Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
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ItchyFeet
By ItchyFeet
Understaffed and mediocre food
3.0 of 5 bubblesSept 2022
I was here the last week of August 2022 with a group of about 4000 people. Several of the meetings were in large hall #3,4 and 5. The decorations seem to be very minimal unlike previous conventions we’ve had at multiple cities around the country. The food was all served with paper plates and often times with plastic utensils which just seemed completely ridiculous. I can only imagine that they don’t have dishwashers or kitchen staff but I have no idea. The first three nights were literally almost identically the same meal. It was a buffet with no sit down plated meals which is what we always have every year at our honor dinner. The same meal we had every night was a dry beef, a chicken that was mostly moist and either a salmon or a red snapper. There was never any really good vegetables. One night there was grits which most people thought was very strange to have for a group of 4000 people another night there was some kind of mixed vegetables but they were hard and not cooked well at all. Our group has a very ethnically diverse group and I saw a couple of the Jewish attendees yelling at the staff which is obviously not appropriate but clearly the meals that were prepared for Hindu and Jewish attendees were not prepared correctly and those people were completely unhappy as well As far as the convention center goes, it’s a standard convention center with cement floors and the typical round tables for 10 people with chairs. The lighting at times was a bit funky because as I was sitting in a chair to eat there were spotlights that were shining directly in my eyes as opposed to someplace they should’ve been shining. Overall not at all pleased with a week in the Austin convention center. They are probably grossly understaffed but that’s not my problem and maybe they shouldn’t have conventions if they don’t have a staff to do their job. The best part about the week was going to see the Texas state capital building and the LBJ museum which are both very interesting. Other than that I have no reason to come back to Austin.

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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10,905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
I was here the last week of August 2022 with a group of about 4000 people. Several of the meetings were in large hall #3,4 and 5. The decorations seem to be very minimal unlike previous conventions we’ve had at multiple cities around the country.

The food was all served with paper plates and often times with plastic utensils which just seemed completely ridiculous. I can only imagine that they don’t have dishwashers or kitchen staff but I have no idea.

The first three nights were literally almost identically the same meal. It was a buffet with no sit down plated meals which is what we always have every year at our honor dinner. The same meal we had every night was a dry beef, a chicken that was mostly moist and either a salmon or a red snapper. There was never any really good vegetables. One night there was grits which most people thought was very strange to have for a group of 4000 people another night there was some kind of mixed vegetables but they were hard and not cooked well at all. Our group has a very ethnically diverse group and I saw a couple of the Jewish attendees yelling at the staff which is obviously not appropriate but clearly the meals that were prepared for Hindu and Jewish attendees were not prepared correctly and those people were completely unhappy as well

As far as the convention center goes, it’s a standard convention center with cement floors and the typical round tables for 10 people with chairs. The lighting at times was a bit funky because as I was sitting in a chair to eat there were spotlights that were shining directly in my eyes as opposed to someplace they should’ve been shining.

Overall not at all pleased with a week in the Austin convention center. They are probably grossly understaffed but that’s not my problem and maybe they shouldn’t have conventions if they don’t have a staff to do their job.

The best part about the week was going to see the Texas state capital building and the LBJ museum which are both very interesting. Other than that I have no reason to come back to Austin.
Written 1 September 2022
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Zachary C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
was here for my 1st Austin RTX hosted by Rooster Teeth, was Amazing, place kept clean and tidy, Air Con was lovely and cool as it should be, can't wait to go again
Written 8 July 2022
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howardb801
Carversville, PA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Everything one needs from a convention center. Well maintained, and friendly staff. Much of it is new.
Written 19 June 2021
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Lynn K
Appleton, WI7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Clean and spacious. The convention center downtown is convenient to hotels and parking. They have a nice area to grab a cup of coffee and relax.
Written 1 March 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
Spent 3 days as an exhibitor there this past weekend for the NCSS Conference, and really enjoyed the location, staff, and floor plan. Staff was very friendly, and bathrooms real clean.
Written 25 November 2019
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Clare C
San Antonio, TX226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Recently attended a large conference at the Austin Convention Center. I was surprised and impressed with the entry security procedures. Parcels, purses, back-packs were personally inspected and all guests were screened. Individual inspections were efficient and the security staff were cheerful and respectful. Kudos Austin - for being attentive to our society's new normal procedures with such graciousness.
Written 25 October 2019
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Jennifer S
Minnesota131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I felt like the convention center was difficult to navigate. Also, it is in the shape of a horeseshoe, so if you have a meeting at one end and your next one is at the other end you have to walk all the way around - there are not shortcuts here.
Written 3 October 2019
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Amanda
College Station, TX6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Came for RTX, lots of space for everything that was needed, facilities were clean and well organized
Written 29 September 2019
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Daryl C
Danville, CA991 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The convention center is what is intended to be--a place for conventions. It's neither the largest nor the nicest I've been to. There aren't a ton of amenities. But it's functional. And really, the convention should be the main draw not the venue.
Written 28 September 2019
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Alex
Richmond, UK61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Convention Center is centrally located and we had an event for 3500 people. It was well set up and all had a good time. To be honest I wasn't thrilled by the food. Otherwise it was clean and neat.
Written 21 September 2019
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