Consider a unique off-site location for your next innovation event or conference.
Many companies that host events or conferences choose to take them off-site to venues that can enhance the experience of the event and get the participants outside of their normal environment to promote outside of the norm thinking and action. If you are holding an innovation event or conference, consider taking your team to a unique venue that is designed for creativity and collaboration. Here are some places to consider:
- Catalyst Ranch, Chicago
- Ford Piquette Plant, Detroit
- The University Club, Madison
- Fremont Foundry, Seattle
- THE POINT, San Diego
- TechTown, Detroit
- Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco
- StartingBlock, Madison
Learn more about each of these places to hold your next innovation training event below.
1. Catalyst Ranch, Chicago
The Catalyst Ranch located in Chicago, Illinois is a unique and colorful place to host an innovation conference or event. With a mix of large, spacious conference rooms and smaller, more intimate gathering spaces, the venue provides flexible space to meet your needs.
2. Ford Piquette Plant, Detroit
Have a truly unique innovation training event or conference on the museum floor of the Ford Piquette Plant! This venue offers rentals for formal events as well as corporate ones. With a larger space, this venue is more closely suited for larger gatherings or conferences.
3. The University Club, Madison
A beautiful spot in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, The University Club has unique rooms for hosting conferences of any size. Take advantage of their dining services if you plan to host an all-day event or one that will run into lunch or dinner.
4. Fremont Foundry, Seattle
A unique building with a colorful history, Fremont Foundry now holds special events from educational conferences and corporate dinners to weddings. With both indoor and outdoor space, this venue is a great place to host an event in Seattle.
5. THE POINT, San Diego
This event venue is specifically designed for corporate meetings and special occasions. The clean and modern feel of the space enhances collaboration and innovation thinking. Find more about THE POINT here.
6. TechTown, Detroit
TechTown Detroit is known as Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Hub and provides flexible and unique meeting spaces for small-to-mid-sized groups. A proud supporter of the concept of coworking, this space is sure to inspire creativity and collaboration among your employees.
7. Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco
This San Francisco venue features three large event spaces that are versatile and can be designed to fit your specific event needs in a wide, open and chic space. Dogpatch Studios has also been used as a popular photo shoot event and has even hosted a Google Product Launch event.
8. StartingBlock, Madison
Madison’s own entrepreneurial hub takes place just a walk away from the State Capitol and includes open, airy rooms with a view. Members gather to collaborative, innovate and design new things, making it a unique destination to host your next innovation event or conference. Learn more about StartingBlock here.
These places to hold your next innovation training event, conference, or even design sprint offer unique off-site location design to add additional creativity and energy to your event. For more helpful tips and advice, keep reading our innovation and design thinking resource blog. What are some of your favorite off site locations? Let us know in the comments.