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John Slatin AccessU 2022
Conference Activities

We are planning on fun all week at AccessU! Please join us at our conference activities, both in person and virtual.

Welcome Reception

Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM CT

Location: 20 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701

All AccessU attendees are invited to Molly E. Holzschlag's keynote at 5:00 pm CT. Join us for a welcome reception at the Holiday Inn Town Lake.

Virtual Trivia Night

Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM CT

Location: Zoom Events

Our virtual attendees are invited to join us for the keynote and stay for some fun competition and bragging rights in an online trivia game.

Conference Energizers - WorkOut! with Erica Nix and Rocky

Dates: May 10th, 11th, 12th

Time: 7:30-7:55 AM CT

Location: St. Edwards University Ballroom (Ragsdale 3rd floor) or virtually over Zoom Events

Are you ready to GET IN THAT AWESOME BOD AND REALLY START FEELING YOURSELF? Rocky Lane (licensed massage therapist, movement coach, and creative advocate) and Erica Nix, (Austin’s “Body Positive Ambassador”) have teamed up to make movement classes MORE INCLUSIVE and MORE FUN! Erica loves to make weirdo workouts that are ridiculous and fun! Rocky focuses on pain-free strength movement basics for all. For 20 minutes, you’ll be sweatin’ (Richards Simmons style) with Erica Nix while Rocky demonstrates low impact modifications. The last 10 minutes Rocky will lead flexibility exercises while Erica shows modifications.  

Feel free to wear your vintage spandex or just come in your pajamas - wear clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable! xo 


Rocky & Erica have led virtual workouts for multiple companies including: Adobe, Whole Foods, Interfolio, BigCommerce, Outdoor Voices, OUTyouth, Logic Monitor, League of Awesome Librarians, Boss Babes, and NYU.

Massage Therapist

Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, May 10th-12th

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Location: Herndon Room, Ragsdale Hall, St. Edward's University

Massage therapist Heather Carmichael will be onsite to provide chair massages! Heather will be bringing a massage chair and sanitizing between clients, but if you use a wheelchair, she can also complete your massage in your chair.

Please note that the cost of massages is separate from your AccessU ticket, and not included in the ticket price. Heather also has a waiver that you will need to review before signing up for your massage.

Massage Waiver

Sign Up for a Massage

Pricing and Payment Information

Night Out at Meanwhile Brewing

Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 7:00 PM CT

Location: 3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join us for a social evening at Meanwhile Brewing in South Austin! Drinks and food are on your own - the Pueblo Viejo taco truck is onsite. Catch up with other conference attendees or enjoy the live music!

Old Time Radio Night at AccessU

Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM CT

Location: Zoom

Step back in time at our radio night! Brad Snyder will be presenting episodes of three different historic radio broadcasts and sharing fascinating details about the actors, writers and societal influences that brought these shows to households across the United States. Transcripts of each episode and ASL interpretation will be available.

Transcript 1 - The Green Hornet: There Was A Crooked Man

Transcript 2 - Suspense: Sorry, Wrong Number

Transcript 3 - The Jack Benny Program from Palm Springs

Accessible Escape Room

Date: Wednesday, May 11th

Time: 8:30 AM-8:00 PM CT

Location: #303 Trustee Hall, St Edward's University

Test your puzzle-solving abilities in the Accessible Escape Room! Small groups of participants will work together to solve accessible riddles and find clues. Unlike many escape room activities, you may leave the escape room activity at any time during your session.

Sign up for an Accessible Escape Room timeslot

Movie Night

Date: Wednesday, May 11th

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM CT

Location: St. Edwards University ballroom or virtual over Zoom Event

We’re hosting a movie night in the ballroom! Onsite attendees will be watching Coda. Audio description service will be provided.

Our virtual friends are invited to attend a virtual watch party of Crip Camp from our Zoom Events platform. An audio description version will also be available.

Capital Factory Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, May 12th

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM CT

Location: 700 San Jacinto, E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Capital Factory has invited AccessU to be a part of their Accessibility in Tech Happy Hour. All onsite attendees are welcome to stop by Capital Factory!