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The 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition travels to San Antonio, TX, March 15–18. Join your colleagues for informative and thought-provoking education sessions, but also take time to enjoy the culture and sights of San Antonio.

San Antonio is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States, drawing visitors with many historic sites, charming neighborhoods and cultural highlights. Many of these amazing attractions can be found a short walk away from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, headquarters for the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.

The San Antonio River Walk is arguably one of the most recognizable landmarks in the downtown area. It is lined with lush vegetation, shops, restaurants and clubs. Spend some time in La Villita, a historic arts village where you can purchase that perfect piece to commemorate your visit to San Antonio. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city and the beautiful Texas landscape from the Tower of the Americas, a remnant of HemisFair ‘68. And no trip to San Antonio would be complete without a visit to the Spanish colonial missions, the most famous of which is the Alamo.

Are you an arts buff? San Antonio boasts a thriving arts community bolstered by both public institutions and private galleries. The Witte Museum features innovative exhibitions and programs that highlight South Texas history, culture and natural science. The McNay Art Museum, founded in 1954, displays nearly 20,000 works from masters such as Renoir and Gauguin, to Medieval and Renaissance Art, to one of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest. Located in downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Museum of Art has a large collection of art of the Americas, and in recent years has cultivated a large collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. If you are interested in something outside of a traditional museum, Artpace and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center support and feature local and international rising stars. March is Contemporary Art Month and will feature many special programs and exhibitions at more than 400 locations.

The Texas Hill Country, just north of San Antonio, is just the place for those looking to get out of the big city for a few days of relaxation. It is comprised of 19 counties that are filled with lakes, rivers, springtime wildflowers, historic small towns and scenic two-lane highways. Take advantage of horseback riding at one of the many working guest ranches in the area with a trip to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World. Or, spend time in Fredericksburg where the town’s German roots shine through in everything from food to lodging. The Texas Wine Trail is a top destination for oenophiles, with wineries in Marble Falls, New Braunfels and Stonewall, among others.

Make the most of your trip by taking “The Science of Learning” out to the sights of San Antonio and beyond. Register for the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition today to take advantage of ADEA’s outstanding programming in this exciting and historic setting.

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