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You are warmly invited to SWAMTA's 2023 Regional Conference

March 1-4, 2023

Advocacy Training March 1st 6-9pm

Hill Day March 2nd/ Opening Session 7pm

CMTE's & Concurrent Sessions March 3-4

Huston-Tillotson University

Austin, TX

2023 Registration Rates

For professionals we are offering three payment tiers for conference registration. Registrants are encouraged to select the payment level based on the rate that works best for you. All CMTE options are available to conference attendees and are included in the cost of registration. Meals will not be provided. 

*Conference presenters will attend free of charge!*


You can comfortably meet basic needs and have ample expendable income.


You are able to meet basic needs and have expendable income.


You are struggling to meet basic needs and you have minimal expendable income.

Student Registration $40


Scholarships are available for students and professionals and cover 50% of the registration cost. Fill out the form below to apply for a scholarship. Deadline is February, 15, 2023

*If you are applying for a scholarship, please wait to register so that your scholarship can be applied*

Hotels and accommodations 

Concurrent sessions will be held at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX. Attendees are encouraged to book their own accommodations.

Huston-Tillotson University is located at
900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702

Hotels close to the conference site (under 2 miles away) and under $230/night as currently listed for our dates:

Double Tree - University Area
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Homewood Suites - Downtown
Holiday Inn - Town Lake
La Quinta - Downtown
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
East Austin Hotel



Dining options nearby 

Huston-Tillotson's location on East Seventh Street means that it's surrounded by many of the exciting new (and spendy) bars and restaurants that have popped up on the dining scene in recent years. While there are certainly the usual fast-food suspects like Short Stop and Flyrite Chicken nearby, and a solid Tex-Mex breakfast plate is just down the road at Joe's Bakery, here are a few lesser-known options.

Granny's Tacos
1401 E. Seventh
About a 10-minute walk from campus, this nondescript little food truck is tucked away into an alley; if you blink, you'll miss it. But pay attention, because these tacos are both legit and cheap. The tacos here are generous (and messy); depending on your appetite, one may suffice.
Abuela taco + tax + tip = $6.14

The Doughminican
2505 Webberville
The only bad thing I have to say about Austin's first (only?) Dominican food truck is that it's only open for about 22 hours per week. But what delicious hours they are! Rock up to this cheerful, tiny trailer on Webberville Road and chef/owner Melvin Mendez will be blasting dance music, emanating vibes into the shady dining area, while preparing crispy, plump, incredibly delicious empanadas. The menu is limited: just beef, chicken, or vegetable, and depending on the day, maybe some yummy, garlicky tostones. Treat yourself on the weekend and leave happy.
Chicken empanada + tostones + tax + tip = $12.98

New Orleans Gumbeaux2Geaux
1815 Rosewood
For a hearty lunch or early dinner, head around the corner into the Rosewood neighborhood for a fried fish plate with two sides. The large portion of fried catfish comes with dirty rice and cornbread in addition to your two sides (you can't go wrong with the green beans and mac & cheese). Twenty bucks may seem steep for one plate of food, but it's enough for at least two meals if you've got access to refrigeration, or to share with a hungry friend.
Fried fish plate + tax + tip = $25.98

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