Hotel and Travel Information for 2015 Center for Values Conference

Apr 5, 2015 by Matthew J. Brown

VENUE

The conference will be held on the University of Texas at Dallas’ campus in one of the Residence Halls. More info on the specific location to come.

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LODGINGS

We suggest attendees stay in the on-campus dormitories. These suite-style rooms will be just upstairs from the conference location. Many past attendees have told us that this is the best option for our conference. You can sign up for on-campus housing when you register for the conference

For those of you interested in accommodations at nearby Hyatt Regency North Dallas Hotel, unfortunately this year the Hyatt is unable to provide us with a block of rooms, but they do have a few rooms available for the duration of the conference. We just must act quickly to  reserve them.  You can make the reservation yourself by going to the Hyatt website. Select special rates, and choose option “special corporate rate” and use this code: 48147. 

The rate is $91/night plus tax, but it doesn’t include breakfast. We will have the shuttle service for those who decide to stay at Hyatt. 

TRANSPORTATION TO UT DALLAS

Public Transit

Dallas is served by both DFW and Dallas-Love Field airport, both of which have easy access to Dallas-Forth Worth’s public transport system, DART. The DART system will be the most economical means of travel (about $5 to get from the airport to your destination). 

  • DFW TO UT DALLAS: Head to the DART station at Terminal A via Skylink train (behind security) or Terminal Link shuttle (outside security). Board the Orange Line to Parker Road Station / LBJ/Central Station. During peak hours, you can take the train to the Bush Turnpike Station. During off-peak, you will have to transfer to the Red Line at LBJ/Central Station or before (Google Maps suggests West End Station). At Bush Turnpike, board Bus 883. This bus will take you directly to campus. (approximate travel time: 2 hours 15 minutes)

  • DFW TO HOTEL:Head to the DART station at Terminal A via Skylink train (behind security) or Terminal Link shuttle (outside security). Board the Orange Line to Parker Road Station / LBJ/Central Station. During off-peak, you will have to transfer to the Red Line at LBJ/Central Station or before (Google Maps suggests West End Station). Exit the train at Galatyn Park Station. Walk South on Central Trail (walking trail parallel to train tracks) for about 15 minutes (0.8 mi) and turn left at Campbell Rd. Hotel will be on your left. (approximate travel time: 2 hours)
    • Alternate route with less walking:Head to the DART station at Terminal A via Skylink train (behind security) or Terminal Link shuttle (outside security). Board the Orange Line to Parker Road Station / LBJ/Central Station. Exit the train at Forest Ln Station. Transfer to the 360 bus towards Lookout. Get off the bus at the Greenville/Campbell Intersection. Walk West on Campbell Rd about 4 minutes (0.2 mi). Hotel will be on your right. (approximate travel time: 2 hours 20 minutes)
  • LOVE FIELD TO UT DALLAS: Have $5 cash ready to purchase an all-day ticket on the bus when exiting the airport. Get on Bus 524 to the Inwood/Love Field station. Get off at the Inwood/Love Field station and go up the stairs to get onto the Orange Line (Parker Rd / LBJ-Central). During off-peak, you will have to transfer to the Red Line at LBJ/Central Station or before (Google Maps suggests West End Station). Take the train to Bush Turnpike Station and exit the train to board Bus 883. This bus will take you straight to campus (approximate travel time: 2 hours)

  • LOVE FIELD TO HOTEL: Have $5 cash ready to purchase an all-day ticket on the bus when exiting the airport. Get on Bus 524 to the Inwood/Love Field station. Get off at the Inwood/Love Field station and go up the stairs to get onto the Orange Line (Parker Rd / LBJ-Central). During off-peak, you will have to transfer to the Red Line at LBJ/Central Station or before (Google Maps suggests West End Station).  Exit the train at Galatyn Park Station. Walk South on Central Trail (walking trail parallel to train tracks) for about 15 minutes (0.8 mi) and turn left at Campbell Rd. Hotel will be on your left. (approximate travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes)
    • Alternate route with less walking: Have $5 cash ready to purchase an all-day ticket on the bus when exiting the airport. Get on Bus 524 to the Inwood/Love Field station. Get off at the Inwood/Love Field station and go up the stairs to get onto the Orange Line (Parker Rd / LBJ-Central). Exit the train at Forest Ln Station. Transfer to the 360 bus towards Lookout. Get off the bus at the Greenville/Campbell Intersection. Walk West on Campbell Rd about 4 minutes (0.2 mi). Hotel will be on your right. (approximate travel time: 2 hours)

Shuttles and Taxis

Another option is to take a Taxi, convenient but pricey, probably $55-65. There’s a car service  One can rent a car. Or one can take one of the following shared-ride shuttle services: