Who we are
The Austin Convention Center (ACC) is a USGBC LEED® Gold EB certified venue located in the heart of Austin, Texas, the capital of the Lone Star State. We are based downtown comfortably situated amongst a high density of hotels with 11,000 guests rooms.
Stretching over six city blocks the Convention Center amounts to 881,400 gross square feet. Our five contiguous exhibit halls offer 247,052 square feet of column-free space.
In 1990, Austin was missing a key piece of infrastructure to host about half a million guests throughout the year. With the city’s increasing popularity as a tourist destination, this matter became a chief concern. The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center was the solution. The city added the Convention Center in 1992, expanding the city’s enterprise arm to raise funds for public need.
We are a USGBC LEED® Gold EB certified venue running on 100 percent renewable energy from Austin Energy’s Green Choice Program. Our team has also diverted 50 percent of all waste generated from landfills with an extensive recycling, reuse, composting program.
The central mission of the Austin Convention Center Department is to provide outstanding event facilities and services to our customers, so they can have a positive experience.
Our PRIDE guides us in hosting citywide conventions and conferences that help shape Austin every day, keeping the city moving forward.
Public Service & Engagement - We will partner with one another and with our community to provide the best service possible.
Responsibility & Accountability - We take responsibility for achieving results and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
Innovation & Sustainability - We actively seek out good ideas that have a lasting, positive impact on our work, our community and our environment.
Diversity & Inclusion - We recognize and respect a variety of perspectives, experiences, and approaches that will help us achieve our organizational goals.
Ethics & Integrity - Our actions will maintain the trust and confidence of the public and the organization.
“Our members love coming to Austin. They attend sessions all day and take advantage of the entertainment and diverse cuisines in downtown Austin in the evenings. There are activities for families which include museums, movies, shopping, exercising, and more. For the athletic enthusiast, there are plenty of trails to follow. Visit Austin!”
- Cindy Kirby, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals; 2018 TASSP Summer Workshop