Conference Night Out
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Our conference mixer and night-out will be your chance to be in the middle of Fiesta San Antonio, one of the nation’s premier festivals, all set along the Riverwalk at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, one of the newest additions to San Antonio’s cultural offerings.
The mixer starts at 6:15 p.m., with Mexico-themed appetizers and a wide offering of cocktails and drinks. The Fiesta atmosphere will be enhanced by the sounds of mariachi performers.
Attendees will have access to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Housed in a renovated building that was San Antonio’s first public library, the museum opened in 2012 and immediately brought a wide collection of art, history, culture and rich traditions of the American West. In just five years of operation, it’s become a major destination and critically acclaimed center for the legend of cowboys and Southwest culture.
Inside the Museum on the first floor and also on the patio overlooking the Riverwalk, food will include ceviche, quesadillas, flautas, nachos, bunuelos, and churros for dessert. The Mexico-inspired taste extends to the bar with tequila, margaritas, Dos XX beer along with other wine, beer and spirits.
A tour of the San Antonio Water System’s Market Street Pump Station will be available during the event. Just steps away from the museum, the pump station covers wells that originally were drilled in 1891. Today, it delivers up to 40 million gallons a day of the city’s water supply, and an 800,000-gallon storage tank is hard to miss even in the middle of downtown.
A short stroll under the Riverwalk’s towering cypress trees, live oaks and palms will take you to numerous events of Fiesta San Antonio. What is Fiesta? It’s San Antonio’s time-honored answer to Mardi Gras, and a headliner event known as NIOSA – Night In Old San Antonio is a very short walk away at La Villita (there is an additional charge for Fiesta events).
For mobility impaired, transportation will be provided at the Conference hotel. The Briscoe Western Art Museum, like so many of the charming sites in downtown San Antonio, is walking distance from the conference hotel. The event concludes at 8:30 pm.
A Conference Night-Out ticket is included with Full Registration or with the Guest Program. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at the cost of $70 on or before April 2; $80 after.