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Carleton University, Conference Services

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1125 Colonel By Drive
172 Residence Commons

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1500
Meeting
Rooms:50
Maximum
Overnight:3,000
  • Aerial View of CampusAerial View of Campus
  • Suite Style BuildingSuite Style Building
  • 2 Bedroom Suite, Bedroom2 Bedroom Suite, Bedroom
  • 2 Bedroom Suite, Kitchenette 2 Bedroom Suite, Kitchenette
  • Traditional Style BuildingTraditional Style Building
  • Double Traditional RoomDouble Traditional Room
  • the Caf Entrancethe Caf Entrance
  • the Caf Seating Areathe Caf Seating Area
  • Richcraft Hall ExteriorRichcraft Hall Exterior
  • Richcraft Hall AtriumRichcraft Hall Atrium
  • Richcraft Hall Conference SpaceRichcraft Hall Conference Space
  • Richcraft Hall Patio Overlooking Rideau CanalRichcraft Hall Patio Overlooking Rideau Canal
  • 400 Seat Theatre 400 Seat Theatre
  • Residence Commons ExteriorResidence Commons Exterior
  • Residence Commons Conference SpaceResidence Commons Conference Space
  • Exterior View of CampusExterior View of Campus

About

About Carleton University, Conference Services

Located in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), Carleton University Conference Services provides a year-round conference and meeting venue. In addition, our campus has accommodations for groups of all sizes with our 3,000 guestrooms available from mid-May to mid-August. Guests are invited to relax in our beautiful parkland setting, nestled between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. Dining is available at our all-you-can-eat dining hall, the Caf, and conference guests can experience our gourmet a-la-carte catering customized to meet the needs of any special event!

Many of our Ottawa conference rooms are newly constructed and are part of state-of-the-art buildings that feature floor to ceiling windows, modern flare, and are able to seat up to 300 guests. Classrooms and lecture halls can accommodate from 10 to 400 people. Other features of Carleton University facilities include:

  • 4,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • Campus classrooms and lectures halls
  • Teleconferencing, satellite conferencing and Internet connectivity
  • Full service audio-visual
  • Full service catering
  • Pool, athletic facilities and parks
 
From seminars to workshops to training, our professional conference planning team will centrally coordinate all arrangements with our Ottawa area campus partners. Our enthusiastic conference assistants provide continual support and personalized assistance from the early preparatory stages of your conference until the closing banquet.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Montreal - 200 kilometers/124 miles
Toronto - 450 kilometers/280 miles
Syracuse - 312 kilometers/194 miles
Upstate New York - 100 kilometers/62 miles

:
Ottawa International - 10 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: $10-16/day

CATERING
Treat your guests to an exciting culinary experience through our exclusive in-house catering service provider. Our Dining Services department is on hand to provide flexible catering options and restaurants across campus. Bed and breakfast packages include all you can eat hot and cold buffet. From full course meals to reception style hors d’oeuvres, Carleton University Dining Services will impress your guests!


In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Hiking
Running
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1500 Attendees


50 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 400 | Classroom Style 400

TECHNOLOGY
At Carleton University, many of our meeting facilities are equipped for teleconferencing, satellite conferencing, internet connectivity, and full audio-visual services. Printing, photocopying, telephone, and fax services are also available.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

3,000 Overnight Guests


Residence Rooms (2 beds)|Residence Suites (2 or 4 beds)

Yes
Free YES


Private & Semi-Private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

3,000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 2 or 4 beds | image

Our suites consist of two or four bedrooms which share a common area and private washroom. All suites are air conditioned and are equipped with a microwave and fridge. 
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 2 beds | image

Our traditional dorm rooms consist of two single beds per room which share a washroom with the adjoining room. All rooms are air conditioned and are furnished with two desks & chairs. 
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1500
Overall
400
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 5380+ SQ FT | image
Richcraft Hall

