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Trust the experienced coordinators at the Thompson Conference Center to help you create an event to remember. Online event hosting services now available.

The Joe C. Thompson Conference Center (TCC) is a full-service, non-residential conference center located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. As Texas’s first educational conference center, TCC has a long history of supporting educational development and personal enrichment programs.

Explore a range of options tailored to your needs, whether your audience is in-person, online or a combination of both. Host your event at the Thompson Conference Center, and let us assist you in ensuring its success.

Explore Virtual & Hybrid Event Options

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Our facilities are perfect for:

  • Meetings
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Expos
  • Staff Development Programs
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Award Banquets
  • Commencements

The center serves a variety of clients and hosts a wide assortment of educational programs and events throughout the year. Government entities use the center for workshops for their employees as well as for meetings with the general public. External use, with university co-sponsorship, includes not-for-profit educational events planned by corporations, non-profit agencies and business associations.

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Meetings & Classes

Serving clients' educational event needs for external audiences or internal staff, TCC hosts a variety of professional education and personal enrichment classes every day.

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Event Logistics

TCC's experienced staff will help you manage all the logistics, including catering and technology, so you can focus on your conference, reception or awards ceremony.

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Speaking Engagements

Between the TCC lecture halls and the LBJ Auditorium, we can accommodate audiences of 24 to 967 for panel discussions, enrichment lectures or keynote addresses.

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Hear From Our Clients

TCC hosts a variety of events each week, from trainings held by government agencies to national conferences to enrichment programs, both online and in-person. Hear about our clients' experiences at TCC in their own words.

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In-house Catering

Catering for events is offered exclusively by our in-house caterer. Plan a menu that fits your budget: coffee and cookies, a buffet lunch, a seated dinner or anything in between.

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Parking is available on-site in Lot 40. There are a limited number of spaces for those attending programs in our facilities available on a first-come, first-served basis.