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George R. Brown Convention Center

George R. Brown Convention Center The George R. Brown Convention Center sits in the heart of downtown Houston and is home to numerous conventions and events. A venue of Houston First

One of America's 10 largest convention centers, the George R. Brown(GRB) features 1.8 million square feet of dedicated meeting space, including seven exhibit halls, a 3,600 tier-seated amphitheater, a level-three exhibit hall featuring arena-style seating for 6,500 with additional floor seating for 1,000,four 2,880 square-foot open-air event balconies, 100 flexible meeting rooms and a 31,590 squar

One of America's 10 largest convention centers, the George R. Brown(GRB) features 1.8 million square feet of dedicated meeting space, including seven exhibit halls, a 3,600 tier-seated amphitheater, a level-three exhibit hall featuring arena-style seating for 6,500 with additional floor seating for 1,000,four 2,880 square-foot open-air event balconies, 100 flexible meeting rooms and a 31,590 squar

Operating as usual

The GRB has gone for the gold! We are proud to announce that we are LEED Gold certified and committed to being a leader ...
06/24/2022

The GRB has gone for the gold! We are proud to announce that we are LEED Gold certified and committed to being a leader in sustainable operations.

Read more about our our certification here: https://bit.ly/3HOxk7E

Just updated: The GRB's COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan
03/08/2021
COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan

Just updated: The GRB's COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan

George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, Texas 77010 Main Line: 713-853-8000 Toll Free: 800-427-4697 Fax: 713-853-8090 [email protected]

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
02/14/2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

02/12/2021
Winter Weather News Conference - 02/12/21

Due to the upcoming Arctic Blast approaching our region, The City of Houston will open the George R. Brown Convention Center beginning Sunday evening to house individuals who are homeless and need a warm and safe place to stay for two or three days.

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
11/21/2020

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

There's still time to donate to the Super Feast Food Drive, hosted by City Wide Club and Canstruction Houston Inc.. Stop...
11/19/2020

There's still time to donate to the Super Feast Food Drive, hosted by City Wide Club and Canstruction Houston Inc.. Stop by the GRB to drop off canned goods until 7pm. All donations will benefit individuals and families in need this holiday season. Visit http://citywideclub.com/ or https://canstruction-houston.com/superfeast/ for more info!

Yesterday's Hurricane Laura Relief Drive was an immense success and we are proud to have been an official drop-off locat...
09/02/2020

Yesterday's Hurricane Laura Relief Drive was an immense success and we are proud to have been an official drop-off location for supplies.

cc: Mayor Sylvester Turner, Gallery Furniture, Kroger, Relief Gang, A-Rocket Moving & Storage, Inc.

Yes! We're so excited to be a part of this innovation in the meetings and events industry.
08/20/2020
Houston, We Have a (Meetings) Solution

Yes! We're so excited to be a part of this innovation in the meetings and events industry.

HOUSTON (Aug. 20, 2020) -- In response to the changing meetings and event landscape, Houston First Corporation (HFC) announces the opening of The Avenida Houston Virtual Studio, a permanent broadcast ...

Our convention center is proud to be Houston Clean! We pledge to maintain the highest standards of public safety and hea...
08/14/2020

Our convention center is proud to be Houston Clean!

We pledge to maintain the highest standards of public safety and health across our city, both for our community and all of our visiting guests. We pledge to research, curate and implement the most medically effective sanitation and social distancing measures available for the health of our patrons. Finally, we pledge to present clear, consistent and timely operating guidelines and procedures in a way that promotes efficient communication.

Learn more about Houston Clean: HoustonClean.com

Houston’s hospitality, sports, entertainment, and transportation industries are committed to the health and safety of re...
08/06/2020

Houston’s hospitality, sports, entertainment, and transportation industries are committed to the health and safety of residents and visitors. As the area continues to reopen, industry partners have joined together to form Houston Clean, the community’s hospitality safety program aimed to help guests easily identify businesses that are committed to health and safety.

For more information, please visit HoustonClean.com

✨George R. Brown TRIVIA: ✨Q: How big is the George R. Brown Convention Center?A: 1.9 million square feet with 88 meeting...
03/03/2020

✨George R. Brown TRIVIA: ✨

Q: How big is the George R. Brown Convention Center?

A: 1.9 million square feet with 88 meeting rooms, 6 balconies, a ballroom, theater, show offices & conference rooms plus 90,000 ft² of Level 2 Mezzanine space, a 95,000 ft² grand concourse, the 97,000 ft² Avenida Plaza, and The Wharf, an intimate outdoor special event space.

Boom. 🤩

Build Day for the 23rd Annual Canstruction Exhibition was a blast! It was an honor to participate with such talented tea...
11/10/2019

Build Day for the 23rd Annual Canstruction Exhibition was a blast! It was an honor to participate with such talented teams. Everyone was a winner today! Don't miss your chance to see these amazing structures on display from November 10 - 17th on the 2nd Level of the GRB before the cans are donated to the Houston Food Bank.

KHOU Countdown Kickoff Watch Party
09/07/2019
KHOU Countdown Kickoff Watch Party

KHOU Countdown Kickoff Watch Party

Celebrate the Houston Texans' upcoming season with KHOU at the Countdown to Kickoff Watch Party.

