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Submitted by mandy on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 09:00Tweet
Have you thought about taking your meetings from a generic hotel ballroom to a one-of-a-kind venue at a University? Check out these tips that Sandy Dawson provided in our most recent addition of the Unique Venues Magazine.
START THE PROCESS EARLY.
You’ll want to provide RFPs and secure your space several months to a year out from the date of your conference. Because universities have to be mindful of student and athletic schedules, the more notice, the better chance of getting your preferred date.
DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP.
The best first step is to make contact with the conference coordinator right away, and give hm or her all of your specs in writing. It helps to ensure a smooth line of communication between you and the campus and also prevents anything important from being left out in those important initial conversations.
LOOK FOR PACKAGE DEALS.
Colleges and universities usually have great food in their dining halls so you should look here first for meal options rather than outside catering. Many times you can arrange per person packages that will save your budget and bottom line.
Have you considered making the switch to a University venue? Get started today!