Networking Events

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

8th Annual Walk/Run – Benefiting The Arc of San Antonio

(Optional Event) Benefiting The Arc of San Antonio

Get ready, Get set and head off with your colleagues, family and friends to the 8th Annual Walk/Run event. Set off on your choice of a 5k run or 1 mile walk along the paved paths of the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa. Winding over the hills of the property and taking in the cool morning air will get you started on the right foot for the week! Bring your running shoes and a relaxed attitude for this early morning Hill Country experience.  After a light warm up stretch at 7:15 a.m. the starting horn will sound at 8:00 a.m. for a walk/run set in the great outdoors of the Texas Hill County.  There will be prizes for the 1st and 2nd place winners of the walk and run and a good time for all.

$35.00 per registered attendee or guest.  All proceeds will go to The Arc of San Antonio.  Price includes:  race bib and healthy refreshments.

Please provide your completed Release Form upon registering for the event.

The Arc of San Antonio
Arc-of-San-AntonioThe Arc of San Antonio was founded in 1954 by parents who wanted to create a network of support and services for children with special needs. Today, The Arc offers services for children and adults with a broad range of developmental abilities.

Latana Spa Treatments

Latana SpaLooking to get pampered?  The Latana Spa at The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country offers a number of spa services for all of your rejuvenation needs.  For more information please view The Latana Spa Brochure.

Spa hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Appointments begin at 8:00 a.m.)

To ensure availability please book in advance by calling +1 (210) 276-2300 or book online using Booking Code: PDA (Advanced booking of 2 weeks is required online)

PDA 2014 Annual Meeting attendees will receive a 15% discount on the following service categories:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Skincare
  • Treatments for Two
  • Nail Care
  • Finishing Touches

*Spa Packages are not included in the discounted rate

For service and pricing information please go to The Latana Spa Pricing Sheet

Cancellation Policy: 24 hour notice of cancellation is required.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PDA Dine Around

(Optional Event)

Feast Your Fancy at the San Antonio River Walk. Spend the evening networking with colleagues, family and friends. Choose from a variety of restaurants and sign up onsite during the designated registration times listed below. PDA is not holding space at any of the below restaurants.

Registration Times (PDA Concierge Service Located outside the Exhibit Hall: Grand Ballroom A-M)
Monday, April 7, 2014: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Acenar – $$(Latin / Tex-Mex)
146 E. Houston Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-2362

Lisa Wong (of Rosario’s fame) launches the most innovative contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar on San Antonio’s River Walk. Patrons will enjoy Texas regional Mexican dishes along with tantalizing tastes inspired by the history and heritage of Mexico and Texas. The combination of years of experience in the preparation of quality food “with the right Sazon and artistic panache” that Lisa brings to the table, is the talk of the town.

Biga on the Banks – $$$(Gourmet / Fine Dining)
203 S. St. Mary’s at Market Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 225-0722

Boudro’s – $$$(Texas Bistro)
421 E. Commerce Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-8484

Boudro’s is an experience to savor, embracing all the flavor of our regional heritage with a distinctive menu of Texas and southwestern specialties. Relax in the cool, comfortable interior or take a sidewalk table right on San Antonio’s renowned River Walk. Then it’s time for the best food on the River, from smoked shrimp enchiladas and blackened prime rib to seafood straight from the Gulf.

Fogo de Chao – $$$ (Brazillian Gourmet / Fine Dining)
849 E. Commerce Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-1700

An authentic Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Welcome to Fogo de Chão.

Little Rhein Steak House – $$$ (Steak / Fine Dining)
231 S. Alamo Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 225-2111

Located in La Villita on the Riverwalk, the Little Rhein Steak House is recognized for its USDA steaks, expansive wine list, and rustic charm. Renowned movie stars, musicians, athletes, political leaders and local celebrities have relished the Little Rhein dining experience since 1967.

Lüke Riverwalk – $$(French / German)
125 E. Houston Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-5853

Chef John Besh welcomes you to Lüke San Antonio, on the city’s famed River Walk. This is Besh’s first restaurant outside of his home state of Louisiana, and it features a menu of authentic Old World cuisine, combining classic German and French cooking techniques with a New Orleans touch. Lüke is conveniently situated in San Antonio’s popular downtown district.

Mi Tierra Café – $$ (Mexican)
218 Produce Row. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 225-1262

In 1941, Pete and Cruz Cortez opened a little three-table café for early-rising farmers and workers at San Antonio’s Mercado. Sixty years later Mi Tierra Café is a world-famous landmark – the place hometown regulars and hungry tourists go for authentic Mexican food and a warm Texas welcome.

Paesanos Riverwalk – $$ (Mediterranean / Italian)
111 W. Crockett Street. San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-2782

When you visit or entertain on the River, you want to be at Paesanos RiverWalk. You and your guest will enjoy the comfortable and contemporary enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos Riverwalk Ristorante breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano, it’s almost as famous as the Alamo. Our prime Riverside location puts you and your guests at the center of the action, with indoor or al fresco private dining spaces- relaxed yet refined settings.

Full listing of River Walk restaurants

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Boat Tour

(Optional Event)

Transportation will be provided at 6:00 p.m. and will depart from the Exhibit Hall Entrance at the JW Marriott Hill Country

Boat Tour

Cruise Down the San Antonio River Walk on a guided boat tour.  Whether you choose an early evening or after dinner tour, be sure to experience San Antonio from the river.  Tickets are available online in advance or onsite and may be used at any time.  Tours are approximately 35 minutes and will depart from Historia (under Market Street Bridge & Alamo Street).

Ticket Prices: $8.25 – General Admission