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2023 Leadership Symposium

February 20 – 22, 2023
Hilton Austin Downtown – 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

The Symposium will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday, February 20, 2023 and it will end around 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Hotel Accommodations

The Charles Butt Foundation will provide two complimentary nights of hotel accommodations (Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21) to a limited number of attendees who live outside the Austin area. If you live within 15 miles of the symposium location, we respectfully ask that you leave the hotel rooms open for alumni traveling from out of town.

Although the Charles Butt Foundation will cover the room and tax charges, guests are responsible for all optional room fees including in-room WiFi, incidentals, room service, parking, etc.

Hotel Information

Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Arrival / Departure Time

Check-in time — 4 PM
Check-out time — 11 PM

Parking Rates

Valet Parking — $46.00 per day
Self Parking — $37.00 per day


Monday, February 20

1:00PM – 6:00PM

1:00PM – 3:00PM
Pre-Symposium Sessions

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Raising Blended Learners Session

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Harvard Cohort 2022 Session

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Principal Advocacy Fellows Session

5:00PM – 6:00PM
Alumni Networking Reception

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Opening Dinner and Keynote

Tuesday, February 21

7:00AM – 8:00AM
Registration and Breakfast

8:00AM – 8:30AM
Welcome Address

8:30AM – 9:45AM
Legislative Visit Preparation

9:45AM – 10:30AM
Travel to Capitol

10:30AM – 11:00AM
Alumni Photo at Capitol

11:00AM – 3:30PM
Legislative Visits and Lunch

3:30PM – 4:45PM
Return to Hotel

4:45PM – 5:30PM
Legislative Visit Debrief

5:30PM – 6:30PM

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Wednesday, February 22

7:00AM – 8:00AM

8:15AM – 9:15AM
Plenary Sessions

9:30AM – 10:30AM
Plenary Sessions

10:45AM – 11:45AM
Plenary Sessions

12:00PM – 1:00PM
Closing Remarks and Lunch

Note: Agenda may be subject to changes.

Need to cancel?

If you need to cancel your hotel reservation or conference registration, please email us at [email protected] by Friday, February 10, 2023. Any cancellations we receive after this date may result in you not being eligible for a complimentary hotel room in the future. 

Neither the hotel nor the Charles Butt Foundation provides shuttle service to and from the airport. Any necessary ground transportation will need to be arranged by the participant prior to their arrival and departure from the symposium.