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Just steps from Lady Bird Lake, The Topfer Theatre at the ZACH is an intimate and contemporary theater. It's a short walking distance from some of the best that downtown Austin has to offer, and we can’t wait to explore it all with you!

Go for an early swim at the Barton Springs Pool before the conference starts — a spring-fed pool maintaining a 68ºF temperature year-round. Or go bat watching after the conference at the Congress Avenue Bridge!

Austin also has excellent food options. Of course, you'll find plenty of barbeque and tacos. But did you know Austin has excellent pizza, wonderful coffee places and healthy food as well?

Possibly the coolest workshop room ever - @philhawksworth talking about @Netlify inside @lsostlukes at #SmashingConf


Topfer Theatre at the ZACH

Conference

ZACH Theatre inside

The conference will take place at The Topfer Theatre at the ZACH. We are thrilled to be hosted at the venue!

The Theatre holds some of Austin’s most incredible performances that take place throughout the year, from large-scale musicals to intimate shows for children.

Handicap seating is available, but please contact Amanda (amanda@smashingconf.com) before buying tickets to make arrangements.

Address

202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin
USA

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Website

zachtheatre.org

Workshop Venue TBD

Workshops

We're super busy searching for the perfect workshop venue. As soon as we've found it, we'll let you know.


Getting There

Parking costs $1 per hour, please use the parking meter stations located in both the Whisenhunt and Topfer Theatre lots to pay and place sticker on your windshield.

We recommend coming with public transport, Cabify, or Lyft. For any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amanda — she’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.


The Carpenter Hotel

The pool of the Carpenter Hotel

We offer a special Smashing discount for attendees at The Carpenter hotel.

The Carpenter Hotel has an industrial feel featuring bright accent walls, and the contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, minifridges and balconies, plus sitting areas and safes.

Amenities include a trendy restaurant, a modern cafe, and an outdoor pool, plus a furnished terrace and a garden.

The Carpenter Hotel is just one block from ZACH Theatre and down the street from Barton Springs with a full restaurant and cafe. Enjoy 15% off all rooms with code “SMASHING” from June 5th until June 11th.