"And THEY Built An Altar!" Conference (Aug 2nd @ 7pm & Aug 3rd @ 9am)

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Norris Conference Center (RED OAK BALLROOM)

***Located in back of Northcross Mall***

2525 West Anderson Lane

Austin, TX 78757

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The “And THEY Built An Altar!” Conference is a 2-day encounter with the ALTAR of GOD through Worship & the Word, including, but not limited to, transformational Worship, authentic Prophetic Manifestations, REAL-TALK Panel Discussions, live "laughter-doeth-the-soul-like-medicine" Comedy Show, Spoken Word by some of the best & brightest young Millennial minds and practical, life-changing Preaching & Teaching to enhance 3 major areas of your life (your RELATIONSHIPS, your WORSHIP & your FAITH).

  1. Your RELATIONSHIPS (with God, with yourself, with spouses & significant others, with the Church, with Brothers & Sisters in Christ who DON'T look like you/DON'T worship like you, and with the "Unchurched") will be TRANSFORMED!
  2. Your WORSHIP (as demonstrated in FACE-DOWN adoration of God and in knowing that there really is only an "audience of One!") will be TRANSFORMED!
  3. Your FAITH (through making a solid commitment/recommitment to TRUSTING "the plan & process" of the GOD OF THE ALTAR) will be TRANSFORMED!

At the "And THEY Built An Altar!" Conference you will experience the full manifestation of what happens when ALL of us (as a collective, unified Body of Christ) “Build An ALTAR To God!”


  • RELATIONSHIPS are healed!
  • WORSHIP breaks out!
  • WALLS that divide crumble!
  • FAITH emerges!
  • The PROPHETIC comes forth!
  • And, DIVINITY shows up!

Event Dates/Times:

  • Friday, August 2, 2019 (7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 (9:00 a.m.)

“And, you shall build an altar for Me and sacrifice upon it…and, in every place where I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you!” (Exodus 20:24)

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The ALTAR of God is where we ENCOUNTER “God's Presence!” Everything we need, is AT THE ALTAR! And, when we build an altar TOGETHER, the result is an INCREDIBLE manifestation of the Fullness & Awesomeness of God! During the “And THEY Built An Altar!” conference you will EXPERIENCE the complete RANGE of God’s Glory! We will LAUGH “together!” We will CRY “together!” We will LEARN “together!” We will HAVE FUN "together!" We will WORSHIP “together!” We will BECOME VULNERABLE “together!” We will be EMPOWERED "together!" We will EMBRACE our DESTINY "together!" We will SHOUT WITH THE VOICE of Triumph "together!" We will celebrate "OUR" God TOGETHER!

2-Day Encounter Includes:

  • Morning Glory Intercessory Prayer, Stand-Up Christian Comedy Show by Minister Willie Moore, Jr. [host of the Nationally-Syndicated Radio Show “The Willie Moore Jr Show," Grammy-recognized recording artist, inspirational speaker, licensed minister, comedian & actor], Life-Changing Ministry by Bishop R.C. Blakes, Jr. [Pastor, Author, Internationally-Known Empowerment Teacher & celebrated Leader of Clergy Men & Women of God, globally], Transformational Preaching by Dr. Eddie Connor, Jr. [Graduate Education Professor, Preacher, Stage-4 Cancer Survivor & famed Author of 9 best-selling books (the most recent of which, "WIFE," reveals how to discover wholeness in singleness, prepare for one's purpose partner, and become the “right one for the right one.”)], Prophetic Declaration & Manifestation by Prophet Timothy Long [Biblically-Sound, Authentic "Seer" into the Revelation and Mind of God!], FACE-DOWN Worship by Elder Joshua Sherman of PEOPLE & SONGS [one of the most (if not the most) anointed worshippers of our lifetime!], Shifting-the-atmosphere Praise by Sister Kara-Nichole Robinson [the sweetest, most Angelic voice this side of Heaven!], TAG-TEAM Preaching & Teaching by some of Austin's most humble, gifted, anointed servants of God, REAL-TALK Panel Discussions by some of the most ENGAGING, TRANSPARENT, INSIGHTFUL and HIGHLY-anointed Men & Women of God from INSIDE & OUTSIDE the Capital City, Heart-Wrenching Ministry in Dance AND SO MUCH MORE!
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PSALMISTS and ATX TAG-TEAM SPEAKERS NOTED BELOW. Go to www.womenpayingitforward.com/2019conference for more information about other DYNAMIC, ANOINTED Men & Women of God who will be ministering at the "And THEY Built An Altar!" conference and for more "comprehensive" bios of Keynote Speakers, Keynote Psalmists & ATX Tag-Team Speakers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PSALMISTS "And THEY Built An Altar!" Conference

