The City of Austin’s Austin Center for Events will be hosting an inaugural Municipal Special Event Summit in Austin, Texas on January 25-26, 2018. The Summit will bring together city officials to share policies and practices on municipal special event topics such as: policy development, event management, public safety, budgeting and fees, outreach and engagement, and interdepartmental planning.
Registration is now closed. Take a look below at the municipalities attending the Summit. We look forward to seeing you in January!
A full program schedule, including speaker information and session descriptions, will be published within the coming weeks.
Summit Dinner Mixer - We are organizing a dinner option where you can dine with a local host at some of our favorite downtown locations. If you would like to join us. Please SIGN UP so that we can put you on the list.
In January we sent out a survey asking colleagues what type of information they would like to discuss. Below are the top hits we received. There is still time to fine tune the programming. Final survey results are linked here.
General Assembly - Everyone together to learn about an overarching Special Events topic. Panel - Presentations, with up to four speakers, that relate to the themes of the event. Presentation - Presentations from different municipalities in 20 minute increments Roundtable - Discussions into a specific topic affecting the themes.
The City of Austin will be hosting this inaugural event at the Palmer Events Center, one of our state-of-the-art spaces in the heart of the city. Within a few walkable blocks you'll also find the famous Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, legendary live music venues and some of the best margaritas in the country.
The following hotels may offer government rates for municipalities during the Summit: