Travel Safety and Medical Information
PerCom 2020 is still scheduled to be held as planned, beginning March 23, 2020. However, we are monitoring the situation, and we realize that depending on your country of origin, you may experience difficulty in traveling to Austin. If this is the case, please reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns using the contact information below.
The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to the Coronavirus and update the event website to keep you informed. At this point, we also recommend the following resources that include information and recommendations on the virus:
- World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus)
- Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)
- National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (http://en.nhc.gov.cn/)
If you have any questions or need additional information, please email us for further details: General Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), Local Chair (email@example.com).
The PerCom 2020 hotel will be the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This will be the location of the workshop sessions on March 23 and 27 and is a short (15 minutes) walk from the main conference venue at the UT Engineering Education and Research Center.
The discounted rate for the hotel room has expired. To reserve rooms at the conference hotel, contact the hotel directly using the above link.
Please note that the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 Festival is taking place in Austin during the week before PerCom 2020. As a result, on the days leading up to PerCom 2020, hotel rooms will likely be limited and subject to premium rates.
Invitation letters for visa purposes will be issued only to conference attendees who have completed the registration to the conference (with payment). Please, send your request and the following information to Christine Julien (the conference general chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Full name as it appears in your passport
- Complete affiliation
- Passport number
- Date of issue
- Date of expiration
- Issuer of your passport (i.e., your nationality)
- Date of birth
- Proof of registration
There's lots to do in Austin. Come a few days early or stay a few days late. Don't miss the conference, but check out some of these great things as well!
Austin is a foodie's paradise. You will be able to find many fantastic options around campus, near the hotel, and downtown (a reasonable walk or public transit ride from the venues). A good source of information is Austin's Eater page. Local faves are barbecue and tacos (including breakfast tacos), but you will easily find eclectic fare, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
Austin is famous for live music, and you'll find plenty of it. There are lots of great (small) music venues. There are as many great lists for these, but here's a good one. If you're looking for information on the various nightlife districts in general, this page gives a good run down.
Things to Do
- Check out the Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike Trail (weather permitting)
- See the bats (weather permitting) -- it'll be close; they come to Austin in late March
- ... and more, lots more.