Urban Exploration

Location | Austin, TX 
Dates | May 1st - 3rd

Salt Lake City leaders can learn from the successes and challenges manifest in growing Austin. The Downtown Alliance's Urban Exploration trip brings public and private sector leaders together to build relationships, learn from Austin's experience and inspire additional innovation in Salt Lake City. We are currently working to strategically select projects in Austin that correlate to emerging developments and initiatives in downtown Salt Lake City.

Registration | REGISTER HERE

The sixth annual Urban Exploration trip will take place in Austin, Texas. The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st through Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Participants should expect to arrive in Austin for the start of the program by 5:30PM on Wednesday, May 1st.

Schedule at a Glance: View our Itinerary 

The registration fee for the Urban Exploration is $2,500 and that includes all programmed activities, select meals, hotel room for 3 nights at the Hotel Van Zandt, staffing and briefing materials. Trip participants are responsible for airfare, extra hotel nights and meals before/after formal trip itinerary. The deadline to obtain the $2,500 rate is March 15, 2019. After March 15th, the fee will be $2,800.  

Registration, accommodation or sponsorship questions? Contact Nancy Kaschmitter at .

Cancellation Policy | Partial refunds of registration and guest fees will be granted if written notification is given by March 15th, 2019. Please contact

Important Dates:
Jan 9 - March 15 - Registrations accepted
March 15 - Final date to reserve $2,500 rate
May 1 - 3 - Urban Exploration | Austin, TX

Download printable save the date HERE 

Previous Trips

2018 | Minneapolis See what we did in Minneapolis in our day 1 and day 2 blogs. 

2017 | Boston Explore our blog to see day 1 and day 2 of our Boston trip. Highlights include the Boston Public Market, Fort Point Redevelopment, The Greenway and more. 

2016 | San Francisco Take a look at our blog to see day 1 and day 2 of our Bay Area trip. Highlights include the Ferry Building Public Market, urban placeholders in Hayes Valley and more. 

2015 | Chicago Check out our blog to see day 1 and day 2 of our Chicago trip. Highlights include Millennium Park, co-working spaces, the 606 neighborhood, street murals, river cruise and more. 

2014 | NYC The most populous city in the United States, New York City is an urban metropolis like none other. It is the world center for culture and innovation, science and technology, proximity and efficiency.