A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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.
(Cost varies depending on requirements and time of meeting/event)
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.
The newly renovated courtyard can be used for luncheons, receptions and employee social gatherings.
The main seating area can be used for meetings, award ceremonies, receptions, etc.
Multi-Media and Livestreaming
Multi-Media (video, audio, recording, production support, etc.) and livesteaming (broadcast live events via the internet).
To ensure 508 compliance for certain livestream meetings or events posted on a government website, the CSE is required to obtain captioning services from an outside vendor which the program office would incur cost.