Optional Social Events

ITA & FUN – They Are Synonymous!


While planning your trip, please try to set aside some ”Personal Time” to enjoy one or more of the many things the Social Committee has planned or other things you might enjoy while in Austin. Remember that each Social activity below has links to read more about the activity and/or location. 

Click here to email Social committee with any questions.

Most of the activities have an additional cost and the prices are shown in each section below.  Keep in mind that your standard registration fee includes all Meals, the Sunday Receptions, and Monday Night's Party Event! 

Sign Up is Easy

If you are ALREADY REGISTERED for the Collaborative:  Login to the ITA website, Go to My ITA, My Events, Beside 2022 Fall Collaborative, choose Add Session(s).

Click Here to REGISTER for the Fall Collaborative & to SIGN UP for these events.

>> Golf options <<



 For Early Arrivals


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Please contact Steve Krueger (skrueger@chortek.com) to get signed up

Tee times starting at 12:30 – golf paid directly to golf course 



Primary Golf Event


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9:00am Beginning Tee Times
Transportation leaves hotel 7:30am, return leaves Club at 2:30pm (30 min drive)

$175 - Includes Golf, Cart and Tax, Range Balls, Transportation and 2 Drink Tickets.

Rental clubs available for $65  (Srixon and Titleist – right and left and men’s and women’s available)

Avery Ranch is Texas Hill Country Golf at its finest! Running along Lake Avery, the 18th is Austin's best finishing hole and provides a unique view of the Texas Hill Country.

Advance ITA Registration Required As Noted Above - Capacity 24, No Waitlist

Email Steve Krueger if you want to rent clubs.  





Broken Spoke Texas Dancehall and Dinner

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$90 - Includes Line Dancing/Music at Broken Spoke, Dinner and Transportation. Water & Tea included. Cash Bar separate to be paid individually.
Advance ITA Registration is Required

Location is 15-minutes from hotel

Meet in Lobby at 6:30pm
Depart Hotel via bus at 6:45pm
Dinner and Live Music in Restaurant at 7:00pm

Dancehall opens at 7:15 

Dance Lessons 8:00-9:00 (optional)

Live Music in Dancehall begins at 9:00pm
Return to Hotel at 9:00-9:30pm via bus or on your own

For added fun .... Bring your Western Hat!

The Broken Spoke is Texas' most definitive dance hall. They've been voted "Best Dancehall in Texas" by Texas Highway!  It's not one of those fly-by-night, trendy newcomers, you see springing up in some strip center or feed store on every corner. You can't build a legend overnight. Owners James and Annetta White have been operating the Austin tradition since 1964 and its reputation for great live country music and good Texas cooking is World Famous! We have hosted Presidents, State Governors, the Queen's entourage and super stars from all genres of entertainment.  They all visit the Broken Spoke in Austin, because its the Real Deal! No "phony-bologny" here! This is the Real Texas!



sunday, DECEMBER 4

TWISTED TEXAS:  way out austin FOOD TOUR

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$110 per person includes tour bus with musical entertainment, 3 food and drink stops, all taxes and gratuities
Advance ITA Registration is Required as Noted Above

Meet in Lobby:  9:45 am
Start Time:  10:00 am
Duration: 3 hours

Transportation: Rockin' bus will pick up at the Marriott.

Inclusions and Exclusions: 
Includes set food tastings and private experienced local guides and all taxes, fees, and gratuities. Additional tastings, drink pairings or drinks ordered by guests during the tour will be your responsibility. 

Dietary Restrictions: 
Tastings are subject to change. Let us know, 48 hours ahead of time, if you have dietary restrictions and we can ask the tour to try and accommodate.  Typically, the tour does not accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free or vegans. As tastings are pre-ordered and paid for, tour cannot accommodate last-minute dietary restrictions or dietary preferences.

Can the tours run in inclement weather? Yes tours run rain, snow or shine as all tastings are seated indoors.

Why This Brunch Tour is a Can’t Miss:

3 hour rocking brunch experience (10am - 1pm).  Live entertainment provided by a local 3-piece Austin band on board the bus.  Fun and feisty history and local lore about each brunch stop, provided by your Twisted Texas party captain.  Visit 3 of Austin’s best brunch spots.  Delicious samplings of Austin’s best brunch items:  breakfast tacos, chicken and waffles, and Czech-style kolaches*. 

Alcoholic brunch beverage provided at each stop, included.  Tour is BYOB, so feel free to bring along any additional Booze, Buddies, or Batman Costume! Tour may contain adult humor and risque language…you have been warned.  This experience is recommended for ages 21+





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$80 - Includes Tour, Tax and Guide Gratuity.  Segways will be delivered to the hotel.

Advance Registration is Required as Noted Above

Meet in Lobby at 9:45am
Depart Hotel at 10:00 am
Tour is 10:00 - 12:30pm


The Austin Capitol tour cruises to some of downtown Austin's most historic sites and landmarks. Glide past the world famous 6th Street and see what makes Austin the live music Capitol of the World. Other sites visited include The Driskill Hotel, Lady Bird Lake, Governor's Mansion, 2nd Street, and many more 



tuesday, DECEMBER 6 

Fun Run

No Fee – Sign-Up Only
Meet in the Lobby at 5:45 am -  Run Departs at 6:00 am  

On Tuesday morning at 6:00 am, Mark Severance will lead a group of ITAers and help create their own 3-5 mile run that will tour nearby Austin sites.  


>> For Those Staying After Meeting Adjourns <<


tuesday, DECEMBER 6 

Axe Throwing AT urban axes - 5:00 PM

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Located 3.5 miles from hotel (10 min drive).  Located near the airport in an Industrial area. We will meet (via Ride Shares) at 5:00 at Urban Axes.  All will pay individually upon arrival at Axe Throwing venue.  The event is about 1 hour and 45 minutes long.  Then, return for dinner at 6:45pm.

Dinner - Cooper's Old time pit bar-b-que - 7:00 PM

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(5 minute walk from the hotel). Individual payment per meal.



Click Here for other suggestions of things to do while in Austin!  Below are a few suggestions from our Committee.  Links for some in orange below.

Cancellation / Substitution Policy
Cancellations will be honored up to 7 days prior to the event with no obligation. Substitutions within the same company will be honored. After 7 days, there will be no refunds. 

Waiver and Indemnification Policy

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