Crude Con­ven­tions

Where to host your next con­ven­tion, based on the price of oil

Alberta Venture - - The Briefing -

Pick­ing a venue for your next meet­ing or con­ven­tion is one of the tough

est de­ci­sions you’ll make. So why not let the (in­fla­tion-ad­justed) price of a bar­rel of West Texas In­ter­me­di­ate (WTI) choose it for you? It’ll save you time and give you one more rea­son to ap­pre­ci­ate Al­berta’s oil in­dus­try.

1946 Jan­uary $15.52 JT’s Lounge, Cal­gary Start­ing at $40/hour,

JT’s Lounge, a Tri­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, only has seat­ing for you and 20 oth­ers, but it has a kitchen fa­cil­ity in­side, and the size just means more face time. In a space like that, you can’t help but net­work

1980 April $103.76 Spruce Mead­ows, Cal­gary

The price of oil is mov­ing up, and so are you. Bring your guests to the famed Spruce Mead­ows, with its 4,000 acres of pris­tine ranch land, and seat them in the Bri­tish House, Congress Hall, Equi-Plex, or one of the fa­cil­ity’s other mas­sive event rooms

2003 Septem­ber $38.03 Yel­low­head Brew­ery, Ed­mon­ton

Con­nected to an ac­tual brew­ery, the rus­tic event room at ­the Yel­low­head is ideal for meet­ings you hope will impress your guests without break­ing the bank

2008 JUNE $145.31 BMO Cen­tre, Cal­gary

The good times will never end, right? You’re liv­ing large, so put on your new suit, hop in your sparkling SUV and get three photo-radar tick­ets on the drive to Stam­pede Park. Pre­pare to watch the band the event plan­ner hired, which may or may not be U2

2009 JAN­UARY $47.70 Com­mon­wealth Cen­tre, Cal­gary

Lo­cated on 52 Av­enue, away from the down­town core, the Com­mon­wealth Cen­tre will save you from the crip­pling costs of other large venues, and its 15,200-square­foot main room is big enough to sat­isfy any trade show or con­ven­tion needs

2016 Fe­bru­ary $26.55 Uni­ver­sity of Al­berta Alumni House, Ed­mon­ton

The Alumni House is – wait for it – an ac­tual house. It has four meet­ing ar­eas and a din­ing room (it’s a bun­ga­low, af­ter all). With a max­i­mum of 100 guests, it’ll force you to pick the best ones

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