New Ideas Annual Conference

2019 Travel & Hotel

Conference Hotel

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

All events take place at the Moody Gardens, unless otherwise noted.

Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554  (map)
(409) 741-8484
Self-Park: Complimentary; Valet: $20 (daily, includes in/out privileges)*

TSAE room block is now closed. 

Conference Bus

Sit back and let us do the driving! We will be offering a bus from Austin to Galveston and back for Association Professionals only.

$75 round trip; open to association professionals only. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019
7:30 am (arrive by 7:00 am)
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Austin Central
6121 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752 (map)
Parking: Free parking provided. Please park on the western side of the property (facing Pappadeaux)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
12:00 pm (depart immediately following closing session) 
4:00 PM (approximate arrival time at Crowne Plaza)

Online registration closed. Please call 512-444-1974 to purchase a bus ticket. 

Sponsored by South Padre Island CVB

Getting to Galveston Island


Moody Gardens is approximately one (1) hour from Houston, three and a half hours (3.5) from Austin and four and a half (4.5) hours from Dallas/Fort Worth. 


Houston is served by two major airports. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is 70 miles from the hotel and Hobby (HOU) is 40 miles from the hotel. 

More information on getting to Moody Gardens Hotel

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