Bishop R. C. Blakes, Jr.-SMALLER PHOTO2

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd - Practical Teaching by Bishop R.C. Blakes, Jr. (RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ALTAR! Platonic & Non-Platonic. Relationship with the Church. Relationship with Self. Relationship with God. Relationship with the World. Relationship Across Generations, Races, Denominations & Socio-Economic Statuses.) https://www.rcblakes.com/-- Nationally sought after author, teacher & preacher whose conversational tone, focus on relevant issues and life application style resonates with all generations. The ministry of Bishop Blakes is characterized as empowering, positive, practical and prophetic. He is the Presiding Bishop of The Family of Churches Fellowship International (www.focfi.org) and Senior Pastor of New Home Family Worship Center of New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. Of his many significant accomplishments is that of authoring the hugely-popular books “The Father Daughter Talk,” “Wisdom For Women In Ministry,” “Queenology,” and “Imperfectly Holy.” As an academician and postgraduate seminary-trained leader, Bishop Blakes’ primary passion is to use his voice and influence to elevate, educate and reconcile humanity to God and to each other. To this end, he has made appearances on the likes of CNN and FOX News to address various current issues at turbulent times in our Nation’s history. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF LINKS RELATED TO BISHOP R. C. BLAKES, JR.'S MINISTRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miwt4k-FKdk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1IDFb9bvrA

Willie Moore Jr Photo3

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd - Stand-up Christian Comedy Show by Willie Moore, Jr. (RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ALTAR! Platonic & Non-Platonic. Relationship with the Church. Relationship with Self. Relationship with God. Relationship with the World. Relationship Across Generations, Races, Denominations & Socio-Economic Statuses) https://www.williemoorejr.org/ -- Inspirational speaker, licensed minister, Grammy recognized recording artist, comedian, actor and host of the nationally-syndicated radio show “The Willie Moore Jr Show.” The Willie Moore Jr Show is currently the #1 weekend radio show on Atlanta’s Praise 102.5/102.9 FM. In addition to radio, Willie is the executive producer of the “Willie Moore Jr. Live Flatout TV Show” currently airing in 39.1 million households on the NRB Network, channel 378 on Direct TV. He is also the servant leader of the national youth organization, Young Fly & Saved. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF LINKS RELATED TO MINISTER WILLIE MOORE, JR.'S MINISTRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_mVXE_VSyI; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOqzWtQ918

Dr. Eddie Connor, Jr.2

  • SATURDAY, August 3rd - Transformational Preaching by Dr. Eddie Connor, Jr. (FAITH BECAUSE OF THE ALTAR!) http://eddieconnor.com/ -- Graduate Education Professor, at the prestigious Marygrove College. Dr. Connor is a best-selling author of 9 books and founder of the mentoring program Boys 2 Books, which empowers young males, via literacy, leadership, and life skills enrichment. A survivor of stage 4 cancer (after having been diagnosed at age 15), Dr. Connor travels across the country declaring the healing power of God and proclaiming Psalm 118:17, “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord!” While working alongside Congressman Hansen Clarke, Dr. Connor’s efforts assisted in the development of President Barack Obama’s, My Brother's Keeper initiative. In addition, he is a recipient of The President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award and The President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured on ABC News, BET, CBS, FOX News, NBC, PBS, TCT, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, The Word Network, and USA Today. Dr. Connor has ministered as an Empowerment Speaker at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest and was featured on the acclaimed BET documentary, It Takes A Village to Raise Detroit. As a Minister, Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, College Professor, Radio/TV Correspondent and highly sought after communicator and motivator, Dr. Connor speaks extensively at churches, colleges, and conferences empowering people to maximize their divinely-ordained purpose in God. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF LINKS RELATED TO DR. EDDIE CONNOR, JR.'S MINISTRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSCNFFoSImg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HeHlevuapE

Prophet Timothy Long

  • SATURDAY, August 3rd - Prophetic Ministry by Prophet Timothy Long (THE PROPHETIC EMERGING FROM THE ALTAR!) – As a Seer, Prophet Long’s mission and purpose is: 1) To show and to prove God's power through signs and wonders by the manifestation of healing, miracles and prophecies, 2) To preach the Gospel, the Word of Truth, with conviction, demonstration and clarity, and 3) To enable and encourage others to hear what the Spirit of God is saying in an effort to help those who seek God to be revived in their spirit, restored in their soul and transformed in their mind. Prophet Long is a man of research, having spent considerable amounts of time investigating Christology (study of Christ), Pneumatology (study of the Holy Ghost), Soteriology (study of Salvation), Theology (study of God), Angelology (study of Angels), and Eschatology (study of the last days). Spending such significant time with the Word of God has enhanced Prophet Long’s ability to flow in the prophetic with more accuracy and precision, as well as, ensured that the prophecies he releases do not contradict scripture. Prophet Long believes that his, ultimate, assignment from the Lord is to reveal the mind and the counsel of God, so as to direct the church and to prepare believers for the coming of Christ! HERE ARE A COUPLE OF LINKS RELATED TO PROPHET TIMOTHY LONG'S MINISTRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbTuYzm0_-U; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMjTwJton7g

