M.
San Antonio Intercontinental Airport (SAT) in San Antonio is 165 miles from Texas A&M.

Hotel

A room block is being held at the College Station Hilton & Conference Center for conference participants, at a rate of $109 per night, single or double occupancy, plus 15% tax.

College Station Hilton & Conference Center
801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840
Phone: (979) 693-7500

The hotel, conveniently located minutes away from the Texas A&M campus, features complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, as well as free outdoor self-parking.

When making room reservations, please ask for the "SEC Communicators Association Meeting" block to receive the discounted rate. The rate also is available three days before and three days after the conference.  The hotel must be contacted no later than Saturday, May 18, 2013 to receive the group discount rate.

Transportation/Campus Parking

The College Station Hilton & Conference Center offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport only.

Conference planners will be providing shuttle service to all activities during the SECCA conference. Because of construction and other campus activities, guest parking is limited and may require some walking to reach conference activities, so we encourage you to utilize the shuttles. However, if you choose to drive, limited parking has been reserved as close as possible to each of the conference activities. We will provide directions to all conference activities when you arrive in College Station.

Airport Ground Transportation

Taxis and hotel shuttles are located outside the baggage claim entrance to Easterwood Airport. For pre-scheduling, several contact numbers are listed below. Also, visit http://www.easterwoodairport.com/rent.html for additional options and car rental agencies.

Rental Cars

Taxi Services

Enterprise
(979) 260-5490

BCS Taxi
(979) 779-8294

Hertz
(979) 691-2862

Maroon Cab
(979) 695-9999

National/Alamo
(979) 268-4393

Mike's Taxi Service
(979) 436-8107

Avis
(979) 846-9007

 

Driving Directions to Hilton College Station

(from Houston Intercontinental Airport)
Take N Terminal Rd. to John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto TX-8 Beltway Frontage Rd. W, then merge onto TX-8 Beltway W. Continue onto the Sam Houston Tollway W Rd., and exit onto US-290 W toward Austin. Then exit onto TX Hwy-6 N to College Station. Take the exit toward University Drive/Texas A&M University. The College Station Hilton will be one mile up on the right.

(from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
Head East to Presidential Blvd. Take a right to merge onto TX-71 E. Turn left onto TX-21 E, then turn right to stay on TX-21 E. Take a slight right to TX-47, then continue onto Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, which will turn into University Dr. The College Station Hilton will be on the left.

(from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport)
Head south onto International Pkwy. Take the exit onto TX-114 E to Downtown Dallas. Merge onto TX-183 E, then merge onto I-35E S. Take exit 428A to merge onto I-30 E, then take exit 46 to merge onto I-45 S. Take exit 152 toward Normangee, then turn left onto Interstate 45 Frontage Rd. Take the first right onto Old San Antonio Rd., then turn left onto FM 39 S. Turn right onto TX-21, then turn left onto TX-6 S. Take the exit to University Dr., and the College Station Hilton will be one mile up on the right.

(from San Antonio International Airport)
Head Northwest on S Terminal Dr. to Airport Blvd. Turn left on NE Interstate 410 Loop. Merge onto I-410 E, then merge onto I-35 N. Take exit 205 toward TX-80 E, then take the TX-21 E ramp to Bastrop. Take TX-21 E to TX-71 E, then turn left to get back on TX-21 E. Take a slight right onto TX-47 S, then continue on to Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, which turns into University Dr. The College Station Hilton will be on the left.