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Subject: Initial Logistics for the WS-SX Austin F2F

Our WS-SX TC face to face meeting will be hosted by IBM in Austin, Texas on April 4th and 5th 2006

If anyone has specific questions please feel free to post to the list or send me an e-mail

We will send out an agenda closer to the event

Here are some initial logistics. We will also post these to the WS-SX web page soon.

The Austin Bergstrom Airport International Airport (ABIA) is served by many airlines including American, America West, Continental, Frontier, Jet Blue, Delta, Southwest, US Airways and United. The easiest connections to Austin are via Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston. There are also direct flights from other airports also including Boston and New York  JFK (on Jet Blue) , New York Newark (on Continental), Raleigh (on American Eagle) Washington DC and San Francisco (on United). In total there are 34 destinations that have non-stop service into ABIA. Full details are on the airport's web page.

The airport URL is here:


Car Rental
Most major rental car agencies are represented at the Austin airport. The rental cars are on the roof (3rd floor) of the parking structure. A very short walk from the terminal building.  It is recommended that people rent a car as things are fairly spread out here and taxis are not plentiful outside of the downtown Austin area.  Some hotels offer shuttle bus service to the airport but not all.

Meeting Location
IBM Corporation
11501 Burnet Road
Building 904
Rio Grande Room in the Executive Briefing Center

NOTE: IBM has buildings on both sides of Burnet Road. We will be in the "pale peach" small tower buildings on the EAST side of Burnet Road.

Maps/Driving Directions
Here is a URL for a google map of the area where IBM is located (zoom out to see the airport - South East of IBM below the river):

Here is a map with driving directions to IBM from the Airport

The IBM facility is about 25 miles from the airport and about 15 miles North of downtown Austin. While you could stay at a downtown hotel (which makes going out at night in downtown Austin and exploring the live music of 6th Street on foot easier) there are many hotels much closer to IBM.

Of the hotels listed the Rennaisance at the Arboretum is a popular choice among visitors to IBM. It is 15 minutes by car from IBM but in a nice area with many shops(including book stores and coffee shops) and many restaurants within walking distance. If you want to be right by IBM then there is a La Quinta, a Courtyard and a Residence Inn all within 5 minutes or less of IBM.

If you want to sample the downtown Austin night life then the Hilton on 5th Street is a very new and nice hotel within 2 minutes walk of the "action"

The URL below  under General information, has details of many hotels included. This is not an exhaustive list however.

General IBM visitor information including hotels and driving directions



In April it should be mild maybe even hot. Rain showers and thunderstorms are also quite possible. Expect temperatures in the 70's and 80's Fahrenheit by day and 60's at night. However the Texas weather is very random at this time of year. Just recently was 80F and 30F in the same week! It will not be that cold in April but Thunderstorms are definitely possible - so pack a light rain jacket.

Here is a Weather Channel URL for the area

And here is a Weather Underground link

Austin has a rich and varied selection of dining options. If you need help finding a type of restaurant I am happy to make suggestions

Austin Area

Austin has a lot to offer in terms of things to do. Here are a few URLs

What's on?: http://www.austin360.com/
Local newspaper: http://www.statesman.com/
TV Station (good for local weather etc): http://www.kvue.com/


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