The Hamner Conference Center features:
- 8 meeting rooms
- A 170-seat auditorium
- A video conference suite
- Brightly lit upper and lower Gallerias
First Floor Conference Rooms
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One of our largest and most versatile rooms, the Congressional Room has generous natural light and three double-wide doors that open into the Ciba-Geigy Garden, making it a perfect companion for an outdoor reception. With more than 1,600 square feet, this room allows for various set-ups and ideally accommodates groups between 10 and 100 people depending on room configuration.
North Carolina Auditorium
This 170-seat auditorium ideally serves as a host room for panel discussions, formal presentations, and seminars. An elevated stage, versatile lighting and audio-visual equipment make this room the first choice for many planners. After a presentation, hold a reception just outside the doors in the Glaxo Galleria.
Natural lighting, 40-foot ceilings and hardwood floors lend this area with a bright, spacious appearance. It is ideal for receptions and networking events. The Glaxo Galleria has nearly 1,700 square feet and is located near all our meeting spaces.
Lush green grass, marble sculptures and trellises topped with jasmine are all concealed from the entry road by a half-moon brick wall to create a peaceful, secluded atmosphere in the Ciba-Geigy Garden. The garden has been used for various outdoor events including receptions and tent events. It comfortably accommodates 175 people.
The Dogwood room is our most versatile room, easily converted for theater, classroom, boardroom, or rounds. It is highly connected supporting audio and video conferencing. It has dual screens for multiple source presentations.
The 250 square foot room seats eight and includes a white board for tracking meeting discussions. It is also outfitted with an LCD Projector, automatic screen and in table laptop connection. This room is ideal for planning groups, interviews, small discussions, and for use as a speaker green room.
Second Floor Conference Rooms
This room has 608 square feet of meeting space which can used in a variety of set-up arrangements. This room can accommodate anywhere from 28 in theater style to 16 in conference style. The Jordan Room is great for training sessions due to its comprehensive AV equipment including, top quality LCD projector, sound reinforcement and audio conference capabilities.
Board of Directors Room
This second-floor room features a D-shaped oak table with seating for 40 people. With 1,100 square feet, it is quite spacious, and the skylights and numerous windows provide natural light that can be controlled during presentations. This room has a formal atmosphere that has made it a favorite for visits by heads of state, trustee meetings, and other meetings in which such an atmosphere is imperative.
This room has 475 square feet of meeting space and, depending on set-up, can accommodate between 18 and 22 people depending on room configuration. It is often used for training classes and as a break-out room from other meeting spaces.
Research Triangle Foundation Room
Named for the Research Triangle Foundation, the developer of Research Triangle Park and a financial contributor to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's headquarters building, this second-floor room comfortably seats 16 people around a unique triangular oak table. Windows along one wall provide a view of the Ciba-Geigy Garden and augment the room's professional atmosphere with generous amounts of natural light. This room is ideal for a lunch meeting away from the office, a project meeting, or any small group meeting requiring a unique, professional atmosphere.
Video Conference Suite
The Video Conference Suite has a dual plasma array for near and far side video conference monitoring as well as content review. Or, if you prefer, the suite is also equipped with a projector and screen for formal presentations.