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Austin Convention Center

Overview

The Austin Convention Center is located in the heart of the capital of Texas, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street. It has easy access to I-35 and is a short distance from 6,500 downtown hotel rooms. Constructed of native Texas materials, from rustic limestone to polished granite, the facility’s different facades reflect the architectural diversity of an historic and vibrant city. Stretching over six city blocks and 881,400 gross square feet of space, the Center offers 247,052 square feet of column-free exhibit space divisible into five contiguous halls that can accommodate 1,289 10’ X 10’ booths. The fifth hall offers retractable riser seating for up to 1,500, making it an ideal location for general sessions, sporting events and concerts. 

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Facilities

Exhibition Area (sq ft)
881,400
Exhibition Hall
5
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
40,510
Ballroom (seating)
3,000
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
58,000
Meeting (rooms)
54
Meeting Space (sq ft)
247,052
Catering
-
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
NA
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA

Floor Plan

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Press Releases

Sep 8, 2017

Austin Convention Center honored with 2017 'Smart Stars' Award from Smart Meetings Magazine

September 8, 2017

Smart Meetings magazine, through the vote of many meeting professionals, has chosen the Austin Convention Center as one of its favorite facilities as part of its 2017 ‘Smart Stars’ awards. Smart Meetings magazine reaches over 65,000 meeting planners on a monthly basis and is published to set the standard for the meetings industry.

Smart Meetings magazine’s articles feature the latest in industry trends, corporate event planning, emerging technology, personality profiles, and updates on the best venues and destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and many major international destinations. Smart Meetings is committed to providing meeting planners with useful information in an easy-to-access, attractive and engaging format.

“This designation is not only a testament to the facility’s capacity, but the professionalism and the hours of hard work of the Convention Center’s staff,” said Austin Convention Center Director Mark Tester. “Our team ensures we are at the forefront of meeting the needs of our customers and the continued quest to be the best-managed city in the country.”

Since 1992, 5,000+ events - including over 900 conventions - have been held at the LEED® Gold certified Austin Convention Center. Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, and their websites, can be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com.

Aug 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

August 29, 2017

#TexasStrong

Aug 2, 2017

Austin Convention Center hosts TBHI, Fall Home and Garden Show and more in August 2017

As the calendar heads toward fall, the Austin Convention Center remains as busy as ever! From conferences to conventions, many different events are sure to keep the facility in full swing.

The 2017 Fall Austin Home and Garden Show will return to the Convention Center on August 18, running through August 20. For more details, visit www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com.

The 2017 Capital City Black Film Festival will take place from August 17 through August 19 (www.capcitybff.com); and Austin Water Utility’s 2017 EPA Region 6 CMOM Workshop will be held on August 14 and August 15 (www.weat.org).

Rounding out the Austin Convention Center’s August schedule is the Texas Department of State Health Services 2017 TBHI Conference, running from July 31 through August 4. For more information, go to www.texinstitute.com.

A look ahead to September reveals several different events scheduled at the Austin Convention Center.

Nearly ten million people have attended 3,500+ events, including over 900 conventions, at the LEED® Gold-certified Austin Convention Center since it opened in 1992. Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, and their websites, can be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com

Jul 1, 2016

Austin Convention Center Hosts RTX 2016, ATPE, TEXAS Linux Festival, and More in Jily 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Austin Convention Center Hosts RTX 2016, ATPE, TEXAS Linux Festival, and More in July 2016

Austin, TX (July 1, 2016) July is heating up at the Austin Convention Center! From conferences to sporting events to conventions, many different events are sure to keep the Austin Convention Center in full swing.
Rooster Teeth (RTX) will host RTX 2016 from July 1 through July 3; for more information, go to www.rtxevent.com. In addition, and the Education Service Center, Region 2 will host the 2016 Title III Symposium on July 26 and July 27 (www.esc2.net).

The Association of Texas Professional Educators will host their 2016 ATPE Annual Summit at the Austin Convention Center from July 20 through July 22. For more information on this meeting, go to www.atpe.org. In addition, the FIRST in Texas Foundation will present the 2016 Texas Robot Roundup on July 29 and July 30 (www.txfirst.org); the Linux Expo of Southern California will host the 2016 Texas Linux Festival on July 8 and July 9 (www.texaslinuxfest.org); Take Shape for Life will present the 2016 Take Shape for Life National Convention on July 20, running through July 24 (www.tsfl.com); and the Texas Department of State Health Services will host the 2016 TBHI Conference from July 11 through July 15 (www.texinstitute.com).

Rounding out the Austin Convention Center’s July schedule is the American Society of Plant Biologists’ 2016 ASPB Annual Meeting, held from July 9 through July 13. For more information, go to www.aspb.org.
A look ahead to August reveals 7 different events scheduled at the Austin Convention Center – including two conventions.

Nearly ten million people have attended 3,500+ events, including over 900 conventions, at the LEED® Gold-certified Austin Convention Center since it opened in 1992.

Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, and their websites, can
be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com.

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May 1, 2016

Austin Convention Center Hosts TCEQ, American Pain Society, OSCON 2016, and More in May 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Austin Convention Center Hosts TCEQ, American Pain Society, OSCON 2016, and More in May 2016

Austin, TX (May 1, 2015)  May is typically a hotbed of activity at the Austin Convention Center, and this year is no different! From conferences to sporting events to conventions, many different events are sure to keep the Austin Convention Center (ACC) humming. 

The American Pain Society will host their 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting from May 11 through May 14 (www.americanpainsociety.org); the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will host their 2016 TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference on May 3 and May 4 (www.tceq.st.tx.us); the American Jail Association will host their 2016 AJA Annual Conference and Jail Expo from May 22 through May 25 (www.aja.org); and O’Reilly Media Inc. will bring OSCON 2016 to the ACC from May 16 through May 20 (www.oreilly.com).

Also coming to the Austin Convention Center in May is the 2016 MDE Latino Seminar on May 7 (www.mdelatino.com); the NFMT High Performance Buildings & Workplaces event on May 3 and 4 (www.nfmt.com); and Light Reading’s 2016 Big Communications event from May 23 through May 25 (www.bigcommunicationsevent.com).

A look ahead to June reveals 8 different events scheduled at the Austin Convention Center – including four conventions. Nearly eight million people have attended 3,000+ events, including over 700 conventions, at the LEED® Gold-certified Austin Convention Center since it opened in 1992.

Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, and their websites, can be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com.

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Tel: 512-404-4000

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