City to outline special event operations events during Spring Festival 2017

Austin Center for Events leadership will provide an overview of City safety, security and traffic operations during the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals in a news conference on Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the City Hall News Conference Room 1034.

Several representatives from key departments and organizations will be available to answer questions related to event operations. Agencies represented will include:

Austin Police Department
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services
Austin Transportation Department
Austin Fire Department
Austin Public Health
Austin Code Department
Aviation (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
Capital Metro
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

The 2017 SXSW Interactive, Film and Music Conference takes place March 10-19. Media planning on attending the news conference should RSVP to Angel Flores by calling (512) 974-0477 or emailing

About the Austin Center for Events:
Serving as the regulatory authority for permitting outdoor special events, the Austin Center for Events is dedicated to providing organizers with the tools and resources needed to execute a safe, quality event within the City of Austin.

The Austin Center for Events coordinates City departments to ensure a smooth event process. Representative departments within the Austin Center for Events include Code Compliance, Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services (Music Division), Fire (Special Events Unit), Austin Public Health, Police (Special Events Unit), EMS (Special Events Unit) and Transportation.

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