Thank you American Association of Diabetes Educators for your commitment to health and wellness education- and for your ...
08/12/2019

Thank you American Association of Diabetes Educators for your commitment to health and wellness education- and for your positive impact on the local hospitality industry!

AADE teamed up with Visit Houston and The City of Houston to provide diabetes risk assessment and awareness sessions to 52 local hospitality community employees at . Thank you Houston for opening your doors to us and putting 52 people on their way to a healthier future.

Have you visited the new Houston Welcome Center on Avenida Houston? Sign up for guided tours, make reservations, or buy ...
07/29/2019
New Houston Welcome Center Opens

Have you visited the new Houston Welcome Center on Avenida Houston? Sign up for guided tours, make reservations, or buy tickets to local attractions through the Marketplace at kiosks on site. Or, if you're looking to find the perfect souvenir, LAUNCH offers a variety of options made by local Houston designers and artisans. If you're getting a bit hungry, Avenida Eats has affordable and delicious grab-and-go options.

PDHTX Creative Night has been full of music, food, art, and fun! Pan Dulce HTX & LAUNCH know how to throw an amazing blo...
07/27/2019

PDHTX Creative Night has been full of music, food, art, and fun! Pan Dulce HTX & LAUNCH know how to throw an amazing block party on Avenida Houston! In addition to awesome local music and art, visitors got to shop hand-crafted items from local artists at Launch, pick up tasty grab-and-go food items from Avenida Eats, and check out the brand-new Houston Welcome Center, located inside the GRB.

We're excited to share that EYP Architecture and Engineering received a Renovation/Restoration award at the 2019 AIA Hou...
06/28/2019
Houston's Most Interesting New Buildings — Architecture Award Winners Wow | PaperCity Magazine

We're excited to share that EYP Architecture and Engineering received a Renovation/Restoration award at the 2019 AIA Houston Chapter Design Awards for their work on Avenida Houston at the GRB! In addition to a beautiful design, Avenida Houston offers plenty of exciting entertainment, dining, and leisure options for everyone to enjoy. Vibrant and enjoyable public spaces are part of what makes Houston such a great place to live or visit- we're glad to be part of the team bringing more of those spaces to the city. Congratulations EYP!

https://www.papercitymag.com/home-design/houston-architecture-winners-aia-design-awards-george-brown-vibrant-restaurant/

A hip cafe in Montrose, a PR firm's splashy headquarters, and Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University were among the 16 winners in the Houston AIA Design Awards competition.

We're all ready to celebrate Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green with this amazing balloon installation by Festiviti...
06/21/2019

We're all ready to celebrate Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green with this amazing balloon installation by Festivities TX. Stroll down Avenida Houston to check it out!

HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION MANAGED-VENUES OFFER FREE ACCESS TO AIRA NAVIGATION APP FOR BLIND AND LOW-VISIONHouston First ...
06/15/2019

HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION MANAGED-VENUES OFFER FREE ACCESS TO AIRA NAVIGATION APP FOR BLIND AND LOW-VISION

Houston First Corporation has joined the network of businesses and public institutions offering free access to Aira, an app and optional wearable device to aid blind and low-vision people conduct tasks and navigate public spaces with enhanced ease and independence. In an effort to increase accessibility, Houston First has partnered with Aira, developers of the visual information technology, to cover the cost of any minutes used through the service within the George R. Brown Convention Center, Avenida Houston, Wortham Theater Center, and Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston’s Convention and Theater Districts. Houston First joins the Houston Airport System in providing free access to Aira in their facilities.

“Houston First venues are among the top in the nation, and we are continually looking for ways to offer the highest levels of service to our customers and patrons. Working with Aira to provide free access to their service for blind and low-vision guests will increase the number of users we can reach with this incredibly helpful technology and improve the guest experience,” said Luther Villagomez, HFC Chief Operating Officer- Convention Center and Houston First Theaters. “Part of our mission is to enhance quality of life for Houstonians and visitors alike. We are only successful if we can ensure those tenets to all and deliver on our promise to provide an enjoyable, safe, and accessible experience for everyone.”

Aira works by connecting blind and low-vision people with access to a highly-trained, professional agent who provides visual information through an app on their smartphones or smart glasses. The service acts as an enhancement to orientation & mobility skills to allow for more independence when conducting virtually any task, including navigating through unfamiliar spaces. Once a user subscribes to Aira and downloads the app, they can immediately access Aira agents to assist with real-time navigation and providing information about the surrounding environment.

“Aira opens up a world of opportunities for blind and low-vision people in our venues. Along Avenida Houston, the outdoor event and entertainment space in front of the convention center, we host public events and live music performances, we have dining and retail options that Aira users can explore with confidence. By providing this service at no charge to our guests, Houston First has made using Aira more convenient in both the convention center and our Theater District venues,” said John Gonzalez, HFC Senior Vice President of Operations and General Manager of the GRB. “As the first convention center in Texas with free access to Aira, we are proud to offer this service which will so positively impact blind and low-vision guests from Houston and around the world.”

