Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Contracts
Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas
March 17-18, 2023
Hotel & Location Info

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Texas A&M University School of Law will host KCON XVI, the Sixteenth International Conference on Contracts on March 17-18, 2023. KCON is the largest annual international academic conference dedicated to contract and commercial law. It brings together contract law scholars, practitioners, and graduate students from across the United States and around the world. It will take place in the Amon Carter Lecture Hall and the Bernie Schuchman Conference Center at the Law School’s Fort Worth campus. The two-day conference welcomes contracts scholars and teachers of all experience levels, as well as those preparing to enter the academy, and scholars whose primary teaching appointments are not in law schools.

KCON, which was created in Gloucester, England in 2004, affords an opportunity to present and discuss ideas on a wide range of topics at every level of development, including recently-published articles, articles accepted for publication but not yet in print, works in progress, thought experiments, preliminary ideas, and pedagogical innovations. It also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential collaborators or mentors from around the country and other parts of the world. The conference is especially open and welcoming to junior scholars in contract law and related fields and those interested in entering the legal academy.

Conference Lifetime Achievement Award to Honor Texas A&M Professor Bill Henning

William HenningThe International Conference on Contracts is pleased to announce that Professor William H. Henning will receive the Conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Conference Dinner in Fort Worth on March 17, 2023. The Award honors individuals whose careers have been spent in legal academia and who have made major contributions to legal education, contract law scholarship, and the practice of commercial law. Henning is the fourteenth person to be so honored.

Professor Henning is Executive Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law and Emeritus Professor of Law at both the University of Alabama and the University of Missouri-Columbia Schools of Law. His forty-plus years of teaching and scholarship includes service as Executive Director of the Uniform Law Commission, Member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, chair or member of multiple drafting committees revising the UCC, and member of U.S. State Department delegations working on the development of private international law instruments at UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT. He has written extensively on contract and commercial law, including popular law school texts on Sales & Leasing Law and Secured Transactions.


Hotel Information

We have secured room blocks at two area hotels at a discounted rate for conference participants. To get the block negotiated rate, you must ​use the room block links or phone numbers below and book by the listed cut-off date.  We cannot guarantee availability or rate after the room block booking links expire.​ The room blocks below are available for Thursday, ​March 16 - Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel

  • CLICK HERE for the Sheraton room block booking link
  • Book by: ​​​Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Distance from ​TAMU Law: Directly across the street; within walking distance; Molly the Trolley stop
  • 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
  • Room Rate: $1​79 per night

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

  • CLICK HERE and type in the ​GROUP code "​KCN" under "Special Rates" to book or call the hotel front desk directly at (817) 332-5300 and mention "​KCN" group block
  • Book by: Friday, ​March 3, 202​3
  • Distance from ​TAMU Law: 4 blocks; within walking distance; near Molly the Trolley stop
  • 1001 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
  • Room Rates: $1​79-$1​99 per night
Additional Hotels near Texas A&M Law (please note we do not have room blocks at these hotels):

Texas A&M School of LawDirections & Map

Driving directions to our campus located at 1515 Commerce Street can be found using the map below. The main entrance to the law school is on Commerce Street, across from the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Free parking for conference attendees is available in the Law School parking lots. No permit needed.


  • DFW: The DFW International Airport is approximately 17.5 miles from ​downtown Fort Worth
  • DAL: Dallas Love Field is approximately 35 miles from downtown Fort Worth

Transportation to and from DFW Airport

  • Uber/Lyft
    Uber and Lyft are both available, for both airports
  • Taxi Service
  • Shuttle Service
    Book your airport shuttle with SuperShuttle DFW in advance, for both airports
  • TEXRail Station at DFW Terminal B
    A one-way ticket is only $2.50. More info: TEXRail website, DFW Public Transit website -- click on TEXRail (to Fort Worth). The Fort Worth Central Station is only 1 block from the Hampton Inn and 4 blocks from Texas A&M Law School. The Fort Worth T&P Station is only 3 blocks from the Sheraton Hotel and 4 blocks from Texas A&M Law School.

Rental Cars, Parking, and Directions

The downtown Fort Worth Sheraton, Hampton Inn, Omni, and Hilton hotels are within easy walking distance of Texas A&M Law School, so a rental car would not be needed to travel to the conference. Parking is available in the 3 Texas A&M Law School parking lots, located directly behind the school and Sheraton Hotel on Calhoun Street; no permit needed. There are parking meters on the streets around Texas A&M Law School. Valet parking is available at most hotels. 
If you are driving to Fort Worth and need driving directions, maps, or routes, go to www.fortworth.com.

Getting Around Downtown

Learn more about downtown Fort Worth
  • Molly the Trolley - Free!
    Molly the Trolley is a vintage-look trolley ​providing a quick and convenient way to travel around downtown Fort Worth. Molly the Trolley runs every 15 minutes to most of the downtown hotels and Sundance Square.
    Click here or here for Molly route, schedule, and stops.
  • Trinity Metro
    Bus system connecting Downtown to the Stockyards and many additional districts. Cost is $5 for an all-day pass on all buses and local trains. The Dash is the circulator between Downtown and the Cultural District.
  • Taxi
    In the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5. Two to six people ride for the price of one.
  • Uber/Lyft