ILR Conference Center – New York City

ILR Conference Center – New York City

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats


The Cornell ILR Experience, in the Heart of New York City

The Cornell University ILR School’s New York City conference center is conveniently located at 570 Lexington Ave. inside the historic RCA Victor Building in midtown Manhattan.

Our conference center offers a unique and professional atmosphere for hosting your business event, meeting, or educational event that is sure to impress visitors. The ILR Conference Center boasts 9 state-of-the-art meeting rooms that can accommodate groups as small as two to as large as 110, with a 36-seat amphitheater. Each of the rooms can be customized to the individual needs of your event and is fit with integrated technology and projections systems to make presentations as streamlined as possible.

The ILR Conference Center staff provides the highest level of professional service and is dedicated to helping you meet your goals. This commitment to excellence ensures that the planning process will be stress free and your guests will be impressed with the event!

The ILR Conference Center hosts a variety of event types including:

  • Trainings
  • Board meetings
  • Business meetings
  • Classroom instructions
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Receptions
  • Retreats
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Our Mission

The ILR Conference Center is committed to supporting our Cornell communities, area businesses, associations, and organizations by providing quality, affordable facilities, innovative technology, and personable service for our guests.

Our Values

  • Consistent high-quality service
  • Exceed expectations
  • Focused on details
  • One-stop resource
  • Passionate, professional and dedicated staff
  • Committed to Cornell University goals
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 150 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 72
  • Largest Theatre Style: 150
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 150
  • Largest Arena Seating: 150
  • Largest Seated Reception: 85
  • Largest Standing Reception: 177

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


570 Lexington Avenue,
New York, New York 10022


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • LaGuardia Airport - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • JFK - 35 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: No

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


The ILR Conference Center in downtown New York City offers 86-inch touchscreen displays in each meeting room, ceiling projectors and drop-down screens, two 49-inch displays on columns for visual aids (largest meeting room), cameras (instruction, participant), ceiling microphones and speakers, DVD/Blu-ray player, room PC, connection for laptop, and a Crestron control system.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes