2023 Conference Details & Reminders
With over 600 people attending, this year’s ERA Conference offers unparalleled networking and educational opportunities!
ERA CONFERENCE APP:
Don’t forget to download the ERA Conference app for full access to the event schedule, speakers and networking with other attendees. This a great tool that contains vital conference info. There are three ways to install the app!
1.) You may scan the QR codes below to download the app:
2.) You may also use these links to download the app, if using a mobile device:
3.) Finally, you can search “ERA conference” in your phone’s app store to find the app and install it.
You will be asked to verify your identity using the first name, last name and the email address you used to register for the Conference.
Remember to say “YES” to push notifications in order to receive timely news and announcements during the Conference!
Need more help accessing the app? Email ERA Communications Director, Clare Kluck, at email@example.com.
All conference functions are hosted at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center at the University of Texas, located at 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705. Visit https://meetattexas.com for more information.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Lyft and Uber both operate in Austin. Taxis are also readily available at the airport, as well as at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center. The distance between AUS Airport and the AT&T Center is 9 miles, and the ride will take approximately 25 minutes and the fare will range from $40 – $50.
Parking is available in the attached AT&T Conference Center garage. Guests may self-park or use the hotel’s valet services at the University Ave. entrance. Parking fees apply.
Additional details can be found here.
Want to know in advance who is attending the conference so you can set up networking time? Reference the ERA App (use the “Attendees” icon) or see the full attendee list on the ERA Conference website here.
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to hand out to all the new contacts you will be making.
The detailed schedule of the conference and room assignments are available on the ERA Conference App (Use the calendar icon) and on the ERA Conference website.
REGISTRATION AND BADGES:
The ERA Conference Registration & Information Desk will open on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom Foyer. The desk will remain open throughout the conference starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday.
When you check in at the ERA desk, you will receive your badge, your assigned table number in the main ballroom and a list of the breakout sessions for which you’ve pre-registered.
Please note: A security guard will be present and checking for badges. You MUST wear your badge at all times to enter all program sessions and conference functions.
MEETING AND EVENT SPACE:
All conference general session programs, breakfasts and lunches will be held in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom of the AT&T Conference enter. Breakout session rooms are located on Levels M1 and M2 of the Conference Center, as well as the Zlotnik Ballroom. A detailed venue map is available here: https://meetattexas.com/floorplans. Floor plans can also be viewed on the ERA Conference app.
The Sunday Welcome Reception will be held in the AT&T hotel’s inner courtyard, located on Level 2.
The Monday evening conference party will be held off-site at Punch Bowl Social located in downtown Austin. Bus transportation will be provided between the AT&T Center and the party venue.
SEATING IN MAIN SESSION BALLROOM:
Assigned seating for rep, manufacturer and distributor attendees will be used for all general sessions scheduled in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom. Each table will have a designated table leader. Assigned seating is designed to encourage free-flowing conversations and networking. OPEN SEATING will be used for lunch on Tuesday.
If you are attending your first ERA Conference or have not joined us in many years, please plan to attend the First-Timers Orientation on Monday morning at 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. in Classroom 105, located on Level 1 of the Conference Center. Pick up your breakfast and carry it to the meeting room for a brief orientation that will answer your questions and help you gain the most from your conference experience.
MONDAY NIGHT CONFERENCE PARTY:
The ERA Conference Monday Night Party is sold out. The venue, Punch Bowl Social is located one mile from the AT&T Center on Congress St. in downtown Austin. Bus transportation will be available to and from the venue. Buses will be available on Whitis Ave., located on Level 2 directly behind the Conference Center. The first bus will depart at 6:45 p.m. Name badges MUST be worn to gain admittance.
For all conference programs and functions, business casual attire is recommended. Meeting rooms are kept cool, so we strongly recommend you bring a sweater or jacket. Layers are your friend! February temperatures in Austin range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 70s.
EXHIBITORS/RECOGNIZED RESOURCE PROVIDERS:
ERA Recognized Resource providers will have exhibit tables located in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom foyer starting on Monday morning. Some Recognized Resource companies will be presenting workshops both Monday and Tuesday mornings. View these workshops on the Conference schedule. Don’t miss the chance to visit with these companies that know your business best.
Email ERA’s Events Director, Erin Collins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Austin. Travel safely!
THANK YOU, ERA 2023 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE!
Lori Bruno, CPMR, Luscombe Engineering Co. of San Francisco – Conference Committee Chair
Adam Anderson, CPMR, Norris & Associates Inc. – Conference Committee Vice Chair
Joe Braun, CPMR, EK Micro
Ellen Coan, CPMR, CC Electro Sales, Inc.
John Guetens, E-T-A Circuit Breakers
Jeff May, Logix Sales & Marketing
Amy Rooney, RFMW Ltd.
Gary Smith, CPMR, G.L. Smith Associates
Maryellen Stack, Sager Electronics
Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc.
Dave Winner, CPMR, SACS Inc.