Optional Events

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. The following optional events have been planned to optimize your networking and give you a taste of all that Austin has to offer!

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Wednesday, April 11
8-10 p.m.
Young Professionals Evening Out 
Sponsored by:

Cost: $45

Join SIOR young professionals for the always-popular Young Professionals Evening Out at Moonshine Grill, where they take you back to a simpler time, greeting guests like family, serving up great food and interesting cocktails. This signature YP event includes hors d'oeuvres and full open bar.
Thursday, April 12
8 a.m. - 12 noon
Spouse/Significant Other Breakfast & Tour: Austin Art Crawl
Cost: $100

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.

Austin's art scene stretches from high-end museum quality exhibits in upscale galleries to some of the country's best street murals. This Austin Art Crawl will take in a great cross-section of materially and includes fine contemporary pieces and locally made treasures. In between galleries, you'll weave through the city checking the best street art, from HOPE Outdoor Gallery, to the famed "I love you so much" mural, the "Austin Postcard" and offbeat works tucked off the tourist path.

Food truck dessert
Guided tour
7:30-10:30 p.m. Independent Broker Group (IBG) Dinner - SOLD OUT
Sponsored by:



This event is open only to independent brokers who are not affiliated with a national/global firm or network.

Join fellow IBG members for appetizers, dinner and drinks at Max's Wine Dive, where they are passionate about food and wine. Max's prides itself on bringing gourmet comfort food made from the highest quality local ingredients in a unique and exciting atmosphere. Be sure to register early as this popular event will sell out!

The IBG dinner is limited to SIOR IBG designees and their guests.
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Office Broker Dinner
Sponsored by:

Cost: $100

Join fellow SIOR Office Specialists and KDC Real Estate for the always popular Office Dinner at Bob's Steak and Chop House. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Bob's is an Austin steakhouse that offers the best. combining simple elegance, a lively atmosphere, fine wines, and large cuts of the finest steaks, chops, and seafood. Advanced registration is recommended as this event will likely sell out.

Friday, April 13
12:30-3:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Live Music Tour - SOLD OUT

Discover Austin's musical heritage and what makes it the "Live Music Capital of the World." You'll weave around town visiting key heritage neighborhoods and musical sites and go back in time to where it all started in the 1800s at Scholtz Biergarten. Hear about Austin legends such as Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn and modern day local celebrities like Bob SChneider, Malfod Milligan, and Guy Forsyth.

Transportation and Tour
Live Music Performance at Antone's
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Behind the Scenes at COTA
Cost: $110

Did you know that Austin is home to the only purpose-built F1 track in the US? The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) track is a must-visit while in Austin. A COTA-certified guide will tell all about how COTA came to be as you tour the track and facilities including the Main Grandstand Suites, Austin 360 Amiptheater, and more!

Entry to COTA
Tour Guide
Box Lunch
1-5:15 p.m. Austin BBQ & Brew - SOLD OUT

Austin has dozens of BBQ joints ranging from new food trucks to long-established downtown restaurants. The city also has 18 licensed breweries, many producing award-winning brews of national and international acclaim. This tour provides the best of both, with stops at two breweries and two BBQ pits for unique craft beer and samples of out-of-this-world BBQ. This combination tour is a dream come true for every meat-lover and beer enthusiast!

BBQ tastings (adds up to a full meal)
Beer tastings at two breweries
One brewery tour
Tour Guide

1-5 p.m.
Hill Country Sampler
Cost: $160

You'll leave Austin and take a leisurely half-day visit to quaint Dripping Springs, the "Gateway to Hill Country." The city proudly boasts that it offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, heritage, and good old-fashioned hospitality. Throughout the tour, you will sample some great examples of locally produced beers, spirits, ciders and/or wines, and learn about the craftsmanship, ingredients, passion and patience that go into making these drinks so special. On this tour, we'll also hit one of Austin's newest breweries en route to the east side for tastings.

Tour Guide
Craft Tasting at each venue

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