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Convention Center
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Lucas J.
    "Great place for Mega Agent Camp!!"(2 Tips)
    CNN
    "crowded escalators & follow @CNNSXSW for the best of the festival"(2 Tips)
    George K.
    "Sit in comfy charcoal fourth-floor chair."(2 Tips)
    Reynolda Film Festival
    "There's also a great film poster gallery downstairs!"(4 Tips)
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  • T F.
    T FUQUASeptember 1
    Flood food drop off
  • Abdulwahab a.
    It is very convenient convention distance, hotels, restuarant nearby
  • Jeannette L.
    Jeannette L.March 22
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge. Don't get lost inside. Be sure to have a layout map for whatever conference you are going to attend here.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MerrymanOctober 11, 2016
    Parking sucks, but the convention center itself is good. I loved the stars out front with famous Texans like Dr. Denton Cooley and Carol Burnett.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HeymanJuly 6, 2016
    The elevator to go down is more difficult to find the one going up
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéJune 27, 2016
    Amazing center. So much space!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyApril 14, 2016
    At first I wasn't a fan of moving all the big keynotes to higher floors for SXSWi this year, but in retrospect, helped congestion on main floor a lot.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BrittainMarch 25, 2016
    SXSW is unbelievable!
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge convention center!! Awesome place
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittMarch 16, 2016
    SXSW is great, but the signage in the convention center is one of the worst I've ever seen. #fail
  • Vonia
    VoniaDecember 10, 2015
    Art From The Streets
  • May ♍.
    May ♍November 1, 2015
    Pretty standard spacious convention centre. What I liked most is the skillful signs to direct you to the correct place. Very helpful when you're lost and need to get to a meeting/seminar quickly
  • May ♍.
    May ♍November 1, 2015
    Unlike so many convention centres or conference hotels, it's near cool, trendy Austin restaurants. Just walking distance from 6th street and the Austin bats
  • May ♍.
    May ♍November 1, 2015
    You don't feel at the end of ur trip that you've seen just a tiny financial district chunk of the city! You get a good sense of some fun parts of Austin even if you're listening to papers from 8am-5pm
  • Josh A.
    Josh AOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of bathrooms. And giant convention halls. What else to say? Lots of good events here.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Rooms for days. Make time to get places.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeadJune 16, 2015
    Great venue with a lot to do within walking distance. Check out 6th st. and the 2nd st. district for fun and dining. Take the short walk to the Congress Street bridge to watch the bats at dusk.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisJune 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool convention center. Tons of space and cool design.
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernMarch 21, 2015
    Nice place but the most boring part of SXSW.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Despite being a convention center, this place is pretty cool. Session rooms can get cold.
  • David S P.
    David S PadgetMarch 16, 2015
    The layout is really awkward.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™March 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    No concealed weapons allowed
  • LaWana D.
    LaWana Davis ShipmanFebruary 22, 2015
    Very interesting!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanJanuary 23, 2015
    Not nearly enough power outlets, and the whole place seems kind of warehouse-y.
  • Sara
    SaraNovember 13, 2014
    Free wifi is a huge plus
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    SXSW is one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life! I'll definitely be back.
  • Markus N.
    Markus NeuertMarch 10, 2014
    Avoid the escalators, take stairs or elevators. Will get you from session to seminar way faster.
  • Owen T.
    Owen ThomasMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the stairs on the Trinity side to get between floors 3 and 4 when SXSW is doing crowd control.
  • John M.
    John MeulemansMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget your breakfast taco on your way in
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I’ve done some very unconventional things here.
  • Zach D.
    Zach DuckworthSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Real Estate Agent in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market looking to network with other successful agents across the country. Feel free to contact me so that we can grow our networks!
  • Juli J.
    Juli JenkinsSeptember 19, 2013
    Bring snacks there just is not anything here to eat!
  • Kathy R.
    Kathy RicheySeptember 18, 2013
    Mega agent camp, great training.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SurmanSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I am interested in meeting KW agents from across the country and world to build my referral system
  • Molly M.
    Molly McCaughinSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop by the Trulia lounge and enter to win a free iPad mini!
  • Jose V.
    Jose VasquezJune 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Look both ways for a train at the North Entrance
  • 41 Margonia M.
    41 Margonia MouraApril 19, 2013
    Austin Convention Center
  • FreezeCrowd
    FreezeCrowdMarch 17, 2013
    A very nice convention center, has a modern feel to it.
  • Sarah U.
    Sarah UMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bathroom stop for ladies during SXSW.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreemanMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring hand sanitizer! Lots of people.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BrownfieldMarch 14, 2013
    Try camping out on the third floor to take a break from SXSW
  • John K.
    John KreicbergsMarch 13, 2013
    It holds people. Lots and lots of people. And hipsters. Lots and lots of hipsters.
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BeautyMarch 13, 2013
    The security lady outside the venue who speaks to everybody is so nice! Recharge your phones here! #sxsw
  • Philip C.
    Philip CampbellMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    had a great time this year because it was completely different this year via an RV -- check out http://socialgandalf.com to catchup on everything.
  • Carmen D.
