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Anaheim Convention Center

Overview

The Anaheim Convention Center first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967. Since those early days, the Anaheim Convention Center has completed a total of 6 expansions plus several cosmetic renovations. With the most recent expansion, completed in January 2013, the center provides a versatile venue that will meet the need of almost any event.

The main lobby area soars 190 feet to the top of the highest spire. The walls are glass, inviting Southern California's famous sunshine into your meeting. The Anaheim Convention Center's pre-function areas total 200,000 square feet, offering limitless possibilities for dramatic meeting themes and show decoration. They invite the meeting planner's imagination to soar.

The Anaheim Convention Center houses 815,000 square feet of exhibit space, already the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast, which will increase to 1.15 million square feet by May 2017. All halls are directly accessible from the spacious lobby/registration pre-function areas. All the meeting and ballroom space in the Anaheim Convention Center has been newly constructed. Space totals 130,000 square feet which conveniently occupies the 2nd and 3rd levels, directly above the exhibit halls.

Meeting and ballroom space is flexibly designed to accommodate almost any size meeting. Moveable walls divide spaces into small break out rooms, or can be folded away for general sessions. The ballroom is one of the largest available in any convention center, 38,058 square feet.
 

Facilities

Exhibition Area (sq ft)
815,000
Exhibition Hall
3
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
38,058
Ballroom (seating)
7,500
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
65,583
Meeting (rooms)
NA
Meeting Space (sq ft)
130,000
Catering
-
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
NA
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA

Floor Plan

Videos

Press Releases

Aug 18, 2017

Anaheim adopts sunshine ordinance, brings added accountability to local government

Aug 18, 2017

Visit Wings of the City and win a trip to Mexico

Aug 15, 2017

Have a voice in addressing homelessness in Anaheim

Jul 31, 2017

Extended summer swim at Pearson Park Pool

Jul 13, 2017

Mayor and City Council appoint interim city manager

Jul 11, 2017

‘Wings of the City’ brings interactive, internationally acclaimed art to Anaheim

Jul 11, 2017

‘Alas de México’ trae arte interactiva y internacionalmente aclamada a Anaheim

Jun 30, 2017

Do the Fourth right

Jun 28, 2017

Luís Alberto Urrea coming to Anaheim as city reads ‘Into the Beautiful North’

Jun 20, 2017

Community center, parks, streets, public safety focus of Anaheim’s budget

Jun 9, 2017

Downtown Anaheim 5K Run and Flag Day Parade this weekend

Jun 8, 2017

Review of Anaheim police chiefs’ work hours concluded

Jun 8, 2017

Anaheim mayor shares kindness experience at Strong Cities conference

Jun 7, 2017

Connect the Loop, Bringing Cycling Fun for All

May 23, 2017

Anaheim named Playful City USA, plans for future of city’s parks

May 18, 2017

Anaheim’s budget: get involved

May 14, 2017

Anaheim, Nashville mayors wager on Western Conference Final

May 5, 2017

Homeless shelter opens as part of Anaheim’s comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness

Apr 26, 2017

Anaheim, Edmonton mayors face off in round two hockey playoffs wager

Apr 22, 2017

Join us and help shape the future of Anaheim parks

Apr 20, 2017

Anaheim wins first-round — and mayors’ hockey bet

Apr 19, 2017

Coyotes in Anaheim: be part of the solution

Apr 13, 2017

Anaheim, Calgary mayors face off in friendly NHL playoffs wager

Apr 12, 2017

Anaheim responde: el agua de la ciudad no fue el problema en el caso de Children’s Dental

Mar 30, 2017

Anaheim Convention Center welcomes new deputy director, readies 200,000-square-foot expansion

Mar 27, 2017

USA Volleyball donates $200,000 in gear to Anaheim high schools

Mar 20, 2017

Spring Is Here, and With It Comes Wildlife

Mar 16, 2017

Council Expands Contract Review, Brings Process Closer to Residents

Mar 8, 2017

Anaheim Considers New Fireworks Program With Direct Participation by Schools, Nonprofits

Feb 23, 2017

Mayor Tom Tait's Remarks from Press Conference on Incident Involving Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Feb 1, 2017

State of the City: Innovations in Addressing Homelessness, Drug Abuse, Connecting Residents

Jan 26, 2017

Anaheim Continues to Foster Community Ties as Nation Debates Immigration

Dec 28, 2016

Two new reading programs for kids at the Anaheim Public Library!

