Frequently Asked Questions

Program Questions


How can I prepare for the class? Will any pre-read materials be made available?

Preparing for the program is simple:
  • You will receive a few pre-read course materials about two weeks before the program starts.
  • Most pre-read materials may be accomplished after your arrival in Austin.

How many Professional Development Hours will I earn by attending this program? When will I receive a certificate?

Approximately 65 hours will be awarded for this program. Each day, you will sign in at the door upon arrival. After the program is complete, each attendee will be mailed a certificate for the PDH hours.

Looking at the course schedule, what is a “dinner keynote”?

There will be two dinner keynotes, during which you will personally meet with and participate in a presentation by an industry leader.

What are the “company presentations”?

At the beginning of each day, some participants will spend five to ten minutes introducing themselves and their companies. Once registered, you will receive a template that includes one slide for each attendee from a company and two or three slides maximum for the company itself. All slides must be sent to the attention of Heather Beal before you are assigned a presentation time.

What is the dress code?

Dress is business casual with the exception of the class photo on Thursday, June 15 and the dinner keynotes on Thursday, June 15 and Monday, June 19. You will be given time before these events to return to your hotel room and change into business attire.

Registration Questions

(All figures are given in U.S. dollars.)


How much does this program cost? Is there a discount for multiple attendees from the same company?

The fee for a single registration from a CII member company is $19,900.
Each additional registration from the same member company is $17,900.

The fee for a single registration from a non-member company is $20,900.
Each additional registration from the same non-member company is $18,900.

Whom do I contact to make a payment?

Please contact Heather Beal with any questions.

When is the payment due?

Payment in full is due 30 days from date of registration. Please contact Heather Beal for additional payment options (government PO, late registration, etc.).

I registered but can’t attend this year due to a last-minute work conflict. Can I transfer my registration fee to someone else in my organization? If so, what is the cutoff date?

Yes, your registration may be transferred to an associate in your company. Please notify us of this need by April 28, 2023.

I work for a State or Federal agency and require a purchase order to make the payment. Is that an option?

Yes, exceptions may be made for Federal and State government agencies that require a purchase order to support payment. Please contact Heather Beal with any questions.

Travel/Hotel Questions


What is the nearest airport?

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

For additional information about transportation, please check the airport’s ground transportation webpage.

What are my choices for hotels?

While a room block is available at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (next door to the classroom in Rowling Hall), you are free to choose where you would like to stay. Below is a list of hotels (with italicized text indicating the distance from each hotel to Rowling Hall).

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (391 feet)
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX  78705

If you stay at the AT&T Hotel and need parking, let the front desk know the specific dates of your stay. The hotel will post the parking fees to your hotel bill as an incidental, and you will need to pay that amount upon your check-out.

For more information, refer to the hotel’s Parking, Transportation, Directions page.

Other nearby hotels:

AC Hotel Austin-University (0.1 mile)
1901 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78705

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol (0.2 mile)
1701 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District (0.2 mile)
301 W. 17th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Ella (0.2 mile)
1900 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX  78705


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin (0.4 mile)
303 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX  78701

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area (0.4 mile)
1617 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX  78702

Moxy Austin - University (0.7 mile)
2552 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX  78705

LaQuinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown (0.9 mile)
300 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX  78701

Do I need to make my own hotel room reservations?

Yes. While we have a room block reserved at the AT&T Hotel, you will need to make your own hotel reservation whether you choose to stay there or at another hotel.

No matter which hotel you choose, we suggest checking in on June 12 and checking out on June 23.

Where is the program classroom?

The classroom is located in Rowling Hall (pronounced “rolling”).

Rowling Hall
300 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Austin, TX  78705

Rowling Hall is adjacent to the AT&T Hotel and the two buildings are connected by both a pedestrian walkway and an underground walkway. If you choose to stay at this hotel, please check with the hotel front desk upon arrival for directions to the classroom.

Is parking available at Rowling Hall? If so, what does it cost?

Yes, there is underground parking at Rowling Hall. The current fee for self-parking (please confirm fees when you check into the garage) is $21 per day.

Can I order special meals due to my dietary requirements (i.e., halal, kosher, gluten-free, low-sodium)? Is there an additional fee for this consideration?

Yes, you will be provided with a form to note any special meal needs during the program. There is no additional fee for this option.

What provisions are being made to accommodate social distancing? Will I have to wear a mask to class? If COVID-19 or another medical issue arises, what cancellation options are available?

Accommodations for social distancing and/or cancellation options for medical issues will be based upon the advisories that are in effect at the time of the program. If a cancellation occurs and no substitute from your organization is available to attend, then a slot will be reserved in your company’s name for the next program offering.