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

(Closed August 2014)
30
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
NO
YES
(Closed August 2014)
30
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
NO
YES
40
Conference Table w/seating around the perimeter
NO
YES
1548
25
Conference Table w/seating around perimeter
YES
YES
VTC SYSTEM
2529 20 Conference Table w/seating around perimeter NO YES

VTC SYSTEM
John Muir Room

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

(Closed August 2014)
600
Theater seating
NO
YES
(request form required)
150
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 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.

Livestream Checklist


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


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

Mike Hershfeld - Audiovisual Team Leader

Phone: (202) 208-4572

Email: Michael_Hershfeld@ios.doi.gov

Mariane Gately - Chief, Branch of Conference and Special Events

Phone: (202) 208-7204

Email: Mariane_M_Gately@ios.doi.gov