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San Jose McEnery Convention Center main entrance

San Jose McEnery Convention Center



The San Jose McEnery Convention Center sits in the center of Downtown and boasts hundreds of varied events a year. From the huge draw of Fanime, the Silicon Valley Auto Show, Silicon Valley Comic Con, annual tech conferences, and specialty events, meetings and tradeshows, the Center is buzzing year-round – it’s a good place to start if you’re looking for things to do in San Jose. The interactive public art installation "Idea Tree" stands at the front of the Center, which underwent a massive $130 million renovation and expansion and debuted its new makeover in October 2013. For rental of the San Jose Convention Center, see our Meetings page, which includes venue specs, service highlights and contact information.

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  • 520,000 sq. ft. combined meeting and event space
  • 367,526 sq. ft. total convention center space
  • 294,760 sq. ft. combined total exhibition space
  • 214,760 sq. ft. total exhibit space in convention center
  • 165,000 sq. ft. total contiguous exhibit space
  • 35,194 sq. ft. and 22,000 sq. ft. ballrooms
  • 43 meeting rooms with capacities from 50 to 3,900 (theater style)
  • 1,500 committable downtown hotel rooms on peak
  • 2,500 committable city-wide hotel rooms on peak