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About Us

The Thompson Conference Center is a part of the University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Continuing and Innovative Education. We coordinate and manage the UT Informal Classes program, the Road Scholar program, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as the Advanced Placement Summer Institutes.

Our AP Summer Institutes provide educators with the tools they need to initiate and maintain successful Pre-AP and AP courses and programs. Each summer, teachers from all over Texas and beyond gather to take advantage of the intellectual, cultural, and technological resources available on the UT Austin campus. Our summer institutes are endorsed by the College Board and are led by College Board-endorsed consultants.

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 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.

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.

You can reach the Thompson Conference Center by calling our main line: 512-471-2913, or emailing us, apsi@austin.utexas.edu.

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