Skelton Conference Center
Experienced meeting professionals ensure a successful meeting
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, located in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia, is an IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) approved conference center. This approval ensures that we have the perfect ingredients to make your next meeting a success.
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- 23,705 square feet of flexible meeting space
- 8,832 square-foot Ballroom with 22-foot ceilings
- 2,193 square feet of pre-function space
- Outdoor function space is available for your event
- 11 dedicated conference rooms
- Remote group registration available
- Each venue offers state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, including modem, fax and T-1 connectivity
- Full-service business center offers photocopying, fax service, printing services, high-speed wireless Internet access, Notary Public, secretarial services, mail and postage services.
Data & Computers
Your presentation is one of the most import aspects of your meeting, and it's our job to make sure it can be seen. Our LCD projectors range from 3000 - 5000 ANSI Lumens, to ensure your presentation is bright enough to be seen by everyone in the room and have keystone correction to keep your image looking great.
To help ease travel, computers are available for your presentations, loaded with Microsoft Office including Microsoft PowerPoint. Instead of having 12 presenters carrying computers, just have them bring their presentation on a flash drive and load them on our computer, ready for presentations and already connected to our projectors.
At our conference center, the information superhighway is always at your fingertips, as are the latest advances in multimedia and video teleconferencing. Our in-house Technology Consultant will meet with you to help design and plan for your every need. Supporting the facility's capabilities is a technical staff available seven days a week.
Our talented and knowledgeable technician staff is here to make sure your presentation goes as flawlessly as possible. Our technicians will meet with you before your meeting, make sure your equipment is ready and help you become more comfortable with operating it.
For an added level of service Dedicated Technicians are available. With a Dedicated Technician you have that knowledge and service right in your meeting room during your event to make sure everything goes smoothly, operate the equipment for you, and spot any potential problems before they occur and solve them!
The needs for your conference won't always be contained within the walls of our conference center and we're happy to help you reach the outside world. We have a variety of full duplex conference phones to fit your meeting with the phone that will meet your needs. Don't let the size of your group limit you. For larger meetings we can interface the conference phone with our PA system, using microphones to communicate with those on the other side and listening to the call on our house or customized sound setup.
Local and toll free calls are built into phone rental, meaning no extra charges other than the phone rental itself, and our conference phone lines have Direct In Dial, so there's no need to go through the Hotel Operator to get to your registration from the outside world. Long distance capabilities can be easily added (long distance charges will apply). Video Conferencing is done through an outside vendor and must be scheduled in advance.
High End Audio
Have a public hearing where every one of your committee members needs to be heard or recorded? Our low visibility table microphones are designed to pick up your speakers' voices, but not block their faces. With Push to Talk / Push to Mute buttons the speakers have more control over what goes over the microphones and what doesn't. The microphones will be mixed and equalized before you arrive to give you the best sound possible so none of your committee has to worry about the technology.
A 10BASE-T Ethernet network (Category 5/6 cable with RJ-45 connectors) makes up the backbone of the Conference Center's network, connecting all of our conference and lodging rooms to the campus network and beyond via 1G fiber optic cable.
Connecting to our network is easy, all you need is a computer with an Ethernet connection or wireless network adapter. We'll provide the cable, and you'll be checking your e-mail, surfing the web, or connecting to your VPN in no time.
Our internal switched network works at a speed of 100Mbps with 10/100 Mbps hardware and can support 1000 Mbps, allowing you the fastest connections to the web, email, and corporate VPNs.