Travel & Lodging
JETC 2023 will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX . All conference activities, including the Society Ball and Awards Gala, will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Housing will open in February, 2023.
SAME is holding room blocks at the following hotels.
|Hotel||SAME Group Rate|
|Hilton Palacio del Rio||$249|
Uniformed Service/Government Rate:
Rooms will be available at the prevailing per diem at the time of the event, currently $124 plus applicable taxes, per night.
To qualify for the per diem rate, one must be employed directly by a federal, state, or local government agency. Contractors and retirees are not eligible for the government rate. Those who book a room at the government rate and do not qualify will be transferred to the industry rate (may vary by hotel).
Connections Housing is the official housing partner of SAME and all rooms should be booked directly with Connections Housing to take advantage of negotiated rates and benefits. Do NOT book a room directly through the hotel's website or by phoning them. The hotel reserves the right not to extend the group rate for reservations made directly with the hotel.
Reservations in the SAME blocks are reserved for registered conference attendees only. Attendees must register for the conference within five working days of making hotel reservations (government employees excepted). Any reservation made by an unregistered attendee will be canceled seven days after the reservation was made.
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
The airport is approximately 9 miles from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Uber, Lyft, and taxi transportation options are available.
WARNING: Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers” Scam
SAME works with Connections Housing to create room blocks for our attendees at the SAME contracted hotels. Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for the SAME or the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC). The ONLY way to book your rooms for JETC is through our housing site or by calling 702-476-6976 or 855-476-6976. If you are contacted by one of these poacher companies, please notify SAME immediately.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with SAME. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by SAME.
- Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events.
- Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations do not exist or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancelation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.