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The 2013 Electronic System Level Synthesis Conference

May 31-June 1, 2013
Austin, Texas, USA

co-located with DAC!
50th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference,
June 2-6, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX


Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Level 4, Room 15

Austin Convention Center Website
Austin Convention Center Parking and Directions

Discounted room rates at several hotels in the city for DAC attendees.

Welcome to Austin! DAC will be held at the centrally located Austin Convention Center!

The first steps you take into sunny Austin, TX will most likely be through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. You will immediately be immersed into what Austin is known for; being the Live music Capital of the World! With a title like Live Music Capital of the World, you will enjoy live music starting the moment you arrive at the airport. Even the airport features live music 13 times a week at five locations Monday through Friday.

Austin has over 200 live music venues throughout the city, with musical venues for every flavor of music you can think of. Austin is so serious about their live music, that you will even hear live music in grocery stores and city council meetings. For a complete Austin Music Guide, click here.

If you’re looking for nightlife, the Warehouse and Sixth Street Entertainment Districts are for you. The buildings on this four block radius have been turned from warehouses to contemporary, chic hangouts, including dance clubs, bars, restaurants, and of course, live music venues. For a directory of everything this modern locale has to offer, click here.

While Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, that is not all they are known for. Austin is a melting pot of restaurants; making it an eclectic array of restaurants. From gourmet donut shops, to world renowned, award winning restaurants, there is something for everyone. To find your new favorite restaurant, click here.

For those who want to explore the Austin outdoors, be sure to visit Lady Bird Lake. Take a leisurely stroll around the bike trail and take in the beautiful scenery and stunning views of the skyline. If you want a bigger challenge, you can rent a kayak, canoe or even a paddle board at various locations along the bike trail.

While in Austin, be sure to check out the world famous bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge. During the summer, the world’s largest urban colony of bats emerge each night to hunt pesky bugs from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. This is one of the most unique and interesting tourist attractions anywhere!

To finish off your week at DAC, take a trip to SoCo, a range of Congress Avenue sprawling with unique shops, eclectic accommodations, hip restaurants, art galleries, and of course, more music venues. On the 1st Thursday of every month (June 6 while at DAC), most all shops stay open until 10pm and feature activities and various events. This is one thing not to miss while in Austin!

This is just a small preview of what you will find in Austin.

Austin Activities:

Congress Avenue Bats- Only in Austin will you find millions of bats and thousands of humans all hanging out under the same bridge every night. Austin boasts the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tail bats in North America with a population of 1.5 million. The sunset exodus of the bats creates a nightly spectacle from March through October with onlookers watching as the nocturnal creatures emerge from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. First Street & Congress Avenue; Bat Conservation International

Warehouse and Sixth Street Entertainment Districts- Four blocks of Fourth and Fifth Streets comprise the Warehouse District. The buildings have been renovated from warehouses to trendy, distinctive hot spots. Austin's Sixth Street is widely known for its unique blend of dance clubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars.

SoCo- One of the hippest Austin hangouts is SoCo, a colorful stretch of Congress Avenue lined with funky shops, trendy dining spots, unique accommodations, art galleries and music venues. On the first Thursday of each month, (June 6, 2013) merchants keep their doors open until 10 p.m., playing host to an array of events and activities.
South of the Congress Avenue Bridge


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