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Austin Convention Center Earns Facilities & Destinations Safe Site Designation

April 13, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Convention Center has earned the Facilities & Destinations Safe Site designation for venues that go the extra mile to ensure that visiting groups are protected by using high levels of sanitation practices and technology.

As one of 30 convention centers earning the designation, the Austin Convention Center was selected using criteria that include GBAC STAR certification, staff sanitation practices, disinfection technology, safety signage, procedures, and accommodations for social distancing.

Published by Facilities Media Group, Facilities & Designations (F&D) is a quarterly trade publication and a leading news source for professional planners of conventions, meetings, tradeshows, entertainment, special events, and corporate meetings. Published in print and digital formats, the publication focuses on the meetings, incentives, conventions, and expositions industry.

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center are operated by the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), a division of the City of Austin. The Austin Convention Center Department continues to adhere to all City of Austin, Travis County, State of Texas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

More information about the Austin Convention Center can be accessed at

For more information contact:

Derick Hackett, Senior Public Information Specialist 512.404.4021 or

Terri McBride, Public Information and Marketing Manager 512.404.4020 or