Supporting the agency’s mission of regional economic development, the Conference Center at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is here for you. Whether you need a sophisticated, technologically-advanced facility for a business or professional conference, or 95,000 square feet of party space for celebrating a life event, we can accommodate that need. Our staff includes technology experts and a professional meeting planner, whose familiarity with our available facilities and amenities can significantly streamline your event planning.
The Conference Center features:
The Grand Hall, with 13,000 square feet of space and a concert-quality sound
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
An outdoor patio with available grill
Technology, Equipment and Capabilities
High-speed ATM, ISDN, and IP capabilities
Broadband Internet connectivity
High-Speed Wireless Internet
Video web streaming and global videoconferencing
Available computers for public use
12 spotlights available (Grand Hall)
On-site food and beverage services
Outside catering from the approved catering list
Large dance floor
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.