MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N The Austin Convention Center is the first conven- tion center in Texas, among two in the United States, to achieve LEED® Austin Convention Center Brings Home The LEED® Austin Convention Center Gold Certi- fication for Existing Build- ings. One of the country's most technologically ad- vanced convention centers, it is located in the capital city's downtown business district. The four-level facility spans six city blocks and features 370,976 square feet of exhibit and meet- ing space. There are five contiguous column-free exhibit halls with 245,097 square feet, seven ball- rooms ranging from 3,896 to 43,300 square feet, and 54 meeting rooms. A new overhead open air skyway connects the 3rd and 4th levels, improving Meeting Site Showcase Gold! Lisa Kidder, Director of Sales, Austin Convention Center Lisa, an LSU graduate, had 10+ years in the hospitality and meeting industries in Washing- ton D.C. before coming to Austin in 2009. (512) 404-4244 the flow between the two sides of the facility. The convention center is just down the street from the city's vibrant nightlife. As the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin echoes with the sound of country, rock 'n' roll, blues, jazz and Tejano in over 200 venues, any night of the week. There's more to the Austin Convention Center than the building's flexible and practical floor plan and planner-friendly features. The gracious and professional staff's commitment to providing world-class service to its customers brings clients back year after year. ■ When you book your next meeting at the Austin Convention Center, we also throw in 300+ days of sunshine. Lady Bird Lake and the Hike & Bike Trail are just steps from our door, with the Highland Lakes and elite golf courses only a short drive away. Here in Austin, after the wrap-up, it's time to wind down. (512) 404-4200 32 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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