Elder Joshua Sherman Photo

  • SATURDAY, August 3rd - Life-Changing Worship by Elder Joshua Sherman (WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR!) https://www.joshuaadamshermanministries.com Notable member of the renowned Worship Group, PEOPLE & SONGS, and winner of the Male Artist/Writer of the year and Male Vocalist of the year at the 2016 Gospel Music Association Immerse Conference in Nashville. Elder Joshua Sherman is, arguably, one of the most anointed voices and worshippers of our lifetime! His humble demeanor and infectious smile are enough to bring JOY and LIGHT to any context! Lead vocalist on the incredibly-anointed and hugely-popular single “Psalms 23: You Are Not Alone” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OlMGnPUAdw). Elder Joshua has been graced to co-write and co-minister other amazing PEOPLE & SONGS pieces “What Mercy Did for Me” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GRU5K3UFmE), “Amen” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHQKuWQhu8o), “Revive Me” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0M9GxG6RE), and his recent independent project (“Tribe 2 Kingdom, Vol. 1: I Will Rejoice”) debuted at #5 on iTunes! Since 2009, Elder Sherman has served as the Minister of Music at his local church, Holy Christian Church (for which the founder and co-founder are his father and mother, Bishop Lewis W. Sherman and the late Mother Charlene Sherman). Elder Joshua is a man of faith and believes that through the sovereignty of God the Father, the blood and name of Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

Kara-Nichole Robinson Photo

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd & SATURDAY, August 3rd - Uplifting Praise by Psalmist Kara-Nichole Robinson (WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR!) http://www.karanichole.com – Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Recording artist currently residing in the great state of Texas. Going from being tone deaf at five years old to now (one of Texas’ most sought after Christian female artists), God has truly blessed Kara-Nichole. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with greats, such as Martha Munizzi, Donnie McClurkin, and Kirk Franklin.…just to name a few! In 2012 she released her first Extended Play (EP) Album entitled, “Kara-Nichole” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/karanichole with some of her top hits, such as, “Position Yourself,” “Daddy Forever” and “I Will Run.” Her second EP, entitled “Happy,” by Stellar nominated producer/videographer Levester White at PUREMedia was released in March 2016 (during her EP release celebration at South-By-South-West (SXSW) Kingdom Experience in Austin, TX, hosted by Kirk Franklin….featuring The Walls Group, Virtue, T-Bone, Da Truth and many more gospel artists)! In August 2017, Kara Nichole’s third EP entitled “He's Coming Back!” by (again) Levester White, Saiza Inc. Records, and Wayne Hill (Golden World Music) was released at the "Without Fail, Recover All" Women's Conference in Austin, TX. In January 2018, Kara Nichole decided to take her song (“Jesus”) off the 2016 EP entitled “Happy” and make a radio edit for the airwaves and it climbed the Billboard charts topping at #60 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGgC8lbmJcU). In November 2018, Kara-Nichole ushered in the holiday season with the release of the song, entitled "The Reason Why.” It is with joy that Kara-Nichole and her Record Label (The Trinity Movement/TTM) have developed a partnership with one goal in mind…to help encourage believers and introduce nonbelievers to Christ-centered music that uplifts the soul and mends the broken hearted!

TAG-TEAM SPEAKERS -- ATX Men & Women of God building a UNIFIED Fire on the Altar!

