With more than a dozen automotive-related technology firms in downtown, Austin is poised to help shape the future of how cars are marketed, bought, sold and serviced. Companies such as TrueCar, vAuto, CarStory, Peddle, SilverCar, Trilogy and others, have already left a lasting impact on the industry.

Add the robust and visionary start up investment community that has exploded in Austin in recent years — and we believe we’ve found the perfect environment to hold an automotive summit that is focused on new technology and retail solutions.


You won’t be stuck in a hotel ballroom all day while attending  AUTOVATE 2018. Instead, we’ll be learning in a classic Austin setting — the former La Zona Rosa, a longtime Austin music venue that is now Vast/CarStory’s headquarters at 612 W. 4th Street, in the heart of downtown Austin.


AUTOVATE has secured a rate of $229 per night at the Intercontinental Stephen A. Austin for conference attendees. Rooms need to be booked by October 16th to guarantee the rate.

Book hotel room here.

The Intercontinental is located in downtown Austin at 701 Congress Avenue. It’s a half mile, 12 minute stroll to the conference venue at 612 West 4th Street.

We’ll also have transportation to and from the event venue (CarStory’s headquarters).