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Welcome from the Director

The Joe C. Thompson Conference Center (TCC) is named for the late Joe C. Thompson of Dallas, an alumnus of the university who, at the time of his death in 1961, was Chairman of the Southland Corporation and a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Thompson Conference Center has served as an academic link between the university and the community since 1970. As the focal point of The University of Texas at Austin’s continuing education efforts, the Center’s mission is to provide excellent conference facilities, services and programs for people to continue their educational development and personal enrichment.

TCC has a 1,000 person instructional capacity. As a full-service, non-residential conference center, the center serves a variety of clients and hosts a wide assortment of educational programs and events. 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.

Located in the heart of Austin, the Thompson Conference Center provides conference facilities, services and programs for educational and personal enrichment purposes. This full-service, non-residential conference center features 13 meeting rooms with seating for 20 to 192 and a 230-seat auditorium. TCC also manages and handles the reservations for the Lyndon B. Johnson Auditorium, which seats 967.

Let our conference coordinators plan every detail for you, ensuring the smooth execution of your next business event.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Thompson Conference Center.

Patrick Watson
Thompson Conference Center
Division of Continuing and Innovative Education
The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 471-2930


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