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LET’S NOT PRETEND that living in America’s hottest real estate market is a burden; still, the volatility can be maddening. Where else can you find yourself first in line at an open house, only to discover that the place already has three offers from an invitation-only open house the previous day? No place, that’s where. In what other city do they issue 27,000 permits for single-family construction in a single year? No other city. And where else does an oil company’s mass relocation lead to property values changing overnight? (Okay, there’s Fairfax, Va., but we mean change in a good way.) The fact is, knowing what and where to buy has never been trickier in Houston, which is why we polled dozens of real estate professionals for their expert opinions on the matter. Et voilà, the Houstonia guide to the 20 hottest areas of town, along with 5 up-and-coming neighborhoods whose pre-hot days are clearly numbered.

 

 

The Woodlands

It used to be, they say, that anytime anybody in The Woodlands ever needed anything, they had to fire up the SUV for the 30-minute trek to Houston: to shop, to dine in a decent restaurant, to … anything. Now, 39 years on, it appears the original master planned community really did have a master plan, so much so that residents these days find it difficult to leave at all.

They don’t just shop and dine there, live and school their kids there. Increasingly, residents of The Woodlands are also working there, worshipping there, going to their own galleries, people-watching on Woodlands piazzas, or taking in La Bohème at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

“The Woodlands is a complete community where residents can live, work, play, and learn,” insists Susan Vreeland-Wendt, a spokeswoman for The Woodlands Development Co.

Home prices continue to rise here as the community expands westward. That trend will likely continue with the large influx of Exxon employees expected to arrive by the end of the year.

Twenty-eight thousand acres of sprawling neighborhoods long ago decreed that much of The Woodlands would be unavoidably car-dependent, but the Town Center area is pedestrian-friendly, earning it some of the region’s best walkability scores. It’s a bustle of upscale boutiques, sidewalk cafés and open plazas, many near a waterway—teeming with air-conditioned water taxis—that’s drawn favorable comparisons to the San Antonio River Walk.

And The Woodlands’ dense, urban core is well on its way to becoming an island unto itself. Already home to a majority of the area’s 1,755 businesses, Town Center is becoming a residential center too, offering an expanding variety of lofts and townhomes. In addition, construction recently began on the 66-acre mixed-use Hughes Landing; it promises to further urbanize the area, giving Woodlands residents yet another reason to just stay home.

As if they need one.

Up & Coming!

Sharpstown

Though to some Houstonians Sharpstown still conjures images of gangs and other urban thuggery, this neighborhood of mostly ’50s ranch homes is forging a quiet comeback. Yes, many of the crime-ridden apartment complexes that laid low the area in the 1980s remain, but on the back streets, single-family homes on good-sized lots are being refurbished and increasing in price. (Four- and five-bedroom golf-course ranchers on large, treed lots in Sharpstown Country Club Terrace now hover near $150,000.) Only a quick freeway zip away from the Galleria, downtown, and the Med Center, Sharpstown is perhaps Houston’s foremost haven for adventurous economical dining, thanks to its vast Chinatown along Bellaire Boulevard.

Garden Oaks / Oak Forest

Where Inner Loop cool landed after bounding over 610.

Residents of this patchwork of neighborhoods just north of 610 proudly and justifiably stake their claim as “honorary Inner-Loopers.” Heights chic, in the form of laid-back wine bars like Plonk, dive-y gastropubs like Petrol Station, and casually cool eateries like Shepherd Park Draught House, has successfully pole-vaulted over the North Loop.

Garden Oaks, established in 1937, is the wealthier and more redeveloped area of the two: beginning in the 1990s, a new generation of families discovered its rambling ranch houses and two-story, plantation-style mini-mansions sitting on huge lots amid mature oak, pecan, and magnolia trees. Homes here run a bit over $170 per square foot.

But Oak Forest next door, with an average price per square foot of almost $140, is no slouch. This ranch-house paradise, originally developed for returning World War II vets, is starting to resemble a baby Bellaire or West University, with some new homes cracking the $700,000 mark. Well-regarded Oak Forest Elementary is an added drawing card.

Since 2000, both neighborhoods have attracted lots of creative types, many either priced or sized out of the Heights or Montrose after starting families. Fashion designer and former Montrosian Bronwyn Lauder is one such Oak Forest arrival. “Living here, I’m a much more chill parent and the kids have definitely benefitted,” she says. “The space to grow food is a plus too. As is having twice the house for a fraction of the cost.”

Spring Branch

Where residents enjoy superior schools and superior kimchi, both at bargain prices.

Up until the last decade or so, much of Spring Branch had a rural feel. It wasn’t uncommon to see pastures full of horses, relics of its past life as farmland tilled by generations of German immigrants (a past life still present at the 165-year-old St. Peter’s church on bustling Long Point Road).

The roughly 30-square-mile expanse is a hodgepodge of housing, from wood-sided bungalows in the neighborhood’s blue-collar eastern edge, to ’60s-era ranch houses in Spring Branch West, to new, half-million-dollar homes along Moritz Drive in the heart of the area.

It’s no coincidence that builders have moved in on Moritz. Debbie J. Callan, a realtor with Martha Turner Properties and area resident, says parents flock to certain pockets south of Long Point. The reason is simple: in subdivisions like Spring Valley and Hilshire Village, kids are zoned to coveted Memorial High School, where they get a south-of-the-Katy Freeway education at a relatively bargain price.

Spring Valley homes that cost $120,000 in 1996 have at least tripled in price since then, and in Spring Branch as a whole, the median price for homes zoned to Memorial and the better feeder schools has risen from $353,000 to $412,000, with new constructions often topping $1 million.

