Conferences and Special Events Office



The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS), Conference and Special Events Office (CSEO) provides event planning services, scheduling, and coordination of logistical and technical support for conference rooms, auditoriums, employee courtyard, production studio and public space in the Interior Complex.  These services are provided to internal as well as external customers.  Listed below is a table that contains the conference facilities along with room capacity, room setup, audiovisual equipment and other important information.

External customers will incur fees for room rental & support services for the use of conference rooms, auditoriums and public spaces.

Conference Rooms, Auditoriums and Public Spaces

Room

Capacity

Room Setup

Food/
Beverages Permitted

Equipped with Audiovisual

 
 
30
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
 
NO
YES
 
 
30
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
 
NO
YES
 
 
 
40
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
 
NO
YES
 
 
25
Conference Table w/seating around perimeter
 
YES
YES
VTC SYSTEM
 
John Muir Room
(Opens Fall 2013)
 

25
U Shape seating for 25 w/seating around the perimeter
YES
YES
70
U shape, classroom, square,  reception and theater seating 
YES
YES
VTC SYSTEM
 
 
 
40
 conference table for 25 w/perimeter seating 
 
YES
YES 
VTC SYSTEM
 
40
U shape for 30
w/chairs around perimeter
 
NO
YES
&
Roof Terrace
50
 
482
Banquet, Reception and theater seating 
 
YES
YES

(request form required)
 
 
600
Theater seating
 
NO
YES
 
(request form required)
 
 175
Banquet seating for 80, classroom for 35 and theater seating for 170
 
YES
YES

1-4
 
Panel Format w/Backdrop
 
NO
 
YES

 
200
Fixed tables/chairs
YES
 NO
(main seating area)
200
 Tables and chairs
YES
 NO


Special Purpose Rooms

  • Main and South Interior Auditoriums, South Penthouse
    Request form
    is required for reserving this space
    (Cost varies depending on requirements and time of meeting/event)

  • Production Studio
    Audio/Video Productions

  • South Penthouse and Roof Terrace
    This space was originally used as an employee lounge in the 1940's and contains a large collection of Native American murals.  Today the penthouse and roof terrace are used for meetings, receptions, award ceremonies and press conferences.

  • Employee Courtyard
    The newly renovated courtyard can be used for luncheons, receptions and employee social gatherings.

  • Bison Bistro (MIB Cafeteria)
    The main seating area can be used for meetings, award ceremonies, receptions, etc.

Multi-Media and Webcasting

Multi-Media (video, audio, recording, production support, etc.) and webcasting (broadcast meetings and events to remote audiences via the internet) services are available to customers

To ensure 508 compliance for certain webcast meetings or events posted on a government website, the CSEO is required to obtain captioning services from an outside vendor which the program office would incur cost.

Helpful Tips and Information

  • Schedule rooms as far in advance as possible (including annual meetings).
  • Consider your logistical (audiovisual, catering, alcohol waiver, etc.) needs prior to planning and scheduling your meetings.


Payment Methods: 


  • When services require reimbursement, an authorized official must commit funds.
  • Credit Card or Check


Contact:

If you need assistance related to our services, please contact the OFAS service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the people below.

Leslie Harmon - Special Events Assistant
Phone:  (202) 208-4412
Email:  Leslie_C_Harmon@ios.doi.gov 

Ron Tull (Production Studio Scheduling) - Acting Team Leader
Phone:  (202) 208-5089
Email:  Ronald_Tull@ios.doi.gov

Mariane Gately - Chief, Branch of Conference and Special Events
Phone:  (202) 208-7204
Email:  Mariane_M_Gately@ios.doi.gov