Palmer Events Center

Palmer Events Center The Palmer Events Center - Austin, Texas 900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
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Operating as usual

City of Austin Government
02/16/2021

City of Austin Government

Update: Del Valle High School has been removed from this list, as it is no longer available at this time 👇

Three more warming centers are now open, with the Palmer Events Center being our primary warming center. If you can shelter in your home, please do — we must preserve limited spaces for those who are vulnerable or have medical needs. Shelters with space available:

👉 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
👉 Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square Dr, Austin, TX 78744
👉 Northeast Early College High School, 7104 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78752

More info: bit.ly/3u4wdtj

Non-Vaccination Sites: Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events CenterThe Palmer Events Center and Austin Convention C...
01/29/2021
COVID-19 Vaccines | AustinTexas.gov

Non-Vaccination Sites: Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center

The Palmer Events Center and Austin Convention Center are not currently operating as facilities for COVID-19 vaccine providers. Click below for more information from Austin Public Health to pre-register for vaccination and maps and listings of area vaccine providers. http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19-vaccines

Limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are available after receiving an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and additional vaccines are undergoing clinical trials. Supply will be limited at first as manufacturing and distribution ramps up.

Our Event Services team is unmatched!
01/22/2021

Our Event Services team is unmatched!

Of all divisions within the Austin Convention Center Department, Event Services may have been affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all of the operational challenges they faced in 2020, they were able to remain ultra productive and help host a number of events that served their community. Here are just a few of their major accomplishments from the past year:

- Setup and managed the Eating Apart Together (EAT) initiative, Hurricane Laura shelter, alternate care sites for hospital overflow, face shield manufacturing, Austin City Council budget hearing, and more
- Updated facility protocols to include COVID-19 specific procedures
- Mapped out locations for COVID-19/social distancing signage around our facilities

Our Event Services team deserves tons of credit for their perseverance and creativity throughout the pandemic, and the entire department has taken notice! Thank you, Event Services team!

2020 forced us to adjust in a big way. Check out our 2020 Year in Review below to see how we adapted in order to serve t...
01/13/2021
Austin Convention Center | 2020 In Review: Austin Convention Center Department adapts to serve the community

2020 forced us to adjust in a big way. Check out our 2020 Year in Review below to see how we adapted in order to serve the Austin community.

Plan your next event at the Austin Convention Center. Experience Austin from the heart of the city, with over 11,000 hotel rooms a short distance away. We provide full wireless internet connectivity with five contiguous, column-free exhibit halls.

Happy New Year from the Palmer Events Center! We hope everybody has a happy, healthy 2021!
12/31/2020

Happy New Year from the Palmer Events Center! We hope everybody has a happy, healthy 2021!

We hope all of you have a happy, healthy New Year, and we can't wait to see what 2021 has in store!

The Palmer Events Center team wants to wish all of you a Happy Holiday season. We also wanted to let you know that our o...
12/23/2020

The Palmer Events Center team wants to wish all of you a Happy Holiday season. We also wanted to let you know that our offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25.

Stay safe and stay healthy so we can get back to seeing you all in person as soon as possible!

Looking to host a virtual or hybrid event, but you're tired of the same old walls as a background? Palmer Events Center ...
12/11/2020
Virtual and Hybrid Events | Palmer Events Center | Austin, TX

Looking to host a virtual or hybrid event, but you're tired of the same old walls as a background? Palmer Events Center provides industry-leading bandwidth to stream your event with an incredible backdrop of the Austin skyline at a fraction of the cost of similar venues.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Visit Austin, Texas' recent virtual event and hear what Visit Austin's President and CEO Tom Noonan had to say about his team's experience.

https://youtu.be/OoeV6e9epXE

Looking to host a virtual or hybrid event, but you're tired of the same old walls as a background? Palmer Events Center provides industry-leading bandwidth t...

Help support Austin's small businesses!https://www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/shop/?utm_source=Visit%20Austin&utm_medi...
12/07/2020

Help support Austin's small businesses!

https://www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/shop/?utm_source=Visit%20Austin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=small%20biz%20season

This December, join the month-long movement to help support Austin’s small business community by making them your first stop for in-store and online purchases.

For more information on Small Business Season and how you can participate, check out Visit Austin, Texas' website below:

https://www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/shop/?utm_source=Visit%20Austin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=small%20biz%20season

The Palmer Events Center team wants to wish all of our clients, attendees, staff and colleagues a happy and healthy Than...
11/26/2020

The Palmer Events Center team wants to wish all of our clients, attendees, staff and colleagues a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

We can't wait to see you all in person when the time comes!

This year, the Austin Convention Center Department is particularly thankful for all our team has been able to accomplish despite the operational challenges that have been presented throughout the year.

