Making Schools Work Conference Hotel


Conference Hotels

Housing is now available for the 2022 Making Schools Work Conference in Grapevine, Texas!

Connections Housing acts as the booking agent for our contracted conference hotel. To reserve a room, call Connections at (404) 842-0000 or (800) 262-9974 OR visit Connections’ website.

All conference events will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Conference activities kick off with sessions at 9 a.m. Central and our opening general session at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The conference ends at noon on Friday, July 22.

Housing for our conference tends to sell out quickly, so reserve your rooms as soon as you can. SREB’s conference rate expires June 27, 2022.

UPDATE: Be advised that we are continuing to realign and add rooms to our block at all conference hotels. Please email regarding new reservation requests.

Book a room now!

Payment: A credit card is required to confirm all reservations when submitting a reservation online or when using a housing form. Connections Housing cannot accept purchase orders. Connections Housing also cannot accept tax exempt payments. Should your school or district be tax-exempt and/or need to pay via a purchase order, please contact your hotel directly.  

Check Payments: If you wish to pay by check, all checks must be received by Connections Housing by June 22, 2022.  Any checks received after this date will be mailed back to the sender, thereafter, checks need to be sent directly to the Hotel for processing along with all pertinent reservation information.

Room type: Conference hotels cannot guarantee room types, so your request of “King/Two Beds” is only a request. The hotel and Connections Housing will make every effort to accommodate all room type requests.

Refunds: Refunds will be given if cancellations are made at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival.

Shuttle service will be available from overflow hotels to the Gaylord Texan. Please see this map for hotel locations in relation to the Texan.

Hotel Rates

All rates quoted below are per night and exclusive of taxes and fees.

Hotel Name


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center*

$190 (single/double occupancy)

$200 (triple/quad occupancy)

Courtyard by Marriott DFW Airport North/Grapevine


Great Wolf Lodge

$239 (Family Suite) – Sold out


Towne Place Suites by Marriott


Aloft Dallas DFW Airport Grapevine $149
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North/Coppell Grapevine $159

* All conference events will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Shuttle service will be available from overflow hotels to the Texan.

Download this guide (PDF) of the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

Visit the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center’s website for directions to our conference venue.