Welcome to San Antonio

The AESP Annual Conference venue, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, is a four-star property nestled on the famed San Antonio River Walk, this hotel places you in the heart of the city, just steps from popular attractions, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Our room block at the host hotel is closed, and the Marriott Rivercenter is sold out over the peak nights of the event. Nearby properties with current availability include Marriott Riverwalk, Fairfield Inn & Suites, The Westin Riverwalk, Plaza San Antonio, and SpringHill Suites. 

Walkable, Stunning Property With Exceptional Amenities.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk greets you with the city’s authentic culture, newly renovated hotel, exclusive M Club, indoor and outdoor pool, all in downtown San Antonio, Texas. 

After hours you can enjoy award-winning dishes and handcrafted cocktails at the signature bar and restaurant, Tributary.

Waste Reduction

We will minimize waste generation by working with the venue to implement recycling stations, promote the usage of recyclable / reusable materials, and provide digital alternatives to conference materials whenever possible. We will reduce post-conference waste when feasible by donating conference materials to local community groups.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

We will work with the venue to optimize energy usage by employing energy-efficient technologies and practices where available.

Responsible Transportation

We will encourage participants to use sustainable local transit options through pre-conference and on-site awareness campaigns. These options include public transit, carpooling, biking, and more. We also encourage attendees to book their stay at the conference venue to reduce the need for daily transportation.

Sustainable Food and Beverage

On-site we will will work with the venue to prioritize local, vegetarian, and seasonal options while minimizing single-use plastics and packaging waste.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continual improvement. We will solicit stakeholder and attendee feedback, monitor impact, and implement meaningful changes based on lessons learned.

Sustainability Policy

We recognize the crucial role that sustainability plays in shaping our future. As an organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and demand flexibility, we believe we are responsible for leading by example. By collectively embracing this Sustainability Pledge, we can make AESP Annual a platform for inspiration, collaboration, and actionable steps towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. We commit to the following to make the 2024 AESP Annual Conference as sustainable as possible.

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