Logistics

Registration Rates

Member of NASCO Active Member Co-op:

Register by October 1 - $220 USD / $285 CAD

Register by October 18- $230 USD / $295 CAD

Register by October 25 - $280 USD / $345 CAD

 

Member of NASCO Associate Member Group or Individual Member:

Register by October 1 - $280 USD / $345 CAD

Register by October 18- $290 USD / $355 CAD

Register by October 25 - $340 USD / $405 CAD

 

Non-Member:

Register by October 1 - $425 USD / $555 CAD

Register by October 18 - $435 USD / $565 CAD

Register by October 25 - $485 USD / $615 CAD

 

AGM Representative (one per NASCO Active Member group)             

Register by October 1 - $110 USD / $140 CAD

Register by October 18 - $120 USD / $150 CA

Register by October 25 - $170 USD / $200 CAD

 

Staff & Managers Pre-Conference

NASCO Member - $100 USD / $130 CAD

Non-Member -  $140 USD / $170 CAD

 

Austin Co-op Tour (Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm)

Members/Non-Members: $40 USD / $45 CAD (includes lunch)

 

Date and Location

NASCO Institute will take place in Austin Texas, November 8-10, 2019. All workshops and courses are held in the University of Texas Campus. Additional, informal events are hosted in various co-ops in Austin such as College houses and ICC Austin. 

 

Housing

Some free housing is available in local community homes and student housing co-ops. If you are interested in this option, you must fill out the application for community housing during registration. These spaces are limited, so please apply early. Housing arrangements cannot be guaranteed for attendees who register after October 25, 2019. For groups who prefer to forego the offered free housing and organize their own accommodations, we recommend booking with airbnb.com, homeaway.com, or a hotel booking site like hotels.com. 

 

Accessibility and Childcare Needs

If concerns about accessibility needs or lack of childcare are barriers to your attendance at Institute, please reach out to NASCO staff at institute@nasco.coop. Include details of your needs and what accommodations you are requesting. Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet requests submitted after the registration deadline on October 18, 2019.

 

Getting to Austin

By Bus

Austin is serviced by Greyhound. If your bus will likely stop at 916 E Koenig Ln Austin, TX 78751 which is 4 miles from campus. So Institute registrants may want to arrange for a pick-up at the station or should use a cab.

 

By Train

For rail information, contact AMTRAK Ann Arbor’s train station is located about 2 miles from campus, so Institute registrants may want to arrange for a pick-up at the station or should use a cab.

 

By Air

Austin airport is accessible to the co-ops via the  20-Manor Rd/Riverside-SB Bus route. (an hour ride to downtown). Public transit costs $1.25.  A taxi will cost about $50 but take about half the time.  Austin even has a worker cooperative taxi you can catch. You may want to download their app for your time in Austin. There are also a number of shuttles that provide service to Austin Super Shuttle has a shared option to downtown for $15. 

Rideshare

In order to keep transportation costs low, we encourage our participants to use low-cost travel alternatives (buses, trains, carpools) whenever possible. In an effort to facilitate the formation of carpools between different attendees, we've created a rideshare board using a third-party website. To use this board, please post a ride or join a waitlist for future rides.

Note: For obvious reasons, NASCO cannot be liable for people's experiences arranging rideshares or traveling to/from Institute (with others or alone). We advise our attendees to use your best judgment when traveling with people who they don't know.

 

International Logistics - Letters of Invitation

If you require a formal letter of invitation to attend the conference, for visa application or immigration purposes, please send a request to liz@nasco.coop with your full legal name, date of birth, country of origin, address, and telephone number. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa or be granted entry to the United States, but we are happy to provide an invitation to facilitate your visa application and/or immigration processes.