Meet in Spokane

A place for hobby groups...

From sci-fi to square dancing, quilts to cake decorating, hobby groups choose Spokane for its expansive meeting space, unbeatable value and nationally-acclaimed culinary scene.

  • Record-breaking participation:
    • Broke Worldcon (World Science Fiction Convention) record with 11,149 memberships sold
    • Welcomed 5,545 members to the National Square Dance Convention in 2012--that's more than 2014's convention in Little Rock (3,843), 2013's convention in Oklahoma City (4,185) and 2011's convention in Detroit (3,737)
    • Held 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which produced a record-setting attendance of 158,170 spectators throughout the week. The sellout crowds beat Spokane's own previous record at the 2007 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships by approximately 25,000 tickets sold. Spokane still has the largest attendance record to date.
  • Proven success with global conventions:
    • "Spokane is a beautiful city and was a great host for our event. Everyone, from the hotels to the convention center to the city government to the restaurants and other businesses, made the international science fiction community who attended Sasquan feel right at home... Spokane is definitely on the international map within Worldcon fandom!" - Mike Willmoth, Vice Chair, Sasquan, Spokane Worldcon 2015
  • Travelers spend (on average) $100 per day less than they would in Portland or Seattle, according to Business Travel News
  • Featured in The Wall Street Journal's "6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers"

Spin around Spokane

A city at your fingertips...

The heart of the city, the home of your next convention:

  • Stay close to your meeting in one of 3,300 hotel rooms within eight blocks of the Convention Center
  • Eat at 80+ restaurants within 8 blocks of the Convention Center
  • Enjoy shoppingentertainment and nightlife — right next door
  • Explore the nation’s 2nd largest urban waterfall, located in beautiful Riverfront Park, next to the Convention Center
  • Arrive in just ten minutes from Spokane International Airport
  • Choose from 100 daily flights (28 direct and connecting cities, 548 domestic one-stop connections)

Tour the Convention Center

A convention center for you...

Our Spokane Convention Center is much bigger and even better. Thanks to a recently completed $55-million expansion, the Convention Center now features:

  • 500,000 sf of total meeting space
  • A 120,000 sf expanded exhibited hall
  • 40 meeting and breakout rooms
  • Three ballrooms
  • Two connected hotels
  • Direct connection to the 2,700-seat INB Performing Arts Center
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the beautiful Spokane River
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • Free WiFi
  • Convenient downtown location within walking distance of shopping, wineries, dining, nightlife, and outdoor adventure