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5 CREATIVE CHICAGO MEETING VENUES

Book an out-of-the ordinary meeting space to spark extraordinary ideas.

 

Often the best way to encourage new ideas is to get out of your everyday routine and work environment. Chicago offers plenty of creative meeting venues to help motivate your group to think outside the box. From a floating breakaway space in the middle of a warehouse to a cozy conference area decorated with vintage furniture, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your meeting. Here are five creative Chicago meeting venues to get your wheels turning.

 

LIFE CREATIVE

Life Creative

The industrial-chic Life Creative is a 70,000-square-foot creative campus that’s perfect for corporate meetings. The highly flexible space features multiple meeting rooms of all shapes and sizes, including the unique Floating Breakaway Room that hovers above the bustling Event Creative warehouse space, complete with couches, plus pool and foosball tables. Also suspended in the warehouse is the 22-person Round Conference Room, equipped with video conferencing capabilities. Decorated with fun props from previous Event Creative events, the campus also features a 24-person Screening Room with an HD projector and surround sound.

 

OFFSITE CHICAGO

OFFSITE Chicago

Bring your brainstorming session to OFFSITE Chicago. Located in the hot West Loop area, OFFSITE Chicago can host meetings for groups of 10-80 in a modern, creative environment. The complete main floor and mezzanine (outfitted as a conference room) are at your disposal, with the entire venue devoted solely to your event. The space can easily be divided into breakout rooms, plus there is a dining area and fully stocked kitchenette. You’ll find the latest technology, including huge LED 3D TVs for video displays, pre-wired live camera feeds, wireless microphones for presentations, and a modular conference table with built-in A/V integration. Cool touches include magnetic dry erase glass-paneled walls.

 

CATALYST RANCH

Catalyst Ranch

This boutique conference center in the West Loop offers 15,000 square feet of eclectic meeting space. As your attendees step off the elevator they are immediately immersed in vibrant environs accented with bright colors, retro furniture, diverse artwork, brick walls and warm wood floors. Six meeting rooms are available across two floors, with playful names like Tango and Polka. The Red Herring Room is ideal for an impromptu breakout. The environmentally conscious Catalyst Ranch uses the 4-Star Green Certified Big Delicious Planet as its caterer. The creative Big Delicious Planet can design menus with food to fit your session’s theme.

 

WORKSPRING

Workspring

Workspring’s flagship center is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop in the historic Inland Steel building. The expansive, chic space was designed with collaboration in mind. The multiple meeting rooms feature modern, ergonomic furniture and offer sweeping views of downtown Chicago. Sessions are all-inclusive, with concierge services, high-performance WiFi, digital monitors and projectors, and video conferencing. Catering is available, and snack dispensers throughout the space are filled with candy and peanuts help to keep attendees’ energy up during the day.

 

BREATHER

Breather

Breather workspaces are expertly designed to spark creativity and encourage productivity. Spaces are located in downtown Chicago neighborhoods, including the Loop and River North, and are available to rent by the hour or day. All meeting rooms come fully equipped with everything from whiteboards to free WiFi and screens for video conferences. Most spaces have plenty of natural light, tables for working and informal lounge settings for breaks. Meeting space can easily be reserved on the Breather app. Planners receive a personalized PIN for keyless entry to the workspace.

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