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About the Austin Convention Center Expansion and Redevelopment


Our team works hard to have everything hitting on all cylinders, so the Austin Convention Center is a high-functioning, contributing member of the community. Day in and day out, we strive to give citizens and visitors the best in customer service.

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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 more than 12,000 guest 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.

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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.

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Mission Statement

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.

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“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

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