Conference hall

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A small conference room in Playa Vista, Los Angeles in May 2006.
A meeting room, in the Federal Palace of Switzerland in Bern.

A conference hall or conference room is a room provided for singular events such as business conferences and meetings. It is commonly found at large hotels and convention centers though many other establishments, including even hospitals,[1] have one. Sometimes other rooms are modified for large conferences such as arenas or concert halls. Aircraft have been fitted out with conference rooms.[2] Conference rooms can be windowless for security purposes. An example of one such room is in the Pentagon, known as the Tank.[3]

Typically, the facility provides furniture, overhead projectors, stage lighting, and a sound system.[4]

Smoking is normally prohibited in conference halls even when other parts of buildings permit smoking.[5]

Sometimes the term 'conference hall' is used synonymously with 'conference center' as, for example, in 'Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall'.

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  1. ^ "Rahul who? Challenge on home turf", TAPAS CHAKRABORTY, The Telegraph, 16 February 2008
  2. ^ "Air Force One INDIA", The Indian Express, Manu Pubby, February 17, 2008
  3. ^ "How Bush Decided on the Surge", Fred Barnes, FrontPage Magazine, January 28, 2008
  4. ^ "Albert Hall Conference Centre",, retrieved 17 February 2008
  5. ^ "Bills to ban public smoking defeated", OLYMPIA MEOLA TIMES, February 15, 2008