2019 ARWS Conference Hotel & Venue

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

701 East 11th Street

Austin, Texas  78701

All conference sessions, events, and lodging for ARWS are in one location for your convenience. For those arriving early to the conference who need to book the hotel on November 6th, call the Sheraton Austin directly at 512-478-1111 or 512-404-6200. Do NOT press the Reservations number. Instead, dial 6926 to talk to Kalisha, who organizes Group Reservations and is available 8-5 on regular weekdays. [Thanks to Joyce Kinkead of Utah State University for these instructions.]


For our young organization to sustain its capacity to organize a national conference, it is crucial that conference participants book rooms at our conference hotel. Our contract rate with the Sheraton for using their conference rooms is dependent on our ability to book a block of hotel rooms. We appreciate your support in this when choosing a place to stay. The ARWS group rate is available at the conference hotel until 5 pm, Oct. 15, 2019.


Thursday PM, Nov. 7  [ PDF ]

  • Workshop 1: 1-4 PM

  • Workshop 2-Part 1: 1-2:25 PM

  • Roundtable: 2:35-4 PM

Friday, Nov. 8

  • Keynote

  • Conference Panels

  • Newcomers Welcome

Saturday, Nov. 9

  • Featured Speaker

  • Plenary Speaker

  • Workshop 2-Part 2

  • Conference Panels

  • Business Meeting


Arrival Date: November 7

Departure Date: November 10

NOTE: If you're interested in extending your stay in Austin, ARWS room rates will be available November 6-10, depending upon availability.  

Feel like exploring? Please visit our When in Austin page for things to do and places to visit while enjoying your time with ARWS.


Single Rate:   $199 + taxes/fees per night

Double Rate: $199 + taxes/fees per night

Triple Rate:   $219 + taxes/fees per night

Quad Rate:    $239 + taxes/fees per night

Click any of the Book a Room links on this page to reserve rooms with conference rates or call the Sheraton's group reservations center at 1-888-627-8349 and reference the Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies Conference.