TPE OnsiteSpring

Austin, TX  |  March 25 - 28

TPE Spring Onsite 2020

TPE is headed to the Lone Star State!

TPE Onsite Spring

Austin, TX  |  March 25 - 28

Austin welcomes The Placement Exchange and all of the candidates and institutions who will convene in the lone star state for the Annual TPE Spring Onsite 2020 event.

TPE Onsite will be held at the Austin Convention Center.

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St. 
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 404-4000

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Below you will find a full list of TPE conference hotels and their respective rates during the conference. The hotel room block opened on October 1, 2019 through the NASPA / TPE Housing Bureau.  You can make your hotel reservation online here or by calling the Housing Bureau (Experient) directly: 877-277-2820 (Domestic) or 847-996-5820 (International)

Onsite Event Location

TPE Onsite will be held at the Austin Convention Center

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St. 
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 404-4000

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Where to Stay - TPE Hotels

After you register for the event, you can make your hotel reservation through the official TPE/NASPA Housing Bureau to receive a discounted rate at one of the following TPE Onsite participating hotels.  You can make your hotel reservation online here or by calling the Housing Bureau (Experient) directly: 877-277-2820 (Domestic) or 847-996-5820 (International)

The following is the list of TPE/conference hotels and their respective rates during the TPE Onsite event. The tax and service fee assessed to all sleeping rooms will be at a rate of 15.5% per room per night and is subject to change without notice. When budgeting your hotel expenses, please add this to the room rate for each night. 

NOTE: If you plan to attend both the TPE Onsite event and the NASPA Annual Conference, you should make 1 hotel reservation through the Housing Bureau. All reservations for both TPE and NASPA must be made through the Housing Bureau. If you are attending both events, please make your hotel reservation under your NASPA Annual Conference registration.  Please do not contact the hotels as they will not accept reservations directly from attendess.  

Austin Texas 2020 - TPE Hotels & Room Rates

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown/Convention Center
200 San Jacinto Blvd Website

$216 - Single/Double; $239 -Triple; $262 - Quad

Hilton Austin *HQ Hotel*
500 East 4th Street Website

$259 - Single/Double; $269 - Triple; $279 - Quad

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center        500 North Interstate 35 Website 

$196 - Single/Double; $216 - Triple; $245 - Quad

Hyatt Place Austin Downtown 
211 East 3rd Street Website

$229 - Single/Double; $229 - Triple/Quad

111 East Cesar Chavez Street Website

$220 - Single/Double; $220 - Triple/Quad 





Hotel Reservation DOs & DON'Ts

What to Do

  • Make your hotel reservation through the official TPE/NASPA Housing Bureau to get the discounted hotel rate for event attendees. Making your hotel reservation through the hotel directly or through a central hotel reservation number will not guarantee that you receive the group rate.
  • Make your hotel reservation as soon as possible beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The event room block typically sells out each year. 
  • Remember to cancel your hotel reservation if you find it necessary to cancel your event registration. Canceling one does not automatically cancel the other. This will assist you in avoiding any hotel penalty for not canceling.
  • Contact the Housing Bureau (Experient) directly with questions:  877-277-2820 (Domestic) or 847-996-5820 (International)
What Not to Do
  • Experient is the Official Housing Provider for both TPE and the NASPA Annual Conference. Do not make hotel reservations with third party companies who contact you directly. TPE/NASPA does not enlist the assistance of third party companies to actively reach out to book hotel rooms.NASPA has worked diligently with the hotels in Austin to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by NASPA. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to TPE/NASPA.
  • Do not send purchase order for deposit payments of hotel rooms. Please follow the instructions from Experient in regards to sending all hotel deposits to make sure that your deposit/payment gets allocated correctly.
Roommate Matching App (Now Open)

If you are interested in sharing hotel costs with a roommate, we have again partnered with Roomsync to allow candidates the opportunity to find roommates.  Users will set up a profile to start looking for potential roomates. Set up your profile and start matching here.  And, if you don't "sync" right away, emember to keep checking back as we get closer to TPE. 

How to Get Here

Air Travel to/from Austin

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) (Airport Code: AUS) is approximately 5 miles from downtown Austin and serves the Greater Austin metropolitan area. 

Getting to and From the Airport

By Public Transit: From the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA): The Route 20 Manor Rd/Riverside MetroBus stops at the ABIA Lower Level and will take you to Downtown Austin.  The closest stop to the Austin Convention Center is Lavaca/4th. A single bus ticket costs $1.25. Check the online schedule.

By Taxi or Ride App: The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has a specific location to catch a taxi or meet your Ride App driver for pick-up. Review this graphic for walking directions from both the upper and lower levels at ABIA.  Please note it is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the airport doors. 

Austin Ground Transportation: Please click here for more information.

Directions to the Austin Convention Center

Stretching over six city blocks, the Austin Convention Center (ACC) is located in the heart of Austin, Texas. 

By Public Transportation: The Austin Convention Center is located right next to the Capital Metro’s Downtown MetroRail stop. Although the Downtown stop is currently under construction, the MetroRail is still a great way to commute to the Austin Convention Center or to explore the city.  At the Plaza Saltillo Station, a Metro Bus will shuttle train passengers to the Convention Center and vice versa. 

A single ride on the MetroRail costs $3.50, or a day pass costs $7. For more information, you can use the Metro's Trip Planner tool, or check out the overall Austin public transit map.

Click here for more information regarding Austin Public Transit.

By Car: Two Options

Directions From ABIA to the Austin Convention Center via TX-71:
Take Hotel Dr for 1.5 miles to TX-71 W
Continue on TX-71 W. Take I-35 N/US-290 E to N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd for 6.9 miles.
Take exit 234A from I-35 N/US-290 E
Continue on N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Drive to E 1st St/E Cesar Chavez St for 1.1 miles.

Directions From ABIA to the Austin Convention Center via E Cesar Chavez:
Take Hotel Dr to TX-71 W for .8 of a mile
Take US-183 N to E Cesar Chavez St in Austin for 5.8 miles

Directions and Parking: Please use the this link for more information regarding directions and parking at the Austin Convention Center.


The Austin Convention Center is an ADA-compliant facility. Please click here for accessibility services.

The Austin Convention Center is committed to a convenient, acessible, and enjoyable experience for all. While adhering to the Americans with Disability Act, every effort is made to ensure the venue is fully accessible.  TPE, in conjunction with the Austin Convention Center, recognizes public accommodation for all breastfeeding mothers with private lactation rooms.

For those needing additional accommodations during TPE, please fill out this form by February 14, 2020.


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