Before you start your search for a conference center near you, it helps to know exactly what the definition of a true conference center is. There are stand-alone conference centers that don’t offer guestrooms, those that do, and hotels that have ancillary conference center operations.
The International Association of Conference Centers has criteria that a facility must meet and adhere to if it wants the designation of an IACC conference center. All of these criteria (30 requirements in all) are on their Website (iacconline.com) and are divided into different categories: priority of business, conference room design, conference and business services, food and beverage, and technology and guestrooms.
Here are a few criteria to keep in mind.
For more information, contact the International Association of Conference Centers at 314/993-8575 or online at www.iacconline.org.