2023 Host Hotel & Conference Venue

CECON 2023 will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center. As the event venue, ASCE Texas Section has worked hard to negotiate a special room reservation rate* for our participants.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel & Conference Center

1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666
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27 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 40 miles from San Antonio International Airport

>> Host hotel is SOLD OUT. Scroll down for nearby alternate lodging. 

Limited-Time* Group Room Rate: $162 per night*
Subject to availability. Room block fills up quickly. 

Book online or call (512) 392-6450 to receive the discounted rate. Reference group “CECON Texas Civil Engineering Conference” or booking code CEO

Discounted* rooms also available at nearby hotels:

900 Barnes Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666 (less than 1 mile from event venue)
As low as $149/night  |  Discount ends September 11

Ways to Reserve a Room:
1) Call (512) 392-6355 and mention that you are with “CECON Tx Civil Engineering Conference” or use group code “CEO”; 

2) or use the special booking link, then Confirm/Change the pre-selected dates of our conference and book your reservation online.

104 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX, 78666 (7 miles from event venue)
As low as $145/night  |  Discount ends September 9

Ways to Reserve a Room:
1) Use the special booking link to complete the reservations;

2) or Call the hotel directly at (512) 392-1006 and mention group name “ASCE Texas CECON 2023” or group code “QA12B8”.

*Discounted group rate not guaranteed. Subject to availability.

Things to do in San Marcos:

Commemorative Air Force Exhibit

Housed in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the Central Texas Wing is home to airworthy historic military warbirds. Permanently assigned aircraft includes a B-25 Mitchell Bomber (Yellow Rose), the only flying Bell P-39 fighter plane in the western hemisphere (Miss Connie), a newly restored C-45 (Lone Star Lady) and other extraordinary aircraft.

Longhorn Racing Academy

Get behind the wheel of the latest exotic supercars - on a real racetrack! No pace car. No speed limits. No experience needed! Professional instructors coach drivers (18+) to their personal limits and offer thrilling high-speed ride alongs for anyone on-site (12+).

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Head over to The Meadows Center for a very cool, and quintessential, San Marcos experience – the Glass-Bottom Boat Tour. The 30-minute tour of Spring Lake allows you to see the very bottom of the lake through a glass panel on the boat. You’ll see lots of flora and fauna, as well as the springs that give the lake its name.

San Marcos Outlets

Shop Big! Did you know the San Marcos Outlets make up 1.2 MILLION square feet of pure shopping paradise? Takes “shop till you drop” to a whole new level... With more than 220 name brand and luxury stores, 20 eateries and restaurants, and amazing discounts of up to 65% off retail - you have to see the United States' largest outlet shopping center for yourself!

Downtown Dining

The infusion of cultures and lifestyles in San Marcos bring a surprising range of flavors to the table. Soak up some local art while sipping your perfectly blended cup of jo. Grab a bite from a food trailer at one of the mobile eateries before hitting the river. Enjoy a freshly crafted dinner at a local restaurant then stroll the Downtown Square to catch live music or an adult beverage from a rooftop view.

The Wittliff Collection at Texas State University

Founded in 1986, the Wittliff Collections are devoted to collecting and preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest and to fostering “the spirit of place” in the wider world through the acquisition of significant archives and works of the Southwest’s literature, film and music, as well as the photography of the Southwest and Mexico.

A Note of Caution: As the date of this event draws closer, exhibitors and attendees may be subjected to improper solicitation from third-party housing agencies. If you are contacted by anyone asking if you “need a room for CECON or ASCE Texas’ annual conference” or represent themselves as the “CECON or ASCE Texas Housing Bureau,” please get as much information as you can – such as name of the company, the person calling, and their telephone number—and immediately email these details to office@texasce.org.

Poachers typically offer room reservations at a significantly lower quality. In other circumstances, cancellation policies are often harsh and unforgiving. DO NOT make any reservations through unknown companies. Most importantly, do not provide them with your personal information, especially your credit card number. These rogue companies (commonly referred to as “pirates” or “bandits”) may charge your credit card for services not rendered. For these reasons, and to support our efforts to give you a quality event, we encourage you to book your housing accommodations using the links provided by ASCE Texas Section on this website. 


Call: 512-472-8905

Email: office@texasce.org

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