Sep 28, 2016

Anaheim City Council Accelerates Revitalization of Beach Boulevard

Aug 15, 2016

Community celebrates milestones in Ponderosa Park renovations

Jul 18, 2016

Anaheim Convention Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification

PRESS RELEASE

Anaheim Convention Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Anaheim, CA (July 18, 2016) The Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the West Coast, has been awarded LEED Gold certification, a designation reserved for the world’s highest performing and most sustainable buildings.

The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest U.S. convention center to achieve LEED Gold certification. The honor follows the center’s earning of LEED certification in 2010.

LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is administered by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED certification is the benchmark for buildings, homes and communities designed, built, maintained and operated for optimal environmental and human health.

The Anaheim Convention Center attained LEED Gold by scoring high in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and environmentally friendly practices.

“The Anaheim Convention Center is the West Coast’s premier gathering place with world-class facilities and neighboring attractions to match in the Anaheim Resort District,” said Tom Morton, executive director of Convention, Sports and Entertainment for the city of Anaheim. “When groups come here, they have peace of mind in knowing they are in one of the industry’s most sustainable convention centers.” 

Opened in 1967, the Anaheim Convention Center has demonstrated a history of environmentally sustainable practices, including installation of more than 7,900 solar panels covering 300,000 square feet of the center’s roof and generating an estimated 3.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

Other sustainable features include:

  • A Green Zone recycling and composting area that turns kitchen food scraps into nutrient-rich compost used throughout the Anaheim Resort District.
  • A water and energy conservation program including low-flow equipment, compact fluorescents, LEDs and energy-efficient materials throughout the facility.
  • Use of non-toxic cleaners and environmentally friendly products.
  • Nearly 75 percent of waste generated is diverted from landfills each year.

 
The Anaheim Convention Center continues its commitment to sustainability and high-performance spaces with construction of the center’s seventh expansion, set to complete in 2017.

The expansion will add 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, allowing the Anaheim Convention Center to grow with its biggest shows and meet industry demands for space that can serve a variety of functions, including specialized conferences, break-out sessions, workshops and galas.

With an additional 200,000 square feet of leasable space and a 10,000-square-foot terrace, the expansion will overlook Katella Avenue and the Disneyland Resort, including nightly fireworks at Disneyland Park.

Other features include 25-foot ceilings, 1,350 parking spaces, a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge connection to the center’s existing exhibit halls, new loading docks and improved vehicle flow.

Hosting more than 1 million attendees a year, the Anaheim Convention Center is a vital part of Anaheim’s visitor industry and plays a critical role supporting city services for residents, businesses and visitors.

For more on the Anaheim Convention Center, see Anaheim.Net/ConventionCenter. For more on LEED and the U.S. Green Building Council, visit USGBC.org.
 
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May 10, 2016

K-9 Monument Dedication to Honor Anaheim's Finest

Apr 8, 2016

Construction Alert — April 11-13, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

10th Annual Anaheim Free Health Fair Set for April 2-3

PRESS RELEASE

10th Annual Anaheim Free Health Fair Set for April 2-3

Anaheim, CA (March 9, 2016) Anaheim's annual health fair will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year by offering free health screenings and services for family members of all ages. The free event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each year more than 150 doctors, health care professionals and community members volunteer their time to provide vital health screenings and services. Since 2007, more than 8,000 attendees have benefitted from the free event, helping to build healthier communities.

A partial list of services to be offered is listed below:

Bone density and strength measurement
Chiropractic and acupuncture services
Cholesterol checks (lipid profile requires eight hours fasting prior)
Dental cleanings, extractions and fillings
Diabetes (glucose) and anemia (hemoglobin) tests
Hearing tests
Heart checks (EKG)
Medical and surgical specialist consultations
Physical exams (vital signs and screenings)
Vision services (eye exams and eyeglasses vouchers)
Voluntary bone marrow donor program sign-ups
Women's services (mammograms: patient qualifications required)
The Anaheim Health Fair, open to anyone in need of health services as well as for those looking for updates to ensure optimal wellness, is presented by founding partners the city of Anaheim, the Anekant Community Center and GBS Linens, Inc., along with recently added partner Lestonnac Free Clinic. The event is co-chaired by Council Member Jordan Brandman and Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring.

