The IALR Conference Center staff aims to make your event as streamlined as possible. As a team, they combine over 70 years of experience in event planning, catering and accommodations. They are highly trained and ready to provide friendly and personalized attention to each and every client. With utmost professionalism and care, they offer event management and planning, advanced technological services, and marketing and promotional support. With every event, excellence is their goal. Discover the in-house services they offer clients.

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How We Can Serve You

Amenities and services are far reaching at the IALR Conference Center so as to offer clients all the resources and expert counsel needed to produce a successful event or meeting. These include:

Business Center

The Business Center features a layout which consists of a desk work space and a small meeting area for open, impromptu discussions or phone calls that may require a more quiet environment. This space will be especially convenient for IALR conference goers and other event attendees needing somewhere to review email, check voicemail and conduct other modes of business. A complimentary printer and copier are available for low-volume needs.

The Business Center open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The space is complimentary and reservations are not required.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In support of clean energy solutions, IALR proudly offers complimentary electric vehicle charging stations to travelers and guests at two campus locations. Click the link below for details on stations located at both our main facility (150 Slayton Ave.) and at the Charles R. Hawkins Building (230 Slayton Ave.).

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Event Planning & Management

When it comes to event planning and management, the Conference Center team takes the pressure off the client and helps create an event that invokes pride. For those unsure of the exact requirements of their event, experienced staff will offer expert counsel throughout the decision-making process—from technology and meeting space to food and more. Additionally, the team offers a list of suggested area hotels, restaurants and activities to make gatherings as enjoyable as possible.

Click here for an Area Guide to overnight accommodations, transportation and dining options, and attractions.

IT Support

The IALR Conference Center’s IT support staff has assisted thousands of customers with their IT needs. The team prides itself in having not only the right audio, video and computer gear for your event, but also the dedicated IT specialists who will be on-site for consultation to make it simple to use and stress-free.

A Sample of Our Services:

  • Event recording
  • Online streaming
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video conferencing
Marketing & Promotion

The Conference Center team also provides clients assistance with the marking and promotion of their events. From a listing on IALR’s online public events calendar to an event-day feature on the Atrium digital screen monitor, our staff stands ready to help you maximize your exposure.

"You couldn’t ask for better hands-on service. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Conference Center has great team dynamics, great follow-up, and outstanding, world-class service."
Vera Vaden / Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority 
"Year after year, IALR has been excellent to work with. They have always been helpful and friendly and made our annual events there a huge success."
Hannah Nuckles / God’s Pit Crew
"Our team has been repeatedly blown away by the professionalism, helpfulness, and quality of the staff and facilities at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Conference Center."
Jennifer Eddy / Eddy Alexander
"Goodyear-Danville is so grateful for all United Way does for our community, and we're glad to be able to support them in a meaningful way. (Regarding IALR's Decorating the Trees for a Cause program, an annual fundraiser benefiting charitable organizations that is organized by the Institute Conference Center)"
Laura Singleton / Goodyear-Danville
"Thank you for hosting us at your incredible facility! Between the logistical and technical support that you provided before and during the event, to offering nutritious meals and refreshments for participants and volunteers, and especially your amazing hospitality -- we were so very fortunate to partner with your team and…"
Team Leader / Capital One
"I want to thank everyone who made our holiday luncheon a success. The food keeps getting better and better. I ate some of everything, and it was delicious. Compliments to the chef. Everyone has been telling me how great the food was and how much they enjoy having the luncheon…"
June Conner / CIT
"Thank you for being so accommodating to our staff and volunteers during our recent Benefit Banquet. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research Conference Center is a beautiful venue and the staff is truly committed to ensuring each visitor is given their utmost attention."
God's Pit Crew / God's Pit Crew
"I was thrilled with the beautiful room and decor! The food was delicious and the wait staff was amazing! We will be back very soon for our next meeting!"
Christy Oakes
"The meeting rooms are spacious and equipped with state-of- theart presentation and audio visual needs. The food and beverage were exceptional, and the staff was very kind and friendly assisting us. Having meetings at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) Conference Center is a great setting for any…"
Cindy Bennett / Essel Propack
"Goodyear sets a gold standard for supporting community service work. United Way of Danville Pittsylvania County greatly appreciated all their hard work as Campaign Chair for 2016-2017."
Traci Petty / United Way
"“What a wonderful experience we had working with your staff as they helped us prepare and present the Danville Master Gardener’s Spring to Green this year! From the evaluations and feedback from everyone there, this was the best year ever! It was wonderful knowing the staff at The Institute were…"
Pat Morgan / Danville Master Gardeners Association

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