The Conference of Churches @ the224 is a leader in convening people, no matter their point of view. Our training and certification in Open Space technology, for example, allows us to conduct community summit events that are focused on a specific important task or theme, inviting to all points of view and resulting in a plan of action moving forward.
Collaboration CentreDescription: Large and flexible multi-use meeting space with attached partial kitchen. This space is ideal for off-site business meetings, community events, conferences, seminars, workshops, retreats and banquets of 25-150 people (105 people banquet style) and is available in a number of arrangements (theater, classroom, banquet, etc.).
StudiosDescription: Dance, fitness and yoga studios equipped with matted floors and dance railing. These spaces can accomodate up to 50 people.
Living Well CentreDescription:The LivingWell Centre is also available for public use. It holds up to 75 people, and can be used for theater, dance and musical performances as well as small business meetings, seminars and retreats.
Innovation Room Description: A business like atmosphere which has the possibilities to be set up in conference room style or class room setting for up to 20 people. A Bright-White Wall for visual presentations is part of this spaces decor.
LibraryDescription: A smaller more intimate space set up with a large Conference table seating for 12 or less people.
The224 can serve as your home away from home for off-site business meetings, community events and seminars.is your gathering place in the community. It’s a hub of activity hosting many seminars, trainings and classes, offering hospitality and free parking for all our guests.
For more information on rates and room availability contact: James Martinelli in our Business office.email-
phone- (860) 247-0017
Open-space technology (OST) is an approach for hosting meetings, conferences, corporate-style retreats, and community summit events, focused on a specific and important purpose or task—but beginning without any formal agenda, beyond the overall purpose or theme. Participants will leave the meeting with a plan of action.
Highly scalable and adaptable, OST has been used in meetings of 5 to 2,100 people. The approach is characterized by few basic mechanisms:
A broad, open invitation that articulates the purpose of the meeting;
Participant chairs arranged in a circle
A "bulletin board" of issues and opportunities posted by participants
A "marketplace" with many breakout spaces that participants move freely between, learning and contributing as they "shop" for information and ideas;
A "breathing" or "pulsation" pattern of flow, between large and small-group breakout sessions.
Conference of Churches 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 Tel: 860.247.0017