"The Anaheim Health Fair is a great example of volunteerism and helping our fellow neighbors," said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. "When people come together good things will happen. Hundreds of volunteers serve hundreds of attendees in need of quality medical attention. My thanks go to the doctors, health care professionals and volunteers for making this event possible."

"We at the city have worked hard with our partners to make sure that some of the finest medical professionals are available for this event," said Council Member Jordan Brandman. "These are the types of community services that are so critical to our neighborhoods, and I hope you'll take advantage of this great opportunity and attend."

"The Anaheim Health Fair is a tremendous event, and thousands of people have been helped over the years," said Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring. "It is my honor to be involved, as we celebrate its 10th year. If you are in need of health care services, I encourage you to attend."

Event co-organizer Dr. Nitin Shah added, "Why offer free health screenings?  Because health is the best wealth one can ever have."

The Anaheim Convention Center is at 800 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806.  Free parking will be available at Car Park 4, accessible off West Street.  For general information please call (714) 765-5162. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at (562) 244-9035. 

For more information on the Anaheim Health Fair please visit Anaheim.net/healthfair.

For more information on the city of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
 

Feb 9, 2016

Anaheim State of the City highlights what's new in 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Anaheim State of the City highlights what's new in 2016

Anaheim, CA (February 9, 2016)  Anaheim is poised for a strong 2016 and beyond, Mayor Tom Tait shared today at the annual State of the City event held at City National Grove of Anaheim.

More than 800 attendees joined Anaheim City Council members, community and business leaders as Tait presented a positive picture of Anaheim as the center of southern California, with an eye toward new and expanded community programs.
 
Tait highlighted the historic electoral districting process, creating a drug free Anaheim, Unite4Good and his City of Kindness initiative, among other topics.
The speech can be read in its entirety by clicking here.
  
In November, and for the first time in Anaheim history, residents will vote on Council candidates according to districts.

"I applaud all involved in bringing us to this historic day," Tait said. "We're bringing Anaheim's citizens closer to their city government in a big way. City Hall will now be more responsive than ever before to the people we serve. I can't wait to see what we will accomplish together.

The districting map defines six district areas. Residents will vote for their Council representative based on the district in which they live, with the mayor continued to be elected at-large.

"Each of these districts is unique," Tait said. "From this day forward, their local issues and concerns will have a stronger voice in City Hall. That's good news for all of us."

Tait introduced an innovative program called Drug Free Anaheim. Formed in partnership with Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, Tait presented a future where those needing help will get it.

"From now on, drug addicts will be encouraged to come in and ask for help," Tait said.  "Our officers will be trained and prepared to receive anyone who walks in and will get them the help they need. I truly believe Drug Free Anaheim will reduce crime while fighting this terrible epidemic."

Tait also introduced a second program,Unite4Good, aimed at supporting the volunteer efforts of local high school students through an online community.

Unite4Good builds upon the City of Kindness initiative, according to Tait.

"The kids of the Anaheim City School District committed to deliver one million acts of kindness," he said. "And last year, they did it. Our High School students are now committing to year-round activities. They're some of the first to take part in a national online volunteer program, Unite4Good. I believe we'll be seeing millions more acts of kindness from our school children before I leave office."

Throughout his speech, kindness was a common theme, weaving through policy decisions and city culture.

"I've always believed the real source of improving city life is the people." Tait said. "It's our people who actually build thriving neighborhoods, create a strong economy, lift the poor out of poverty and teach our children."

To close out the State of the City, singers and musicians from the Chance Theater 
sang the classic song, "Show a Little Kindness," and were joined by eight children from the Chance Theater youth program. Each child wore a T-shirt with a letter, and together they spelled out the word K-I-N-D-N-E-S-S. It was a fitting tribute to the sold-out event.

Net proceeds from today's State of the City address totaled more than $80,000, all of which will serve Anaheim youth through Accelerate Change Together for Anaheim, or ACT Anaheim. In 2014, ACT Anaheim was formed when Tait called upon community leaders Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks and Disneyland Resort and encouraged them to seek ways to engage youth and parents in programs that strengthen families and communities.

