Travel by Car

The workshop hotel is the Residence Inn North located at 12401 North Lamar Boulevard. For directions to the hotel, please see the hotel information page. Note that the hotel is 5 miles northeast of workshop venue and is southwest of the intersection of Parmer Lane and I-35. The entrance to the hotel is the first driveway south of Parmer Lane on the east side of North Lamar Boulevard. The workshop will take place at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Entrance to this campus is restricted to the east gate on Burnet Road, south of Braker Lane. The guard at the entry gate will have a list of registered participants attending the workshop at the Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) in the ROC Building (#196).


A shared room will be provided for you for one night (May 16) at the workshop hotel if you request a room on the workshop registration form and live outside of the Austin metropolitan area. Each shared room will have a double bed and a sofa bed, and complimentary Internet access. The hotel is smoke-free and can be reached directly at (512-977-0544). Participants who would like a single room must reserve and pay for their own room, and contact Bob Blodgett prior to the meeting to be eligible for partial reimbursement. Check-in at the hotel starts at 3:00 PM. After registering, participants should plan to leave the hotel no later than 4:15 PM on Friday, May 16 for the 15 to 20-minute drive to the workshop venue. Hotel check-out will take place on Saturday morning before participants drive to the workshop venue.


Dinner on Friday, May 16 and lunch on Saturday, May 17 will be provided at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Breakfast will be at the Residence Inn Gatehouse at 7:00 AM and is included with the room. Vegetarian offerings are available for all meals at the J.J. Pickle campus; please provide information on the registration form if you have dietary needs or preferences. Our funding does not cover the purchase of alcoholic beverages.


The workshop hotel has a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and sports court. There is an indoor pool at the adjacent Marriott Fairfield Inn. Also nearby are running and hiking trails in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.

To bring

Please bring a laptop or tablet computer and a water bottle (we will not be providing bottled water).