For more information about Aira and how it works visit aira.io.

Premier Gun Show is not taking place at the GRB this weekend. For a full listing of all events in the building, please v...
06/09/2019
George R. Brown Convention Center Events Calendar | Houston Meetings

Premier Gun Show is not taking place at the GRB this weekend. For a full listing of all events in the building, please visit https://www.grbhouston.com/attendees/events-calendar/, or to see what fun summer activities are going on around campus, visit https://www.avenidahouston.com/.

Looking for the calendar of events for the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston? See our calendar to view detailed descriptions and schedules for upcoming conventions, conferences and special events. Details on each event also include a link to the conference website.

Another delicious and convenient dining option is coming to the GRB! Saltgrass Steak House is joining the amazing select...
05/15/2019
Saltgrass Steak House to open in downtown Houston

Another delicious and convenient dining option is coming to the GRB! Saltgrass Steak House is joining the amazing selection of restaurants on Avenida Houston this fall.

Popular Landry's concept will move into a vacant space at Avenida Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Another successful Tourism Summit in Houston with over 800 professionals from the hospitality and tourism industry in at...
04/26/2019

Another successful Tourism Summit in Houston with over 800 professionals from the hospitality and tourism industry in attendance to hear inspiring keynotes from Dustin Garis, Brand Experience Innovator and Scott Kirby, President of United Airlines. Guests also heard from Mayor Sylvester Turner, David Mincberg, Chairman of Houston First Corporation, William Harris, President & CEO of Space Center Houston, and Jorge Franz, Senior Vice President of Tourism at Visit Houston to recap the achievements of the last year and give a look ahead to what's in store next for Houston.

We look forward to hosting one of Houston Black Restaurant Week's signature events of the year!Do you have your tickets,...
04/21/2019
Nosh: Culinary Showcase 2019 | Events at GRB

We look forward to hosting one of Houston Black Restaurant Week's signature events of the year!

Do you have your tickets, yet?

Black Restaurant Week and Houston First cordially invites you to NOSH, our inaugural culinary showcase featuring Houston's premiere Black chefs, caterers and bartenders! Dive into the African diaspora and tantalize your taste buds with flavors of African, African-American, and Caribbean cuisine.

Welcome to Houston ! With 70,000 people at the GRB for FIRST Championship, we've got you covered with tons of delicious ...
04/18/2019

Welcome to Houston ! With 70,000 people at the GRB for FIRST Championship, we've got you covered with tons of delicious food options for lunch on Avenida Houston. Don't be afraid of lines, everything is moving fast! And definitely don't be afraid to ! Good luck to all the students participating this year! 🤖🏆

Your last chance to register as a volunteer for FIRST Championship is TODAY! The event will be held at the GRB, from Apr...
04/10/2019

Your last chance to register as a volunteer for FIRST Championship is TODAY! The event will be held at the GRB, from Apr. 17-20.

Register: bit.ly/2Hh66Kn

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Get a sneak peek at one of the kimonos from JASH’s uchikake (打掛) collection that will be on display TONIGHT, SAT, MAY 14, during at Avenida Houston in front the George R. Brown Convention Center!

Uchikake is a highly formal kimono that is most commonly worn by brides over an actual kimono and obi, as a sort of coat.

Special thanks to Houston First’s Sydney Dao for including Japan in the fashion exhibition!
We are excited to announce that we are an Offical Exhibitor (Booth #317) at the 2022 ILTA International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Conference & Trade Show next month on June 14th and 15th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. As continued participants, we can say that the show is one of the best at bringing together terminal industry professionals to learn and network. Register today - https://ilta2022.ilta.org/
There is plenty to do when you stay with us ✨ Check out all the events taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center and secure your stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport!
Come check us out at the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) One Conference at George R. Brown Convention Center today and tomorrow!
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Inspiring con-goers to embrace their inner superhero among a community of fellow pop-culture aficionados, Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center July 15-17 for a weekend of anime, comics, gaming, literature, cosplay, and more! Don't miss out, book your stay at Courtyard by Marriott Houston Brookhollow today! https://www.comicpalooza.com/

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was able to enjoy the warm weather while eating lunch today at the park across the street fromGeorge R. Brown Convention Center. Much different than back at Michigan today!
30,000 attendees from 70 countries for FIRST championships For robots and Legos. These kids are amazing. The event is free for spectators at the George R. Brown Convention Center through Saturday. Come down and geek out. Watch the bot contests in the pits! Avenida Houston Visit Houston
Woohoo! Waiting to get into the George R. Brown Convention Center!
🚨WARNING HOUSTON🚨 Keep your eye out for life-sized dinosaurs THIS WEEKEND at the George R. Brown Convention Center🦖🦕 Wear running shoes in case you spot this T-Rex!!

Get your tickets here:
🎟🎟https://www.dinosauradventure.com/houston/
Happy Friday! Today we picked up nearly 2,300 freshly prepared salads from the George R. Brown Convention Center! 👏👏👏

We’re so thankful for our donors, who choose to donate instead of tossing. Watch the clip below for a snippet of our salad packing operation 🥗💪🏼
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