Austin Skyline

Austin will be the location for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis August 19-20, 2009. In just two days you will learn the basics of the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Once you find the real root causes using this systematic process, learn to develop effective fixes that will keep problems from happening again.

For more information or to register for the course visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=668&l=1

Austin is the capital of Texas and the county seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the eastern edge of the American Southwest, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 16th-largest in the United States. Austin was selected as the No. 2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006, and the “Greenest City in America” by MSN. Also, according to CNN Headline News and Travel & Leisure magazine, Austin ranks No. 2 on the list of cities with the best people, referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens.
(Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas)

Austin has miles of hike and bike trails, more than 200 parks and around 300 days of sunshine each year, so outdoor activities are a must. Here are a few choice picks for your visit to Austin:

Austin Greenbelts are numerous and offer basic greenbelt features with trails, play areas, picnic grounds and more.

Austin Parks are also in abundance. Some of the most popular are Enchanted Rock, McKinney Falls, Inks Lake, Pedernales Falls, and Bastrop and Buescher State Parks.

Austin Lakes seem to be on every corner, so if you’re ready to make a splash check out all the fishing and boating opportunities.

Austin Golf Courses will impress even the most accomplished players. Grab your clubs and hit the links!

Other Austin Attractions:

Austin Zoo is home to more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species. Situated in the beautiful Hill Country just outside of town, the zoo is a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

Austin Hot Air Balloons will take you on a great escape…truly the thrill of your life!

Austin Historic Homes Carriage Tour visits one of the last remaining Victorian blocks in the nation. This street features more than 10 exquisite homes built in the 19th century. The horse-drawn carriage tour also includes views of the Capital and the Governor’s Mansion.

Austin City Limits is celebrating its 34th year of bringing live music to fans all over the world. Check out their upcoming shows at http://www.pbs.org/klru/austin/.

Zilker Botanical Gardens has often been called “the jewel in the heart of Austin.” Theme gardens, such as rose, herb and Japanese, are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds.

Dining in Austin:

The Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar has been serving contemporary cuisine for more than a decade. Named one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country, they feature over 80 different types of tequila.

Uchi serves Japanese cuisine, including traditional favorites and a variety of sushi.

Cool River Café features Southwest cuisine offering select cuts of steaks, fresh seafood, wood-grilled rack of lamb, and cold water lobster. Their award-winning wine list offers 375 varieties of wine.

Manuel’s serves up some of the best Mexican food in Austin. Sit back with a cool margarita and enjoy traditional favorites.

Wink Restaurant takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients when preparing their exquisite entrees. Try their olive oil poached tuna with tasty jade cucumber, sea beans, and lemon or pei mussels steamed in dijon-rosemary cream with grilled baguette.

For more information or to register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis in Austin, Texas, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=668&l=1