DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO'S PREMIER CONFERENCE CENTER
Located just on the edge of downtown San Diego (Kettner & Broadway), the iQ Smart Center is a state-of-the-art conference center located within the 655 West Broadway office building. The space comprises two modern and spacious conference rooms, Edison and Tesla, which can be rented separately or together for larger groups.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CONFERENCE ROOMS
Our central downtown facility is a sleek conference space, with contemporary rooms designated for meetings, corporate functions, video conferencing, production, and leadership retreats. Unlike co-work spaces or large chain hotels, our San Diego conference rooms are quiet and private, resulting in highly productive conferences and client presentations.
Our two ample boardrooms have videoconferencing capabilities enabling you to involve off-site participants from other parts of California, as well as across the globe, for real-time collaboration. Easily cast your content from your device to one of our mobile monitors to get started!
iQ Smart Center is a one-stop-shop for your meeting needs – A/V and setup are included, and one of downtown San Diego’s finest craft coffee shops is adjacent to the space for a quick caffeine fix! With these features and more, iQ Smart Center is the ideal downtown San Diego meeting space for your next conference or convention. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance determining which space is best for your event.
STYLISH, SOPHISTICATED DESIGN
The modular layout of our meeting rooms makes the conference center adaptable for large and small teams, and suitable for almost any business occasion. Take a virtual tour using the link below!
CLOSE TO SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER
If your team is attending a San Diego Convention Center event, our San Diego conference rooms will be your 'home base' away from the activities and commotion. At our facility, your team can regroup, decompress, grab a cup of gourmet coffee, and strategize. Because we are located near the airport, in addition to the Convention Center, our space is accommodating for those who have traveled from out of town, as well as San Diego residents.
BOOKING OUR MEETING SPACE
Our two adjoining boardrooms can be booked individually, or combined, with flexible hourly packages available. All availability and conference room bookings can be accomplished on Peerspace, and you are welcome to contact us with any questions prior to finalizing. We look forward to welcoming your team to our downtown conference center.
A great space in downtown SD - the hosts were incredibly helpful, made signs directing guests and helped us get... read moreKatie H.
This room was incredible for our one-day workshop and we would book it again! Our guests loved it.Chris and Eric M.
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Our San Diego Meeting Space Difference
Hosting an off-site corporate meeting or event can get complicated and hectic. At iQ Smart Center, we make your planning process simple and straightforward. First, we are centrally located in downtown San Diego. This makes our facility convenient for all participants. Second, we have easy-to-use technology included in our pricing (no extra A/V fees!). Our videoconferencing technology allows real-time data sharing and engaged group participation. Third, we have nearly everything you need on-site to host your large or small group or conference.
Whether you are planning a convention, team meeting, board meeting, video shoot, or presentation, we have the meeting space to accommodate. We are honored to be the top San Diego meeting space of choice for leading companies and organizations.
Why Host an Off-Site Meeting?
A typical San Diego office environment can be busy and noisy. During a typical day, there will be internal deadlines, a stream of emails, and people vying for your attention. In this environment, it is difficult if not impossible to bring a team together for collaboration.
Without concentrated efforts, everyone works in a silo without awareness of how their work is impacting others. Even if you manage to book a meeting on the calendar, chances are, someone will get called away by an office distraction. Or, your team members will feel the need to deal with another issue waiting at their desk nearby. They will not be as attuned to the meeting as they should be.
Benefits of an Off-Site Meeting Space Location
An off-site meeting space in Downtown San Diego is a great alternative to an in-office meeting. With an off-site meeting location, you are able to bring your team into a new and different environment, which promotes lively discussion and makes team members accountable for their presence and participation. An off-site meeting breaks the routine and is a departure from the typical workday. With a well-planned agenda, and a booking at the best San Diego meeting space, you will be well positioned for a productive meeting.
At iQ Smart Center, your co-workers, team members, and clients will appreciate the energetic change of scenery. What would have been a typical "day at the office" can now lead to new points of discussion, a free-flowing exchange of ideas, and clarity amongst team members.
Booking Our San Diego Meeting Space
iQ Smart Center offers flexible booking throughout the calendar year. This means you can make use of our conference facility as it benefits you most. From full-day client presentations or multi-day corporate conferences, we have options to fit your needs.
iQ Smart Center is also equipped to host production and video shoots. The rooms are well-lit and show up clearly and professionally on camera. This results in high-impact presentations, both live and recorded!