Richcraft Hall is designed with an open concept, allowing light into a popular meeting space, the Atrium. In addition to this signature open space, there are many other notable spaces such as Richcraft Conference Rooms , Richcraft Theatre, and the Richcraft Hall Board of Governors Boardroom.
| 4002 SQ FT | image
Residence Commons Conference

Located in the newest expansion of the Residence Commons building, rooms 270, 272, and 274 are open space rooms that can be divided into 3 seperate sections with airwalls. Floor to ceiling windows allow for lots of natural light, and this space includes a foyer by the main entrance. This room has a carpeted floor and also has washrooms connected to the room. These rooms can used as a theatre, classroom, U-shape, boardroom, reception, or banquet space.
| 7200 SQ FT | image

Fenn Lounge is a large open conference space located on the second floor of Residence Commons, capable of accommodating 400 people. From banquet to theatre style, Fenn Lounge can be configured into any style you require. Fenn Lounge is equipped with modern audiovisual equipment, including projectors and sound system. This space is commonly used for lectures, panels, receptions and banquets. This split level space is versatile and contemporary, making it the ideal place to hold your event.
| N/A SQ FT
The Azrieli Theatre is home to four seperate 200+ capacity theatres. Fully equipped with a Data Projector, Wireless Microphone and Lapelle Mic, Interactive Desktop Monitor, Laptop Connections (VGA, HDMI), Assistive Listening Devices, and Wheelchair Accessibility, the Azrieli Theatres are able to accommodate your lecture or conference needs. 
| N/A SQ FT
Located off of Campus avenue, the Minto Theatre is a 400-seat lecture theatre that offers the latest in audio-visual equipment. The Minto Theatre has first class accessibility accomodation with Assistive Listening Device, Closed Caption Viewing, Wheelchair Accessible, and Door Opener functionality.
| N/A SQ FT
Upgraded in 2014, St Patrick’s Theatre has state-of-the-art technology, furnished with two microperforated screens – a large one for viewing films and a smaller one to facilitate simultaneous projection and chalkboard use. Surround sound speakers can be positioned behind both to emit sound through the screens for true voice positioning. With brand new seating and a new height adjustable podium, the upgraded theatre is a more than ideal classroom!

A beautiful outdoor setting adjacent to the Rideau River.

Easily accessible outdoor space catering for up to 500 people.

Pleasant outdoor space with informal bench seating at the heart of campus.

We have a number of classroom spaces available across campus and in a variety of sizes.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
Treat your guests to an exciting culinary experience through our exclusive in-house catering service provider. Our Dining Services department is on hand to provide flexible catering options and restaurants across campus. Bed and breakfast packages include all you can eat hot and cold buffet. From full course meals to reception style hors d’oeuvres, Carleton University Dining Services will impress your guests!
Dining Options
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Located on the 3rd Floor Residence Commons, the caf, is an all-you-care-to-eat facility, and offers 14 unique stations that offer a wide variety of food choices to our students. Many of the stations are set up to prepare food right in front of your eyes! The caf offers a wide variety of meals that rotate on a regular basis. 
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Bakers Restaurant

Bakers is a full service restaurant located on the 4th floor University Centre. Bakers features a seasonal menu crafted by our team of Sous Chefs and is overseen by our Catering Chef Toni Kadamani. Bakers’ offers a variety of $6 breakfast options untill 10:30am, perfect for a business meeting or getting together with friends and family. We also serve a full lunch menu plus a buffet every Friday.
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Visitors to Carleton University are welcome to take advantage of our other dining locations across campus. From Tim Hortons, Subway, and Starbucks we have many options to cater to your every need on campus. See our full list of locations here: http://dining.carleton.ca/locations/

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Ottawa International - 10 minutes
Nearby Cities
Montreal - 200 kilometers/124 miles miles | Toronto - 450 kilometers/280 miles miles | Syracuse - 312 kilometers/194 miles miles | Upstate New York - 100 kilometers/62 miles
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Ottawa is home to a number of museums and galleries including the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, the National Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Canadian Agriculture Museum. Be sure to stop by one of these great institutions.

