Travel, Venue & Hotel


Located immediately adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Irving, Texas boasts more than 75 hotels, 11,000 rooms and hundreds of restaurants. As home to thousands of corporations and the global headquarters of four Fortune-500 companies, you'll discover gleaming skyscrapers, two spectacular master-planned communities, and the state's only five-diamond rated resort. You'll also find a charming heritage district and picturesque main street, proof that the best of both worlds can coexist.

The unique location next to an international airport and in between Dallas and Fort Worth, two of the United States' largest metropolitan cities. This makes Irving, Texas one of the most convenient and accessible cities in the country and an ideal location for business and leisure travel.

From DFW International Airport
- Exit DFW Airport using the North exit
- Proceed and take HWY 114 West (John Carpenter Freeway)
- Exit O’Connor Boulevard
- Turn left on O’Connor Boulevard
- Pass under HWY 114 and then turn left on Las Colinas Boulevard
- The Convention Center will be on your left

From Love Field Airport
- Exit Love Field Airport and turn right onto Mockingbird Lane
- Pass under Harry Hines Blvd and I35 and turn right onto HWY 183 West
- Proceed and merge onto HWY 114 West - Exit O’Connor Boulevard
- Turn right on O’Connor Boulevard
- Turn left on Las Colinas Boulevard
- The Convention Center will be on your left

Grid-Interop 2012 Venue

Irving Convention Center

The 275,000-square-foot Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas features a 50,000-square-foot, column-free exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom and 20,000 square feet of breakout space in 20 meeting rooms. The facility's highly flexible, stacked design allows it to host several different types of events and meetings concurrently, and the building's unique architecture, vertical design and interior finish create a new niche in the marketplace.

Located on a 40-acre tract in the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas, the convention centeris the first phase of a mixed-use entertainment district that is planned to include a privately developed convention center hotel, a 6,000-person capacity performance venue, restaurants and retail.


Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
c/o Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
500 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039

Grid-Interop 2012 Host Hotel

The Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas welcomes you with warm Texas hospitality.
Omni Exterior


Amenities Include:
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from the Irving Convention Center
  • Complimentary transportation within five miles of the hotel
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in guest rooms
Hotel is located: 0.5 miles from Irving Convention Center; 5 miles from downtown Irving; 9 miles from DFW (Airport Shuttle $15 & Taxi $25 1 way); 12 miles from Love Field
Omni King Room

Special Negotiated Rates!!

Deluxe Guest Room: $139.00
Government Rate: $113.00


Call 800-843-664 & give code 'Grid-Interop'

CUT OFF DATE...Monday, November 19, 2012