Location and Travel

The annual Elementary Technology Conference is held at the beautiful, beachside Galveston Island Convention Center. While you are in Galveston, you’ll want to enjoy some of the many local attractions. Soak up some sun at the beach or consider some more adventurous water sports. If you love architecture and old homes, historic Galveston’s beautiful Bishop’s PalaceMoody Mansion, and other historic sites are not to be missed. Splash around at Schlitterbahn, a favorite Texas water park. Explore the amazing options at Moody Gardens. You can meet penguins and more at the Aquarium Pyramid. Have close encounters with free-roaming monkeys and macaws at the Rainforest Pyramid. Visit the Discovery Museum, 3D and 4D theaters, or take a paddlewheel boat cruise.
Traveling to Galveston
The Galveston Island Convention Center is located on Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, it is just across the street from the beach!

Convention Center Address and Contact Information

Galveston Island Convention Center

5600 Seawall Boulevard

Galveston Island, Texas 77551



(800) 445-0090

Airports Near Galveston
William P Hobby Airport
William P Hobby Airport is the closest international airport to Galveston. Located on the southern side of Houston, it’s only about 40 miles (less than an hour if traffic cooperates) from the terminal to the beach.

George Bush International Airport
The largest airport in Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is about 70 miles and 80 minutes (depending on traffic) from Galveston.

Convention Center Parking
Cost: First and foremost, parking in the convention center parking garage is complimentary. (That’s right. FREE parking!)

Location: The two-story parking garage is directly below the Convention Center with over 700 parking spaces.

Garage Entrances: There are two entrances on 57th street and one entrance from the Hilton parking lot.

Shuttle Hours of Operation

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from Holiday Inn Valet to The San Luis Resort North Lobby to the Galveston Island Convention Center East Entrance (Hilton Side Entrance).

Sunday 6/11 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Monday 6/12 6:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6/13 6:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.