Flexible meeting space is no longer a luxury—it’s a requirement for many groups. According to 2017 research by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) regarding the “meeting room of the future,” it was found that “66 percent of venue operators anticipate that in the next 3 to 5 years flexible meeting spaces will become the most important element in venue selection.” The claim was supported by the growing demand for three critical components of modern meetings: blending of different content, shortened sessions, and more creative modes for how people prefer to learn.
With so much importance placed on flexible meeting space, it’s a wonder that so many traditional venues still come up short on offering it. However it’s become a strong asset of unique spaces like these top picks that offer customized setups, room sizes, and meeting packages that adjust to planners’ needs.
With Conferences @ John Hopkins University, planners can choose from the theatre-style Salon with a bright open room easily divisible into three spaces or the large banquet room that can be broken down for more smaller and intimate functions. The Glass Pavilion with large windows that look out onto outdoor scenery also has the capability for unique configurations.
The LEED Certified South San Francisco Conference Center is another option where the 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom can be divided into as many as 10 separate meeting rooms with different configuration options and each room can be individually programed for lighting and temperature control.
Here are more of our favorite picks for venues that really flex their meeting muscle:
|Johns Hopkins University
|South San Francisco Conference Center
South San Francisco, CA
|The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
|Conference Center at RWJ Hamilton
|University of New Brunswick
|Texas Lutheran University
|Sheridan Conference Centre & Residence