Activities & Events

Austin is a “big city with a small-town heart.” With the perfect mix of exceptional barbecue, a vibrant arts scene, an expanding foodie haven, and a diverse music scene, please don’t miss an opportunity to explore. We have arranged opportunities for you to spend some time learning more about what makes this city so special while having a great time.

Pre-Conference Activities

Tuesday, April 9

BBQ and Brewery Adventure 
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a full BBQ experience at an authentic Texas BBQ joint. Lunch will include mouth-watering brisket, fall off the bone ribs, smoked sausage, and more! You will get a behind-the-scenes tour by the pit master himself to uncover some of the secrets of Texas BBQ. Learn the history and importance of BBQ in the Lone Star State and the cooking techniques that make it unique and some of the best in the world. In addition, enjoy complimentary beer flights from two local craft breweries.

The Complete Austin Experience 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Discover the funky neighborhoods, local lore, and memorable residents that help "Keep Austin Weird" on a city tour. See all of Austin's key attractions: Texas State Capitol, South Congress Avenue, Graffiti Park, Lady Bird Lake, the East Side, Rainey Street, Texas State Cemetery, UT Campus, and more! Hear how Austin became the "Live Music Capital of the World" and gain an insider's knowledge of favorite live music venues. Learn how BBQ came to the Lone Star State as well as secret cooking techniques on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour by the pit master himself!

Please see the Pricing page for pre-conference activity fees.

Conference Events

Tuesday, April 9
Welcome Reception
Palm Court, Fairmont Austin
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us on the 7th floor terrace for the official kickoff to Envision 2019! The Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as new people. Enjoy food and drinks and keep your eyes and ears open for a Texas tradition known for firing up Texas fans!

Wednesday, April 10
Off-Site Reception
Envision Block Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Renovated houses turned into bungalow bars reign supreme on this increasingly popular tucked-away street. Join us for a special night in the heart of downtown Austin with a block party at two of Rainey Street’s most popular bars.

Clive Bar maintains a rustic yet polished interior and a fun, laid-back vibe. Across the street, Container Bar brings sustainable architecture and alcoholic beverages together under one roof—it’s made of repurposed and stacked shipping containers with an awesome series of multi-level outdoor decks.

Sunrise Group Fitness

Thursday, April 11
SUP Yoga Class
See Austin in a whole new way — from the Lake
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy a unique Yoga class with the best views in town. A certified Yoga instructor will guide you on SUPs (standup paddleboard) to strengthen and stretch. All levels are welcome, no previous SUP or Yoga experience necessary. We only have 10 available slots for this fun 1-hour class! Register now!

Friday, April 12
AIR Fun Run/Walk
Meet us in the Fairmont Austin Lobby
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

We’re walking, strolling, and running. Join us early for this fun, on-the-move healthy networking experience around Lady Bird Lake. All levels of fitness are encouraged to participate!

Corporate Social Responsibility

Many hands make light work! AIR is excited to host a preparedness kitting event throughout Envision with disaster recovery non-profit, Good360. Join us in between sessions and at breaks to assemble disaster recovery kits, which will go directly into the hands of people most in need after disaster strikes.

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