New D.C.-Area Convene Conference Center Unveiled on Top of Tower


Convene, the meeting-venue operator that transforms unused commercial space into state-of-the-art gathering spaces, will open its second D.C.-area location Nov. 1 at CEB Tower in Arlington, Va. The company also operates a 15,000-square-foot location at 1800 Tyson's Corner in McLean, Va.

"Opening Convene at 1201 Wilson is an exciting moment for Convene, for both tenants of CEB Tower and companies located in the Rosslyn and D.C. area," said Michael Burke, vice president of real estate and development at Convene, which was one of M&C's 2018 Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry. "This space is a perfect example of how Convene's approach to partnering with landlords benefits both property owners and tenants, and we are excited to expand our presence in the nation's capital and serve the Rosslyn business community in more places and more ways."

Offering panoramic views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C., the new meeting space hosts events for up to 300 people; Convene will also manage a full-service culinary program for the tenants.

"The Rosslyn neighborhood is built on experiences that convene neighbors, workers and visitors, and Convene embodies this ideal," said Mary-Claire Burick, president, Rosslyn Business Improvement District. "Its impressive, beautifully designed spaces and full-service, premium offerings make it a great meeting and event option for any company in the region. We look forward to Convene's success as a vibrant touch point in our community."

Earlier this year, Convene announced a $152 million Series D round of financing, which will enable the company to grow its footprint, expand services and launch a new workplace-technology platform. By the end of this year, company officials say they  will have 23 locations in five cities totaling approximately 700,000 square feet, which is projected to increase to 1,700,000 square feet of space in 10 cities by the end of 2019.