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Gearing up for San Antonio – Tips from Locals



When you come to San Antonio in March for the Spring 2020 Convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, you can expect to experience a city that is truly multi-cultural, vibrant and overflowing with entrepreneurial energy and ideas.

We are in the final stages of planning the agenda for the three-day convening which officially opens at the Marriott River Center on Monday, March 2 and concludes at noon on Wednesday, March 4. While we are planning for rich and meaningful experiences for you, we also have heard your requests for more unstructured time to meet with others and to explore the city.

 Many of you will be arriving Sunday and there are some dining options outlined below. 

 After a half-day of workshops and discussions on Monday, we will spend Monday evening at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology enjoying some great food from Chef Johnny Hernandez’ kitchen. We have some other surprises in store for you there, but we will save that for later.

 We will spend most of the day together Tuesday at the Marriott River Center, but you will be free to explore the city or meet with colleagues Tuesday evening.

The San Antonio host committee, along with our event planners, have developed the following list of dining options and some fun tips for you to think about as you plan your time in this beautiful city.

From Rudy Reyna, who grew up in San Antonio, the number one must-do is the River Walk and Market Square and for dinner on Tuesday night, he strongly urges you to think about Mi Tierra at the Market Square

And another member of the San Antonio Planning Committee, Tyler Schroeder, suggests the Pearl San Antonio (just north of downtown San Antonio), which has some great shopping and restaurants, including La Gloria, which is right on the San Antonio river. A must see is the Emma Hotel which includes an amazing bar!

And as you begin to think about what to pack, we wanted to remind you that temperatures in San Antonio fluctuate between the mid-50s at night to the mid-70s during the days.

Also, we will load all of this information on the Attendify App in the coming weeks.