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We are excited to host the 2016 LMA Annual Conference and we’d like to extend a warm Texas welcome and a heartfelt “Howdy Y’all”!

As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and lots of it is right around the conference hotel. Just down Congress Avenue is the pink granite Capitol building with the Governor’s Mansion nearby. Between the Capitol and the conference hotel, Sixth Street hosts almost 200 musical acts every night of the week. With more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city, 1,900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home giving us the title of “Live Music Capital of the World.” Also close by is the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge where the world’s largest urban population of Mexican Free-tailed Bats emerge every evening in search of insects, (an event that can be tracked on weather radar).

If retail therapy is more your style, you can help “Keep Austin Weird” by patronizing the South Congress Avenue (SoCo) shopping district. This area is home to many local coffee shops, eccentric stores, restaurants, food trucks, trailers and festivals.

With abundant sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings, Austin is a great place to be year-round but especially in the spring. Have a morning jog on the hike and bike trail around Ladybird / Town Lake (really it’s the Colorado River – but not that Colorado River) or stay urban and jog past the Willie Nelson statue at the entrance to The Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on Second Street.

However you decide to enjoy the city, we know that it will be a great environment for the LMA Annual Conference. We offer great Southern hospitality and please ask any of the Texas Chapter folks for help if you need anything. Members of the Austin City group can be especially helpful since you are playing in their stomping grounds.

We hope you enjoy being in Texas and in the capitol city – Austin!

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Cecilia R. Linton
Senior Marketing Manager
Dykema Cox Smith
2016 LMATX Chapter President
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Sydna S. Marshall
Marketing Coordinator
Scott Douglas McConnico, LLP
2016 LMATX Austin City Group Chair