Gone are the periods when most people considered academic venues to be restricted to grungy student environments. Currently, they provide quality, value-for-money conference facilities which are kitted with the latest audio-visual technology, state of the art, modern and sophisticated.
They miss off on the venue search list of an event organizer because they believe academic conference facilities may only be available during vacation time. This is not the case as most of these venues provide their conference facilities along with bedroom accommodation throughout the year. There is so much investment injected into these venues each year enabling them to improve their products.
Academic venues are not christened to universities only, though these may provide amazing backdrops to a major convention or conference. You will also learn that most academic institutions and learning societies usually rent out conference spaces and meeting rooms to outside companies - most often architecturally imposing and old premises in big cities. They make an exciting choice for hosting corporate events and conferences.