Meanwhile, the area’s become something of a foodie haven. Sure, Long Point might be gritty, but it offers some of the best interior Mexican and Korean fare in Texas.

 

Galleria / Uptown

Montrose

Where the bobos really are in paradise.

What $$$ will get you:

 

1614 Driscoll

Montrose

This sleek, four-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot home, built in 2010, features a pool, spa, water wall, and putt-putt golf course, right in Montrose. Price: $1,740,000

No Houston ’hood outside of the Heights inspires as much love and loyalty as Montrose, with its elegantly restored mansions, contemporary condos, and Craftsman bungalows; its walkable streets, nationally acclaimed bars and restaurants, and buzzed-about boutiques; and its history as Houston’s gritty street-culture hub. “Montrose is a lifestyle,” says area native Kevin McCarthy. “Many places try to imitate but nobody duplicates.”

Montrose was born in 1911, a streetcar suburb for wealthy Houstonians, but just 50 years later it became the white-hot center of pretty much every alternative lifestyle Houston has known: beatniks, hippies, gays and lesbians, punks, slackers, and hipsters. The area became one of America’s LGBT hubs beginning in the early 1970s, although now, post-assimilation and post-gentrification, it’s estimated that less than 10 percent is gay. Still, the annual Pride Parade, a huge, family-friendly, summer-evening soiree, remains one of the neighborhood’s red-letter nights.

Of course, the mainstreaming of Montrose has driven up property values. Bungalows and cheap apartment complexes are vanishing faster than bluebonnets in April, overtaken by pricey condos. Between 1994 and 2011, the neighborhood’s square-foot price catapulted from a shade over $75 to a sliver under $250—any house on the market here will likely see multiple offers. Many of the old guard are being priced out of the area.

Yet threads of the bohemian lifestyle remain in Montrose’s tapestry, particularly in the park-like environs of the world-renowned Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel. There, on the thick St. Augustine grass under the live oaks, couples and friends spread blankets, throw Frisbees, and read, before heading out for a beer at West Alabama Ice House. It’s comforting to know that while not everyone can afford a home in this wonderful neighborhood, everyone can afford a Lone Star in the city’s collective backyard.

 

Up & Coming!

Springwoods Village

This 2,000-acre community, currently under construction just south of the new ExxonMobil campus, will include a 150-acre nature preserve bordered by a flowing, kayak-friendly creek. “This is extremely unique for Harris County,” says Houston forester Bob Harper, who noted the tract is home to 100 different species of trees, including oak, magnolia, pine, and ash. “The nature preserve won’t be manicured to look natural. It will be natural and have the same variety of plants, trees, and animals that are there now.” Meanwhile, an urban slice of Springwoods Village will be organized into a series of walkable districts, including a mixed-use town center that sounds an awful lot like The Woodlands model just up the road. Of the 15,000 residents expected to begin moving into the community by the end of the year, planners say as many as 12,000 will likely work at the 385-acre ExxonMobil campus.

Washington Corridor

Where the road goes on forever and the party never ends.

What $$$ will get you:

6038 Glen Cove St.

Memorial Park

This modern, 6,144-square foot home, near the edge of the Washington Corridor, has an infinity pool, outdoor patios, a workout room, and a sport court. Price: $3,895,000.

Only a portion of the four-mile-wide section of the city known as the Washington Corridor is an oontz-oontz party zone. Outdoors-loving Houstonians appreciate the Corridor’s proximity to Memorial Park. Just east of the park, an enclave of contemporary mansions makes the area feel almost like an extension of River Oaks. And artists and musicians love the Gulf Coast Colonial / Greek Revival homes in the Old Sixth Ward, Houston’s oldest intact neighborhood at 160 years of age.

But back to that party zone. Martha Turner, CEO and President of Martha Turner Properties, says Rice Military—the gentrifying neighborhood along the Corridor just east of Westcott Street, named after a World War I-era training camp that existed here—blows her mind. In recent years, hordes of upwardly mobile young professionals have descended here, and ramshackle old bungalows have given way to townhomes. “It’s a whole new area,” says Turner. Many of these residents enjoy Washington Avenue nightlife. “It’s a great area for young people and for couples,” Turner says. “They don’t mind the commotion and the lack of parking because they like to walk places and they want to be where the action is.”

Corridor resident Jay Rascoe rides his bike to destinations along Washington as well as the nearby Heights, downtown, and Montrose. “Whether you want to get some groceries, a haircut, or a cold sixer,” he says, “there’s no need to hop in a car and get stuck in traffic.”

Pearland

Where suburban über-diversity meets a relatively quick commute.

What $$$ will get you:

2924 Green Tee Dr.

Pearland

This 6,983-square-foot residence has six bedrooms. The property surrounds a pool and sits beside a golf course. Price: $895,000

Not so many decades ago, Pearland was nothing but rice fields and a scattering of roughneck honky-tonks and not a pear orchard in sight (hurricanes and freezes had wiped them all out by 1916). But by offering solid schools, huge houses at budget prices, and a relatively short commute to downtown and the Medical Center, Pearland became a bona fide real estate miracle. Between 2000 and 2013, the city’s population increased from 37,000 to 104,000.

Today’s Pearland is a mighty array of subdivisions and big box retail, quartered by Highway 288 and FM 518. East of 288, a rural feel lingers, while west Pearland is the essence of modern suburbia. Both are more diverse than their lily-white reputations suggest: 62 languages are spoken in the school district, and not every Pearlander is upper-middle-class or wealthy, contrary to opinion. “My kids go to school with a broad socio-economic cross-section,” says Kevin Murphy, an attorney who loves the fact that he lives 20 minutes from the city but can still keep chickens on his acre of land.

