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We’ll have an agenda that’s as big and expansive as Texas.

We'll talk with experts at the center of issues and developments that are shaping our world today and setting its course for tomorrow. Artificial intelligence. Robotics. Neuroscience. They're rapidly forging new paths, and we'll get a first-hand look at the latest developments in these fields.

Geopolitics and cybersecurity. Entrepreneurship. They're shaping our future, too, and we'll hear from the brilliant people who are at the center of the action.

We've also put together a lineup of the most talented and distinguished writers and historians Texas has ever produced. If you've read the works of H.W. Brands and Larry Wright, you know they're writers and historians without peers.

They're all going to share their insights with us.

We will even have a special musical performance from Austin native, Django Walker.

The Experts

Click above to see our extraordinary set of speakers

Our program has been curated by one of Austin's most influential couples, Tom and Lynn Meredith, who'll host the opening dinner at their home.

It's an event bigger than Texas. You simply cannot miss it.

DAY 1 – February 26 - Monday

ARRIVAL - Check-in at The Otis Autograph Hotel is at 4 p.m.

5:30 p.m.       

Opening reception at the home of Lynn and Tom Meredith

6:15 p.m.         

Keynote with Authors

7:30 p.m.         


DAY 2 - February 27 - Tuesday

9 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote: Democracy and Race

10:30 a.m.

Morning Session: Cybersecurity and Geopolitics



1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session: NeuroScience

3 p.m.              


5:30 p.m.              

Cocktails at The Home of Eileen and Stpehan Portner

6:45 p.m.         

Keynote: Higher Education

7:30 p.m.         

Dinner at Franklin's Barbecue          

DAY 3 – February 28 - Wednesday

9 a.m.              

Morning Keynote: The State of Democracy: Outlook on 2024 Races

10:30 a.m.       

Morning Session: AI and the Future of Work



1:30 p.m.         

Afternoon Session: AI Ethics

2:30 p.m.         

Afternoon Session: Revival of the Species

3:30 p.m.      

Free time

Tour of LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

5:15 p.m.      

Reception at UT Club

6:30 p.m.      

Dinner and Closing Discussion          

DAY 4 – February 29 - Thursday

DEPARTURE DAY - Check-out time is 11 am

7:30-9:30 a.m.  

L3 Foundation Board Meeting     

*Schedule is subject to change


The Otis Hotel

1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

The Otis Hotel is the educated choice in the heart of the bustling Campus District. The Otis believes life should be an adventure in elevated living by offering easygoing luxury. Boutique guest rooms feature nods to Austin's history as The Live Music Capital of the World and the neighboring university with in-room vinyl record players and many vintage schoolroom touches.

We have a block of rooms with a group rate. We will make your reservation for you and you will pay the hotel directly upon arrival.

All rooms are subject to availability. If your desired room is not available, you will be placed in the next available room type. We will notify you of that change.

You will choose from these room options on the registration form:

  • Standard King Room 291 sq. ft.

           $279 per night plus tax and fees.

  • Studio Suite (Corner room with king bed) 370 sq. ft.

           $379 per night plus tax and fees.

  • Luminary One Bedroom Suite 445 sq. ft. limited availability

           $379 per night plus tax and fees.


Early Registration Price

$2,989 per person

Conference only, hotel accommodations priced separately.

L3 Foundation, a 501c3 charitable nonprofit, will make donations to nonprofits in the Austin area as a result of this event. We estimate that approximately $800 or more may be tax deductible if your tax professional advises it. Registrants will receive a tax receipt listing the fair market value of this event after the trip is completed.  

Registration fee includes: All activities and meals starting with dinner on Monday, February 26 through dinner on Wednesday, February 28.

Not included: Airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and hotel accommodations.

Standard Registration Price starting January 1, 2024

$3,498 per person

Travel Information

Plan to fly into the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). On Monday, February 26 in time for our 5:30 p.m. reception at the Merediths. You can take an Uber, Lyft or taxi from the airport to our hotel. You can also make arrangements with Super Shuttle Express service through their website by CLICKING HERE