Minister Spruce Dickerson

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd (PANEL) & SATURDAY, August 3rd (TAG-TEAM SPEAKER) -- Minister Spruce Dickerson (Hyde Park Baptist Church) – Spruce Dickerson is a professional national-winning pageant coach, speaker, author, national-winning pageant queen, and philanthropist. She has had several media interviews and magazine articles on various aspects of her career, along with magazine covers and editorials to her credit in modeling. Spruce is also a history-maker in the national Miss Plus America pageant system by winning her title of Miss Plus America Elite in 2011, as well as being bestowed with the first-ever lifetime title of Miss Plus America Essence. As a philanthropist, Spruce founded her charity Flip Flop to the World - collecting $1.00 flip flops for the orphans and poor in various countries of the world. To-date, over 14,000 pairs of flip flops have been distributed to Nigeria, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Spruce has received the award for Philanthropist of the Year with two professional organizations, along with a Humanitarian Award, and serves in her church on the Decision Counseling Ministry. Spruce lives what she teaches: life is a matter of the Heart…choose to Love, Live and Give. This foundational philosophy has propelled Spruce to conquer life’s adversities, and to win on the stage of life! -- [TAG-TEAM SPEAKING TOPIC: Relationship with the Altar of God (through prayer & humility)]

Pastor Bettina Bunton Photo

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd (PANEL) & SATURDAY, August 3rd (TAG-TEAM SPEAKER) -- Pastor Bettina Bunton (Victorious Living Christian Ministries) – Pastor Bettina C. Bunton is a prophetic preacher, teacher and pastor called to serve and reach the hurting and disenfranchised. She is well known for her inspirational messages, intercession and consistent, positive affirmations through social media and in the community. At times, she is soft spoken and reserved but once she steps on any platform to preach or teach God’s word, whether it’s in a pulpit, in a nursing home or on the corner trying to reach lost souls, she will deliver a dynamic, didactic, applicable Word from on High that will be thought-provoking and life-changing. Professionally, Bettina is a productive entrepreneur and owns her own marketing company, BCB Designs. A native of Austin, Texas, Bettina received her Digital Design Degree from The Art Institute and currently works as an Online Manager for an international company. She is also currently pursuing a Bachelors of Ministry and a Masters of Theology at the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Dale Bunton and the proud, single mother of the beautiful, artistic Tehya Bunton. One of Bettina’s mottos and favorite scripture’s is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -- [TAG-TEAM SPEAKING TOPIC: Relationship with the Church on the Altar (through unity, relevance & deliverance)]

Justin McCarty Photo2

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd (PANEL) & SATURDAY, August 3rd (TAG-TEAM SPEAKER) -- Minister Justin McCarty (Former Global Leadership Network Director) – Justin most recently served as the North Campus Pastor at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas. Previously he was a Regional Director for The Global Leadership Summit and Global Leadership Network where he worked closely with hundreds of senior pastors, church staff and organizational executives to grow the impact of the Summit in their communities. His ministry calling began at Quest Community Church in Lexington, Kentucky, where he served on staff for almost 10 years, eventually becoming Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Courtney, currently live in Leander, Texas, with their three young boys. -- [TAG-TEAM SPEAKING TOPIC: Relationships, Cross-Culturally, on the Altar (through fellowship & intentionality)]

Evang. Joseph Smith Photo2

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd (PANEL) & SATURDAY, August 3rd (TAG-TEAM SPEAKER) -- Evangelist Joseph Smith (The House of Bread Ministries Church) – Evangelist Joseph Smith, was born and raised in Detroit, MI, witnessed his first man killed at eight yrs. old; began drinking at age eleven; doing drugs at age twelve and by age fifteen began selling drugs. But on June 5, 1978 at 12:00 midnight he gave his life to Christ. And although, he has worked as a design engineer for the nuclear power industry and owned his own architectural consulting business he has had only one passion and vision — to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and see souls come to His kingdom. Over the years he has been successful in bringing large numbers of men to the Lord through various evangelistic methods, including street witnessing, campus evangelism, prison letter writing, door-to-door witnessing, as well as various Bible studies and outreaches. Operating as an evangelist, youth pastor, administrative assistant and assistant pastor he has constantly taught seminars and workshops on the importance of witnessing, maintaining biblical priorities and time management. He established a home for young men recovering from crack addiction and released from incarceration; a home for sexually abused and pregnant teenage girls (who were also active in gangs); and has mentored Blood, Crips, and Latin King gang members in the area of dropout prevention, curbing gang activity, gang deprogramming and salvation. As a teacher in the Austin and Houston Public schools, he tutored and taught math in the toughest inner city-gang laden schools and yet managed to increase students’ math test scores by 100%. He has attended Eastern Michigan University, Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), in Atlanta, GA., and the University of TX, Austin. Currently, he is a faithful leader and Evangelism Coordinator at The House of Bread Ministries Church. He is married to his loving wife of 27 yrs., Jolanda. -- [TAG-TEAM SPEAKING TOPIC: Relationship with the World on the Altar (through evangelism & commitment)]

