Know Before You Go…

Masks/Safety Protocol

We take your health and safety very seriously and will follow the CDC Guidelines and Marriott Policy. Per current CDC guidelines, attendees who are vaccinated do not need to wear a face mask. We respectfully ask those who are NOT vaccinated to wear a mask. If CDC guidelines change, MHEDA will adjust accordingly and have the most up-to-date info on our website.


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located nine miles away from the JW Marriott Austin hotel. Estimated taxi fare: 32 USD (one way).


Convention Mobile App
All the details about convention, speakers, attendee list, handouts and more will be available to you on the MHEDA Convention App. More info will be available soon!


Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating.


Dress Code
It’s hot outside, but often cool in hotel meeting rooms, so please bring a light jacket or sweater.
Attire for all events will be various degrees of “casual.” You must wear your Convention Name Badge for all events.

  • Tours & Opening Party – casual/comfortable (jeans, capri’s, shorts)
  • Sessions & Exhibitor Showcase – business casual (khaki’s, “polo” shirts)
  • Closing Party – resort casual (khaki’s for the guys, capri’s/sundress for gals)


Give Back
MHEDA will make a donation to Cannonball Kids Cancer. Cannonball Kids Cancer’s mission is to fund innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer to provide better treatments and quality of life, and to educate for change.


The JW Marriott Austin is situated in the heart of downtown Austin and brings luxury comforts with sophisticated amenities. The urban resort features an on-site spa, several bars and restaurants, Starbucks® and the largest guest rooms in the city. The hotel is located just steps from the best attractions Austin has to offer. Check-in: 3:00 PM – Check-out: 11:00 AM


Opening Party
MHEDA’s Opening Party will take place on Wednesday, August 11th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Micheladas Café y Cantina (address: 33 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 7870.) This fun Mexican restaurant is located in the heart of Austin with beautiful rooftop views of the city. We will meet at Micheladas which is a short walk from the hotel. Name badges will be required. Make sure you pick up your badge at the MHEDA reg desk, located on the 4th floor of the hotel, between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Austin’s August average high is 96/low is 74.


Note: Please follow the Anti-Trust Guidelines while at Convention.

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