The Austin Convention Center, a LEED Gold- certi;ied facility and one of the country’s most echnologically advanced convention centers,
is located in the capital city’s downtown business
The four-level facility spans six city blocks and
369,132 square feet of exhibit and meeting space.
There are ;ive contiguous, column-free exhibit halls
with 247, 052 square feet, as well as seven ballrooms
ranging from 3,896 square feet to 40,510 square
feet and 54 meeting rooms with more than 58,000
square feet. In January 2017, the Austin Convention
Center will welcome Convening Leaders 2017, the
annual meeting of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Known as arguably the
premier event in the meetings industry, Convening
Leaders will bring thousands of top meetings industry executives together to learn, network and enjoy
everything Austin has to offer!
Austin Convention Center attendees are just
down the street from the city’s vibrant nightlife,
where they can enjoy everything from ;ine dining in
four-star restaurants to down-home barbeque and
authentic Tex-Mex. As the “Live Music Capital of the
World,” Austin echoes with the sound of country,
rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz and Tejano in more than 250
venues, any night of the week.
During the day, visitors can enjoy the capital
city’s many historical attractions, including the State
Capitol, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas State
History Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art and
many more museums and art galleries. Or, one can
experience the beauty of central Texas, captured by
downtown’s Lady Bird Lake, bordered by 10 miles of
trails enjoyed by runners, walkers and cyclists.
Austin offers more than 36,000 hotel rooms, with
9,000 located downtown—including the 800-room
Hilton Austin adjacent to the convention center. The
downtown, 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin opened
in early 2015 and the Fairmont Austin, the world’s
largest Fairmont property, will open in the summer
of 2017. Additional nearby hotels include Four
Seasons Hotel Austin, Westin Austin, Courtyard by
Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Hilton Garden
Inn Austin Downtown, Radisson Hotel & Suites,
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Driskill Hotel,
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Hyatt Place and W Austin.
Although situated in the hub of the city, the Austin
Convention Center is only eight miles from Austin
Bergstrom International Airport, named Best Domestic Airport by the Airports Council International.
There’s more to the Austin Convention Center
than the building’s ;lexible and practical ;loor plan
and planner-friendly features. The gracious and
professional staff’s commitment to providing world-class service to its customers brings clients back year