SAVE THE DATE!
June 24th-26th, 2020
Hyatt Regency Austin
IACC is proud to present the annual Mid-Year Collection Conference. Following the successes in Seattle, Chicago, and San Diego, this year we bring the conference to one of the cities known as the "Live Music Capital of the World" - Austin, TX! What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. This information packed event of education and networking is sure to exceed your expectations in value for you and your business. We can't wait to see you there!
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Known for Music. And so Much More.
Years ago when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. And it's okay if you don't have time to fit it all in, you can just come back and visit us again.
Austin's menus are memorable thanks to celebrated staples like breakfast tacos from east side favorite Juan in a Million or the creative concoctions at Torchy's Tacos, as well as quality regional Mexican cuisine from locales like Manuel's and Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places like the patio of Polvos on South First Street.
Then there are the water-front locales like family-favorite Hula Hut on Lake Austin or the Lake Travis situated, "sunset capital of Texas," the Oasis. And lest we forget our BBQ at laid-back locales like favorites La Barbecue and County Line on the Hill.
No Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues. From gourmet donuts at Gourdough's to savory sensations from East Side King, our city's ongoing conversation now has a culinary accent that is so much more flavored than a predictable Texas twang.
From grapevines to hops, Austin serves up a bevy of local, craft libations sure to please every palate. Whether you're a sommelier or a beer aficionado, there's a place to find your drink in Austin.
If you stopped someone carrying a shopping bag along the boutique-lined sidewalk in the 2nd Street District and asked which store the bag came from, you're more likely to hear an unfamiliar calling card than a standard chain, along with an enthusiastic story about the cool owner of the shop from whence the tote (most likely eco-friendly) came.
A retail destination to many (what better way to combat the sweltering summer temps than browsing apparel in an air conditioned heat retreat?), Austin's own embrace national brands as economic anchors, as found mixed amongst the 700,000 square feet of shops at The Domain, but this Texas mecca is stacked high and wide with independent designers, making our "go local" mentality as widely recognized as our "live music capital of the world" mantra.
The retail scene in a city that considers cowboy boots a black tie option runs the gamut, from established and newly minted designer labels at ByGeorge and modernly outfitted man cave STAG, to purse string friendly finds revived from the past at Amelia's Retro-Vogue & Relics. We are notoriously under the spotlight for our stellar consignment selection, thanks to beloved South Lamar locale MOSS and other shops, where you'll unearth classic labels at a fraction of the cost. And it takes but a quick glance around the carefully appointed merchandise that indie-spirited shop owners include in their highly-curated flagships, like fashion and lifestyle destination Luxe Apothetique where you'll be outfitted to perfection, south side décor shop Aviary, which doubles as a wine bar for purchases paired with conversational glasses of Pinot and South Congress accessory and art focused alternative shop Parts & Labour.
For visitors, the music scene is legendary; more than 250 live music venues offer rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. The Broken Spoke, known as "the last true Texas dance hall," features great country acts - and guests can also take a Texas Two-Step lesson. The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, "Granddaddy of Austin music venues." Antone's, Austin's "home of the blues," is where Stevie Ray Vaughan cut his proverbial teeth. Newer stages like those at the Mohawk and 3TEN showcase local acts alongside big-name touring artists. Where to begin? Check out the following list to get started. Check out more here!
Austin is known for its creativity. With good reason. Not only are we home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, we're also home to plenty of artists themselves. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues.
Art isn't just a tourist attraction here. It is part of Austin's soul and creative spirit. So, tour a gallery. Take in a local film. Marvel at some yard art that you just happened to pass. However you choose to do it, just make sure to experience as much art as you can during your stay.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World™ but that's just the beginning. Home to unique attractions, world-class museums and beautiful outdoor spaces, Texas' capital city has a soundtrack all its own.
Austin is proud of our past. Our rebellious spirit. And the people who have called Austin home. From authors to activists, artists to athletes, musicians to politicians, they were all drawn to this unusual oasis. And that legacy continues, as Austin's population has historically doubled every 20 years. Now, it's your turn to see why. Get out there and be a part of our history.