Every year, Ottawans have a number of big festivals to enjoy including the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Bluesfest, Winterlude, the Fringe Festival and, of course, Canada Day in the nation's capital. Check your calendar for your arrival, you never know what you might be able to see!

See the handsome Gothic architecture of Canada's Parliament buildings with their iconic copper roofs. Walk amongst the statues of some of Canada's greatest leaders or watch the ceremonial changing of the guards.

No matter the time of year, the Byward Market is a bustling, happening place to be. Enjoy the shopping on offer throughout the market area or grab some good food or a drink at the numerous establishments nearby.

If you're of the more outdoors type, then the National Capital Region's crown jewel, Gatineau Park, is just a hop across the Ottawa River, offering an established trail system for bikes, hikes and skis. If you prefer to take it easier, the park offers great scenic drives and lookouts.

In summer, the Canal is served by great pedestrian and bicycle pathways, and is home to a tulip festival at Dow's Lake. By winter, it is transformed into the world's largest ice skating rink, running 7.8 km of maintained ice. Be sure to pick up a Beavertail on the ice!

Services

Services

Services

With an air-conditioned triple gymnasium, a double gymnasium, a 50m L-shaped pool, Ice House, fitness centre, cardio room, yoga room, multipurpose and combative rooms, outdoor fields and tennis courts, there are a wide range of activities and facilities for guests to keep fit and fresh during their stay. Private reservations are available for activities.

Our friendly Guest Services team is available 24 hours a day throughout the summer (May to August) to welcome you and provide the necessary information to ensure your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable!

Professional staff are here to help you with your needs by providing equipment rentals, professional audio and video projection support, set-up and operate equipment and provide free consultations to determine your needs, simple or complex, and help make your event a success.

There is a full-service print shop on campus that can serve all of your needs, from flyers to books and banners. Design services are available, and there are a number of printers and copiers available across campus for last minute printing.

Besides the regular, excellent service in keeping everyone on campus safe and secure, additional security staff can be assigned to your event or overnight to protect valuable equipment. Please contact us for more information.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
At Carleton University, many of our meeting facilities are equipped for teleconferencing, satellite conferencing, internet connectivity, and full audio-visual services. Printing, photocopying, telephone, and fax services are also available.
Technology

Classroom Technology Support provides front line technical support for classroom instruction in 160 electronically equipped general pool classrooms and labs, across campus. We assist faculty, students and staff with their audio-visual, multimedia and instructional support needs, including classroom computer hardware and software, lecture capture and even CUNET passwords. If it’s not permanently installed in a classroom, we can also help with a wide variety of portable equipment, available for loan.

Instructional Media Services (IMS) provides a wide variety of technical services to support, streamline and simplify your special event. Professional staff are here to help you with your needs by providing equipment rentals, professional audio and video projection support, set-up and operate equipment and provide free consultations to determine your needs, and help make your event a success!

Testimonials

Testimonials


I just want to take this moment to say Thank You for your wonderful and ongoing support – you have gone above and beyond to accommodate and take care of all our needs, and reinforcing our decision to continue to stay with Carleton U!
 

Thank you all so very much for helping Kirsten and I to make the Community Media Convergence the success that it was. So many of you 'went the extra distance', jumping in to plug holes and address problems as they came up with unparalleled professionalism.  


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you once more for all your help and support with the Shad banquet. I really appreciate how patient and accommodating you were throughout the whole process.

That was my first time being in charge of the banquet and you made the task much less daunting and much easier, so I want to extend my gratitude for that.
 

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU so much for your amazing help in every single event that we run through you. Your highly professional and quick response to all our requests and late requests is simply amazing and greatly appreciate it

Thank you for making all of our events a complete success…could not have done it without you!




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