As the nation’s fastest-growing network of meeting, event, and conference venues, Convene is changing the way the world works by transforming the way businesses work. Since 2009, Convene has opened 15 locations including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., with spaces coming soon to Los Angeles and Chicago.
The Tech Decision
The core of Convene’s business is providing high-quality, well thought-out technology combined with beautifully designed spaces and hospitality services. Convene enables customers to customize any room to meet their needs. Each Convene location includes dedicated planning and production teams, premium fresh cuisine prepared on-site, and cutting-edge technology provided by Crestron, specially designed to encourage collaboration and spark creativity.
Jonathan Wheatley, the Director of Technology at Convene, and his team work closely with Crestron technology integrators such as AdTech Systems, LLC to design scalable solutions for every room size, room type, or application. Each room has its own AV design created to maximize usability and productivity, but with a standardized user experience so they could be easily supported in every location.
From meeting spaces to digital signage throughout the halls, Crestron technology supports Convene’s vision and goals by delivering a reliable, user-friendly experience for guests, building tenants, and Convene employees. Incorporating technology that can connect with multiple video conferencing providers was essential for Convene. Within each room, there are inputs connecting guests to displays and AV functions through Crestron DigitalMedia technology. For those leading discussions, presentations, and conference calls, there are inputs that allow them to plug in their laptops and easily begin their presentations. In the larger conference rooms, guests have the ability to record a session to a flash drive.
Convene meeting rooms are end-to-end Crestron Certified Designs. That means they’re engineered and validated by Crestron to ensure premium performance and reliability. As Convene continues to open new full-service meeting, event, and workspace venues in major cities around the world, Crestron remains the standard for their AV room solutions. Crestron technology creates a consistent user experience across every room and location, and contributes to the contemporary and comfortable atmosphere. As corporations and tenants who have hosted events at Convene continue to express their appreciation of the simplicity and effectiveness of the technology, Convene is assured they’re right on target in meeting their customers’ needs.
Corporate meeting spaces have grown to include more technology that enables people to collaborate both in person and remotely. Convene needed to ensure that everyone of their locations could provide these capabilities, and make it simple to transition rooms from a traditional boardroom to a more advanced conference setup.
“Over the past eight years, Convene has grown in stature and presence. Thanks to Crestron’s cutting-edge technology we were able to create an AV platform that is innovative and consistent across all locations,” says Jonathan Wheatley, Director of Technology at Convene.