THE PERFECT CITY FOR WORKHUMAN 2018

“Keep Austin Weird” is the city’s slogan lovingly adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance. Not only is the capital of Texas celebrated for its beautiful weather, it pulsates with innovation and culture. Home to more than 250 music venues – as well as a vast array of museums and parks – Austin is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, best places for jobs, and a leader in innovation.

In short, it’s a very human city.

That’s why we can’t think of a better setting for WorkHuman 2018. Once you experience all this dynamic city has to offer, we think you’ll agree.

POINTS OF INTEREST

RAINEY STREET

This sleepy residential street, nestled right next to downtown, has retained its cozy, neighborhood feel. Thanks to a quirk in zoning regulations, old bungalows have been fixed up, and transformed into bars and eateries – creating a vibrant, dynamic setting. And it’s all within a stone’s throw from the site of WorkHuman 2018.

SOUTH CONGRESS BRIDGE BATS

We told you Austin is unique. Case in point …

One of the city’s top evening attractions is watching Mexican free-tailed bats, streaking across the Austin sky at 60-plus miles per hour. These fascinating creatures soar in flight patterns nearly two miles high as they engage in a feeding frenzy on Austin insects. And the show goes on non-stop for 45-60 minutes.

Take it from us – once you’ve seen this spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime display, you’ll never forget it.

FOOD TRUCKS

Austin is known for its outstanding cuisine – and for its food trucks. So it only makes sense to make these iconic staples a part of your WorkHuman 2018 experience.

You’ll find food trucks ready to serve you delicious and eclectic food – within easy walking distance of the Austin Convention Center, site of WorkHuman 2018. So whether your craving is sweet or spicy, Tex-Mex or Thai, you can sample their wares and meet their purveyors.

It’s a human way to nourish during WorkHuman!

GRAFFITI PARK AT CASTLE HILLS

You’ll need to BYOP (Bring Your Own Paint) when you visit the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, located in Central Austin at Castle Hill. Occupying the remains of an old building foundation, the three-story graffiti art park is the largest in the nation, and brings humans of all kinds – tourists, renowned artists, local taggers – together to make their mark and appreciate an ever-changing canvas.

Launched with the help of famed street artist Shepard Fairey (you’ve seen his work in the Obama “HOPE” poster and Andre the Giant icons), you’ll want to put this on your “must-do” list during your stay in Austin.