Social Events

Wednesday Evening Cocktail Reception | September 28

Join your fellow attendees and their guests as we gather on the rooftop deck of The LINE Hotel from 6-9 pm. Catch up with old friends and make new connections in the Dispute Board community. 

The rooftop offers sunset views and the unique experience of witnessing the emergence of the unofficial mascot of Austin, the Mexican free-tailed bat. These bats make their home under the Congress Avenue bridge (just adjacent to the host hotel), and every night you can watch this spectacle as they head out for their evening foraging. We will have a bird-eye view from the rooftop deck! Learn more about this phenomenon.

Included in the conference registration fee for attendee and one guest.


Thursday Evening Texas BBQ Dinner | September 29

The DRBF is hosting the Thursday evening dinner at Coopers Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, just two short blocks north of the host hotel in the heart of Austin's vibrant downtown core. Put on your best Western attire (casual) and experience traditional Texas pit bar-b-que. After dinner, head out on your own and explore Austin's dynamic music scene. This will also be the week of Oktoberfest and there are sure to be many events to experience while you're in Austin.

Included in the conference registration for attendee. Guests are welcome for an additional fee and can be added during registration.