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Meeting Sites Austin PHOTOS: AUSTIN CVB Los Lonely Boys at the ACL Festival; below, a carriage ride at the Texas State Capitol Within and beyond its city limits, Austin has become the go-to destination for groups seeking a BEST-OF-TEXAS experience. Casual and cosmopolitan, Western and wired, it’s also compact and convenient. Downtown, the convention center, major hotels, historical and cultural attractions, and entertainment districts are within easy walking distance of each other; and the highly rated Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is only 10 minutes from the city. Urban green space abounds, with even more in the nearby resorts and surrounding Texas Hill Country. And topping the charts in “The Live Music Capital of the World,” the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) runs a “Hire an Austin Musician” program specifically for events. Essential Tool Box Convention Centers/Facilities: Austin Convention Center, 125,000 sf of dedicated meeting space; 246,000 sf of columnfree exhibit space; 54 meeting rooms and show offices; the 43,300-sf grand ballroom seats 3,000 banquet-style or 3,900 theater-style. Lester E. Palmer Events Center, 5,000 sf of meeting space, five meeting rooms, 70,000 sf of exhibit space that can accommodate up to 3,100 theaterstyle. Daily Business Costs*: Hotel $149.30 F&B $103.79 Car Rental $107.45 For More Information: Austin Texas CVB www.austintexas.org By Joy Anderson For complete listings, visit Facility Quick Search at www.successfulmeetings.com *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Travel Index 118 successfulmeetings.com OCTOBER 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS http://www.austintexas.org http://www.successfulmeetings.com http://www.successfulmeetings.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - October 2008

Successful Meetings - October 2008
Contents
Editor's Note
Supplier News
On the Record
Calendar
Planner News
Planner Spotlight
Personal Success
Technology Talk
Food &Beverage
Pre-Event
Tools of the Trade
On Site
Technology for Modern Meetings
A Tale of Two Cities
A Cast of Thousands
Places & Spaces
Mexican Destination Resorts
Spain
Austin
New Orleans
Lake Tahoe / Reno

Successful Meetings - October 2008

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