Lively but laid-back. Bustling but casual. Phoenix's downtown has a vibe all its own, with a trendy yet unpretentious ambiance that's accessible to all. The result is an eclectic mix of independent coffee shops, restaurants, bars, music venues and art galleries, creating an inspiring atmosphere that fuels team collaboration and fresh ideas.

And it's easy to get around the city's burgeoning downtown. From the convention center, a short walk, pedi-cab ride or light rail jaunt will bring you to some of Phoenix's favorite hotspots.

Phoenix is also quickly becoming a favored destination for biomed and tech. Downtown's 30-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus has made the city an up-and-coming center for medical research and innovation. And the city's growing popularity as a home for tech companies has some calling us the next Silicon Valley.

Learn more about planning your next meeting in Phoenix.