Stella Awards 2022: Best Conference Center

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Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center

On 36 peaceful, private acres along Lake Michigan in Wind Point, Wis., 35 minutes from Milwaukee, the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center is devoted to the success of meetings held in its unique environment. Each of the center’s three main buildings contains a variety of unique indoor and outdoor meeting locations, technology and space flooded by natural light.

In all, the center has over 15,000 square feet of flexible and collaborative event space, certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, plus a 40-room guest house. Spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows with exquisite views of surrounding nature, cutting-edge A/V technology and wireless connectivity throughout. There’s also a team of in-house meeting and event planners guiding groups through custom-designed content and experiential offerings, an on-site fitness center and jogging trails, a dedicated culinary staff and much more, all subject to complete and convenient meeting-package pricing.

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Keep Memory Alive Event Center

Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center is unique with its undulating canopy of windows and stainless steel. Nestled in the downtown Las Vegas Symphony Park neighborhood, the venue spans 9,800 square feet with accommodations for up to 450 people seated or 700 standing, along with a multi-sized stage, Gehry-designed furniture and bars, and a team with decades of hospitality experience. Perhaps best of all: Proceeds from the center benefit the Cleveland Clinic Nevada, fueling research, social services and no cost-support programs for patients and their families.

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National Conference Center

In Leesburg, Va., the National Conference Center has been hosting gatherings for over 45 years in the serene hills of Loudoun County. With 285,000 square feet of space spread among 250 meeting rooms and outdoor areas, the facility’s team of planners, technologists and culinary specialists create ideal learning environments for team building, training, education and more.