Facility Rentals

Welcome to Innovare Advancement Center – Your Premier Tech Event Destination!

Whether you’re planning a virtual or in-person gathering, we offer versatile and dynamic spaces with mobile furniture that adapt to your unique event needs. Choose from ala carte options for marketing, event planning & management, and media services.

Why Choose Griffiss Institute for Your Event?

Versatile Spaces

From cutting-edge, technology-enhanced classrooms to flexible meeting spaces and a spacious auditorium, our facilities are designed to meet the diverse needs of your event.

Seamless Coordination

Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step of the event coordination process, ensuring a smooth and successful experience from start to finish.

Inclusive Technology

Experience the latest in event technology with our fully-equipped spaces, perfect for hosting engaging and interactive virtual or in-person events.

Convenient Hours

While our normal hours of operation are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays), we understand that events may require flexible scheduling. Please note that services requiring Griffiss Institute Staff to be onsite outside these hours will incur additional fees.

Whether a small meeting or a large community event, Griffiss Institute provides the perfect backdrop for your next gathering. Come and explore our facilities, and let us help you create an unforgettable event experience. 

Contact us today to begin planning your event at Griffiss Institute

Reach out to Kelly Poynter, Events Manager by emailing kpoynter@griffissinstitute.org. Kelly and her team are here to assist and answer any questions you may have on the event process, spaces, and offerings. 

Griffiss Institute 2nd Floor Facility Room Rentals

Room # Room Name Capacity
206 Event Center 150**
206A Event Center A 60
206B Event Center B 60
203 Einstein 15
204 Shannon 21
205 Newton 12
Patio Front Fourier 28
Patio Back Wolf 14

** Event Center (206) will fit: 

  • 150 with static chairs
  • 90 with tables & chairs
  • While catering services are available, please note that they may impact the maximum number of seats to ensure the comfort of your guests and speakers. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to explore our catering options to elevate your event experience to the fullest

Elevate your meetings with our five versatile meeting rooms, each equipped with advanced Zoom and Teams capabilities for seamless remote collaboration. Whether you’re hosting a small team huddle or a larger conference, our spaces are designed to facilitate dynamic and productive discussions, both in-person and virtually.

Key Features:

  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Leverage the power of Zoom and Teams in every meeting room, ensuring smooth and efficient virtual collaboration.
  • Versatile Spaces: Choose from five meeting rooms, each uniquely designed to accommodate different group sizes and preferences.
  • Remote Streaming: Stream your meetings remotely with confidence, using our cutting-edge technology to connect with team members wherever they may be.
  • Flexible Configurations: Arrange the meeting room setup to suit your needs, whether it’s a traditional boardroom layout or a collaborative open space.
  • Professional Atmosphere: Conduct your meetings in an environment that fosters productivity and creativity, with all the amenities you need for a successful gathering.

At Griffiss Institute, we understand the importance of connectivity in today’s dynamic work landscape. Explore the possibilities of our meeting spaces and experience a seamless blend of in-person and remote collaboration. Contact us to reserve your meeting space today.

Contact Our Rentals Lead

Kelly Poynter
Events Manager

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Due to the severe weather conditions and state of emergency declared by the City of Rome, Rome Labs & Innovare Advancement Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. This closure affects all Griffiss Institute staff, residents, guests, and program participants, including STEM campers, interns, visiting faculty, fellows, and incubator clients. We will resume normal business hours of operation on July 18, 2024.

If you are impacted by the tornado and need assistance please call 211 or text 898-211, the United Way of Mohawk Valley can assist you with proper resources during this time. www.211midyork.com