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Hyatt Lost Pines
EmpowerFest is Coming to Texas!
Hanger Clinic’s EmpowerFest is an event like no other for people with upper or lower limb loss or limb difference. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn from world-class prosthetists and peers who are thriving with prosthetic technology, but more importantly, you’ll discover the power of shared experiences and support from an uplifting community. The lessons learned and relationships made at EmpowerFest will last a lifetime!
All ages and levels of mobility are welcome.
Event Fee: $50 per person
Includes daily breakfast and lunch, Friday night dinner and concert. Guests can include family members or supportive friends.
3-Day EmpowerFest is Sold Out! 1-Day EmpowerYOUth still has openings. If you want to attend EmpowerYOUth, please email [email protected].
For Kids and Teens Up to Age 17
On Saturday, August 21, we’re hosting a 1-day program just for kids with limb loss to engage with their peers. This fun-filled day includes dancing, swimming, horseback riding, art projects, fishing and an inspiring group of kids and families to share in their challenges, hopes, and dreams!
Event Fee: $10 per person (includes all activities and lunch)
- Peer-to-peer support
- Health and wellness
- Mobility training
- Horseback riding
- Cooking with upper limb loss/difference
- Friday night concert
- Seated volleyball
- Medical professional presenters, including world-class prosthetists
- Men’s and Women’s resources and support groups
- Bilateral upper limb loss life hacks
- Quad support group
New in 2021: Run to Inspire
Saturday morning, August 21, the Hanger Foundation will be hosting a 1K/5K walk/run for all EmpowerFest attendees. All skill levels are welcome to join the challenge to cross the finish line, and the Hanger Clinic Team will be there to cheer you on! Enjoy the music, earn a medal, and receive an awesome swag bag!
Call (512) 308-1234 and mention Hanger Clinic EmpowerFest to book your hotel room at a discounted rate of $99.
Self-parking is complimentary and will be validated at the event registration desk. Valet is $38 overnight.
The event begins at 8 a.m. on August 20 and ends at 2 p.m. on August 22.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located 17 miles west of the hotel. Transportation options are Taxi or Uber/Lyft (~$30). To rent a car, Enterprise car rental offers adaptive driving devices for cars. Visit the Enterprise website or call (866) 225-4284.
We are looking forward to hosting an in-person EmpowerFest event and reuniting with past participants as well as meeting new friends. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will take precautions based on state and federal mandates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of now, this includes wearing a mask, enhanced sanitization measures at the hotel, and participants must remain home if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Vaccinations will not be required but are highly encouraged. We will be in close contact with attendees on all safety protocols, especially as they develop in the coming weeks.
Email E[email protected] with questions.
October 14–16, 2021
Bilateral Above-Knee Amputee (BAKA) Boot Camp is for bilateral above-knee prosthetic users interested in improving their daily function and abilities. This 3-day interactive workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of what is possible for a full-time prosthetic user.