Dress / Attire

As this is a professional, business conference, the recommended attire is “business” casual that is reflective of dress attire in Corporate America.  We also know that you want to be comfortable when it is time to mingle, go shopping, and going out to dinner immediately after the daily sessions.  

Temperature and Climate

Houston, while hot and muggy in the summer, can be brutally cold in the winter.  The area sometimes experiences freezing and icy driving conditions.   *** Update *** Temperatures are expected to be mid-50s – mid 70s during the week of the conference.  There is also a light chance of showers.


As with all professional conference, there are expenses associated with providing a venue that is of high standards and with a great atmosphere.  And while we have done everything possible in keeping the registration as low as possible, everyone – including spouses – must register in order that fairness is ensured and that there is not a financial deficit.   
The registration includes entrance to all session, conference materials (notebooks, presenter’s papers, “favors”, and refreshment breaks (beverages, hors d’oeuvres, etc.).  All attendees to the conference will be issued badges which allows you entrance to all general and focused sessions in addition to enjoying the refreshment breaks.  There are plenty of restaurant venues in or around the DoubleTree for your pleasure.

Hotel/Conference Venue

Houston Zoo
Cheetahs, jellyfish, elephants, blue whales, parrots—these are just a few of the animals you can see up close at the Houston Zoo (7.9 miles). The zoo is open daily and ticket prices range from $10.50 to $17.00. If you visit on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May, you can get in for free after noon. Check the daily schedule for feeding times and special events happening each day.

Minute Maid Park

Take your family out to a ballgame at Minute Maid Park (8.9 miles). Home of the Houston Astros, this state-of-the-art baseball stadium features a natural grass playing field, and was the first to feature a retractable roof. This means the game goes on rain or shine! Nearby Attractions:

  • Downtown Aquarium, 8.4 miles
  • Christ Church Cathedral, 8.5 miles
  • University of Houston, 8.8 miles
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 28.7 miles
  • Old Town Spring, 29.3 miles
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center / Space Center Houston, 31.4 miles
  • Kemah Boardwalk, 38.8 miles
  • Moody Mansion Museum, 56.4 miles
  • Galveston Island, 61.2 miles

Sports Arenas & Entertainment Venues:

  • Marq*E Entertainment Center, 4.4 miles
  • Arena Theatre, 4.8 miles
  • Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 6.8 miles
  • NRG Stadium (Houston Texans), 7.1 miles
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre, 7.4 miles
  • Revention Music Center, 8.1 miles
  • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 8.1 miles
  • Theatre Under the Stars, 8.2 miles
  • Toyota Center (Houston Rockets), 8.5 miles
  • George R. Brown Convention Center, 9.1 miles
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 16 miles

Local Districts & Nearby Cities to Explore:

  • Richmond Avenue Entertainment District, 1 mile
  • Greenway Plaza, 3 miles
  • Museum District, 7 miles
  • Houston Heights District, 7.9 miles
  • Theater District, 8 miles
  • Central Business District, 8.2 miles
  • CityCentre, 8.7 miles
  • Downtown Houston, 8.8 miles
  • GreenStreet, 9 miles
  • Galveston Bay, 35 miles


Bush International  (Houston Inter-continental) – is located on the north-side of Houston and is approximately 18.6 miles from the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway
Houston Hobby – is located on the south-side of Houston and is approximately 14.4 miles from the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway.


Don’t be shocked!  Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Portland, and New York City are not the only cities that have traffic.  Like any major U.S. city, Houston is subject to have heavy traffic patterns during the morning and late afternoon/evening hours so allow ample time to and from the airport.