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Just steps from Lady Bird Lake, The Topfer Theatre at the ZACH is an intimate and contemporary theater. It's a short walking distance from some of the best that downtown Austin has to offer, and we canโ€™t wait to explore it all with you!

Go for an early swim at the Barton Springs Pool before the conference starts โ€” a spring-fed pool maintaining a 68ยบF temperature year-round. Or go bat watching after the conference at the Congress Avenue Bridge!

Austin also has excellent food options. Of course, you’ll find plenty of barbeque and tacos. But did you know Austin has excellent pizza, wonderful coffee places and healthy food as well?
๐Ÿ—บ We have made a map with the venues and our favorite places to go, so you won’t feel lost ;-)

Possibly the coolest workshop room ever - @philhawksworth talking about @Netlify inside @lsostlukes at #SmashingConf

Topfer Theatre at the ZACH


ZACH Theatre inside

The conference will take place at The Topfer Theatre at the ZACH. We are thrilled to be hosted at the venue!

The Theatre holds some of Austinโ€™s most incredible performances that take place throughout the year, from large-scale musicals to intimate shows for children.

Handicap seating is available, but please contact Amanda ( before buying tickets to make arrangements.


202 S Lamar Blvd

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TCEA Conference Center


TCEA Conference Center

The workshops will be taking place at TCEA Conference Center โ€” their workshop rooms are spacious with excellent wifi.

It's a 15-minute drive from the conference venue, we will arrange a shuttle bus. There are plenty of parking spaces available too.

Handicap seating is available, but please contact Amanda ( before buying tickets to make arrangements.


3100 Alvin Devane Blvd building B

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Getting There

Parking costs $1 per hour, please use the parking meter stations located in both the Whisenhunt and Topfer Theatre lots to pay and place sticker on your windshield.

We recommend coming with public transport, Cabify, or Lyft. For any questions, please donโ€™t hesitate to reach out to Amanda โ€” sheโ€™ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

The Carpenter Hotel

The pool of the Carpenter Hotel

We offer a special Smashing discount for attendees at The Carpenter hotel.

The Carpenter Hotel has an industrial feel featuring bright accent walls, and the contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, minifridges and balconies, plus sitting areas and safes.

Amenities include a trendy restaurant, a modern cafe, and an outdoor pool, plus a furnished terrace and a garden.

The Carpenter Hotel is just one block from ZACH Theatre and down the street from Barton Springs with a full restaurant and cafe. Enjoy 15% off all rooms with code “SMASHING” from October 9th until October 16th.

Timings Around The World

  • CityTime
  • Austin, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ10AM–4:30PM
  • San Francisco, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ8AM–2:30PM
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท12PM–6:30PM
  • London, UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง4PM–10:30PM
  • CityTime
  • Antwerp, Belgium ๐Ÿซ5PM–11:30PM
  • Kyiv, Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ6PM–12:30AM
  • Mumbai, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ8:30PM–3:00AM
  • Singapore, Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ11PM–5:30AM

Our Global Partners

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Our Austin 2020 Partners

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