Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center

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Termed "industrial chic," the Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center combines modern design with the rich history of the Argonaut Building. The conference center is a refreshing alternative to traditional hotel meeting spaces and is supported by a variety of services including on-site planning, catering, audiovisual equipment, wireless internet access, free parking and much more.

The venue, location on the 11th floor, includes use of the General Motors Auditorium, Knight Foundation Gallery, the Harley Earle Lounge and seven breakout rooms. The space can accommodate events for up to 650 guests, depending on staging and rentals.

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This versatile venue offers:

  • (500) Classroom Chairs
  • (30) Silver Stools
  • (8) 6' Banquet Tables
  • (8) 8' Banquet Tables
  • (6) 60" round Tables
  • (6) 48" round Tables
  • (16) High-top Tables
  • (2) Podiums
  • (9) Telescoping Easels
  • (6) Flip Chart Easels/Whiteboards
  • (8) Silver Directional Signs
    • Displays are 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 14"
  • Event Parking Signage
  • Free parking
  • On-site Events Coordinator
  • Working Turntable
  • Coat Check
  • Registration Hall
  • Audio Visual
    • Projector
    • Screen
    • Sound system
    • (2) Wireless microphones
    • (8) Lavalier microphones
    • (3) Flatscreen televisions (mobile)
    • (3) Mac Minis
    • WiFi access for guests
    • IPOD with streaming music
    • Wireless Presenter Remote
    • VGA and HDMI Laptop Connections

JP Hayes
Events Manager
460 W. Baltimore Ave
Detroit, MI 48202


(t) 313.664.1185
(f) 313.664.1450

FLOOR PLAN
Conference Center Diagram (471 KB, PDF)

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