The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Higher Ed) provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, professional development courses, as well as 95,000 square feet of high-tech conference facilities. LEARN MORE
 
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A sophisticated, technologically-advanced facility provides the ideal venue for your next business or professional conference, and the staff at the Higher Ed Center can help you take advantage of all it has to offer. Cutting-edge technology—from concert-quality sound in the Grand Hall to broadband connectivity and global videoconferencing—along with key amenities, are just a few of the advantages that can be yours in utilizing the versatile facilities at the Higher Ed Center.

Versatile Conference and Meeting Spaces

  • The Grand Hall, with 13,000 square feet of space and a concert-quality sound system
  • Comfortable seating for 110 in the Tiered lecture auditorium
  • A U-shaped, tiered classroom, with seating for 61
  • 30 meeting rooms, offering flexible seating for up to 1,200 people
  • Board rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Reception areas
  • An outdoor patio with available grill
  • Technology, Equipment and Capabilities

  • High-speed ISDN and IP capabilities
  • Broadband Internet connectivity
  • High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Video web streaming and global videoconferencing
  • Computer labs
  • Available computers for public use
  • Sound systems
  • 12 spotlights available (Grand Hall)
  • Other Amenities

  • On-site food and beverage services
  • Outside catering from the approved catering list
  • Large dance floor
  • Complimentary parking
  • Professional meeting planners Joyce Brooks and Janet Williams
  • Skilled staff (information technology and conference services)
  • About Our Location

  • The Higher Ed Center is convenient to both Tri-Cities Regional and Virginia Highlands Airports, and readily accessible from Interstate 81.
  • Historic Abingdon offers unique cultural and recreational opportunities.
  • Check out the virtual tour of our facility.

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