Nestled between Texas Hill country and the prairies of East Texas, Austin is a diverse city that has recently seen a population boom. Recently voted “Best City to Move To” as well as “Best City to Retire To,” Austin’s popularity is matched by its welcoming atmosphere. Austin is a place where artists can come and show their work, and musicians often begin their careers on the live music scene of Austin.
You’ll never be at a loss of things to do in Austin. There are multiple museums, historic sites, the UT campus, and an abundance of state parks in the city. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Texas rests at the southwest corner of the city, and hiking and biking opportunities are plentiful around Lake McKinney.
Looking for a venue for your talk? An Austin lecture space is the answer!
Lecture Space Options in Austin
An Austin lecture space is bound to be a place for great focus as well as one with activities to keep everyone busy afterward. To optimize the lecture venue, consider these necessities.
- Equipment Rental
Once you choose your lecture venue, you’ll need certain things to carry out your event. Lighting, audio/visual equipment, and possibly furniture are items every lecture needs to be successful. Austin is home to multiple equipment rental services. Most of these businesses are happy to deliver, set up, and pick up any rented equipment once your event has taken place.
Even the smallest events need some delicious snacks for VIP guests. In fact, your guest speaker will appreciate some appetizers or even a catered meal on the day of your event.
- Private Car Service
When inviting VIPs into Austin for an event, it’s always a good idea to hire a private car service. Austin has a great deal of congested traffic, but the professionals at a private car service will know the best time to travel to and from an event.
Lecture Space Companies in Austin
Local companies are more than ready to use their expertise to assist in the organization of your lecture and the place where you’ll give it.
- TSV Sound and Vision
You’ll likely need a minimum of sound equipment for your lecture event, and the professionals at TSV Sound and Vision have everything you need. They’ll consult with you regarding the exact equipment you need, and they’ll set up and deliver on your event date. Take-down service is also available. Computer rental, event production, set design and webcasting are just a few of their specialties.
- The Enchanted Florist
Flowers can add a nice dimension to a lecture room and The Enchanted Florist will have just the right arrangements to do it. In business since 1991, this downtown Austin florist has succulents, green plants and floral arrangements customized to your specifications.
- Courtney’s Catering
Since 2000, Courtney’s Catering is a family-owned business that is determined to provide you with a unique cuisine experience. You’ll not only enjoy a beautiful presentation of food but tasty and unique victuals that will please any palate. Courtney’s Catering offers menu consultation, delivery, and full-service catering if you so desire.
Pros and Cons of Lecture Spaces in Austin
A lecture space in Austin will be characterized by the southern charm of the city. Keep in mind the pros and cons of having your talk here.
- Friendly faces
Austin has experienced so much growth over the last decade that everyone has become accustomed to new faces around town. As always, the people of Austin, whether born and bred there or recently relocated want to make visitors and transplants feel welcome. You’ll likely encounter more than one local who is happy to help with advice on caterers, florists and more.
- The weather
Austin really only experiences two of the four seasons. Summer begins in mid-May and lasts until November (sometimes it’s mid-November before temps begin to drop). Winter is between December and February, and, most of the time, it’s a mild winter. Spring is brief but lovely. You won’t have to worry about inclement weather ruining your lecture event.
- Venue choices
Whether outside or indoors, Austin is full of suitable venues for giving a lecture. Depending on the topic and the ambiance you want to project, a large formal venue or small intimate setting can work.
- Traffic is terrible
Austin has grown a lot in the last decade, but the infrastructure of the city hasn’t kept up. Most people travel by car, but the sudden uptick in population has caused traffic to become much more congested, especially when there is a big event in town or during rush hour.
- Critters and bugs
From scorpions to ants to chinch bugs, Austin has its fair share, especially when the weather is damp and humid.
Parking spots can fill up quickly in the downtown area. It’s a good idea to find a venue either near public transit or one with plenty of parking options.
Famous Locations in Austin
- The University of Texas at Austin
Whether you’d like to take in a sporting event or check out a rare literature exhibit, the University of Texas campus at Austin offers something for everyone. Climb the UT tower for a look out at all the beauty of Austin. Visit one of the on-campus museums to see unique artwork at traveling exhibits.
- Lake McKinney
Lake McKinney is home to one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Texas, and it’s a great place to spend a hot Austin day. Those who love the outdoors can go canoeing or kayaking, or you can dip into one of the wading pools by the waterfall.
- LBJ Library and Museum
If you’re a history buff, you’ll have to go by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, where documents and artifacts from his years as president are preserved. Historical documents of great interest including speeches and messages can be viewed.