Shadow Creek Ranch is the jewel in the crown of west Pearland. New homes start at less than $200,000 and range above $800,000 in this enormous development, where residents can frolic in 700 acres of green space and have access to four community recreation centers; jog, hike, or cycle 22 miles of paths; and shop at the adjacent town center.

Like Sugar Land, Pearland is graduating from bedroom community to job center: Kelsey-Seybold’s 170,000 square-foot, 800-employee administrative office building, for one, will open there later this year.

Westbury

Wherein a few setbacks precede a dramatic comeback and motley parade.

A late-’50s creation of developer Ira Berne, Westbury came to a low ebb in the mid-’90s. Houston’s coolest-ever open-air mall, Westbury Square, was partially demolished. Area apartment complexes festered into free-fire zones. And Westbury High School had become unacceptable. Families moved out to Sugar Land if they could; only the old folks remained behind.

This was despite the fact that the neighborhood was convenient to downtown, the Med Center, and the Galleria, and abundant with relatively bargain-priced mid-century modern and ranch homes. But things began to turn around in the early aughts, after gay and lesbian couples moved into the neighborhood and people started calling it “Little Montrose.”

These days, everyone seems to love Westbury, despite the comparatively snug square footages, for its still-reasonable prices—the average three-bedroom rancher comes in at around $146,000, one of the best bargains around. Meanwhile, two of the neighborhood’s elementary schools, Kolter and Parker, are among the best in the city, completing Westbury’s trajectory as one of Houston’s most impressive comebacks.

Enticed by the location, the list prices, and the schools, technical writer Jeremy Hart moved here with his family in 2008, and he’s been pleasantly surprised by the area’s quirky traditions, including a yearly rodeo trail ride campout, karaoke night at the gay-friendly Cozy Corner, and the twisted Deck the Halls of Burlinghall holiday parade, which features Santa cavorting with Disney characters, Darth Vader, art cars, Boy Scouts, and Falun Gong followers. “It’s easily the most surreal holiday parade you’ll ever see,” he says.

 

Downtown

In which a city realizes you can have the pedal sans the metal.

What $$$ will get you:

 

914 Main St.

Downtown

This 2,412-square-foot, two-bedroom condo in the Commerce Tower, located near Main and Walker, comes with all the amenities. Price: $525,000

Anthropologists hypothesize that our forebears mastered bipedal locomotion perhaps 4.2 million years ago, a prehistoric practice Houstonians promptly forgot when the car came along. And yet downtown, like some alienated tribe attempting to recreate the ceremonial dances of their long-dead forbears, a growing number of residents are attempting this ancient form of movement.

That fact is not lost on Angie Bertinot of the Downtown Management District, who says that thanks to years of smart planning, residential downtown has at last reached critical mass with the arrival of parks, stadiums, and amenities like Phoenicia’s downtown market. Bertinot is further cheered by the numbers from this year’s Kinder Houston Area Survey, which once again found a strong preference among Houston-area residents for “walkable urbanism.” This year fully half of respondents indicated an interest in living in “an area with a mix of developments, including homes, shops, and restaurants” rather than “a single-family residential area.”

As of now, only about 3,500 people call downtown home, but Bertinot expects that number to double in five years, with the construction of large residential properties on Main Street, in the old Texaco building, and across from Minute Maid Park. Two new downtown hotels and a new building for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are also underway. Meanwhile, an enterprising group of Houston restaurateurs (including the folks behind Anvil, Grand Prize, Oxheart, and Barnaby’s) has turned its attention to the historic district surrounding Market Square Park, driving even more foot traffic to the area.

“What makes downtown stand out from Montrose and even the Heights”—wait for it—“is that it’s really walkable,” Bertinot notes. “The downtown resident is someone who walks to the theater district, the park, Sundance Cinemas, and the Bayou, which has a huge recreational component. Those things are right in your backyard.” Anything else? “You can walk to work!”

Up & Coming!

Riverside

Home to some of the city’s finest late Art Deco manses and mid-century mod showpieces set on tree-lined streets, Riverside Terrace seems poised, now more than ever, to enter the Inner Loop gentrification derby. After all, it’s convenient to everything the Inner Loop has to offer. It also offers a lot of bang for the buck: “It’s one of the last places inside the Loop where you can get an acre-or-more lot, and it won’t cost millions of dollars,” says Gerald Womack of Womack Development. Home to Houston’s Jewish elite in the 1930s, and prosperous African-Americans in the late ’50s, Riverside saw its fortunes decline in later decades. But since the early ’90s, it has been on a slow and steady rebound, and on the neighborhood’s backstreets, buyers are restoring old homes to their former glory, complete with the old hardwood floors, solid-wood doors, and crown molding.

River Oaks

Where two little words still command a cachet like none other.

Is River Oaks, a place where it can feel like lawnmowers outnumber actual residents, still Houston’s most prestigious neighborhood? Or is such a distinction still relevant when a successful young Indian doctor is just as likely to settle in upscale West U or polyglot Sugar Land than in the affluent Houston of yore, its mansions as frozen in time as its country-club ambience?

These are the questions that bubble up as you navigate the neighborhood’s serene streets. Oh, and here’s another one. With prices skyrocketing and wealthy enclaves like The Woodlands beckoning, surely demand for this blue-blooded barony has dipped, right?

An expert weighs in:

“Buying a house in River Oaks is more expensive and harder than it’s ever been,” says Mary Hale McLean of Martha Turner Properties, who has lived in the same River Oaks home for 45 years. “Homes are going faster and inventory is lower than it was during the boom in the early ’80s.”

Really?

