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Austin, Texas is the capital of the State of Texas and the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" because of a reputation for live music venues and the PBS TV concert series "Austin City Limits."  The city is named for Stephen Austin who led 300 families to settle in the Texas area and who is known as the "Father of Texas." When you’re ready to meet in Austin, turn to Exhibit Deal for your trade show needs. Contact Exhibit Deal at (866) 577-DEAL to discuss the things you need for the perfect trade show experience.  The information about Austin and the related Convention Centers and Trade Shows on this page was provided by Exhibit Deal.

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Trade Show Rentals

All the supplies and exhibit set up materials you need are available right in Austin or nearby in the surrounding areas.  There’s no need to ship things in when you can turn to Exhibit Deal for full service rental options catering to your exact trade show needs.

Check out Exhibitdeal.com to get a good idea of what is available and to find the products and the services that can be tailored to your company’s needs.


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Austin Convention Center

The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center is named for civic leader Dr. W. Neal Kocurek who passed away in 2004.  The center initially opened in 1989 and reopened after a renovation that nearly doubled the size in 2002.

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Space

The Austin Convention Center has 246,097 square feet of exhibit space.  There are 54 meeting rooms as well as a ballroom of 43,300 square feet making it one of the largest in Texas.


Web: http://www.austinconventioncenter.com/
Email: Amy.Harris@austintexas.gov
Phone: 512.404.4000

Address:

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX  78701


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Hilton Austin Hotel

The Hilton Austin Hotel is the tallest and largest hotel in Austin and is located near the Austin Convention Center.  The hotel is located within walking district of the 6th Street Entertainment District and the Warehouse District. The Hilton received the Meetings and Convention magazine 2012 Gold Key Award and has been a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since 2004.

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Space

The Hilton Austin Hotel has the largest ballroom in the city at 59,200 square feet.  The hotel includes 80,000 square feet of exhibit space and 38 breakout rooms.


Web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-austin-AUSCVHH/index.html
Phone: 512.482.8000

Address:


Hilton Austin Texas
500 E 4th St
Austin, TX


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Weather

Austin typically has hot summers and mild winners.  Most of the time the city is at least partially sunny.

These links provide up-to-date information about the weather in Austin:

Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Austin

Follow this link for a list of current trade shows and events in Austin.

 

Transportation & Reach

Austin is located between Interstate 35 to the east and Mopec Expressway, also known as Loop 1 to the west.  State Highway 71 and U.S. Highway 183 cross the city to form a box around central and north-central Austin.  Austin is the largest U.S.  city to have only one Interstate Highway.  Several toll roads around the area were designed to relieve congestion.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located on the site of the former Bergstrom Air Force Base.  Prior to that time, Austin was served by the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.

Train Transportation to Austin

Amtrak travels through Austin on the Texas Eagle which runs between Chicago and San Antonio and west to Los Angeles.


Local Transportation in Austin

Buses: Capital Metropolitan Authority provides bus transportation in the city.  Plans are underway to add "Rapid Lines" which will have 60 ft. long, high-tech, train-like buses.

Trains:  Capital MetroRail opened in 2012 with a 32-mile rail system.  Plans are under consideration to expand the lines as well as add a system of streetcars that would connect downtown and the University of Texas at Austin.

Other:  Some 73% of Austin commuters drive their personal vehicle.  Austin is the first city in the western hemisphere to introduce Car2Go, a car sharing program.  The city has also been considered the most bike-friendly city in Texas.

Hotel Accommodations in Austin

There are more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the Austin area, including over 6,000 in the downtown convention area.

Austin, Texas Hotels & Rates

Entertainment and Sightseeing

Major Attractions: Attractions include the Texas Memorial Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.  The Texas State Capitol is also a major tourist attraction.  The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge has the world's largest urban population of Mexican Free-tailed Bats.

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Major Entertainment: Austin proudly wears the motto "Keep Austin Weird" but the official slogan is "The Live Music Capital of the World."  The city is home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The O.Henry House Museum host the annual O. Henry Pun-Off.  The Austin Film Festival draws entrants from around the world.

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Shopping in Austin: Austin has some of the country's most unique and eclectic boutiques.  Second Street District is home to unique retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants and wine bars.  The Domain is the newest retail development offering such upscale shopping s Tiffany and Co., Neiman-Marcus and Louis Vuitton.

Food & Beverages:  Austin is considered the barbecue capital of Texas, and that's a pretty strong statement.  Some of the best restaurants in Austin include Hudson's on the Bend where you can experience exotic food including some "rattlesnake cakes."  Smitty's Market is among the famous of the famous for barbecue.  Franklin Barbecue isn't upscale, but it serves up some of the best barbecue in Austin.

Helpful Austin Websites

City of Austin official website:
http://austintexas.gov/

Austin Tourism:
http://www.austintexas.org

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.lachamber.com/

Austin Police Department:
http://austintexas.gov/department/police

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:
http://www.austintexas.gov/airport




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