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Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

Covering six blocks in the heart of downtown, the state-of-the-art Austin Convention Center offers flexible special event and exhibition spaces. With more than 12,000 downtown hotel rooms within a two-mile radius, the Austin Convention Center welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually.

Convening between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and the historic Sixth Street District, the Austin Convention Center is blocks away from exciting nightlife, a variety of entertainment, food options, and regional delights. Visitors meeting in Austin can begin their cultural experience at the Austin Convention Center, just eight miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.



Parking at the Austin Convention Center

Two parking garages are located adjacent to the Austin Convention Center with accessible and alternative transportation parking options. You can catch the CapMetro Rail getting off at the downtown station just outside the doors, or secure a bicycle at musical note and bat-shaped racks.

About the Venue

The Austin Convention Center consists of the four-story convention center, the 10-story Brazos Street parking garage, the five-story East 5th Street parking garage, and the tranquil Waller Creek tunnel flowing from the University of Texas campus to Lady Bird Lake, gracing the southeast boundary of the building.

LEED Gold Certification

The Austin Convention Center has a Gold Certification rating by the U.S. Green Building Council – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) under Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance.

The building’s green activities achieved positive outcomes for energy performance, efficient energy operations, water use reduction, responsible materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor environmental quality.

GBAC STAR Accreditation

The Austin Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Austin Convention Center Department has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for the facility.

High Tech Features

With Austin being a hotbed for startups and advanced technology, the Austin Convention Center provides state-of-the-art convention technology to visitors. The gigabit-rated facility offers:

Catering, Food & Beverage Service

Austin Convention Center Catering, the center’s food and beverage management division, is an exclusive service offering premier food and beverage preparation. The staff’s creativity is based on inspiration from its Southwest environment and culinary traditions. The catering team works with more than 30 area vendors to procure local ingredients as a basis for popular items such as street-style tacos, smoked meats, and Tex-Mex dishes.


The Austin Convention Center Department employs its own exclusive 24-hour security team. The cadre of dedicated uniformed security officers is highly experienced and trained to know the nuances of the convention center building, property, and the immediate downtown area. The security team’s leadership is former City of Austin Police officers with more than 100 years of combined experience. The Austin Convention Center’s Security Division utilizes a strategic security approach that includes both physical and electronic mechanisms that will be visible during your event.

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