Sodexo Conferencing Blog

Technology Tips from our Venues

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, July 14, 2016

At Sodexo Conferencing, we want you to have a successful meeting. That is why we have professional staff at each of our venues that are experienced in meeting planning. Take for instance, the High Country Conference Center in Arizona. They are located on the campus of Northern Arizona University. They have dedicated technicians on staff to provide state of the art technology for your meetings.

Did you know that when you’re using a microphone, you should point it at your mouth and not your forehead?  Do you use Powerpoint as a way to document your speech? The team at High Country Conference Center are a wealth of information for successful meetings. Check out their website for more tips on:

  • Using a Microphone properly
  • Powerpoint
  • Presenting like a pro with video

Terrace Room at Pickwick Gardens

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pickwick Gardens offers outdoor venues for various events across the property. The Terrace Room is one of the most popular and can hold 300 guests. For more information on this room or the other locations throughout the property, visit

Event Spotlight: Hobby Expo

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, June 23, 2016

We love seeing the creative uses for events at our venues. Here is a recent hobby expo for sewing and crafts at the Black Canyon Conference Center. What creative ideas do you have for your next event at one of our Sodexo Conferencing properties?

10 Reasons To Host Event At Chase Center

Mandy Volpe - Friday, June 17, 2016


At Sodexo Conferencing, we believe that our venues are top notch for meeting planners and attendees. Here are 10 reasons why the Chase Center on the Riverfront is the perfect location for you to host your next event.

10.)  The Chase Center is the largest special event facility in the Brandywine Valley and Wilmington, Delaware with 90,000 sq. feet of meeting space

9.)  Convenient location for trains, planes and automobiles between New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC

8.)  Luxurious and modern accommodations at the adjacent Westin Hotel

7.)  Wilmington Delaware is a TAX FREE Zone!

6.)  FREE Parking for 2,400 vehicles

5.)  Award winning Executive Chef and full complement of professional service personnel to tend to your every need

4.)  Personal Event Planners to help make meeting and event planning effortless

3.)  In-house state of the art audio visual service, lighting, sound and staging technicians

2.) Wilmington Riverfront features great restaurant and outdoor activity options to suit anyone’s interests

1.)  Because it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!

For more information about this venue, visit Chase Center on the Riverfront.

4 Reasons to Meet In Boston

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Four reasons to choose the Conference Center at Waltham Woods for your event in Boston:

  1. The Conference Center at Waltham Woods has a business center that is fully equipped to keep your on-site meeting running efficiently. The center has a printer, shipping assistance, and copying services.
  2. 8 Meeting Rooms and one large Auditorium offers comfortable fixed and flexible seating arrangements.
  3. Continuous Refreshment Service from 7am-5pm as a part of the Day Meeting Package. Do you know what that means?!? Coffee in the morning with freshly baked breads and scones followed by an afternoon filled with an assortment of sweet and salty snacks.
  4. This facility is IACC Certified. IACC certification guarantees that your attendees will experience top-notch quality and service while meeting at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods.

Check out The Conference Center at Waltham Woods to discover this Boston venue and learn more about their Day Meeting Packages for events. 

Home and Garden Show at Chase Center

Mandy Volpe - Friday, May 27, 2016

The annual Delaware Home and Garden show was recently held at Chase Center on the Riverfront. The weekend was filled with exhibitions and workshops for the novice and experienced gardeners. Workshops included painting and instructional sessions on backyard bouquets and container gardening. We love the Chase Center space all set-up for the Make & Take Terrarium and Air Plant Workshop. 

Nav Centre Resources for Event Planners

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Did you know that NAV CENTRE has resources for you to use when planning your meeting? They have a site selection checklist as well as a meeting considerations power point. Both of these recourse help you to choose a great meeting location from the start because location is everything when it comes to a successful meeting. Head over to their website today to download the check list. 

Fanshawe College Accommodations

Mandy Volpe - Saturday, May 21, 2016

The team at Fanshawe College offers on-staff planners who coordinate groups and partner with you to create events during the summer time that are exceptional. On campus you will find chefs with the Sodexo level of quality, recreational facilities, and guest accommodations. Fanshawe College offers a unique opportunity for overnight accommodations during the summer. From May to September, they offer four-bedroom suites to accommodate individuals, groups, families, and conference attendees. For more information about booking overnight rooms or coordinating a conference in Canada, visit our reservation system.

Complete Meeting Package at SRVCC

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, April 28, 2016

San Ramon Valley Conference Center in California offers a Complete Meeting Package. The package features:

  • Dinner on the evening of your meetings arrival.
  • Hot Breakfast and lunch buffets.
  • Break out rooms.
  • Everything you will need for engaging sessions. From flip charts to white boards, from projector screens to wireless internet, San Ramon Valley Conference Center provides all of your meeting necessities.
Send over your RFP, today, to begin scheduling your meeting experience today.    

Magazine Feature for Venue

Mandy Volpe - Friday, April 22, 2016

It is always a good day when one of our venues is featured in a national publication. The Millennium Centre in Tennessee was recently featured in the Unique Venues Magazine. The article features the culinary draw of the Sodexo chefs and how the staff creates menus to peak the interest of attendees. The article also details the location and partnership of The Millennium Centre with East Tennessee State University. Thank you for the feature Unique Venues, and check out the article here.