We're also thankful for our clients, attendees and staff, and we can't wait to get back to doing what we do best and seeing you all in person.

Everybody have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

11/19/2020
Palmer Events Center Virtual/Hybrid Events - Faith Ward

Palmer Events Center is the perfect location for your next virtual or hybrid event. Our unique view of the downtown Austin skyline as a backdrop and industry-leading bandwidth provide the ideal video streaming setup.

To hear what Faith Ward, Palmer Events Center's Director of Sales, has to say about our virtual and hybrid event capabilities, check out our video interview from Visit Austin, Texas' virtual annual meeting.

Today, November 15, is America Recycles Day, and Austin is focusing on reducing the use of single-use plastics in our ci...
11/15/2020

Today, November 15, is America Recycles Day, and Austin is focusing on reducing the use of single-use plastics in our city.

Did you know that 35 percent of all waste generated at the Gold LEED-certified Palmer Events Center is diverted from landfills through the building's comprehensive recycling, reuse, and composting program?

For more information on Austin's plastic recycling, visit austintexas.gov/plastic.

Happy Veterans Day from Palmer Events Center and the Austin Convention Center Department! A huge thank you to all who ha...
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day from Palmer Events Center and the Austin Convention Center Department! A huge thank you to all who have served!

Today, we say thank you to all of the heroes who have served in our military! Happy Veterans Day!

The impact that the Eating Apart Together (EAT) Initiative has had on the Central Texas community can't be overstated, a...
11/05/2020
Fiercely Focused | Eating Apart Together (EAT) Initiative - YouTube

The impact that the Eating Apart Together (EAT) Initiative has had on the Central Texas community can't be overstated, and many of our staff members have played a major role in it. Check out this behind the scenes look at the work that's gone into providing 500,000+ meals for those affected by homelessness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64LomR6p8u4&feature=youtu.be

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leaders at the City of Austin and community partners recognized a need that wasn't being met: food for our neighbors experiencin...

500,000 meals have been distributed so far through the Eating Apart Together initiative hosted here at Palmer Events Cen...
10/20/2020
Austin's Eating Apart Together program reaches 500,000 meals served milestone

500,000 meals have been distributed so far through the Eating Apart Together initiative hosted here at Palmer Events Center. We're incredibly proud of our staff and everybody involved with the program!

"Eating Apart Together, the city of Austin’s meal and resource delivery program developed in response to COVID-19, has served more than 500,000 meals to people experiencing homelessness... Event staff at the Palmer Events Center spend two days a week helping to unpack, fill and organize the bags of food for pickup."

https://www.statesman.com/news/20201019/austinrsquos-eating-apart-together-program-reaches-500000-meals-served-milestone?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=BelowArticleThumbnails

AUSTINEating Apart Togetherreached meal milestoneEating Apart Together, the city of Austin’s meal and resource delivery program developed in

Palmer Events Center was officially awarded LEED Gold 🏅 certification by the U.S. Green Building Council! It took a lot ...
09/15/2020

Palmer Events Center was officially awarded LEED Gold 🏅 certification by the U.S. Green Building Council! It took a lot of hard work from our staff and we couldn't be prouder.

Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable through improved energy performance, efficient energy operations, water use reduction, responsible materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor environmental quality.

For more on this certification, visit: https://www.palmereventscenter.com/press-releases/leed-gold-awarded-to-palmer-events-center-for-green-building-certification/

Happy Labor Day from Palmer Events Center!
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day from Palmer Events Center!

Happy #LaborDay, y’all! 👏 Please #StayHome today if possible + #MaskUp if you do go out.😷

For City closures, see bit.ly/2EZNZJl.

Palmer Events Center to Serve as Hurricane Medical Shelter for Evacuees The Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, has b...
08/26/2020

Palmer Events Center to Serve as Hurricane Medical Shelter for Evacuees

The Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, has been prepped and activated as a 50 bed, Hurricane Medical Shelter for evacuees who are COVID-19 negative, and require non-emergency medical care. This is to assist and support displaced residents from the Texas Gulf Coast due to Hurricane Laura. At the request of the State of Texas, the Palmer Events Center will serve as a medical shelter as part of the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan.

https://www.palmereventscenter.com/announcements/

Last week, the Austin Convention Center Department hosted its annual “Bring Your Kids to Work Day” event. For the first ...
08/20/2020

Last week, the Austin Convention Center Department hosted its annual “Bring Your Kids to Work Day” event. For the first time, we hosted the event virtually! Our team’s children were able to interact and participate in activities that included a virtual scavenger hunt and a wildly entertaining dance-off.

Thank you to all who participated!

