2014 National Conference
Austin, Texas

For the first time ASEV will host the National Conference in Austin and in conjunction with the ASEV Eastern Section chapter Annual Meeting. You will have many options for work and play. The Texas Hill Country Vineyard and Winery Tour will launch the week followed by the Eastern Section student Oenolympics. Diverse professional opportunities will abound with over 160 research reports, two symposia – Water Use Efficiency and Winemaking for Challenging Environments, the Merit Award presentation by Dr. Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis, other keynote speakers, and Industry Seminars and supplier displays.

Austin is a bicycle-friendly city and ranked one of the fittest cities in the U.S. with 10 miles of trails that border Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin by our conference hotel. The trails serve as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists. The lake offers stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking and leisurely canoe-paddling.  Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals are available at various spots along the trail. You can also cool off in the constant 68-degree waters of Barton Springs Pool, a spring-fed swimming hole in Zilker Park. It was voted the “Best Swimming Hole in Texas.” And of course, Austin is well known for fine dining and food trucks, music and arts. Austin is also the gateway to surrounding historic towns, vineyards and wineries. You may know that Austin is officially known as The Live Music Capital of the World but you may not know the unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” in the spirit of pro-local community based organizations.