New Ideas Annual Conference

2019 Travel & Hotel

Conference Hotel

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554  (map)
(409) 741-8484 
Rate: $169 (+taxes) single/double
Room block cut-off date: August 23

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

Reserve Hotel Room


Self-Park: Complimentary; Valet: $20 (daily, includes in/out privileges)*


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. Depart from central Austin on the morning of Sunday, September 15 and return following the closing brunch on Tuesday. Free parking will be available at our departing location. 

Registration coming soon.

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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