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Front of the Thompson Conference Center

Welcome from the Director

I am pleased to welcome you to the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center (TCC) on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. As Texas’ first educational conference center, we have a long tradition of providing 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. 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, TCC 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, a 230-seat auditorium and a reception and dining space in the Under the Oaks café. TCC also manages and handles the reservations for the Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ) Auditorium, which seats 967. The LBJ Auditorium is located across from TCC on the basement level of the LBJ Museum and Library.

Originally built in 1965, the LBJ Museum and Library concluded an $8.5 million dollar renovation in 2010. The LBJ Auditorium overhaul included updates to the upper lobby, lower lobby, green room and interior and the addition of the latest state-of-the-art visual equipment for the auditorium.

Our convenient location and parking, flexible meeting spaces and competitive rates ensure that your conference, seminar or meeting will be a great success.  Let our conference coordinators plan every detail for you, ensuring the smooth execution of your next educational event.

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

Patrick Watson
Thompson Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Contact Us

TCC Office: 512-471-3121
TCC Client Services Line (for on-site assistance during event): 512-471-2943

Patrick Watson
TCC Director

Business Office
James Gustafson
Senior Financial Analyst

Conference Office
Elisabel Bordallo
Conference Services Manager

Jessica Van Amburgh
Conference Coordinator

Charlie Saenz
Assistant Technical Services Manager

Brendan Tucker
Technical Staff Assistant III

Dean Danel
Catering Supervisor

David Koehne
Catering Supervisor


Mailing Address
The University of Texas
Thompson Conference Center
Conference Planning
P.O. Box 7879
Austin, Texas 78713-7879

Physical/Shipping Address
The University of Texas
Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Room 1.108
Austin, Texas 78712

Additional Contacts
Julie Martenson
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Kristen Wynn
AP Summer Institutes

Additional Assistance
If you need police or medical assistance, please call 911 immediately.

If you have lost or found an item within TCC or on the surrounding grounds, please contact the TCC Conference Office by calling 512-471-3121.

If you have lost or found an item while on UT property but not at TCC, please view the UT Police Department’s Lost and Found page/form.


TCC offers convenient parking next to the building.  More information about parking including maps and helpful parking guidelines can be found on the parking page.

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