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San Jose Convention Center

Overview

Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, San Jose is the 10th largest City in the U.S. Our combined convention facilities, hotels, and restaurants provide an exceptional, industry leading service model. With a total of 550,000 square feet of combined meeting space, San Jose offers an excellent destination for your next meeting. The San Jose Convention Center facility offers a total of 214,760 square feet of exhibit space, of which 165,000 square feet is contiguous exhibit space with room for 1,000 10’ x 10’ booths. From small meetings to large, San Jose is the perfect destination for your meeting or event. 

The facility also includes two ballrooms, 35,194 square feet and 22,000 square feet, and 43 meeting rooms with capacities from 50 to 3,900 in theater style seating. There are a wide selection of major hotel brands all within two blocks of the Convention facilities and the newly-modernized San Jose International Airport is just 4 miles from downtown. San Jose is considered one of the safest big city in America and it is the gateway to Northern California. It offers more than 100 dining and nightlife options, as well as unique museums and other attractions.

 

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Facilities

Exhibition Area (sq ft)
214,760
Exhibition Hall
165,000
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
35,194
Ballroom (seating)
3,900
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
NA
Meeting (rooms)
43
Meeting Space (sq ft)
NA
Catering
-
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
NA
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA

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Press Releases

Jul 13, 2016

Silicon Valley Comic Con Reveals Dates for 2017 And Expansion into Additional Downtown San Jose Venues

NEWS RELEASE

Silicon Valley Comic Con Reveals Dates for 2017 And Expansion into Additional Downtown San Jose Venues

San Jose, CA (July 13, 2016) Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s popular expo celebrating the Age of the Geek will return to downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. Over the course of the three-day show, the 2016 event welcomed 60,000 attendees who enjoyed a sold-out show floor of 350+ exhibitors and dozens of packed panels and fan Q&As. The largest fan expo in Northern California, Silicon Valley Comic Con generated $12.5 million of revenue for the city and surrounding businesses, making it one of San Jose’s largest revenue generating events. Pairing science with fiction, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film / TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, displays with comicbook artists, cosplay contests and more.

“Where else can you participate in Q&As with a renowned quantum physicist and the cast of ‘Back to the Future’ in one day? What an amazing time to be a geek!” said Steve Wozniak. “The first SVCC went well beyond everyone’s expectations, and we walked away from the event absolutely brimming with ideas for 2017. As technology and pop culture continue to drive each other, SVCC will showcase the best of Silicon Valley.”

After its successful inaugural year, SVCC has already outgrown the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Three new surrounding locations will host SVCC events and exhibits: South Hall, The City National Civic, and The California Theatre, with more venue expansion plans in the works. In addition, Silicon Valley Comic Con is working closely with Team San Jose and the City of San Jose to increase public parking and public transportation options.

“Nearly 90% of SVCC’s 2016 attendees said they would recommend the show to their friends, and the most common feedback was that they wanted even more great content across exhibits, panels and opportunities to meet or hear from their favorite celebrity and tech icons,” said Trip Hunter, CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con. “Expanding into a variety of new venues will allow us to bring even more compelling content our fans and partners are seeking.”

VIP Platinum and Gold ticket packages can be purchased today at www.svcomiccon.com. VIP ticket package perks include early entrance to the show, priority panel entry, access to a private VIP lounge, private autograph signings and more.

To inquire about custom sponsorship and exhibitor packages or media partnerships, contact marketing@svcomiccon.com. The exhibitor application is also available online now. For more information about SVCC, visit www.svcomiccon.com.

Jan 25, 2016

American Airlines Adds Seasonal Nonstop Service between Charlotte and Silicon Valley’s Airport

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American Airlines Adds Seasonal Nonstop Service between Charlotte and Silicon Valley’s Airport

San Jose, CA (January 25, 2016)  American Airlines is expanding destination options during the peak summer travel season with the addition of daily nonstop service between Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The flight will operate between June 2, 2016 and August 15, 2016, and will offer convenient connections to the Caribbean, Florida, Raleigh-Durham and Savannah.

“We are pleased to see American Airlines offer more flight choices for Silicon Valley travelers during the peak travel season ahead,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker. “American has strong support from business travelers in the South Bay Area. We anticipate the airline will see the same level of support from leisure travelers this summer wanting nonstop service to Charlotte, and easy one-stops to top tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Florida, Raleigh-Durham, and Savannah.

Beyond Charlotte, travelers have easy connections to the following destinations:

  • The Caribbean: Aruba, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, San Juan and St. Thomas;
  • Florida beach cities of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa; and
  • The beautiful and historic cities of Raleigh-Durham and Savannah

American will fly modern Airbus A319 aircraft on the route. Tickets are available for purchase at www.aa.com for this new service which will operate as follows:

City Pair                                                             Departs Arrives        Frequency

San Jose – CharlotteAA - Flight #445              10:45pm                      6:40am (next day)
Daily Charlotte – San Jose AA Flight #445       6:10pm                       8:40pm Daily

Seasonal flight effective June 2, 2016 through August 15, 2016 on Airbus A319 aircraft. All times are local. Visit aa.com for bookings and information. American flights operate from SJC’s Terminal A. American also operates nonstop flights between SJC and Chicago/O’Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

 

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