User:Ckoerner/SWMCon Spring 2015 Starting Notes
SMWCon Spring 2015 - St. Louis, MO
3 Day Conference May 6-8
Wednesday - Friday
T-REX a co-working space and tech incubator. T-REX is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. It's within walking distance of the majority of hotels and public transportation.
Thursday night will be our social night out together. We’d love to host a catered dinner at the City Museum. It’s a converted International Shoe building that houses a ton of things to climb in, on, and around. A school bus just out from the roof and there’s a ferris wheel you can ride. Don’t forget the 10 story slide and bizarre labyrinth of crawlspaces.
Lambert St. Louis International Airport
St. Louis is home to the Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Airlines include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and US Airways.
From the airport you can take either a taxi, of which there are many servicing the terminals or use public transportation. Uber also operates it’s “Uber Black” services within the city.
St. Louis has a light-rail system that terminates at the Lambert Airport. From the airport you can buy a one-way ticket, round-trip, or multi-day pass which will take you all the way into downtown St. Louis.
The two closest stations to the conference venue are the Convention Center Metrolink Station, and the Union Station Metrolink Station. Both are a short (<1mile) walk to the conference location.
We also have a robust GPS-tracked bus system within the city and surrounding county. More details at: http://www.metrostlouis.org/
There are many options for lodging during the event. Many of these hotels are located a mere block or two from the nearest light rail station. all are less than a mile from either suggested venues.
Here’s just a few options.
- Omni Majestic
- Embassy Suites
- The Magnolia
- Westin (a little further, but near Busch Stadium!)
If attendees arrive early, or staying later, there are a ton of great local restaurants to try.
- Caruso’s Deli - a great local deli that’s been around for years. Best sandwiches in St. Louis.
- Bailey’s Range
- Schlafly Tap Room - A local brewery with more types of beer than you could imagine.
- Mango - an upscale Peruvian restaurant with a splendid bar and wine election. If the weather is agreeable their outside patio is a joy.
Other Things to Do
- The Gateway Arch is about 1.3 miles from the conference venue
- St. Louis Cardinals home game (if in town)
- Union Station
- St. Louis Public Library