Please Note: Waco is hosting a major at Magnolia Market during this time. Please book your hotel room immediately.
The conference will be held on the campus of Baylor University. Participants will register or check in on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center, which is located at the corner of South 5th Street and MP Daniel Esplanade. Most of the concurrent sessions, plenary sessions, and meals will be held in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Other venues for particular events will be announced closer to the conference.
Designated visitor parking is available in the lot behind Bill Daniel Student Center and in front of the Cashion Academic Center. For a map of these and other parking lots, click here.
You may also park at the Ferrell Center and take a shuttle onto campus - all free of charge. Take the Gold Route shuttle to Speight Street Stop.
Waco, Texas is conveniently located in central Texas, approximately one hundred miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and one hundred miles north of Austin. Interstate 35 runs through the center of Waco, and Baylor University is immediately east of the highway at either the University Parks or 4th/5th Street Exits.
When planning your travel, please keep in mind that, in addition to Waco Regional Airport (ACT), four airports in Dallas, Austin, and Killeen are within a two-hour or less drive to Waco via Interstate 35: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK).
The Waco Streak provides scheduled airport shuttles to DFW and Love Field four times daily. For more information, call 254-772-0430 or visit www.waco-streak.com.
Transportation from other airports outside Waco will require a rental vehicle. Visitors arriving at Waco's airport should verify whether their hotels provide shuttle service to that airport.
Transportation between airports, hotels, and campus must be arranged by the attendee. We regret that the Institute is unable to provide a shuttle service to the large number of attendees attending the conference.
Some hotels provide shuttle service to and from Waco's airport. Please inquire and make arrangements with your hotel for pickup and dropoff in advance of your arrival and departure flights.
You also will need to make arrangements for travel between the campus and the hotels. If you will not have a vehicle, then please check whether your hotel offers shuttle service to and from campus.
The following taxi and rental car agencies serve Waco's airport. Please be sure to contact these companies in advance as availability is typically limited during conferences.
Waco Yellow Cab: (254) 756-1861
Avis Car Rental: (254) 756-1921
Hertz Car Rental: (254) 296-4153
Information about some nearby hotels can be viewed in a separate document available at this hyperlink: BSFC 2019: Hotels (PDF file).
Additional hotel and travel information can be found on the city of Waco's website: www.waco-texas.com/visiting.asp
Contact us by telephone at 254-710-4805 or e-mail at IFL@baylor.edu