McLean says homes in the $1 to $4 million range are receiving multiple offers and selling within days of hitting the market. Prospective buyers will often make offers even before they tour a home, so desperate are they to land in the neighborhood. After all, if they lose the River Oaks cakewalk, where will they go?

The answer, of course, is Southampton, Tanglewood, and West U, perhaps even the Galleria. But for those determined to be lucky—and when a neighborhood has just 1,600 homes, you’ve got to believe luck plays a part—River Oaks is still the ultimate address. And why not, given its beautiful streets, close proximity to downtown, the Galleria, the Medical Center, and some of the city’s best private and public schools?

 

Bellaire

Where small town meets big city.

What $$$ will get you:

 

544 Chelsea

Bellaire

The price of admission gets you 7,686 square feet of Bellaire house, including five bedrooms, a media room, and a pool with outdoor kitchen. Price: $1,175,000

Okay, so maybe it’s trite and a little bit of a stretch to use a sports metaphor here, but it’s so perfect we can’t resist. If the city of Bellaire were a player for the Houston Rockets, it wouldn’t be a ball-hungry scoring type who demands attention and plays with panache. (Think James Harden, Jeremy Lin, and Montrose.)

Bellaire would be … Chandler Parsons, a well-rounded glue guy with few great strengths but even fewer weaknesses, who is quietly, if arguably, the most complete player on the team.

Bellaire, known for its City of Homes moniker and rebounding ability, is neither flashy nor exclusive, unlike its Inner Loop rivals, but its mix of location, price, schools, and recreation opportunities make us think it’s still underrated.

“You’re in Houston—a giant city—but you’re living in Bellaire and you have this small-town feeling,” says longtime Bellaire resident and Martha Turner associate, Hedley Karpas. “The local pharmacist knows you. The store and restaurant owners know you. It’s a wonderful little community.”

Thanks to its proximity to 610, the Medical Center, Galleria shopping and downtown, as well as some of the city’s best schools, it’s also an increasingly popular one. Rigid construction standards and 14 parks are big draws for families, and while Bellaire has never been a bargain destination, newly constructed homes often start at about $400,000. Sales lagged during the recession there as elsewhere, but with price points like that, small wonder that demand has now reached levels Karpas says he has never before seen in his 30-year real estate career.

“If you look at what you can buy in Bellaire dollar-wise compared to comparable neighborhoods in the city, you’ll end up with $50,000 to $60,000 more value here,” he noted. “As soon as any decent property comes on the market it’s gone. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Up & Coming!

East Downtown

It was Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants who originally gave this area life and color, and when they relocated to southwest Houston in the ’90s, EaDo became a graveyard of abandoned supermarkets and restaurants. No longer. The neighborhood is now in the midst of a major makeover, attracting everything from sports bars like Little Woodrow’s to a multiplying supply of olive and russet-colored condos. Discovery Green is within walking distance, as is the Dynamos’ new home, BBVA Compass stadium. “With the Dynamo stadium we’re seeing a lot of growth in the residential sector,” says Paige Martin of Keller Williams. “They’ve got a wonderful hike-and-bike trail, and they’re really working to make the area east of downtown integrated into a larger downtown play area. In the near future we’re going to see entertainment, restaurants, all within walking and biking distance of downtown.”

Cinco Ranch

Where’s life’s a (manmade) beach.

If Cinco Ranch were a stick of furniture, it would be a La-Z-Boy—oversized, feather-pillow-soft, easy to fall asleep in. It’s hardly surprising then that splashed across the front of the neighborhood’s official brochure is a single phrase: “comfort zone.” Nothing stands out more about this master-planned community of 18,000 people southeast of Katy, the shining star of Newland Communities, than its devotion to ease and reassurance.

What does comfort look like, you ask? Try this: pick a street—any street—in sprawling, 8,100-acre Cinco Ranch, and you can guarantee three things: the grass will look manicured, the streets quiet (sometimes unearthly so), and the homes inviting.

Chances are, you’ll also be within walking distance of a park, a tennis court, a bike trail, a meandering waterway, or one of 10 recreation centers (including a beach club complete with a manmade beach), which gives this neighborhood an active, lived-in feel often lacking in other suburban hamlets.

For retirees, there is Sunrise Senior Living Center, for kids, a children’s garden and top schools in the Katy school district. There is a golf course. There is La Centerra, a 34-acre town center with shopping and restaurants. Nine centers of worship are also sprinkled throughout the community, and that doesn’t include the yoga studios.

Yes, friends, all this can be yours, but you must act now. Cinco Ranch was the No. 4 top-selling community in the United States last year, right behind The Woodlands. Maybe that’s because Cinco’s a relatively short commute to the energy corridor, making it popular with those in the industry. Maybe it’s the prices, which can go beyond the $1 million mark but start at the $180,000s, or maybe it’s the variety in housing stock, running the gamut from one-story patio homes to estates.

Or maybe one shouldn’t waste time speculating and get over there before the place fills up completely.

 

Memorial City

In which the view changes from block to block, and so does the city.

Sometimes trekking around Houston can feel like peering through a microscope. Pick a new area, focus the view, and you’re likely to stumble upon another city altogether, probably one with its own brand of cuisine. Memorial City may be the best example of this phenomenon. The area is comprised of dozens of subdivisions and six different townships, each with its own government, police, fire department, and personality.

Serving as the area anchor is CityCentre, something of a kid brother to the Galleria—an upscale, mixed-use development with office buildings, apartments, a hotel, and movie theaters. Rising in dramatic fashion across the street is the futuristic Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, whose campus already includes a hotel and a retail center.

