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Meeting and conference space

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Meeting and conference space

Unplug yourself from modern distractions and reconnect with fellow team members and meeting and conference attendees. There are several large conference spaces that can accommodate up to 250 guests and several smaller meeting spaces for a more intimate group setting.

The Resource Building and Harry H. Whiteley Conservation Education Building offer barrier-free access.

Free wireless internet is available onsite. A wide range of standard and high-tech audio-visual equipment is available to rent including projectors, screens, conference phones and more. Staff can provide assistance upon request.

Meeting configuration

The Conservation Education Building holds four separate conference spaces that can accommodate between 56 and 250 people via theater-style setting, and an additional space that can hold up to 8 at an executive table. The Resource Building and Straits Lodge offer two additional meeting spaces. This chart shows the capacity of rooms in different seating arrangements.

Room Size Rounds  Classroom  Theater  "U" shape  Board room
AuSable room in Conservation Education Building 64' x 41' 168 120 250 35 45
Main Branch meeting room in Conservation Education Building 41' x 30' 80 60 112 30 40
North Branch room in Conservation Education Building 20' x 15'
30 56 20 24
South Branch room in Conservation Education Building 20' x 15' 30 56 20 24
Manistee Room room in Conservation Education Building 43' x 30' 78 130 35 42
Straits Lodge meeting space 25' x 30'
30 60 15 15
Lounge in the Resources Building 24' x 47' 30 60 15 15
Higgins room in the Conservation Education Building 14' x 8'
AuSable basement 40' x 40'
Outdoor tent (seasonal) 30' x 60'
Each lodge includes a small gathering lounge space too.

To help making meeting and event planning a little easier, find the campus map and a meeting planner packet. 

Find meeting planner packet Campus map