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Travel Information

Conference Venue

Conference Venue:
Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Phone/Reservations: 1-800-843-6664
Fax: 214-979-4595
Click here for online reservations.

Room rate: $189 single/double occupancy plus tax; Specify "National Resource Center/Annual First-Year Experience Conference" when making reservations.

Hotel reservation deadline: January 14, 2015

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation.  Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night room and tax cancellation fee. Make your reservations early. The conference rate is available through January 14, 2015; however, the room block may fill prior to this date. Once the room block is filled, reservations are accepted on a space available basis and may not be available at the conference rate.

Parking Information

Self parking is available at a rate of $15 and valet parking is available at a rate of $25 per day - both offered with in and out privileges.

Airport Transportation:
Omni Dallas Hotel preferred transportation service providers include:

Wynne Transportation - More Information

Arrivals/Departures from DFW International Airport: $80*
Arrivals/Departures from Dallas Love Field: $65*
*Price quote for Town Car only transfers. Price may increase with SUV requests.
Make reservations online, or for additional information call Wynne Transportation at 972.915.7300 or Telphone: (888) 913-5446.

Go Yellow Checker Shuttle Service - More Information

DFW International Airport: $17 each way per person
Daily departures for DFW International Airport every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.**
Dallas Love Field: $17 each way per person
Reservation required for departure to Love Field.
** Additional departures times availably by scheduling a reservation pick-up.
Telephone:( 214) 841-1900

Dallas Yellow Cab - More Information
DFW International Airport: $60
Dallas Love Field: $25
Telephone:(214) 426-6262

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