The gloss abruptly disappears a few blocks south of I-10, replaced by the Memorial West area; think Pleasantville on steroids. In Houston, there is arguably no neighborhood outside The Woodlands where it’s easier to get lost among endless blocks of manicured lots and large, single-family dwellings. It’s an area far from the city’s chaos, and one that’s also in transition.

“We’re seeing young couples with kids who used to own a townhome in the Washington Corridor flock to this area for the schools,” says Julianna Lind of John Daugherty Realtors. “They love the area because the homes are older and they’ve got the energy to pull up the carpet and remodel the home, making it hip.” Lind said older homes range from $300,000 to $500,000, while newer ones can top $1,000,000.

Throughout the area, for-sale signs and construction projects abound, with contemporary, Restoration Hardware-inspired revivals replacing vintage versions almost everywhere you look. This time around, the footprints are bigger, as are the price tags.

Up & Coming!

Brooke Smith

It may not have quite the cachet of the Heights, its immediate neighbor to the west, but Brooke Smith is coming back, cottage by century-old, wood-framed cottage, street by shady street. Unlike so many Inner Loop areas, it’s as much a remodeler’s paradise as a teardown/rebuild ’hood. “The houses aren’t so big – they don’t cover the entire lot,” says Christian Busker, owner of Renovative Thinking, which specializes in the area. “You get a yard, some history and some architecture, and it’s close to I-45, 610, I-10, the new train line and downtown.” Always more blue-collar than the Heights, Brooke Smith offers picket-fence charm and front-porch-swing grace to empty nesters and small families. And prices are skyrocketing, going from $40 per square foot in 1994 to over $160 in 2011.

Timbergrove / Lazybrook / Shady Acres

Where, not far from the Heights, some find the courage to resist McMansionism.

These three post-war ranch-house neighborhoods tucked in the northwestern corner of the Inner Loop are enjoying their own scaled-down versions of booms in adjacent neighborhoods like the Heights, Garden Oaks, and the Washington Corridor.

In part because of its proximity to Heights amenities, Shady Acres, a working-class neighborhood that predates Timbergrove and Lazybrook, is seeing the most teardowns. Whole streets of nondescript clapboard two-bedroom homes on cozy lots are giving way to row upon row of condos in the $350,000 to $400,000 range.

Meanwhile, after years of graying, Timbergrove is seeing an influx of new families—some remodeling the two- and three-bedroom postwar ranchers, others tearing them down and rebuilding. In something of a departure, at least for Houston, many of the replacement homes are not gargantuan McMansions but homes that actually fit their lots.

Timbergrove is an Inner Loop haven for nature lovers: a creek bisects the neighborhood, and West 11th Street Park offers 20 acres of relatively unspoiled Texas forest. Homes here range from about $250,000 to $500,000 for a new construction, while similar properties can be had for about 90 percent of that price in Lazybrook, Timbergrove’s slightly younger sister to the north.

Most residents of these neighborhoods look to the Heights for nightlife and dining, although the area boasts a few excellent, low-key bars such as Shady Tavern, Big Star, and the wildly popular beer garden Cedar Creek, as well as some of the best barbecue and burgers in the city at Gatlin’s and Hubcap Grill, respectively.

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Attending a conference is a well-researched decision. There are many factors to consider such as location, time, venue, cost, speakers, content, etc. At DigiMarCon our results-obsessed Customer Service team are at your service before, during and after the event to help with your needs. It’s at the core of what we do — it drives our business. Offsite, we are ready to assist you via phone, ticket or chat. Onsite at our Conferences, friendly DigiMarCon staff serve as your hosts. They welcome your input and are happy to assist you.

TECHSPO Technology Expo

At all DigiMarCon Conferences is the co-located exclusive event TECHSPO Technology Expo, which showcases the new generation of technology and innovation, including; AdTech, MarTech, Internet, Mobile and SaaS technologies. Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better. Access to TECHSPO Technology Expo is included with all DigiMarCon passes.

On Demand Library Access

DigiMarCon All Access & VIP Passes include a 12-month on demand access to hundreds of hours of DigiMarCon speaker keynotes, panels and master class presentations from recent DigiMarCon Conferences, including videos, slide decks and key takeaways, available on demand so you can watch what you want, when you want.

The Largest Digital Marketing Community

Attendees of DigiMarcon Conferences gain membership to an exclusive global Digital Marketing Community of over 500,000 worldwide subscribers to our award-winning digital marketing blog and over 70,000 members to our Digital Marketing Professionals Group in LinkedIn (visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2661359/). This global community comprises of innovators, senior marketers and branders, entrepreneurs, digital executives and professionals, web & mobile strategists, designers and web project managers, business leaders, business developers, agency executives and their teams and anyone else who operates in the digital community who leverage digital, mobile, and social media marketing. We provide updates to the latest whitepapers and industry reports to keep you updated on trends, innovation and best practice digital marketing.

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of our Web site (“Site”). It will explain how we protect that information and what choices you have about how it is used. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you will understand clearly how DigiMarCon, LLC ("DigiMarCon") may collect and use information provided by you.

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected;
  • What organization is collecting the information;
  • How the information is used;
  • With whom the information may be shared;
  • What choices are available regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

I. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY DigiMarCon OR ON DigiMarCon BEHALF

Personally identifiable information (Personal Information) is information that can be used to identify or contact you. We collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in two general and distinct ways: (1) when you choose to purchase various services or products offered by DigiMarCon and/or its affiliated business partners, or (2) when you choose to participate in surveys or send e-mails to DigiMarCon. This Site is not intended for use by persons under eighteen (18) years of age. DigiMarCon does not knowingly collect Personal Information from or about children under the age of eighteen (18).