    Carmen DMarch 12, 2013
    The power outlets on the 4th floor to the right of the escalator are always available
  • Justin M.
    Justin McVayMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's restrooms inside Exhibit Hall 5 - get in line early and hit the head once you've got a good seat!
  • Abi A.
    Abi AzrenMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    SxSw epicentre every year.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 11, 2013
    Be early for your name tags!
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoMarch 11, 2013
    Austin, TX is the new Silicon Valley!
  • Michele W.
    Michele WeismanMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Plan ahead and get to your sessions as early as possible to avoid getting shut out!
  • Pascal F.
    Pascal FantouMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    say hello and listen to the person on your left. he/she could be the next mark...
  • Defry A.
    Defry Aliffan.March 9, 2013
    Come on epic swarm please! :)
  • Nikhil J.
    Nikhil JadhavMarch 9, 2013
    good place
  • Justine
    JustineMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Caught a Ride
  • Justin M.
    Justin McVayMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out great spots to eat just steps out the door from the exhibit halls! Thai, BBQ, Sushi, & more!
  • Curt Simon H.
    Curt Simon HarlinghausenMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great wifi
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurphyMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fyi they more wifi places in the building
  • Christie K.
    Christie KittleFebruary 7, 2013
    Bring your walkin shoes!!!
  • Yana S.
    Yana SkyJanuary 22, 2013
    Planning to visit this year!
  • Jim R.
    Jim RainesSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make time to go to the Hula Hut for dinner if you can... Good food GREAT people!
  • Roman L.
    Roman LopezSeptember 19, 2012
    3rd convention here, and I have no complaints about the venue! A great hosting venue!
  • Demeter Interactive
    Demeter InteractiveJune 13, 2012
    Go to the second floor and take a seat at the desks for a quieter workspace during a convention.
  • Amin M.
    Amin MMay 12, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • Jacques d.
    Jacques du ToitMay 4, 2012
    Lief jou:-)
  • Jacques d.
    Jacques du ToitMay 4, 2012
    Famous, best band that will be
  • Sankalp A.
    Sankalp AgrawalMarch 18, 2012
    Matt Barrie was here....
  • Swagata P.
    Swagata PaulMarch 16, 2012
    Ready to Check-in but don't know how to do that.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LevinsonMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pop in here for excellent A/C
  • Reynolda Film Festival
    There's also a great film poster gallery downstairs!
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Remember to pick up your SXXPass for music to speed to the front of the line.
  • Anny R.
    Anny RandelMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're here for SXSW... pace yourself, or your week may end too soon!
  • Abi A.
    Abi AzrenMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of nerds. Cool nerds!
  • David H.
    David HahnMarch 13, 2012
    There is no baggage checkin. Run to a hotel nearby (marriot charges $10 per bag for a nonguest)
  • Bob W.
    Bob WattsMarch 11, 2012
    Almost done with today's sessions, heading for drinks
  • Nevra U.
    Nevra UcakMarch 11, 2012
    Alemsah njoy austin and pls find a spazymatics live performance on the cedar street if u can!
  • Regan S.
    Regan SpindlerMarch 11, 2012
    Don't rely on the Samsung charging stations. They're not plugged in to any power source.
  • Big Fuel
    Big FuelMarch 11, 2012
    Definitely arrive at least a half hour early for each session, and grab a cup of Jo! Remember that the larger sessions and keynotes take place in the downstairs exhibit halls.
  • Chairit S.
    Chairit SmitteeMarch 10, 2012
    Drinking lone star beer
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your own water unless you want to pay $4 bucks here for it... Stay thirsty my friends
  • Allesucces_K-SHI L.
    Allesucces_K-SHI LichtMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    so good ,enjoy my life!!!!
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SchererMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gamification got cancelled!
  • borys m.
    borys musielakMarch 9, 2012
    Film registrant? Get FILMASTER app to discover movies best matching your taste at SXSW Film. But go and watch Iron Sky whatever it says.
  • Edo Rizki D.
    Edo Rizki Delvi FMarch 6, 2012
    see you next time
  • Edo Rizki D.
    Edo Rizki Delvi FMarch 6, 2012
    wooww awesome
  • CNN
    CNNMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to the epicenter of SXSW! Pro tips: Take the stairs when sprinting to your next meeting or panel to avoid the crowded escalators & follow @CNNSXSW for the best of the festival :-)
  • Laughing Squid
    Laughing SquidFebruary 27, 2012
    Get to panels and talks early, they tend to fill up quickly.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole Torres-CookeJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Never a dull moment here. Always something going on. Take a moment to view all the cool artwork in the place.
  • Wirya M.
    Wirya MartinDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    SXSW event held every year a very stunning here
  • Tracianne B.
    Tracianne BrownNovember 28, 2011
    Get Motivated. Awesome
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice place!
  • Trena D.
    Trena DaignaultSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check into Megs Camp
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LittleSeptember 20, 2011
    Across from Fogo De Chao restaurant which is amazing
  • Lucas J.
    Lucas JohnsonSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for Mega Agent Camp!!
  • khasbiee
    khasbieeMay 17, 2011
    Enjoy. Fun, cool
  • Anusorn P.
