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2020 Annual Conference

Houston

March 05-08, 2020

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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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The Westin Galleria

5060 West Alabama St
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713.960.8100     visit website

Air

William P Hobby Airport (HOU)
17 miles from the Westin 

Geroge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
27 miles from the Westin

Bus

Since 2012, Houston is served by the Megabus line which provides a low-cost alternative if traveling from Austin, Dallas, Galveston, San Antonio, or New Orleans, LA. Tickets are available online and can be as low as $1 per person. Megabus coaches are primarily double decker and offer free Wi-Fi, at-seat plug-ins, and panoramic windows.

Houston's pick-up and drop-off location is 815 Pierce, across Travis from Metro's Downtown Transit Center.

Click here for more information and tickets.

Houston has the 9th busiest Greyhound station in the nation and connects you to countless locations in the U.S. Besides the regular routes, Greyhound offers its express service to Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.

The Greyhound terminal is located at
2121 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Visit www.greyhound.com for more information and reservations.

Parking

Complimentary on-site parking
Valet overnight parking, fee: $39/day 
Valet day parking until 1:00 am: $25/day 

Rail

The Sunset Limited runs along Amtrak's Southern-most route from New Orleans, LA to Los Angeles, CA. This includes a stop in Houston where the train departs towards California on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and toward Louisiana on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

The station is located at
902 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Services include Superliner Sleeping, dining car accommodations and a sightseer lounge car. Depending on your destination, you have the option of connecting to Amtrak's Texas Eagle, Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, and San Joaquin.

For more information, please visit www.amtrak.com/sunset-limited-train

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