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May Events at Austin Convention Center Feature TCEQ Trade Fair and Conference, NI Connect, Consensus by Coindesk

May 3, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas – In May 2024, the Austin Convention Center will kick off with two private events before bustling into a lineup of three major gatherings that include the TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, NI Connect, and Consensus by Coindesk.

Private events are scheduled for May 5-8 and May 14-15. Organizers and coordinators of member-exclusive gatherings, non-public events, or invitation-only affairs have the flexibility to choose whether their event will be showcased on the Austin Convention Center and Palmer Event Centers’ websites and calendars. Additionally, they may request to keep host identification and other event details confidential.

The 2024 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), will take place at the Austin Convention Center May 14-15. Professionals from various sectors of the environmental industry will convene for this event, which provides opportunities for professional development and training through over 100 classroom presentations. The Trade Fair and exhibit event will feature more than 300 exhibiting companies, covering a wide array of topics including air and water, oil and gas, industrial and solid waste management, compliance and enforcement, and remediation programs.

NI Connect Austin 2024 will take place at the Austin Convention Center from May 16-24. This yearly conference, presented by National Instruments Corp., aims to engage engineers and industry pioneers in the exploration, experimentation, and evaluation of data analytics. Alongside sessions and demonstrations, attendees can delve into various tracks and keynote discussions covering topics such as lab modernization, advancements in hardware and software, and innovations within the automotive, semiconductor, and aerospace/defense sectors.

Wrapping up the month is Consensus 2024 by Coindesk, scheduled from May 29 to June 1. This event stands as one of the premier and most enduring gatherings within the cryptocurrency, blockchain, and Web3 sphere. Recognized as CoinDesk’s flagship occasion, it draws developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers, and a myriad of other stakeholders to Austin for insightful discussions, exclusive workshops, and publishing findings.

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center are operated and managed by the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), a division of the City of Austin. The monthly event schedule for 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