1GROWING ACCESSBILI TY Austin– Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA),
which has more than 245 daily ;lights to 60
nonstop domestic and international locations, is currently completing $350 million
in improvements to accommodate an additional 4 million passengers annually.
2SPACES THAT S TUN The Austin Con- vention Center is always raising the
bar, from earning LEED Gold certi;ication
to o;ering unrivaled in-house technology,
including complimentary facility-wide Wi-Fi.
3SET THE MOOD
Whether it’s eating
picnic tables or
the settings that
Austin provides for
group bonding are
4EAS Y BEING GREEN Austin Energy is working toward making the City of
Austin carbon-neutral by 2020, and the
city already has dedicated a large portion
of its acreage to green spaces, including
206 parks, more than 50 miles of trails, 26
greenbelts, and 12 preserves.
5FORWARD THINKERS Austin’s diverse economy o;ers groups a
well of intellectual capital to pull from,
whether it’s speaking opportunities or
partnerships. The tech scene is booming, with startups raising $993 million in
funding in 2015 alone, and companies
like Silvercar and Oracle choosing Austin
as a base.
6DOWNTOWN BEATS Home to more than 250 live-music venues, visitors
will ;ind musicians in co;eehouses, bars,
taquerias, concert halls, and even the
airport. There’s no shortage of incredible
music to discover in Austin.
7ACCOMMODATIONS APLENTY Later this year, the Fairmont Austin will
open, adding more than 1,000 rooms to the
greater Austin area’s current inventory of
33,000-plus hotel rooms.
8CULINARY CURIOSITY Austin’s culi- nary scene is constantly reinventing
itself. Whether it’s family-style shared tables
or food tours on electric bikes, there is
always a new trend popping up somewhere
in the city.
9SAFE AND SECURE Attendees feel comfortable in Austin, especially when
walking around downtown’s many lively
districts (where locals live and work, too!).
10MUSICAL MEETINGS Meeting professionals who book and contract
1,000, 5,000, or 10,000 hotel
room nights in 2017 will be
matched with $1,000, $5,000,
or $10,000 toward a live-music
performance. For more information, contact Amy Brown
at the Austin Convention &
Visitors Bureau at abrown@
For more information: Austin
Convention & Visitors Bureau —
More space to sleep By the end of 2017, downtown
Austin’s hotel inventory will surge to more than 11,000 rooms.
vibes Food trucks,
live music, local
brews — these are the
hallmarks of a good
night in Austin.