What can I expect with regard to food?

Meal options, dietary restrictions, and more.

Food During the Event

With the exception of the Wilberforce Award dinner (if you bought it), meals are not included in your ticket. All meal breaks (lunch and dinner) are at least two hours long to allow time to enjoy good food and conversation together.

Breakfast Fri, Sat & Sun
    • Food trucks will be available onsite from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Friday Lunch
    • If you did not purchase the lunch package in your ticket, Texas Live! Entertainment district is walking distance to the venue and is a great option to get offsite and enjoy a meal with fellow attendees. Both Loews and Loews Live! offer on-site dining opportunities. Click the links for more information, or to book reservations.
Saturday Lunch
    • We recently learned that the Texas Live! Entertainment district is closed for a private event.
    • As a means to provide a convenient and affordable option for you the hotel has arranged to have food trucks available from 12 p.m – 2 p.m.

      If you purchased the lunch package we have cancelled that and will refund your card on file, given the hotel is providing a more affordable option for you.

I have dietary restrictions.

So do many of our staff, and we know it can make travel stressful. With the exception of the Wilberforce Awards Dinner, meals are on your own. The on-site restaurants are good about accommodating allergies; please communicate your needs to your server upon arrival.

The shopping mall restaurants next door vary in their menus; we encourage you to have a look ahead of time on their websites (full restaurant listings here).

    Wilberforce Award dinner: If you included your allergy information when you purchased your tickets, we will have an appropriate meal set aside for you at the Wilberforce Award Dinner—just mention it to your waiter. If you did not include the information as part of your reservation, please email us at events@colsoncenter.org as soon as possible so we can make sure to take care of you and have enough allergy-friendly meals on hand!