Meeting Space Booking & Conference Room Budget
To make the booking process simple, you can book our space online, in real-time. This enables you to see pricing and availability for your exact event date. Of course, we are always happy to help and to answer any questions. But you can take care of the entire event booking online, within minutes. As soon as you have reserved your corporate meeting space, you will have peace of mind that your event will be in good hands.
Given the location and the caliber of our facility, renting with iQ Smart Center is an incredible value. This is especially true when comparing to other Downtown San Diego meeting space options which often have minimums, extensive policies, and hidden fees. These kinds of conditions may be prohibitive for smaller groups, or for special use cases. By contrast, our meeting space is competitively and reasonably priced. We are well-suited for most professional conference room budgets, with highly appealing rates.
About Our Downtown San Diego Location
iQ Smart Center is centrally located for meeting attendees across San Diego County. Our property is steps away from the trolley, making public transportation a quick and viable option for attendees. Also, we are near the San Diego International Airport, meaning that out-of-town clients and guests will be on-site in under 10 minutes.
iQ Smart Center is in one of the most desirable areas of downtown, the Marina District along the San Diego Bay. The Marina District is both an epicenter of business and a fun place to explore in your free time. The area is surrounded by restaurants, boutique shops, and is walkable to Little Italy restaurants and the entertainment destinations in the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Whether you want to bring in lunch from a nearby eatery or hold an after-hours function, there are many nearby restaurants and venues. If you would like recommendations about hosting an off-site seated dinner or lunch, please contact us!
How to Best Use Our Conference Rooms
With our two boardrooms, the conference room space can be configured in several different arrangements. For example, you may want to have a speaker or presenter up front, with rows of chairs for attendees. Or, you may want to position everyone in a rectangle more like a traditional San Diego boardroom. You may even want to keep the floor space clear and open. This will give participants a lot of room to talk and network. For the moments after your conference, the rooms are also comfortable for networking and socializing.
Meetings have become much more sophisticated and collaborative in recent years. Not every group meeting involves sitting around a table. We offer modern chairs for fireside chats, a mobile dry-erase board, flip charts, and mobile monitors for maximum customization to your needs.
Visit Our Downtown Conference Room Location
Once you are at our meeting room facility, you will find new and innovative ways to make use of our conference rooms. Ultimately, it is up to you how to best use our conference room locations for your specific event. However, we are happy to provide advice and recommendations based on what has worked well in the past. With the insights of our professional on-site staff, your San Diego conference or meeting is sure to be a success. Contact us to schedule a tour!
Planning Your San Diego Corporate Meetings
When planning for your corporate meetings, it is a good idea to put them on the calendar as soon as possible, so you can ensure availability for your preferred dates. This is especially important when hosting out-of-town guests and clients. We understand sometimes choosing a date is beyond your control - we are often able to accommodate last-minute requests and will do our best to be a resource for you!
Perfect Space for Professional Meeting Planners
If you are a professional meeting planner, or you host multiple meetings throughout the year, please talk to us. We'd love to know your full San Diego event schedule, and your needs for a meeting room location. We can discuss and strategize how to put your events on a regular rotation. For example, if you have a team meeting on the 1st of each month, we will know to reserve a boardroom for you. This way, you will know you always have a San Diego meeting room location waiting for you.
According to a recent study, 28% percent of corporate event planners said they now organize 6 to 10 off-site meetings every year. However, they are largely unsure about where to hold these meetings. This leads to a scramble or an exhaustive search. Please know that our location is always here for you, along with a stellar team. Once you have chosen iQ Smart Center as your dedicated resource, you won't need to go anywhere else. Plus with artisan coffee and convenient food options right within our building, attendees can stay committed to the task at hand without disruption.
Full-Scale San Diego Corporate Events
iQ Smart Center is an ideal space for you are preparing to host large, full-scale corporate events or to act as a breakout session location if your group is being hosted elsewhere. If you need additional help, we can refer you to a corporate event coordinator within our network.
If you are looking to host a happy hour or after-party, our on-site San Diego corporate event venue deck655 is the perfect fit! deck655 is an 8,500 sq. ft. versatile indoor / outdoor party venue that can be customized for social or corporate events. deck655 features a spacious indoor game room and outdoor amphitheater-style with sweeping views from Point Loma to Coronado. Our event team will provide ideas and inspiration for your event, helping you plan the perfect party at our venue.
We look forward to welcoming you to our San Diego meeting space, and to hosting your next conference or business function!