Looking for something new and different to do this spring? Here’s a suggestion:

When you head to Austin, Texas for Rithum Connect 2019, try to arrive a day or so early. That way, you’ll have time to take an evening detour to the downtown Congress Avenue bridge. Be sure to get there at least 20 minutes before sundown, if not earlier. Then find a comfy place to sit and keep your eyes on the sky.

Every night, from March to October, some 1.5 million bats emerge from the bridge’s underbelly. More than 100,000 people come to watch North America’s largest urban bat colony take flight each year, and it’s really something to see.

Not quite what you had in mind? Well then, how does the world’s only James Beard winning barbecue restaurant sound? Three dozen craft breweries? Hundreds of live music venues?

There’s a reason we chose the Texas state capital as the scene for this year’s annual conference. It’s an inspiring destination — one that attracts more than 27 million visitors  each year — and offers the perfect backdrop for the e-commerce industry’s most powerful networking and learning conference.

Whether you’re getting excited for next month’s conference or are still looking for reasons to register, you’ll definitely want to check out the infographic below.

And if you haven’t registered yet, be sure to secure your spot soon while tickets are left.