NARPA 2003 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I get from the airport to the Omni Austin Hotel
A: SuperShuttle Transportation Systems offers airport shuttle service
to downtown Austin hotels, including the Omni, for a fee of $10 one way,
and $18 round trip. For further information, please contact SuperShuttle
directly at 1-800-bluevan, or visit http://supershuttle.com.
Taxi cab fare is reported to be approximately $20 one way between the
airport and the hotel, depending on volume of traffic. There is no charge
for up to three additional riders.
Q: What local hotel options are there,
other than the Omni, and what are their rates?
A: NARPA welcomes feedback on this question, and will try to update this
FAQ in a timely manner based on the feedback received. Please be advised
that this is not a comprehensive listing of hotel alternatives, nor are
these "special" hotel rates which have been negotiated by NARPA. If you
locate some better alternatives, please share
them with the NARPA website.
On Wednesday, November 19, a suggestion was made to consider
the Austin HI
hostel. As of Wednesday morning, both male and female beds were still
available for Saturday and Sunday nights.
On Monday November 17, the following report was received:
The Crown Plaza (512-480-8181) hotel has single or double occupancy rooms
for $129 on Thursday night (11-20) and single or double occupancy rooms
for $99 on Friday and Saturday (11-21 and 11-22). The latter two nights
are a "special rate" that will go up if a significant number of rooms
Q: Is a complete schedule / detailed agenda of workshops
and events available for NARPA 2003?
A: As of October 16, a draft detailed
workshop schedule is available. Although this schedule is based on
the best information available on the date that it has been uploaded (October
16, 2003), changes in presentation times or cancellations may still occur.
Please keep this in mind when you use this schedule as a guide to making
decisions about conference attendance.
Q: Are any meals provided to NARPA 2003 attendees?
A: Full registration fee entitles the registrant to two lunches (Friday
and Saturday), Thursday opening reception/buffet, and three continental
breakfasts (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Registration at the daily rate
entitles the registrant to the included meals which are served on the
day for which the person is registered.
Q: What is the registration cost for NARPA 2003?
A: This depends upon when you register, whether you register for the full
conference or for selected days, and whether you have joined NARPA or
renewed your NARPA membership in 2003. Full information regarding registration
costs is available on the NARPA 2003 registration
Q: As a NARPA member, am I eligible for a discount on NARPA
A: Only if you have renewed your NARPA membership in 2003. If you became
a member while attending NARPA's 2002 conference, you will need to renew
your membership before becoming eligible for the membership discount this
Q: I wish to pay by mailing my check or money order or by
faxing my credit card information, rather than using the on-line registration
process. Is this possible?
A: Yes. To do this, please visit the registration page and click the link
to the "PDF form for off-line registration" which appears in
the Quick Links section at the top of the page. This form includes instructions
and a mailing address for Registration Systems Lab, which is handling
NARPA 2003 registration payments for NARPA this year.
Q: I'm not sure whether I want to include my contact information
on the NARPA 2003 attendee list. Will NARPA share or sell the NARPA 2003
attendee list to third parties?
A: The NARPA 2003 list will be made available only to people who attend
NARPA 2003, for the purposes of networking with fellow attendees. NARPA
strongly discourages its use for any other purpose, and will not share
or sell this information with anyone who has not attended NARPA 2003.
Q: How may I contact the NARPA 2003 Conference Committee
with a question not answered above?
A: Please use our contact form by clicking this link.