You may view or use our Site without registering or submitting any Personal Information. In that case, the only information we collect will be non-personal information collected through the use of cookies or web beacons (see details below). However, in order to have access to certain products and services available on the Site, you are required to complete a registration form and provide other information, including Personal Information, reasonably necessary for us to provide the products and/or services for you.

We collect anonymous, non-confidential, and non-personal information when you use our site, send us e-mails, or respond to special promotions or newsletters that we may send to you from time to time. For example, cookies are small computer files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive that allow us to know how often someone visits a site and the activities they conduct while on that site (such as the chat rooms you visited, whether you submitted orders for services or products, etc.). Every computer is assigned a different cookie by DigiMarCon. The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages or in e-mails specifically designed for you and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected affiliated business partners sites, or are opening our e-mails. We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements. It may be possible to link non-personal cookie information to Personal Information collected. You may be able to turn off cookies in your browser, but this may hinder our ability to provide you with certain services or your ability to enjoy certain features of the Site.

In limited circumstances we also may use "web beacons" to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our Web site and the sites of selected affiliated partners, and your use of e-mails, special promotions or newsletters we may send to you from time to time. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or e-mail that provide a presence on the web page or e-mail and send back to its home server information from the Users' browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected affiliated business partners sites, or are opening our e-mails, and for what purposes. It may be possible to link non-personal web beacon information to Personal Information collected.

As noted in the discussions of cookies and web beacons (see above), we collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of e-mails and newsletters that we may send to you from time to time. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the site of a third party which, acting on DigiMarCon behalf (see Disclosure to Web site Service and Content Contractors, below), notes or "counts" your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination. This re-direction process will not be apparent to you.

Sponsors, business partners or advertisers on the Site or in e-mails, special promotions or newsletters we may send to you from time to time may also use their own cookies or web beacons when you click on their advertisement or link to their site or service, or even if the advertisement simply appears on a page or in an e-mail that you are viewing. Some advertisers use companies other than DigiMarCon to serve their ads and to monitor users' responses to ads, and these companies ("Ad Servers") may also collect non-personal information through the use of cookies or web beacons on our Web site. In certain situations, information collection may be facilitated by momentarily directing your browser to the site of an Ad Server or other third party acting on behalf of the sponsor, business partner, or advertiser before re-directing your browser to its proper destination (e.g., back to DigiMarCon to show the ad, or to the advertiser's Web site); this re-direction process will not be apparent to you. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons, or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them. However, you should review the privacy policy of other sites you visit or link to from our site to understand how these other sites use cookies and how they use the information they collect through the use of cookies or web beacons on their own sites.

This Privacy Policy does not apply when you use DigiMarCon public forums if and when they become available. As a service to our users, DigiMarCon may feature chat rooms and bulletin boards where users can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for other users to answer. You should be aware that any information shared in a chat room, bulletin board, or other type of posting is public information and may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information, such as business information, resumes, ideas, concepts or inventions sent to DigiMarCon by e-mail to the various DigiMarCon departments listed on the DigiMarCon Web site. If you want to keep business information, resumes, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an e-mail to DigiMarCon. We try to answer every e-mail in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

II. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Except as set forth in this Section II, or as specifically agreed to by you, DigiMarCon will employ best efforts to not use or disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you unless reasonably required in order to answer your questions, provide products and/or services you may request or purchase from DigiMarCon (such as, information we need to share with our credit card internet gateway), or to comply with governmental or internal record-keeping requirements as reasonably required. We may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a financial threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

DigiMarCon may disclose Personal Information to its corporate subsidiaries or entities affiliated with DigiMarCon. Any Personal Information provided to DigiMarCon subsidiaries or entities affiliated with DigiMarCon will be treated by those subsidiaries and affiliated entities in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

DigiMarCon operations and maintenance contractors may sometimes have limited access to your Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to DigiMarCon. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to operation and maintenance of our Web site. These contractors also may have access to your e-mail address to send newsletters or special promotions to you on our behalf or to send e-mails to you for purposes such as conducting market research on our behalf. Access to your Personal Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the contractor to perform its limited function for DigiMarCon.

Certain content and products and services offered to you through our Web site are served on Web sites hosted and operated by a company other than DigiMarCon ("Third Party Contractor Web sites"). Therefore, if you purchase services or products through one of these Third Party Contractor Web sites, you will be purchasing it from the Third Party Contractor and not from DigiMarCon. Further, you should be aware that any information you disclose once you access these other sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. DigiMarCon does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Contractor Web sites and, therefore, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other site to understand how that Third Party Contractor Web site collects and uses your Personal Information. Also, if you have reason to believe that you may be leaving our Web site and entering a Third Party Contractor Web site, you should be cautious about providing any Personal Information until you have reviewed the privacy policy posted on the other site.

DigiMarCon is a contractor and provides co-branded products and/or services to Web sites hosted and operated by companies other than DigiMarCon ("Channel Partner Web sites"). You can only access these co-branded content and products and/or services through the Channel Partner Web site. The co-branded DigiMarCon pages that you may access through a Channel Partner Web site have different registration processes and opportunities for information collection, and Personal Information that you provide on these pages may be shared with the Channel Partners. Each of these co-branded DigiMarCon sites has its own privacy policy posted on that site. Therefore, if you visit one of these co-branded DigiMarCon sites, please read the privacy policy that is posted on that site, as well as the individual privacy policy of the Channel Partner Web site.

In addition to the Third Party Contractor Web sites that you may access as described above, for your convenience there are links to Web sites operated by companies other than DigiMarCon that are not contractors who provide content, products, and/or services through our Web site ("Third Party Web sites"). These links may be found in advertisements, referenced within content, or placed beside the names or logos of sponsors or affiliated business partners of DigiMarCon. DigiMarCon does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web sites without obtaining your consent. DigiMarCon does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. If you choose to link to one of these Third Party Web sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on this other site to understand how that Third Party Web site collects and uses your Personal Information.

