Symposium location

The symposium will be held in Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. Plan your trip using this interactive map of Rice University or follow the link below to a custom Google map. Additional travel information is available here.

Google Map


The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Additional parking is available in West Lot 4. Read more »

Local dining

The symposium registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on both days as well as an invitation to the closing reception on Saturday afternoon. Some recommended restaurants and bars in the area include:

  • Café Rabelais (Rice Village)
  • Pasha (Rice Village)
  • Local Foods (Rice Village)
  • Benjy’s (Rice Village)
  • Bollo (West Alabama)
  • Pax Americana (Montrose)
  • Hugo's (Montrose)
  • Ibiza (Midtown)
  • Gloria’s (Midtown)
  • The Pass & Provision
  • Canopy (Montrose)
  • El Real (Montrose)
  • Mala (Montrose and Chinatown)
  • Uchi
  • Tampico
  • Max’s Wine Dive
  • Dolce Vita


  • The Anvil Bar and Refuge
  • Simone on Sunset
  • Bar Boheme
  • West Alabama Ice House
  • The Haymarket
  • Revelry on Richmond
  • 13 Celsius
  • Cru (Upper Kirby)

As the symposium date approaches, several signup lists for small group dinners will be posted. Rice will arrange dinner reservations for each of these groups. Symposium attendees will be responsible for transportation to the location.

Visual Communication Resources

One goal of the symposium is to create a shared collection of visualization resources (e.g. tutorials, templates, etc.). If you have suggestions, please send them to The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) has a nascent collection available here.