About Dallas

Educational Workshop: Sept. 22-23, 2020
Main Conference: Sept. 24-26, 2020
Satellite Symposium: Sept. 27, 2020

In the mid-1990s Dallas ranked as Texas’ second largest city, next to Houston, and the eighth largest in the United States. Closing in on the twenty-first century, the city continued to thrive with a healthy and diversified economy and ranked high in the nation in convention activity, as an insurance and oil industry center, in the concentration of corporate headquarters, in manufacturing, and in electronics and other high-technology industries. After national economic downturns in the early part of the new century, Texas is primed for growth. Abundant job growth in many business sectors, coupled with a rapidly-growing population and a healthy economy, mean Dallas is poised for a bright future [Historical Information: Dallas Historical Society]

Views of Dallas, TX
Views of Dallas, TX

How to Get Around

Taxis and Ride-Sharing Apps
Taxis and rideshares are everywhere in Dallas; popular rideshare apps include Uber and Lyft, and the Curb app connects people to taxis and other professional for-hire drivers.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

With 64 DART Rail stations, 10 TRE stations and 14 bus transfer facilities, your DART pass is like a key to the city — putting you within steps of the places you go every day. View the DART schedule.

DART buses and trains operate daily from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight. DART Rail offers service every 7½-15 minutes during rush hours, and 20 minutes during the midday and weekends, and 30 minutes late at night. Bus schedules vary by neighborhood. In addition, service times and schedules vary on holidays. Use the online DART Trip Planner, Google Transit or contact DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111 for complete information

Dallas Streetcars

Dallas Streetcar

The city’s modern streetcar system extends 2.45 miles from Dallas Union Station to the popular Bishop Arts District. Hours of operation for this free service are 5:30 a.m. to midnight, every 20 minutes, seven days a week.

M-Line Trolley

Dallas M-Line Trolley

This vintage trolley links the downtown Dallas Arts District with the trendy shops, galleries and bistros of Uptown, including West Village, with connections to DART Rail at Cityplace/Uptown Station. Newly completed is a southern extension along St. Paul and Olive streets to near St. Paul and Pearl/Arts District stations and Klyde Warren Park.

How to Get Here? — Airport Information

Dallas Love Field (5 miles)
Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (18 miles)