DigiMarCon may provide to third parties non-personal information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted and that is combined with the non-personal information of other users ("Aggregate Information"). For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a company that performs services or that provides products and/or services to DigiMarCon (that may or may not be a DigiMarCon business partner or an advertiser on our site) that "50% of our users live in the USA" or that "85% of our users have purchased products and/or services which can be downloaded from DigiMarCon Web site." Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information. We may not limit the third parties' use of the Aggregate Information.

DigiMarCon wants your Personal Information to remain as secure and accurate as possible. We implement appropriate measures and processes to protect your Personal Information and maintain its quality, such as encryption. Although we make reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that thieves could find a way to thwart our security systems.

You will be given the option to opt in or sign up for recurring informational/promotional e-mails from DigiMarCon and/or third parties. You may opt out of receiving e-mails from or on behalf of DigiMarCon. You may opt out of receiving these e-mails and newsletters at any time. When you have received a newsletter you wish to stop, click on the "reply" button in your mail program, then type in the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the "Subject" field and send. DigiMarCon Customer Service will unsubscribe you.

You may also have the option of receiving e-mails or newsletters from third parties, participating in research or marketing surveys and participating in other activities. You may exercise these options by placing a check mark beside a statement that expresses a preference for receiving these communications or participating in these activities. You may change your decision at any time by following the directions regarding how to unsubscribe from these e-mails or newsletters.

This privacy statement applies only to the Site. The DigiMarCon Web site does contain links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that DigiMarCon has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on DigiMarCon Web site or any site that collects Personal Information from you.

You can always contact us in order to (1) delete your Personal Information from our systems, (2) update the Personal Information that you have provided to us, and (3) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities, by e-mailing us at update@digimarcon.com. Such changes will not have any effect on other information that DigiMarCon maintains. If you have a complaint or problem you may e-mail us at support@digimarcon.com and the customer service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal DigiMarCon department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every e-mail in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.

You should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to DigiMarCon from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that may be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, upon receiving your request, we will endeavor to delete all Personal Information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, as well as other readily searchable media.

In the future and without notice to you, we may make significant or non-significant changes to our privacy policy affecting the use of the Personal Information you provide to us or other information we have gathered. You should visit our Web site from time to time and read our Privacy Policy then in effect to familiarize yourself with the current version.

Acceptance of Terms of Use of This Website. DigiMarCon, LLC ("Company") makes this website (the "Site"), including all information, documents, text, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the "Site Materials") as well as all software, products, and services offered and/or operated by Company and/or third parties through the Site (collectively, the "Products and Services"), available for your use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document, as may be revised from time to time by Company (collectively, the "Terms of Use"). BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, EVALUATING, DOWNLOADING, PURCHASING, AND/OR USING ANY OF THE SITE MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DISPLAYED AND/OR OFFERED ON THIS SITE, OR BY MERELY BROWSING THIS SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE AND COMPANY'S PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE.

This Site is intended for lawful use by persons over eighteen (18) years of age. Company reserves the right to change the Terms of Use and other Company guidelines and policies (including, but not limited to, the Privacy Policy and the Registration Terms and Conditions) posted on the Site from time to time at its sole discretion, with or without notice, and the revised Terms of Use and other revised guidelines and policies shall be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site, or any Products and Services accessible through it, constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use, and your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use, policies, and guidelines posted on the Site at the time of such use. Therefore, you should periodically check the Terms of Use and policies on Company's home page to view the then current versions. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site and any authorized use of Site Materials shall automatically terminate, any Site Materials downloaded or printed from the Site, whether authorized or unauthorized, must be immediately destroyed and, in certain cases, you may also be required to immediately stop using Company's Products and/or Services.

Certain Products and Services available on or through this Site are available only to persons who have purchased or subscribed to them under a paid or trial subscription agreement with Company or one of its affiliates (the "Subscribers") or persons invited by Company or one of its affiliates to evaluate such Products and/or Services, or who have requested the right to perform such an evaluation.

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Use of Services. When purchasing or using Products and/or Services on this Site that are offered by Company, you shall be subject to any agreements or licenses applicable to such Products and/or Services (“Specific Agreement”) and to the Terms of Use. Specific Agreements may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in the Terms of Use but all terms and conditions of the Specific Agreements and the Terms of Use shall apply. In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Use and any Specific Agreement, the Specific Agreement shall control with respect to your rights to the Product or Service.

In addition to the Products and Services offered by Company, this Site also advertises, offers, or makes available information, products and/or services provided by third parties (collectively, the "Third Party Materials"). Third Party products and/or services are governed by separate agreements or licenses with the Third Parties. Company offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third Party Materials, including any liability resulting from incompatibility between Third Party products and/or services and the products and/or services provided by Company. You agree that you will not hold Company responsible or liable with respect to the Third Party Materials or seek to do so.

Use of Software, Products, and Services. The software, Products and Services, and accompanying documentation that is made available through this Site, whether made available by downloading or otherwise, is the copyrighted and/or patented work of Company and/or its licensors and/or suppliers. Use of the software, Products and Services, and accompanying documentation is governed by the terms of the agreement or license that accompanies or is included with such software or Products and Services. You will not be able to download or install any software or Product that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement, and you will not be able to use any Service, unless you agree to the terms of the applicable license agreement. If you do not agree to such terms, you will not be able to use the software, Products or Services. Absent a license agreement that accompanies the software or Products and Services, use of the software or Products and Services will be governed by the Terms of Use. You agree that you will not decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software and Products and Services available on this Site, and that you will not decompile or reverse engineer any of the Products and Services.

