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Benson & Edith Ford Conference Center

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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Floor Plan
Conference Center Diagram

This versatile venue offers:

  • Projector
    • Christie L2K1500 1500 Lumen Projector
    • Three HDMI / VGA / 3.5mm Input Panels
  • Screen
    • Dimensions: 10 x 16
    • Screen to floor: 7’
  • Power4 panels 60amp 208V Cam lock Leviton 300A series 16. (General Motors)
  • Projector (Knight Gallery)
    • Christie LX700 Projector
    • One HDMI / VGA / 3.5mm Input Panel
  • VGA and HDMI Laptop Connections

  •  Sound
    • Shure Gooseneck Cardiod Panel Microphones (8)
    • Shure ULX2/58 Handheld Microphones (4)
    • Shure WL185 Lavalier Microphones (4)
  • Free WiFi access for guests
  • Free Parking

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


(t) 313.664.1185
(f) 313.664.1450