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Conference Center

The centerpiece of the Community Resource Exchange's office in lower Manhattan is our Conference Center, an affordable nonprofit meeting space (chocolate included)! Nonprofit leaders, policy makers, advocates and activists use our space for conferences, workshops, and a variety of other important community meetings.

CRE's Conference Center offers four conference rooms varying in size, which can accommodate 8 to 50 people. The Training Room is a large, multi-configuration conference room with state-of-the-art audio/visual presentation tools that can comfortably host up to 50 people in an open, reception-like space. Three smaller meeting rooms range in size to accommodate 8-14 people. Amenities include a sunlit café-style reception, computer workstations and more. In addition, CRE's Conference Center is handicap accessible.

Exploring the Space

CRE's Conference Center has several meeting spaces to suit your needs:

  • Training Room
    A large, flexible space that can be set up to accommodate a variety of meeting needs.   
    • Seats 12-30 in several different rectanguar table arrangements, up to 25 in a U-shaped setting, up to 50 with theater-style seating and hosts up to 50 persons in an open, reception-like space.
  • Conference Room A
    Seats 12-14 persons around a rectangular conference table.
  • Conference Room B
    Seats up to 8-10 persons around an oval conference table.
  • Conference Room C
    Seats up to 8-10 persons around an oval conference table.      

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Technology & Amenities

When guests arrive to CRE's Conference Center, they are welcomed at our sunlit café where they can meet or wait for their event to commence. We offer complimentary water and chocolate to all meeting participants. Also available at no charge are public computers for email access, wireless Internet access, and telephones for local calls.

In addition, all Conference Rooms have computers and flat screen monitors for presentations, and conference phones and web-cams. The Training Room has a projector and screens for large-scale presentations and a wireless microphone and amplification system. Please inquire about using this equipment when you book your conference room.