• Venue Spotlight: World of Speed Museum

    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE

    The museum that is moving the events community.

If you’re looking to add a little more drive to your next event, check out the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon. Opened in April 2015, the motor sport s museum offers more than 80,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. With every detail from hang points in the ceiling and multiple TVs to broadcast PowerPoints, logos or the event itself to the three race cars turned simulators available for rent, the museum is ready to host any type of event.

The gallery floor can accommodate 800 seated. The space is filled with cars during the museum’s open hours, but is cleared completely or partially, depending on event attendance. And if you have a meeting before 5 p.m., the museum offers a boardroom large enough to fit 45.

Everything needed for an event is provided: catering kitchen, A/V cables, projectors and more. The museum will even supply TV trays for portable dining. “We don’t just rent the room out and walk away,” says Nick Apap, World of Speed’s event manager.

Almost every inch of the museum is open for events, including the 2-acre parking lot. “Everywhere you look, there is always something going on,” Apap says. worldofspeed.org

The Lynnwood Convention Center is a premiere event venue located 15 miles north of downtown Seattle. With 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate large meetings, weddings, galas, seminars, corporate gatherings, product launches and private parties of up to 650, the Lynnwood Convention Center delivers on value, innovation and excellence.


Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.


In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.