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Palmer Events Center to Host 2021 Bridal Extravaganza, NIO Summit and more in September

September 2, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – The Palmer Events Center will host seven events during the month of September, including the 2021 Bridal Extravaganza and the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization (NIO) Summit.

The 2021 Bridal Extravaganza, known as “the wedding show to find the best wedding products, services, and professionals,” will take place Sept. 10-12 (

Sept. 22-23, the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization (NIO) Summit ( will take over the Palmer Events Center as “the premier conference for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers looking to grow their online fundraising.” The NIO Summit will feature leading experts in marketing and fundraising innovation from around the world.

On Sept. 5, NAMIWalks ( will meet at the Palmer Events Center as they aim to walk a 5k in order to make a difference for people affected by mental illness through fundraising. The event will be in-person and virtual.

2021 Terrapinn Move (, “where disruptive technology and innovation drive much needed change,” will take place at the Palmer Events Center Sept. 28-29 for buyers and sellers across the mobility value chain.

The Austin Convention Center and Palmer Events Center are operated by the Austin Convention Center Department, a division of the City of Austin. The Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD) continues to adhere to all City of Austin, Travis County, State of Texas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

The City of Austin has issued a mask mandate ordinance (effective Aug. 12, 2021). Masks are to be worn regardless of vaccination status in or on City property, and on property the City owns, manages or controls. This includes the Austin Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center. Health screenings and temperature checks upon entry are not required but are available as optional services per client request.

The Palmer Events Center is proud to have achieved both Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation and LEED Gold certification, demonstrating the facility’s commitment to health and safety and energy and environmental design, respectively.

The monthly event calendar for the Palmer Events Center can be found at and more information about the Austin Convention Center Department’s safety procedures can be found here.

For more information contact:

Derick Hackett, Senior Public Information Specialist 512.404.4021 or

Terri McBride, Public Information and Marketing Manager 512.404.4020 or