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Austin Convention Center hosts SXSW, 2018 TTIA Dinner and more in March 2018

March 1, 2018

2018 SXSW Logo (For Press Release)

March is typically very busy at the Austin Convention Center, and this year is no different! From conferences to conventions, many different events are sure to keep the Austin Convention Center humming.

Arguably the premier multimedia festival in the world, Austin-based South by Southwest (SXSW) showcases the best and brightest in the worlds of education, computer technology, gaming, film, and music. The Austin Convention Center plays host to the EDU portion March 5 through March 8; Interactive and Film from March 9 to March 15 (Interactive) and March 17 (Film); Gaming from March 15 through March 17; and Music starting March 13 and running through March 18. Attendance is estimated at over 175,000. For more information, check out

On March 20, the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) will host its 2018 TTIA Unity Dinner. For more information, go to

Rounding out the Austin Convention Center’s March schedule, MillerCoors will host its 2018 Distributors Conference from March 26 through March 29. For more details, go to

Over 70% of the events booked at the Austin Convention Center in March represent repeat business – reinforcing our reputation as a dynamic meetings facility.

A look ahead to April reveals eight different events scheduled at the Austin Convention Center.

Over ten million people have attended 3,500+ events, including 950 conventions, at the LEED® Gold-certified Austin Convention Center since it opened in 1992. Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center, and their websites, can be accessed at