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Austin Convention Center Begins Year with 15 Events,
Including Four Conventions, Two Conferences, Two Consumer Shows, a Trade Show, Gala, and Plenty of Volleyball  

January, 2011. Austin, Texas – Fifteen events, including four conventions, two conferences, two consumer shows, a trade show, a gala and two major volleyball tournaments round out a busy January calendar at the Austin Convention Center.  

The January schedule begins with the first of four conventions as the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin (www.austinsportscenter.com) returns to the facility for their annual Tour of Texas Volleyball tournament, Jan. 8-9.  Sports Turf Managers Association (www.stma.org) holds their STMA Conference for the first time in Austin, Jan. 13-14. The Texas Association of School Administrators (www.tasanet.org) returns for their annual TASA Administrator’s Midwinter Conference on Education, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2.  Texas Hospital Association (www.tha.org) begins moving into the convention center Jan. 31, for their Leadership Conference scheduled Feb. 1-3.

The Texas Society of Association Executive’s annual industry event, Southwest Showcase (www.southwestshowcase.org), is scheduled Jan. 27.   Two consumer shows returning to the Center include Show Technology’s Austin Home & Garden Show (www.showtechnology.com), Jan. 14-16, and Town Lake Productions’ Austin Boat, Sport & Outdoor Show (www.austinboatshow.com), Jan. 20-23.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas returns for their annual CMCF Gala (www.childrensaustin.org) on Jan. 29. 

Conferences, seminars and meetings at the convention center include Buffini and Company’s Success Seminar, Jan. 19, Armstrong McCall Winter Sales Meeting, Jan. 21-23, and Angelou Economics’ 2011 Economic Forecast, Jan. 27.

Junior Volleyball Association of Austin returns to both the Austin Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center for their Tour of Texas Power League Qualifier tournament, Jan. 22-23.

The convention center’s February features 20 events, including three conventions:  Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Convention, Feb. 7-11; Texas Middle School Association’s Annual Convention, Feb. 23-26; and Texas Association of School Business Officials, which begins moving into the facility on Feb. 27.           

Over 7 million people have attended 3,000+ events, including over 700 conventions, at the award-winning Austin Convention Center since it opened in 1992.  A calendar of events for both the Austin Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, can be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com.

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For more information, contact:
Terri McBride, Public Information and Marketing Manager, Austin Convention Center Department
512.404.4020 or terri.mcbride@ci.austin.tx.us