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Non Traditional Meeting Space

  • 1.  Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-19-2018 20:35
    Hi Colleagues,

    A friend of mine asked me to post this question. I hope someone can help her.

    "My meetings have traditionally been held in hotels. However, we will be holding smaller conferences and I'd like to look at meeting space in Hospitals, Universities or any other non-hotel space in New York City. I need a general session room that holds 200 people and as many breakout rooms as I can get.

    The NewYork Visitors and Convention Bureau does not have a list of these types of venues that rent space. Do you have any suggestions?"

    Are you aware of any meeting space that meets her criteria?

    Happy holidays all,


    Valerie J. Cammiso
    The Institutes
    Executive Director, CPCU Society & Griffith Educational Foundation
    Malvern PA

  • 2.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-19-2018 23:32
    Here are some ideas for spaces that will hold 200 as well as more economical than a lot of hotels.

    NY Athletic Club
    Fordham University Lincoln Center
    Union Keague Club
    University Club
    Metropolitan Club
    Yale Club

    Bobby Blumenfeld
    Executive Director
    ACG New York
    250 Park Avenue, 7th flr
    New York, NY 10177
    (w) 212-489-8700 x1
    (m) 917-865-8088
    Where Private Capital Meets the World
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  • 3.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-20-2018 10:30

    Heya Val!!

    Here are some more options for non-hotel spaces that have a capacity of 200+:

    NY Law School
    NY Public Library
    Graduate Center at CUNY
    City College of NY - CUNY
    NY Academy of Sciences
    Pace University

    Jean Dorak
    Treatment Action Group
    Program and Membership Manager
    New York NY

  • 4.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-20-2018 11:12



    Here are a couple of additional venues:


    Riverside Church

    Scandinavian House




    Marsha S. Block, CAE, CFRE
    Chief Executive Officer
    American Group Psychotherapy Association
    25 East 21st Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY  10010
    Toll Free: (877) 668-AGPA
    Phone:    (212) 477-2677
    Fax:        (212) 979-6627
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  • 5.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-20-2018 14:04
    Hello and Happy Holidays

    Columbia NYU and Fordham, to name a few have event department. You may be able to go to the website for the contact information. Also. Office of continuing education often run the meeting facilities at hospitals. Try MT Sinai. The NY Academy of Sciences has great space downtown. Good luck.

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  • 6.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-20-2018 22:24

    This is such an amazing community. Thank you for all your suggestions. My friend is thrilled.


    Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!





    Valerie J. Cammiso, CAE | Executive Director, CPCU Society and Griffith

    The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group

    720 Providence Road | Suite 100 | Malvern, PA 19355-3433

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  • 7.  RE: Non Traditional Meeting Space

    Posted 12-29-2018 23:40
    Try this one. The League of Women Voters use it.
    @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street, Ceremonial Hall on 4th floor

    Cate Brennan
    National Assn of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    Executive Director
    New York NYcbrennan@...