The Palmer Events Center hosted the City of Austin’s Public Hearings on Tax Increases from Aug. 12-13. Due to COVID-19 r...
08/18/2020

The Palmer Events Center hosted the City of Austin’s Public Hearings on Tax Increases from Aug. 12-13. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, public comments were allowed remotely by telephone or in person.

All in-person testimony occurred at Palmer Events Center, where face coverings were mandatory and temperature checks were conducted prior to entering the building.

The #ATXCouncil adopted the fiscal year 2020-2021 #ATXBudget following the hearings.

Happy 4th of July weekend from the Palmer Events Center! Enjoy a safe, relaxing holiday under the sun! 🇺🇸
07/03/2020

Happy 4th of July weekend from the Palmer Events Center! Enjoy a safe, relaxing holiday under the sun! 🇺🇸

This 4th of July weekend, we hope you get time to relax + enjoy some healthy, safe activities with your friends + family. 🍔💻🎇 Whether that means barbecuing with your household, connecting with friends virtually, or just finding time to yourself to unwind.

Austinites have worked together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community by staying home, practicing good hygiene, + maintaining physical distance from others. 😷 Let’s continue to work together to keep our community healthy + safe this holiday weekend.

Please—Stay Home, Save Lives.

Have clothing, housewares and other items you'd like to donate locally? Austin Resource Recovery and Goodwill Central Te...
06/24/2020
Clothing & housewares curbside collection | AustinTexas.gov

Have clothing, housewares and other items you'd like to donate locally? Austin Resource Recovery and Goodwill Central Texas will pick them up curbside!

Austin Resource Recovery and Goodwill Central Texas have partnered to offer a free on-call curbside collection service for unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, linens and housewares for reuse or recycling.

Check out the City of Austin Government's online resource that provides links to donate, volunteer, and spread the word ...
06/23/2020
COVID-19: How to Help | COVID-19: How to Help

Check out the City of Austin Government's online resource that provides links to donate, volunteer, and spread the word about how we can help the Austin community during COVID-19.

Looking for the right way to help our community during COVID-19? We want to help you make that connection. Local nonprof...

06/17/2020
Palmer Events Center Supports AISD Graduates

Congratulations Austin Independent School District graduates! Palmer Events Center is proud to support each and every one of you and we KNOW the class of 2020 will go on to do great things.

Practicing sustainability has long been a top priority for the Palmer Events Center, and we're extremely proud of our st...
05/27/2020
Austin Meetings Venue Earns LEED Silver Certification: Meetings & Conventions

Practicing sustainability has long been a top priority for the Palmer Events Center, and we're extremely proud of our staff's hard work in achieving LEED Silver certification!

http://www.meetings-conventions.com/News/Meeting-Venues/palmer-events-center-austin-texas-LEED-silver-certification/?utm_source=eNewsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=eltrMNTexas&oly_enc_id=5001F1470778I2Z

The Palmer Events Center has demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability in the Texas capital.

Such an awesome tribute to our frontline workers! #StandStrongAustin
05/14/2020

Such an awesome tribute to our frontline workers! #StandStrongAustin

A breathtaking moment as the Air Force Thunderbirds flew over Austin, Texas this afternoon! #StandStrongAustin

05/08/2020
Thank You from Palmer Events Center

If you happen to pass by the Palmer Events Center, check out our marquee sign on Barton Springs Road to see a message for all healthcare heroes, frontline workers, and first responders! #StandStrongAustin

Want to show your support for Austin's healthcare workers? Below are some ways you can! #ATXforATX
04/09/2020

Want to show your support for Austin's healthcare workers? Below are some ways you can! #ATXforATX

Our healthcare workers are working hard to care for us when we need it most. 👩🏽‍⚕‍👨🏻‍⚕‍

St. David's HealthCare, Ascension Seton, and Baylor Scott & White Health are showing support for our healthcare workers and we can too! 🙏🏿

Here are some ways you can show your appreciation and thank them for all they do:
💟 String lights or create art in the shape of a heart to put in your window
💟 Download a St. David’s HeroCare poster to put in your window: https://bit.ly/SDavids
💟 Leave a message for hospital staff on Ascension Seton’s Caregiver Message Board: https://bit.ly/ASeton
💟 Leave a #ToTheFrontline message for Baylor Scott & White healthcare workers: https://bit.ly/BSWATX
💟 Share a story of appreciation or gratitude on our site: https://bit.ly/SUATX
#ATXforATX #HeroCare

#StayHomeWorkSafe
04/01/2020

#StayHomeWorkSafe

We’re here for you. Please #StayHomeWorkSafe for us.

Austin Fire Dept, Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services

Austin Convention Center
03/12/2020

Austin Convention Center

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center continue to exercise precautions including amplified sanitation processes, more hand sanitation stations, and health notices as part of our enhanced housekeeping protocols. This includes increasing the cleaning frequency of primary places of contact (restrooms, door handles, escalators, etc.). Visitor and employee safety is our primary concern, and assuring a healthy place to convene and work is our goal.

