General Austin Information:
Austin, the capital of Texas and one of the country’s most popular cities, is down-home, yet sophisticated, laid-back and bustling with energy, and at the same time, traditional and avant-garde. Austinites and visitors alike embrace the city’s unique identity and appreciate the values it was founded upon.
As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin echoes with the sounds of country, rock, blues and Tejano. Fans discover live music in nearly 250 venues throughout the city. This small university town where Willie Nelson crafted his own style has become a big city with a glittering skyline and 2 million people in the metropolitan area.
Surrounded by the famous Texas Hill Country, three lakes and dozens of parks, Austin offers the perfect environment for enjoying the best of nature when in town. This walkable layout of the city invites Conference attendees to step out into any one of the city’s nearly 250 live music venues, or check out some major attractions, including Austin’s famed Sixth Street, the Warehouse District, and the 2nd Street District, the city’s newest pedestrian shopping center. Experience Austin at VisitAustin.org.