Tap into Greater Phoenix’s spirit of inspiration, adaptation, collaboration for your next meeting
In Greater Phoenix, innovation is our way of life. Since ancient times, the Sonoran Desert has evoked inspiration, adaptation, collaboration and innovation. This spirit is an indelible part of our identity and it inspires our approach to agriculture, technology, sustainability, hospitality, education, medicine, business and so many other aspects that continue to shape our future.
The result? Business is booming in the nation’s fifth-largest city. Technological and software companies are putting down roots at a rapid pace. Leading minds in energy, medicine, transportation and other industries see Phoenix as a landscape for turning cutting-edge ideas into tools and products that the world benefits from.
Planners and attendees will see firsthand the advantages of meeting in a destination that’s known for defying the odds and rising above expectations and perceptions. As our city's thought leaders, innovators, trailblazers and industry powerhouses invite you to capture this essence and incorporate it into your next event program.
When we say our hotels, resorts and venues are state of the art, those are not just words. You’ll see for yourself integrated adaptations to ensure a better way to meet, from environmentally friendly measures to steps that open the door to all people.
No one group holds the monopoly on looking ahead. Innovation is just as aspirational for associations (big or small) as high-tech companies that plan regular product launches. Big ideas require the proper setting to think out challenges and solutions. And Greater Phoenix is proving itself as the right place at the right time for tech-based companies creating new fleets of cars, better energy sources and generations of software upgrades.
Not only are meeting planners invited to tap into Greater Phoenix's intangibles — our energy and our spirit — but also our many tangible resources:
Experience The Innovation: Unique VenuesBack to Top of List
Greater Phoenix is home to elite venues that run the gamut — from outdoor venues to new and reimagined downtown hotels. What sets our sites apart is the constant desire to push forward that mirrors the entire region’s smart growth.
Inspired by the red-rock walls and turquoise waters of the Grand Canyon, the Phoenix Convention Center is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated convention centers in the United States. Located in the heard of downtown, this campus includes three ballrooms, 99 meeting/breakout rooms, a 2,300-seat performance hall, an Executive Conference Center and 80,000+ square feet of urban outdoor event space, referred to as Canyon on Third. Looking for a place to break ground on new event design? This is the venue for you.
Home to more than a dozen research facilities, this 30-acre urban medical and bioscience campus offering more than 6 million square feet of academic and clinical space, and serves as a natural extension of the learning environment provided by the nearby convention center (just 3 blocks away). Groups, including medical and tech companies, will be interested to view the new Wexford Science & Technology center, complete with lab space and education venues, as well as the Health Sciences Education Building’s featured lecture halls, classrooms, and simulation and innovation labs. Complete your planning process by adding a keynote from the PBC's roster of speakers who are experts in medical training, research technology and patient care.
One of only a few centers in the U.S. that is specifically designed for individuals with disabilities, this state-of-the-art facility is leading the way in adaptive technology that provides innovative approaches to inclusive health, fitness and recreation programs to Paralympic athletes, military veterans and individuals with disabilities and their families. It also serves as a hub for sports medicine experts, coaches and world-renowned athletes and plays host to local, national and international adaptive sporting events.
For the seventh year in a row, Arizona State University has been named No. 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report. ASU has earned the top spot every year — ranking ahead of schools like MIT and Stanford — since the inception of the category in 2016.
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The world is always changing. Greater Phoenix remains at the forefront of scientific and technological development. Meetings and events can dream big here, knowing this is where the groundwork for solutions is laid.
As you innovate your gatherings to make the most of in-person interactions, this is the right destination for moving your organization forward. It’s in our DNA and will soon be in yours—once you’ve held your next meeting or event in Greater Phoenix.