Holy Rollers | Cherry BombsDon't miss the next TXRD - Texas Roller Derby bout Saturday, February 29 (tomorrow!) at 7:00 ...
02/28/2020

Holy Rollers | Cherry Bombs

Don't miss the next TXRD - Texas Roller Derby bout Saturday, February 29 (tomorrow!) at 7:00 p.m. here at Palmer Events Center!

Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.txrd.com/get-tickets/.

It's safe to say we're pretty excited about the SXSW Gaming Expo coming to Palmer Events Center this year... "Featuring ...
02/26/2020
Gaming Expo | SXSW Conference & Festivals

It's safe to say we're pretty excited about the SXSW Gaming Expo coming to Palmer Events Center this year...

"Featuring interactive exhibits from game developers and manufacturers and highlights like the Discovery Stage and Tabletop Experience, the Gaming Expo offers a deep dive into the latest in gaming."

Wristbands are still available for the Gaming Expo, which takes place March 19-21!

https://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/gaming-expo/

Drawing in developers, manufacturers, and attendees from all facets of the community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter of gaming culture at SXSW.

Things got fast and furious here in Austin over the weekend as Wekfest USA came to Palmer to show off some unique rides ...
02/18/2020

Things got fast and furious here in Austin over the weekend as Wekfest USA came to Palmer to show off some unique rides 🚗🚙🚘

Trisha Tatro, Assistant Director of the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), has been named Interim Director of t...
02/12/2020
Austin Convention Center | Tatro Named Interim Director of Austin Convention Center Department

Trisha Tatro, Assistant Director of the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), has been named Interim Director of the department, effective Feb. 9, 2020, following the departure of former ACCD Director Mark Tester.

https://www.austinconventioncenter.com/press-room/2020/02/12/tatro-named-interim-director-of-austin-convention-center-department/

Plan your next event at the Austin Convention Center. Experience Austin from the heart of the city, with over 11,000 hotel rooms a short distance away. We provide full wireless internet connectivity with five contiguous, column-free exhibit halls.

The 2020 Rodeo Austin Gala was a PARTY. Gary Allan and Bri Bagwell brought the house down here at Palmer Events Center, ...
02/10/2020

The 2020 Rodeo Austin Gala was a PARTY. Gary Allan and Bri Bagwell brought the house down here at Palmer Events Center, and both the silent and live auctions were wildly successful in raising money for the rodeo and educational opportunities for Texas kids.

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900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX
78704

General information

Where is the Palmer Events Center? • Located on Barton Springs Road, bordered by Lady Bird Lake and Riverside Drive • Close to the South Congress (SoCo) and downtown entertaiment districts How big is the Palmer Events Center? • 131,000 gross square feet What is the total meeting space? • Exhibit hall totals 70,000 square feet; can be divided into two halls of 45,000 square feet and 25,000 square feet • Two lobbies offer ample pre-function space • Five meeting rooms totaling 5,000 square feet located on 2nd floor What types of events can be held at the Palmer Events Center? • Consumer Public Shows • Meetings/Seminars/Conferences • Conventions • Weddings/Proms • Receptions/Banquets • Musical Concerts/Sporting Events • Trade Shows • Society Balls • Galas • Fundraisers What is the location of the parking garage and what are its operating hours? The 1,200-space parking garage is located adjacent to the facility. Entrances can be found on Riverside Drive near South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road between Bouldin and Dawson Streets. Hours of operation are as follows: Monday - Sunday: 5am - midnight; times may vary depending upon scheduled PEC events. What are some nearby attractions? Daytime Attractions: Texas State Capitol Complex, Texas Governor’s Mansion, University of Texas, LBJ Presidential Library, more than 20 museums including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens and the Zilker Botanical Gardens, dozens of art galleries including the Blanton Museum of Art, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Barton Springs and hike and bike trails along Lady Bird Lake. Nighttime Activities: In a city where the music never stops, live music plays at more than 200 venues on any given night. The largest concentrations of venues are found downtown in the Warehouse District and along Sixth Street, a six-block stretch of bars and restaurants. What is the contact information? Physical Address: 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767-8838 Phone: (512) 404-4500 Fax: (512) 404-4422 Website: www.palmereventscenter.com

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The Palmer Events Center (PEC) is a multi-purpose venue nestled next to Butler Park with a gorgeous view of downtown Austin. We are in close proximity to a strong cluster of hotels with 11,000 guest rooms.

Our venue features a flexible floor plan with 125,000 gross square feet. Its two column-free exhibit halls provide 70,000 sq. ft. and its covered outdoor canopies offer an additional 50,000 sq. ft.

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