Travel and Directions
Dallas, TX has two airports to choose from: Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport. They are both approximately 10 miles away from the conference venue. For a map to/from the conference venue from DFW airport or Dallas Love Field, click here.
The Westin Galleria Dallas is located at 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75240, United States.
From Dallas Love Field Airport
Turn left onto Mockingbird Lane. Stay in the left lane and take the Dallas Tollway North. Take the Galleria/Alpha Exit. The hotel will be on the northeast corner (approximately 9 miles from the airport).
Take I-635 West to the Galleria/Dallas Parkway Exit and turn right onto Dallas Parkway. The hotel is immediately on the right.
Take Interstate 75 South to I-635 West. Take the Galleria/Dallas Parkway Exit and turn right onto Dallas Parkway. The hotel is immediately on the right.
From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Take the North Airport Exit to Interstate 635 East. Proceed approximately 10 miles. Take Exit 22D (Dallas Parkway North) and turn left at the second traffic light, and the hotel is on the right.
TexTESOL has secured special pricing on a limited number of room at the Westin Galleria Dallas. These rooms must be reserved by October 11. Last year, we ran out of rooms, so please book early! Secured rate: $159/night.
Basic Hotel Info
- Check-in time: 3 PM
- Check-out time: 12 PM
- Complimentary WiFi for TexTESOL guests
- Pets welcome
- WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio
- 24-hour business center
- Rooftop pool (heated) and splash deck
- In-room spa
- Connected to Galleria Shopping Center
Venue parking is available for free at the Galleria mall. While you can park in any of the parking garages at the mall, the closest one to the conference is the Purple Garage. This underground garage is directly across from the Westin. Simply follow the signs and take the elevator or stairs to reach the ground level entrance to the hotel. See map for additional details. Valet parking is also available at the Westin for $16/day, $28/overnight.
Conference registration includes the following meals: Friday full hot breakfast, Saturday continental breakfast, and Saturday plated awards lunch. Menus to be announced closer to conference date. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Friday lunch is on-your-own. The Westin Galleria Dallas is steps away from the Galleria food court which boasts a number of economical fast food options, as well as sit-down restaurants. Click here for a full list of dining options.
We encourage you to enjoy all that Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer. On both Friday and Saturday, all conference events are wrapped up by early evening, so there is plenty of opportunity to get out and experience the city. Downtown Dallas is only a short Uber ride away. And check out this list of note-worthy Dallas destinations.
If you don’t want to wander too far away from the conference venue, consider going for an evening ice skate! The Galleria boasts a large ice skating rink where many Olympic athletes have performed over the years.
Each of the four active Texas affiliates will host their own affiliate meeting on Friday afternoon from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. If you’re interested in connecting with TexTESOLers from your region, be sure and plan to attend these sessions. Directly following, each affiliate will raffle off a basket (approximately ~$60-80 in value) at the President’s Reception.
Each affiliate will also be awarding a TexTESOLer of the Year award at the Saturday Awards Banquet and will invite their “Best of the Best” from their region to present at the conference. See map to determine which affiliate you belong to!
We will be using an online scheduling app called Sched to access the conference program. This will become available in late September. Be on the lookout for an email from Eventbrite and Sched with further details. In the meantime, for descriptions of the keynote and featured speaker sessions, click here. For full info about the preconference, click here.