Pastor A. L. Sneed II Photo

  • FRIDAY, August 2nd (PANEL) & SATURDAY, August 3rd (TAG-TEAM SPEAKER) -- Pastor A. L. Sneed, II (South Austin Community Church) – Pastor A. L. Sneed II is the Pastor, Teacher and Organizer of the South Austin Community Church (SACC). His spiritual roots began at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Austin, TX where his biological and spiritual father is the Pastor. He confessed and received the Lord Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord at the age of 5, acknowledged a call into the gospel preaching ministry at the age of 7 and preached his first sermon at the age of 8. He was blessed to marry his high school sweetheart, Viviana, in June 1998. First Lady Viviana is a hard worker and tremendous laborer in the ministry, demonstrates a meek and loving spirit, and is willing to do whatever she can for her husband (her Pastor), her church and her Lord. Pastor Sneed and his wife have been blessed with 2 God-fearing, fun-loving children, Trey & Victoria! Pastor Sneed has labored in many facets of ministry within the church, ranging from serving as Sunday Bible School Teacher, Evangelism Coordinator, Youth Pastor, Ministry Overseer, Board of Director for the Young Ministers’ Fellowship and Vice Moderator of the Austin Baptist Association. He currently serves as Co-Founder of The Next Level Ministry Fellowship (NLMF), The Next Level Pastor Network & Co-Host of the annual Next Level Leadership Conference (NLLC). He is the founder of the Berean Bible Academy, which launched in 2012. He graduated from the Austin Baptist Bible Academy in June 2005 and received a Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He has and will continue his Christian, Biblical, Ministerial, Leadership Education and Theological Teaching, Training & Learning. In addition to family and full-time ministry responsibilities, he is a bi-vocational SHRM-CP/PHR Certified-Senior HR Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin. Pastor Sneed has a great love for people and a passion for souls! Truly, God has blessed, gifted & anointed Him to communicate the Word of God through the Power of the Holy Ghost. His spirit of humility and heart for God is evident to all! -- [TAG-TEAM SPEAKING TOPIC: Relationship with Self on the Altar (through honesty & purpose)]

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free walk-up, surface parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Will there be ONSITE registration?

No. There will NOT be any ONSITE registration. All registrations must be purchased in advance, on or before the THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st @ MIDNIGHT CENTRAL STANDARD TIME Registration Deadline.

What's the refund policy?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you will need to bring your printed ticket to the event, along with a current I.D. Note that your printed ticket MUST reflect the same name as your I.D. When you come to the check-in table, the registration team will check your name off of the official registration list, collect your printed ticket (after reviewing your I.D.), and give you a conference wristband (to allow you back & forth entrance into the ballroom space). REPLACEMENT COST FOR LOST TICKETS/REGISTRATIONS/WRISTBANDS IS $49, plus any applicable fees.

Will there be childcare accommodations?

No. Unfortunately, the venue does not provide for childcare accommodations and any children attending the conference with you will need to be registered.

Is there a "Conference Hotel" NEAR the Conference site with which I can make overnight sleeping accommodations?

Yes. Overnight Sleeping Room Block Discount available at The DoubleTree by Hilton (Northwest/Arboretum) located 5 minutes from conference site. Physical address for the DoubleTree Northwest is 8901 Business Park Dr, Austin, TX 78759. Phone number is (512) 343-0888. Room Block Code is "HBM" and the actual booking link is https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSBPDT-HBM-20190802/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. NOTE: THE HOTEL'S DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING BLOCK ROOM DISCOUNT IS JULY 1st @ MIDNIGHT CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. AFTER THAT, THE HOTEL WILL BE RELEASING ANY REMAINING ROOMS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT WHATEVER GOING RATE, AT THE TIME. NOTE, ALSO, THAT THE DOUBLETREE WILL ONLY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT BLOCK SLEEPING ROOMS...."NOT" ABOUT THE CONFERENCE, ITSELF, GIVEN THAT THE CONFERENCE IS "NOT" HELD AT THE DOUBLETREE, BUT NORRIS CONFERENCE CENTER. SIMILARLY, NORRIS CONFERENCE CENTER WILL "NOT" HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT SLEEPING ROOMS.

What is the "attire?"

Although official conference colors are BLACK, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE and most will, likely, wear "dressy to business casual," there is NO specific attire or dress code. Given the diversity of the audience (churched, unchurched, young, not-so-young, well-off, not-so-well-off, etc.), there will, also, be a SIGNIFICANT range in attire (i.e. some in suits, some in jeans, some in dresses, some in dressy dresses, etc.). So, feel free to come as you are and wear what you like.

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Norris Conference Center (RED OAK BALLROOM)

***Located in back of Northcross Mall***

2525 West Anderson Lane

Austin, TX 78757

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Refund Policy

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