    Anusorn PlubkhajolMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    cool! cool! cool!
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MerilleMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make you switch to wifi - sxsw it's free and fast
  • 4sqBadgesItalia
    4sqBadgesItaliaMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Platinum Hit
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MickeyMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guess we can just try the 10 gallon again tomorrow..
  • JD ..
    JD .March 16, 2011
    WHOS FREE for ...? Drinks, Party, Lunch,... Get the Whos Free app & see your friends Nearby & Free to meetup!:) Cool app!!
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EckerlinMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sausage fest
  • jared R.
    jared RoyMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Find me... Coffee is on me
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place to host SXSW (and other events). Good layout and in the heart of downtown.
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CarlosMarch 13, 2011
    Mike Tyson @ arcade
  • John B.
    John BakerMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Next to ballroom D? No better than D at times.
  • Neenz F.
    Neenz FaleafineMarch 13, 2011
    Get your photo with Enchante!
  • andrew r.
    andrew robertsonMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $3.50 for a bottle of water. Stung!
  • Xtine
    XtineMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite convention center of all. & enough electrical plugs to accommodate all the techies of SXSWi!
  • John P.
    John PowellMarch 12, 2011
    Tag you're it!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KehayiasMarch 12, 2011
    Try the social media
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScarboroughMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand in a line
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian CotterMarch 12, 2011
    Draw or paint in deviantlounge. Free paint and tshirts.
  • David B.
    David BillsMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you really want to see a a hot panel, show up EARLY! Chances are everyone else wants in as well and it'll be full.
  • Gabriel
    GabrielMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pin for this room is waaaaaay off. ;)
  • Brian F.
    Brian FitzgeraldMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don' stand in line for coffee on the ground floor there's a place on the fourth which is less crowded.
  • KMP Blog
    KMP BlogMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is huge!!
  • Marques R.
    Marques RobinsonMarch 11, 2011
    Wear deodorant please.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClowaterMarch 11, 2011
    Think I picked up someones bag by mistake. It's got a 2xl foursquare t shirt in it and a gray sweatshirt. Hoping you've got mine. It has a small moleskin book in it.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EngMarch 11, 2011
    Bring your own water
  • Chay M.
    Chay Mondejar-SaputilMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    long line at the Starbucks located at the ground floor, there's another one at 4th floor :)
  • roberto a.
    roberto alonsoMarch 11, 2011
    SXSW right now... wish i was there. enjoy!
  • Dave K.
    Dave KerpenMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a likeable time! And for goodness sake, take advil at night and drink a lot of water.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your nametag early to avoid long lines!
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to SXSWi and nerd out.
  • ecomagination
    ecomaginationMarch 9, 2011
    The Austin Convention Center is powered by 100% Renewable Energy through a mix of on-site solar panels and Austin Energy’s Green Choice Program
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    Shazam (a 2011 Most Innovative Company) can identify more than 10 million tracks from just a few notes, making it a great tool for people attending this year's South By Southwest music festival.
  • Gerald A.
    Gerald AdamDecember 16, 2010
    Homecoming indonesian people
  • IntelWiMAX
    IntelWiMAXSeptember 27, 2010
    Can't update your blog or Twitter feed on the 3G network? Fear not, you're in a 4G WiMAX hotspot!
  • Karl F.
    Karl FranceJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit chilly in there, bring a jacket
  • LifeSize C.
    Notice the "Landfill" labels on the trashcans. They make you think before you toss.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EstesMarch 18, 2010
    Good session on live music and marketing. ...thx SXSW
  • Marc A.
    Marc AmosMarch 17, 2010
    This place is massive; one could easily walk miles without ever stepping outside. Bring comfy shoes...
  • Romey L.
    Romey LouangvilayMarch 15, 2010
    the key information is found in the hallways, streets and waiting rooms... not so much the presentations
  • Mary Kate S.
    Mary Kate SmitherMarch 12, 2010
    Check out Stubbs BBQ on first floor.
  • Peter V.
    Peter VesterbackaMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The wrecking crew has arrived, Wreckamovie is here.
  • Stuart
    StuartMarch 12, 2010
    Just checked in, 15 mins, sorted, no huge q's
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KimbroSeptember 10, 2009
    Amazing venue of music, film and the arts held over a one week period in downtown Austin, with screen stars, bands, and a lot more. This is one hell of a bash. In March. Plan it!
  • Geraldine C.
    Geraldine ChungMarch 14, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Spend the day twittering and playing foursquare - only to run out of iPhone juice!!
  • George K.
    George KellyMarch 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in comfy charcoal fourth-floor chair. Flip up folding laptop desk from chair's left side. Charge your laptop.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PakesMarch 13, 2009
    Head down to SXSW.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ConreyMarch 13, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Meet up with at least 2 new people today
  • Chris C.
    Chris ConreyMarch 13, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    So yeah, this is way more that just spring break for nerds.
  • Blake R.
    Blake RobinsonMarch 13, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive in Austin for SXSW!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WulfeckMarch 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    SXSWi! Woot!
  • Marcelo S.
    Marcelo SalgadoApril 11, 2015
    Saudades #sxsw
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