SIOR members are encouraged to bring spouses and significant others to all conferences .There are always activities for family and guests to enjoy. In addition, spouses and significant others may receive additional discounts. Sign up as a guest attendee and join us in New Orleans!

Please note: Spouses and significant others who are also industry professionals must register as a member or non-member attendee and are not entitled to the spouse/significant other reduced registration rate.

Conference Events

If you register as a spouse/significant other attendee, all official events are included in your registration fee. Below are a few of the events included in the registration fee that you won’t want to miss.

Spouse/Significant Other Tour: Austin Art Crawl ($)
Thursday, April 12, 8 a.m.-12 noon
If art is your thing, this Austin Art Crawl will take you under the city's creative scene. Join other SIOR spouses and significant others for breakfast on Thursday morning. This breakfast will provide an opportunity for guests to meet and get to know each other on the first day of the conference. Following breakfast, attendees will depart for on an Austin Art Crawl.

Friday Optional Events
Friday, April 13, times vary
What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, we encourage you to explore Austin and create a soundtrack all your own. Optional events include:

- Behind the Scenes Live Music Tour
- Behind the Scenes at COTA
- Austin BBQ & Brew Tour
- Hill Country Sampler
The Panattoni Party: Keep Austin Weird
Friday, April 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Austin, TX, is one of the funkiest, quirkiest, weirdest cities in the United States so let's celebrate Austin's uniqueness with a Keep Austin Weird party. Join your fellow SIORs at The Fairmont for a closing night party and experience the weirdness of Austin, TX with heavy hors d'oeuvres, full open bar, and lots of entertainment.


Local Area

Interested in things to do in the Austin area? Fairmont Austin is located in the heart of the central business district, within walking distance to the State Capitol, restaurants, galleries and shops. Austin offers rich cultural history, yet continues to be an ever-evolving city. Experience the stunning outdoors or explore the countless music venues that string together the Live Music Capital of the World. Highlights include:

  • Rainey Street Historic District
  • Downtown Austin
  • East Austin
  • Red River Cultural District
  • Sixth Street
  • South Congress

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