Use of Site Materials. Except as may be indicated to the contrary elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download, and print the Site Materials available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

  • The Site Materials may be used solely for personal, non-commercial, informational purposes.
  • The Site Materials may not be modified or altered in any way.
  • The Site Materials on the Site may not be distributed or sold, rented, leased, or licensed to others.
  • You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Site Materials.
  • Company reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download, copy, and/or print the Site Materials available on this Site at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from Company.
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Important Exceptions: Various sections of the Site (such as, by way of example only, demonstrations which show the use and/or utilization of Company Products and/or Services in the movie production industry, or showcase the work of creative professionals) belong to their creators (the "Third Party Content"), may be protected by copyright or other proprietary laws, and are for display and demonstration purposes only. Accordingly, you may not download, use, copy or print Third Party Content unless there is a notice associated with the Third Party Content work expressly permitting downloading, use, copy and/or printing. The rights specified above i.e., the right to view, download, and print the Site Materials and Third Party Content available on this Site are not applicable to the design or layout of this Site. Elements of this Site are protected by copyright and other laws and may not be copied, reproduced or imitated in whole or in part.

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Other than the Financial Information, do not send any confidential or proprietary information through the Site. Except for the Financial Information or personally identifiable information relative to you, any information you do send through the Site will be deemed NOT to be confidential ("Non-Confidential Information"). For any Non-Confidential Information you do send, post or submit, you hereby grant Company and its affiliates, successors, and assigns an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute the Non-Confidential Information, and agree that Company is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send Company for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person sending the Non-Confidential Information. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Non-Confidential Information and that public posting and use of your content by Company or its affiliates, successors or assigns, will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. If you submit personally identifiable information via the Site, Company will treat it in accordance with the Privacy Policy found on the home page of this Site and our service provider will treat it in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which can be found here: https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&am/

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

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  • not to disrupt or interfere with any other user's use or enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked sites;
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  • not to create a false identity;
  • not to use or attempt to use another's account, password, services, or systems;
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  • not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site, or any Products and Services, Site Materials, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any affiliated or linked sites.

Managing Content and Communications. Although it is not our intention to do so, Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or remove your content from the Site and to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or part of this Site, at any time if we have cause to do so (including, without limitation, our good faith belief that you have violated the Terms of Use) without prior notice or liability. In addition, Company reserves the right to delete or remove your content if the applicable subscription or license has expired or lapsed or if Company has a good faith belief that you have violated these Terms of Use or any law or regulation, or that such deletion or removal is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the rights of Company or others. Company may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review (i) any areas on the Site where users transmit content, and (ii) the substance of any content. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Company will have no liability related to your content arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Company also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification, destruction, or unavailability of any of your content.

Use and Protection of Account Number and Password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number, account name, and/or password, where and when applicable to the Site. You are responsible for damages resulting from all uses of your account number, account name, and/or password, whether actually or expressly authorized by you, unless access to your account number, account name, and/or password was obtained through no fault or negligence of your own.

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When and where is the DigiMarCon South 2020 Conference?

DigiMarCon South 2020 takes place from May 20th to 21st, 2020 at the JW Marriott Houston by the Galleria in Houston, Texas. Click here for travel details.


JW Marriott Address:
5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
United States




What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
9:00am: Registration Desk & TECHSPO Hall Opens
9:50am – 12:00pm: Master Classes
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Master Classes
3:00pm – 3:40pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:40pm – 5:00pm: Master Classes
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception

Thursday, June 6, 2019
9:00am: Registration Desk & TECHSPO Hall Opens
9:50am – 12:00pm: General Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 3:00pm: General Sessions
3:00pm – 3:40pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:40pm – 5:00pm: General Sessions

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception


How much does it cost to attend DigiMarCon South 2020?

Regular price is $797 (USD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (USD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347 (USD). For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.


What is included in the Main Conference Pass registration fee?

Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Bag
  • All General Sessions – Thursday, May 21st, 2019
  • AM/PM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Thursday, May 21st, 2019
  • Unlimited Access to the TECHSPO Hall – Thursday, May 21st, 2019
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception – Thursday, May 21st, 2019


What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:

  • All Master Classes – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • AM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • On Demand – Available online approximately 2 weeks after conference concludes


What is included in the VIP Pass registration fee?

Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:

  • VIP Priority Registration Check-In – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on Master Class Day – Wednesday, May 20th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on General Session Day – Thursday, May 21st, 2019


How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.


What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.


Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the group must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.


Are there academic, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon South 2020 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.

More details about Discount Rates here.


What is the dress code?

Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.


Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.


Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.


What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon South 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon South 2020 registrations is not permitted.


I live outside of United States, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, can DigiMarCon prepare an invitation letter for me to attend the conference for Visa Processing purposes?

Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to info@digimarcon.com and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.


Where should I stay in Houston?

The official conference hotel to stay in Houston is;

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Texas, 77056
United States
https://digimarconsouth.com/jw-marriott-houston/

Hotel Booking Instructions

To book a room at JW Marriott Houston follow the instructions below;

By Phone:
Call 1-713-961-1500, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon South 2020’ and arrival date and book.


What networking activities are associated with DigiMarCon South 2020?

A full list of the official conference networking functions are available here.


Will I receive event updates?

Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.


How can I submit to speak at DigiMarCon South 2020?

There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.


Can I record what is presented at DigiMarCon South 2020?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.


How can we sponsor DigiMarCon South 2020?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at DigiMarCon South 2020.


Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes we do. Become a DigiMarCon Affiliate and earn commission on every completed registration referred by your efforts. Click here for details.


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