Innovation Spaces

Creativity, not conventionality

Host your next event at the Independence Blue Cross Center for Innovation! Just like the creative approach our team takes to tackling your organization’s challenges, our state-of-the-art spaces ― located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia ― offer you flexibility to design memorable events that fit your unique needs.

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Our largest space is the Greenhouse, which is ideal for panel discussions, speaking engagements, meetings, workshops, and breakout sessions. It offers multiple seating configurations and is fully-equipped for video conferencing and live web streaming.

The Greenhouse

Room configurations and maximum capacities:

  • Theater (112)
  • Banquet* (70)
  • Classroom (48)
  • Conference (38)
  • U-shape (30)
  • Amphitheater (30)
  • Cluster (34)

*Cocktail high-top tables are available for a banquet setup. Linens are required for the high-top tables and are available through Aramark at a cost.

A/V capabilities:

  • (2) 98” LCD monitors (Front center)
  • (2) 65” monitors (Left and right side)
  • (1) 50” monitor (Rear center)
  • (3) Voice-tracking cameras
  • Wireless in-ceiling microphone* and speaker system
  • Podium with gooseneck microphone
  • HDMI/VGA connection for projecting
  • Digital wall timer

*Additional lavalier and handheld microphones, whiteboards, and easels can be made available upon request.

The Hive is an ideal location for pitch events, presentations, meetings, workshops, and speaking engagements. It offers flexible seating, a wall-to-wall screen for projecting, and video conferencing and live web streaming capabilities.

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Room configurations and maximum capacities:

  • Amphitheater (33)

A/V capabilities:

  • Video wall (Front center)
  • (1) 50” monitor (Rear center)
  • (3) Voice-tracking cameras
  • Wireless in-ceiling microphone* and speaker system
  • Podium with gooseneck microphone
  • HDMI/VGA connection for projecting

*Additional lavalier and handheld microphones, whiteboards, and easels can be made available upon request.

Ideal for press events, receptions, speaking engagements, meetings, breakout sessions, and workshops, the Atrium is equipped with in-ceiling speakers to pipe in music to set the tone for your reception or inspire creativity at your next workshop.

This open-air flex space offers stadium seating, a wet bar with a beautifully crafted countertop to hold catering displays, and a beverage dispenser with hot, cold, and sparkling water on tap. The Atrium can also be used to serve food when events are taking place in the Greenhouse and/or the Hive.

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The-Atrium
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Room configurations and maximum capacities:

  • Banquet* (70)
  • Lounge (55 – 60)
  • Cluster (36)
  • Theater (50)

*Cocktail high-top tables are available for a banquet setup. Linens are required for the high-top tables and are available through Aramark at a cost.

A/V capabilities:

  • Microsoft Surface Hub is available by request to turn this flex space into a fully functioning meeting space. Lavalier and handheld microphones and podium, whiteboards, and easels can be made available upon request.

The Lending Library is a casual flex space that’s perfect for hosting workshops, team meetings, breakout sessions, book signings, and meet-and-greets. It can be used to serve food and is equipped with modular seating, in-ceiling speakers to pipe in music, and a wet bar.

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Room configurations and maximum capacities:

  • Lounge (46)

A/V capabilities:

  • Microsoft Surface Hub is available by request to turn this flex space into a fully functioning meeting space. Whiteboards and easels can be made available upon request.

These spaces can be used as small breakout areas for 3 to 4 people during larger events. Each space has a conference phone and a whiteboard with dry erase markers:

  • The Den
  • The Tank
  • The Nest
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