Baylor is conveniently located between Dallas and Austin, with the option of flying directly into the Waco regional airport (ACT). With Dallas and Houston airports serving as hubs to ACT, travelers can easily travel to Waco via a single connection. It is about 100 miles (~160km) from Waco to each of these: Dallas-Fort-Worth (DFW), Dallas Love (DAL) or Austin International Airport (AUS).
Please be aware that American Airlines and Continental Airlines have historically been the only airlines flying to Waco Airport (ACT), each with three or flights per day. The first official TCR event for participants is 6pm (noon for track chairs only) on Friday, June 24. However, we will have an optional trip to Waco Mammoth Site [link] from 3pm to 5pm on Friday, June 24, for those arriving earlier. The last event on Sunday will end at 2pm. Please make flight arrangements accordingly.
It is also possible to fly to Dallas-Fort-Worth (DFW), Dallas Love (DAL) or Austin International Airport (AUS) and take ground transportation to Waco. Car rental is available at any of these airports, and busses and shuttles may be available (see the airport websites for more information). An extended flight to Waco (ACT) is typically less expensive than a shuttle or bus to Waco from those airports.
AccommodationsFor those staying on campus at no charge, we are proud to host our on Friday and Saturday nights. For those who wish to arrive a day earlier, we can provide student apartments at no charge on Thursday night before the conference begins, if indicated when registering. We will not be able to accommodate participants on the Sunday night after the event ends.
For those arranging their own hotel accommodations, we have negotiated a rate of $119/night at the local Hilton or Courtyard Marriott. To make reservations, please call 1-254-754-8484 for the Hilton and 1-254-752-8686 for Courtyard Marriott, and mention that you are attending the Transformative Consumer Research Conference at Baylor. There are a limited number of rooms reserved because of another conference in town that same weekend, so it is advised to make reservations quickly.
For most participants flying into Waco airport (ACT), there will be no need for ground transportation. We provide a shuttle from the Waco airport to campus for those staying on-campus in dorms. For those staying at the Hilton, a Hilton shuttle will take you from the airport to the hotel if you communicate your arrival time with them. We will arrange transportation to and from all events for those staying in dorms or at the Hilton or Marriott Courtyard in Waco. For those who prefer it, car rental is available through most of the major rental car companies at the Waco (ACT) airport. Taxi transport is also available from the Waco airport to campus.