Beyond technology, elements within a new convention experience are based on behavioral science and how people interact with the environment.
As the way people meet continues to evolve, Park MGM and Cisco are ready to provide that next-level meeting experience in the new 7,000-square-foot Ideation Studio, the most recent member of elite meetings association IACC. Working with Cisco Systems, Park MGM is the world’s first hotel to offer groups Cisco Webex™ Boards and Cisco Webex Teams, providing teams a combined real and virtual meeting space for collaborating, video calling, whiteboarding and sharing notes, files and presentations.
Meeting planners, presenters and attendees will appreciate Ideation Studio’s “smart” conference space’s ability to recognize each person’s device as they enter their designated room, regardless of the type of device, make or model. No wires and no passcodes required in this secure meeting space. The intuitive system also has the ability to capture the team’s valuable meeting notes and make them and all meeting materials easily accessible long after the meeting ends, dramatically improving the meeting experience. If someone needs to join remotely, the experience is just as simple and powerful.
Chair and table height, lighting, flooring and room configurations were selected to enhance engagement and the flow of ideas. With four distinct layouts and 10 rooms for groups of six up to 24, the variety of options provide the right solution for that next strategic planning session.
The technologically advanced system, along with the science-based configurations and room features, are key reasons the Ideation Studio became the newest member of IACC, an elite group of 300 conferencing venues in 26 countries that strive to represent the top 1% of meeting spaces worldwide. IACC member venues are part of a global community of companies delivering innovative and exceptional meeting experiences.
Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, said, “The designs of Park MGM’s Ideation Studio have taken into consideration many of the trends and preferences from meeting planners that IACC has identified through its research. The Park MGM leadership team has poured so much dedication and passion into developing a haven for small meetings and we look forward to bringing our own events to these inspiring meeting spaces in the future.”
The Ideation Studio opening marks the completion of The Meeting Center at Park MGM, offering a fresh perspective that inspires interaction and connection. Easily accessible from all guest rooms and the resort lobby, the 77,000-square-foot conference area features an expansive ballroom, 29 meeting rooms, a 4,345-square-foot private outdoor terrace, and the Madison Meeting Center – also IACC certified and Las Vegas’ first executive meeting center including a Daily Meeting Package (DMP). In addition to the meeting space, Park Theater, the centerpiece of Park MGM’s entertainment experience, doubles as a signature event space able to accommodate up to 5,200 guests within 30,000 square feet.
With a combination of modern, non-traditional spaces and flexible design, Park MGM’s new meeting offerings fill an unmet need in Las Vegas.