Since its formation and an initial commitment of $3 million, ACT Anaheim has garnered support beyond its founding supporters. In 2015, $1.8 million was invested back into the community, providing opportunities for Anaheim's youth.

For more information on the city of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
 

Feb 2, 2016

Anaheim celebrates Black History Month

PRESS RELEASE

Anaheim celebrates Black History Month

Anaheim, CA (February 2, 2016)  The streets of downtown Anaheim will be filled with African-American pride and celebration on Feb. 6  as the 36th annual Orange County Black History Month Parade & Faire comes to town.

Some 8,000 people and 100 groups are expected to come together for the event, which kicks off Black History Month and recognizes the contributions of African-Americans to Anaheim, Orange County and our nation. Click here for a video preview. 

"Anaheim is proud to host and sponsor Orange County's only Black History Month parade," Mayor Tom Tait said. "Each year, the parade brings thousands of people together to celebrate African-American culture and to enjoy great food, entertainment and family fun. The sense of community behind this event is an inspiration to our city."

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade, which starts at 10 a.m. and runs down Anaheim Boulevard, includes marching bands, parade vehicles and horseback riders.

The parade concludes at Center Street Promenade, where it joins a cultural street fair with a music festival, food vendors, retailers, information booths, a Black History exhibit, college expo and health screenings. 

Actress Kellita Smith of Syfy's zombie series "Z Nation" and "The Bernie Mac Show" serves as the parade's grand marshal.

Radio personalities Tyrone DuBose of Timeless Traxx and Adai Lamar of 102.3 KJLH serve as parade announcers.

Other celebrity guests include Patrick Faucette and Jerome Ro Brooks of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and Have Nots," Paula Jai Parker of "Hollywood Divas," Liana Mendoza of "American Horror Story," Tonya Reneé Banks of "Little Women LA" and Kiki Shepard of "Showtime at the Apollo."

Star athletes include world kickboxing champion Fredia "The Cheetah" Gibbs, Olympic track champion Mark Crear, onetime NASCAR racer Felix Giles and former NBA players Keyon Dooling and Juaquin Hawkins.

Elected officials, community and education groups, sororities, fraternities and churches also will be on hand, including:

  • 100 Black Men of Orange County
  • Blacks In Government, Orange County Chapter
  • Black Professionals of Orange County
  • Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church
  • Friendship Baptist Church
  • Johnson Chapel AME Church
  • OC Learning Black History
  • New Covenant Church of Orange County
  • New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • New Spirit Baptist Church
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • REACH Community Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Sonrise Community Christian Church
  • NAACP, Orange County/Santa Ana Branch
  • National Council of Negro Women Inc., Orange County Section
  • Vanguard University Black Student Union
  • Prince Hall Masons, Wiley L. Kimbrough Lodge No. 91

 

2016 marks Anaheim's sixth year hosting the parade, which is open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

The parade and fair is organized by the Orange County Heritage Council, avolunteer-driven nonprofit that promotes cultural awareness and the historical contributions of blacks in Orange County and across the nation.

For more, please visit the Orange County Heritage Council at OC-HC.org.

For more information on the city of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
 

Feb 1, 2016

Anaheim Special Event Financial Support — Apply Now!

PRESS RELEASE

Anaheim Special Event Financial Support — Apply Now!

Anaheim, CA (Febriary 1, 2016) The city of Anaheim is now accepting applications for financial support for communitywide special events that will take place from July 2016 through June 2017. 

The city has a history of supporting community events and values and encourages events, programs and services that benefit Anaheim residents. Approved events may receive support in the form of in-kind contributions and/or financial funding for a combined total of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.  

Applications are available at Anaheim.net/communityservices or by calling the Anaheim Community Services at (714) 765-5191. 

The deadline to submit requests is March 31 by 5 p.m. Applications can be submitted in person at Anaheim City Hall (fourth floor), online or by mail. For mailed applications, postmarks will not be accepted. 

For more information and to receive an application, please call (714) 765-5191. 

For more information on the city of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
 

CONTACT

GENERAL

 

Tel: 714-765-8950

EVENT PLANNERS

Dan Lee

Tel : 714-765-8985

MARKETING

 

EXHIBITORS

Robin Lyons

Tel : 949-244-5791

ATTENDEES

Michelle Henry

Tel : 714-765-8956

RFP FORM: