Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 2013

Best High-Tech Facilities

By the Editors of Convene

HOTEL SAX CHICAGO

At this 14,000-square-foot conference center in downtown Chicago, a 36-inch Vista Systems video wall greets conference attendees with promotion, branding, and sponsor information. Other tech goodies: a Dusk-to-Dawn LED lights systems, and built-in, high-res video and sound, and programmable lighting, controlled from a tablet.

AT&T EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The University of Texas at Austin’s new hotel and conference center offers 40,000 square feet of meeting space with 37 rooms, including a multimedia amphitheater with a video wall, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, HD projectors, webcasting capabilities, a telepresence room, and more. 

QUÉBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE

The first in Canada to offer free wireless, wall-to-wall high-speed Internet access, the center partners with its AV supplier, AVW-Telav, to provide SocialLive, a social-network platform that allows attendees, present or not, to post text, photos, and video via Twitter, Facebook, and email.

JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK CITY

At this Manhattan convention center, Wi-Fi  throughout the facility is a key benefit for planners and exhibitors, plus stations to print out boarding passes, and improved cell-phone reception.

 

BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER



The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) offers free Wi-Fi throughout the facility, and teleconferencing and videoconferencing services in all exhibit halls and in 82 meeting rooms.

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