Workshop on Mapping Class Groups and Out(\(F_N\))

The University of Texas at Austin

May 25-30, 2015

Practical information
Arrival and Departure

The Austin Bergstrom Airport (AUS) is the closest airport to Austin and the University of Texas. Transportation to and from the airport is serviced by a number of taxis, the Super Shuttle, or the Airport Flyer 100 bus. Super Shuttle can be reached at (512) 258-3826 or 1-800-BLUE VAN or online here or can be booked upon arrival. More information about the Airport Flyer bus can be found here.
Directions and Campus Map

The Department of Mathematics is located in R.L. Moore (RLM) Hall, at the southeast corner of Dean Keaton and Speedway. Here is a map.
Bus Routes

The city bus service which operates buses throughout the city and University of Texas campus is called Capitol Metro. The electronic bus schedules, including the University of Texas Shuttle Bus Services, are available here. La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Capitol is 1.4 miles (a 30min walk) from the conference site. There are a few routes that may help with this commute; the most direct option is probably the number 7-Duval/Dove Springs bus. The AT&T Center is just a short .7 miles (approx 13 min walk) away; but if your interested in busing it, route number 5-Woodrow/South 5th looks like a promising option. An interactive website including the Trip Planner can be found here. If you plan to take a lot of buses, consider the 7-day pass for only $11.25 (see this page). Passes and fares can even be purchased and redeemed using their free CapMetro mobile app.
Driving to Campus

Driving directions the Department of Mathematics in RLM Hall can be found here. There are a number of public ramps on campus (see here), in addition to street parking (paid by the hour) along Dean Keaton. More information about parking on campus is available here.
Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been set aside for participants at La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Capitol for Sunday 5/24 through Saturday 5/30. Participants should make their own hotel reservations at their earliest convenience by calling the group reservation number 512-476-1166 and mention the ``Workshop on Mapping Class Groups and Outer Automorphism Groups of Free Groups" when doing so. Hotel reservations have already been made for speakers. Speakers: If you have not yet received confirmation of your reservation from us, please contact us at

Please note: Funded graduate students not sharing a room may not receive full reimbursement. If you would like to share a room and do not already have a roommate, you can add your name to a list by filling out this form. The list of people looking for a roomate is here.
Dining Information

Coming soon!
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