FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PACKING

What will the weather be like?

The average weather in Austin for the month of September is a high of 90°F (32°C) and a low of 69° (20°C), with rain 5 days of the month.

What should I pack?

We suggest packing:

  • Multiple layers to adjust to outdoor and indoor temperature changes 
  • Your favorite natural bug spray, if you plan on spending time outdoors
  • A large water bottle

You might also consider bringing:

  • Cash for buying snacks and swag from vendors (some also take cards). If you forgot to get cash out, our interactive map shows close-by ATMs.
Is there a dress code?

You are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in! We have a small request to help those with chemical sensitivities: please avoid wearing any scents, such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, or clothes laundered with scented fabric softener during the conference.

TRANSPORTATION

How do I get to the venue?

The venue is located at:

Gather on N. Lamar
5540 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

Click here for directions to Gather on North Lamar in Google Maps.  

Please see the Travel Information page for directions from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Gather on North Lamar. 

Where can I park?

Gather on North Lamar has ample free parking on-site.

LODGING

Where should I stay?

With Austin being the location for so many big events, Austin has an abundance of beautiful and modern Airbnbs! In our experience, sharing an Airbnb with other summit attendees is one of the most fun ways to spend the weekend and gives it a “summer camp” feel, while also giving you access to a kitchen to cook and enjoy nourishing food together.

Find AirBnb homes in Austin the weekend of Advance

If you wish to stay at a hotel, there are a few options:

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, Texas, USA, 78704

The venue has a code for a 10% discount at the Hyatt Regency Austin that you may use. Book online here or call (800) 233-1234 and use the special discount code 02964.

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

The Highlander Hotel Austin
6200 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Habitat Suites Hotel
500 E Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

FOOD

How much time is there for lunch?

The lunch break on Saturday is 90 minutes, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

The talk on Sunday will end at 1:30 pm with a short snack break in the middle, and we encourage you to go out for lunch afterwards and try some of Austin’s best fare!

What lunch options are available at or near the venue?

Lunch will be provided at the venue on Saturday. If you registered for Saturday and Sunday, your ticket is inclusive of lunch.

For off-site lunch options:

  • Check out the interactive Google Map we created with real-food-friendly restaurants and grocery stores.
  • Check Yelp for nearby food options.

You can also buy some healthy snacks and try samples from the food and drink exhibitors.

What is being served at lunch on Saturday?

Details coming soon!

Can I bring a significant other to the lunch?

Unfortunately, no, since the lunch is just for ticket-holders. We appreciate your understanding!

Where can I get coffee?

The following coffee shops are located near the Gather North Lamar venue:

Barrett’s Coffee
713 W St Johns Ave
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 677-7667
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Brentwood Social House
1601 W Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 362-8656
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Fat Cats: Organic Coffee & Desserts
7020 Easy Wind Dr #140
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 296-2960
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Kick Butt Café
5775 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 454-5425
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TECHNOLOGY

Is there an app or program?

There’s no app for this conference, but we encourage you to use this website, as it has all of the information you’ll need for the weekend: the speaker lineup, the schedule, this FAQ page, transport to and from the venue and airport, an interactive map with options for restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, etc. and more!

Is WiFi available in the venue?

Yes, there is fast Wifi available within both the Monroe and North Lamar venues.

Where is the nearest ATM?

We’ve got you covered! Use our interactive map to find the closest ATMs to the venue and directions to get there.

Will there be recordings available for purchase?

Yes, digital video recordings of the talks will be available 4-6 weeks after the event for $225. If you attend the event, you can get the recordings at a discounted rate of just $100!

REGISTRATION

How long do I have to register?

Registration through this website will close one week before the event or until we sell out (whichever comes first), so you have until Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. We anticipate this event will sell out as we have limited seating, and we will not be taking registrations at the door, so don’t wait; book now to reserve your spot!

Is the Sunday workshop included in my registration?

Yes, both the Saturday and Sunday are included in your ticket!

What do I do if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel and require a refund, you may request it by following these steps:

  • Log into your Eventbrite account.
  • Click on your profile name and select Tickets from the dropdown.
  • Find your order and select it.
  • Select Request a Refund.

We will respond within 1 week, or 2 business days if you paid using PayPal. When issued, refunds can take up to 5 business days to show on your account (7 business days for outside of the United States).

No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests submitted after September 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST.

If you are an exhibitor and need to cancel, please contact Kate Hughes at khughes@nutritionaltherapy.com.

When will the exhibitor area be open?

There will be plenty of time for you to stretch your legs and visit with vendors during the exhibitor breaks, as well as on Saturday morning before the event starts. Check out the schedule for specific times!

Are you accepting volunteers for this event?

Not for this event, but we will be for our annual conference, Roots, in March 2019! Make sure you’re signed up for notifications to be emailed when we open up applications for volunteers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

How many CEUs will I be eligible to receive for attending?

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 business Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending both days of the conference.

Other ways to earn more CEUs are:

  • Attending other NTA events, such as our Annual Conference & pre-conference workshops
  • Purchasing recordings of past NTA conferences or summits and submitting a CEU Report on each speaker
  • Completing a third-party certification course, such as the ones listed on our CEU Opportunities page
Will I receive a printed Certificate of Completion?

A digital version of your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you after the conference. When you are ready to renew your membership, you may submit your Certificate of Completion to get CEUs.

In order to streamline our processes and be kinder to the environment, we no longer print hard copies of the Certificates of Completion. We appreciate your understanding!

OTHER

Questions Regarding Exhibiting, Registration, and Tickets

For questions regarding exhibiting, registration, or tickets that aren’t answered on this FAQ, please contact Kate Hughes or Kaitlyn Chock directly via email.

  • Kate Hughes: khughes@nutritionaltherapy.com
  • Kaitlyn Chock: kchock@nutritionaltherapy.com

You can also use the email form on the Contact Page.

All Other Questions

For all other questions, please contact the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® directly via email, phone, fax, or mail:

  • Email: nta@nutritionaltherapy.com
  • Toll Free: (800) 918-9798
  • Local: (360) 493-0900
  • Fax: (360) 528-2564
  • Address: PO Box 354, Olympia, WA 98507

You can also use the email form on the Contact Page.