Meeting Planners Facilities Monterey Conference Center
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Where Inspiration and Innovation Meet ™

For meeting & conference planners seeking a uniquely transformative experience to inspire and enhance outcomes for their attendees, the GBAC Star Certified Monterey Conference Center, with its design, location and legacy is an institute of higher thinking and incubator of innovation. GBAC STAR accreditation is the gold standard of prepared facilities and reflects the highest standards for health and safety in the industry.

With an array of ballrooms and breakout spaces, the Monterey Conference Center is an inspiring venue for groups of various sizes up to 1,700 attendees. As a stand-alone facility, the Monterey Conference Center offers 41,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, featuring a 19,150 square foot exhibit hall.

In 2018, the Monterey Conference Center underwent a $60 million renovation with 40,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space and over 85,000 square feet including the adjoining hotels. 

Canvas Studio at Monterey

Canvas Studio at Monterey

Hybrid Meeting Solution

Looking for maximum flexibility and extended reach? The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and engaging environment for speakers and attendees alike. Reach vastly larger audiences and new markets around the globe at a fraction of the resources it takes to organize a physical event. Scheduled to open in June 2021, with enhanced health and safety protocols in place, the 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio at Monterey is a state-of-the-art space available for virtual or hybrid meetings and events. The Studio can accommodate up to 80 guests comfortably inside the studio space, while thousands more can tune in virtually.

Located on the second floor of the Monterey Conference Center in the Steinbeck Ballroom, the Studio is equipped with 360-degree wraparound screens and Immersive Design Studios’ CANVAS software platform. Meeting and event speakers can see thousands of remote attendees on the screens at once, or zoom in on individual screens for more personal interactions.

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The Monterey Conference Center staff strives on excellent service and is happy to provide planners with local providers for your catering, A/V, décor and electrical needs. 

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Located in the Heart of Downtown Monterey

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Contact The Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831.646.3779
Fax: 831.646.3777