Travel and Accommodations

Symposium Venue

Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Parking is complimentary for symposium attendees

Complimentary shuttle buses from the San Luis Resort (schedule below)

San Luis Resort Area Map (pdf)

Make the Most of Your Time in Galveston!

 


Official Symposium Hotels

SPE has arranged a room block at The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center and at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort to save you time and money. As a result, SPE is able to increase attendee benefits to provide a great experience, while keeping expenses low. Revenue from this event will be invested back into SPE and will support many other Society programs. Through your attendance, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Thank you for your support.

Hilton Galveston Island Resort 
5400 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77551

Book online or call the reservations department at 1.866.497.6960 to receive the symposium attendee rate of USD 179. ​

The SPE group rate is valid until 19 July 2022, after which the group rate will be subject to availability. Rates are valid three days before and after the event on an available basis. 

This rate includes:

  • Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking is 24 USD per night. 

The side entrance to the Galveston Island Convention Center is conveniently located about 200 feet from this hotel.

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The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center 5200 Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX 77551

Book online or call the reservations deparment at 1.800.392.5937 to receive the symposium attendee rate of USD 199 (with waived resort fee). ​

The SPE group rate is valid until 19 July 2022, after which the group rate will be subject to availability. Rates are valid three days before and after the event on an available basis. 

This rate includes:

  • Complimentary shuttle buses for attendees to the convention center 
  • Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking is USD 29 per night.

Complimentary Shuttles Buses 

From the San Luis Resort, every 20 minutes on:

  • Tuesday, 9 August              1700 - 1930
  • Wednesday, 10 August        0730 - 1830
  • Thursday, 11 August            0730 - 1700

From the San Luis Resort, go to the ground level (G), by door located at the back of the hotel. Drop-off area at the Convention Center is the east-side entrance.


Travel

Airport Information

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – 70 miles from convention center.
  • William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) - 40 miles from convention center.

Ground Transportation 

SPE members receive discounted car rental rates. If you rent a car, we encourage you to book early to ensure availability. 

Visa Information

Attendees from countries that require a US visa for entry are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.


COVID-19 Information

Read more about SPE’s commitment to your safety

COVID-19 Testing Resources

COVID-19 Practices at the Symposium

  • The health and safety of each SPE forum participants is our highest priority. To ensure this commitment, you will observe the following safety practices during your time at the forum.
  • Optional colored wristbands that you may wear to note your social distancing comfort level while networking at the forum.
    • Red – No contact. 6 feet apart. No exceptions.
    • Yellow – No contact. Still being cautious.
    • Green – Hi-fives and handshakes. Frequent hand washing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the resort.
  • Additional pump bottles available within and outside the General Session Room.
  • Disinfectant wipes available to use on shared audio and video equipment such as microphones and the laptop keypad and surface. (do not use liquid or spray on any of the equipment)