• Austin CVB and Professional Convention Management Association Supported Sammy’s House

     
    POSTED January 29, 2017
     

The Austin Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau and the Professional Convention Management Association hosted an event to support Sammy’s House, a nonprofit organization that helps children with medical or developmental issues.

The event—Hospitality Helping Hands—sold 150 volunteer spots. During it, volunteers worked on projects like playground repair, yard maintenance, toy sorting, cleaning classrooms and more to improve the facilities of the daycare.

Additionally, the event offered sponsorship opportunities. Organizations like Experient, Marriott and Global Experience Specialists sponsored the event. Overall, the event raised $12,850 for the organization.

In 2023, the city of Conroe, just north of Houston, will welcome the 250-room Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center to the Grand Central Park master-planned community. The hotel’s amenities will include a full-service restaurant, full bar, pool deck, fitness facility, and market. With an anticipated opening in the second quarter of 2023, the convention center will consist of 39,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including a 14,000-square-foot grand ballroom, 6,500-square-foot junior ballroom, 8,000 square feet of breakout spaces and boardrooms, and pre-function space.

 

AFROTECH Conference 2022 is coming to the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Austin this November. It will be the first time the event has taken place outside of the state of California.

 

Planners looking for a unique experience to reward high-performing teams should consider taking them on a trip to a 16th-century village via the wildly popular Texas Renaissance Festival. This year, the festival is infusing its medieval theme with a decidedly 21st-century experience called The Knight’s Revels, after-hours shows on Saturday nights at the Fields
of New Market campgrounds. The shows take place in an air-conditioned venue with a dance floor and fully stocked bar, and include, depending on the weekend, live music,