Conferences at Konventum
TABL E O F C O NT ENT
Technical assistance & AV equipment
Auditoriums Jornâ€™s Auditorium
The DamgĂĽrd Hall
The Oresund Hall
The Atrium Hall
Creative conference facilities
The Garden Room
B32 & B44
KONVENTUM The name Konventum has been inspired by convent and converse. Because in our house people come together in order to speak with one another and experience things together.
S U R R OUN DINGS. CONT ENT. IN S P IRATI O N
The requirements for meetings and conferences in a unique setting becomes bigger and bigger. And it requires more from both the person responsible for the conference and the conference centers. Konventum is a modern conference and educational center set amidst a 300,000 sqm green park with a magnificent view of the Oresund. We have 20,000 sqm, so here it is possible both to hold conferences, sleep, eat, exercise and socialise together in one place in one of the most unique buildings in Denmark. Konventum is for those who find value in being at a conference center a little out of the ordinary. Here is world renowned Danish design, art and architecture, but without restrictions from glass displays and custodians. We wish to share the experience of being part of Danish heritage with our guests. Konventumâ€™s story is an exciting cocktail of architecture, zeitgeist, art, learning and personal development. Our extraordinary past and many proud values are still active today, as part of the ingredients for a successful conference. But Konventum is much more than these words. It is an experience you will never forget. 6
4 auditoriums. group work. 45 and group room Library with PC ca 222 rooms. Resta Free unlimit 8
25 alcoves for meeting rooms ms. Free coffee. afĂŠ and AV corner. aurant. Free wifi. ted parking 9
RE S U LTS. EF F ECT. ACT I O N
Consultants Conferences and meetings are often organised with a well-defined aim of creating change in a company. The administrative booking staff have a much larger responsibility today than merely booking rooms, refreshments and catering. Because the value of your conference has to be able to be felt long after you have said “Goodbye” and left the conference centre – and this makes demands on the way a conference is run. Konventum’s architecture has been well thought out, designed, and built on a vision about creating the best possible framework for everything from presentations, kick-offs and lectures to workshops, group work and team building in the same building. Without having to enter into contracts with outside agencies and consultants. Konventum’s consultants are known for creating an effective link between theory and practice. Our success is built on many years’ of documented experience within the fields of: facilitation, presentation methods, team building and assessment. Together we will ensure that the aims of your conference are transferred actively to your everyday life and have the desired effect in the short as well as the long term. Use our process consultants when drafting your conference program. Use our valuable facilitation tools during your conference and get assistance in implementing the results of the conference in your company afterwards. Contact us to learn more about how we can ensure that your conference kicks off effectively in relation to your aims. 11
T E C HN OLOGY. PRES ENTAT IO N . S O U N D
Technical assistance & AV-equipement
Konventum has a permanent staff of AV technicians who set up the meeting room according to your requirements. If you experience problems with the technical equipment, our technicians are ready to assist you during the course of the day. At Konventum we also offer you to use Audience Response System (ARS) - or clickers - as an active part of your conference to increase participant awareness and the collective interaction in conference content. ARS is a voting system that is wirelessly added to the presenter’s PC and integrates with PowerPoint, Word and Adobe. Questions can be integrated in the presenter’s PowerPoint, so polls can be made underway. Via anonymous or non-anonymous responses the presenter can thereby get quick feedback on participants’ opinions during a presentation. The answers are displayed as graphs and can be stored for later analysis. Documented studies show that more dare to participate in debates and fewer are dropped on the floor during lectures if you use clickers.
AU D I TORIUMS
Jorn’s Auditorium is Konventum’s largest auditorium with seating for 250 persons. The auditorium is well-suited to presentations or lectures. Skylights and excellent acoustics allow for a pleasant atmosphere.
Room for 250 persons Permanent lay-out arrangement Professional AV equipment Wireless microphones Music & sound systems with iPod connection Piano
FACT On the walls Asger Jorn’s majestic work of art “Fleurs d´Été” (Summer flowers) decorates the room, in the form of water colours (1958) and a woven tapestry (1958).
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The Damgård Hall is Konventum’s impressive conference hall with room for 229 persons. The hall is well-suited to presentations or lectures. In a section of the floor tables and chairs can be moved to make room for group activities, presentations or something else.
Room for 229 persons Partial permanent lay-out arrangement Professional AV equipment Wireless microphones Music & sound systems Piano
FACT The unique ceiling in the hall is created by Henning Damgård-Sørensen (1928-2013) who is responsible for several of Konventum’s works of art. The high windows create a beautiful shafting light effect from the park.
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The Oresund Hall
The Oresund Hall is Konventum’s evocative conference hall with room for 80-100 persons. Here the lecturers are in keen competition with the view over Oresund and the scenery just outside the window. The hall is well-suited to presentations and group work.
Room for 80-100 persons Flexible lay-out Professional AV equipment Wireless microphones Music & sound systems with iPod connection Boards
FACT The artistic ceiling has been created by Henning Damgaard-Sørensen (1928-2003). The hall has been furnished with Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen’s “Kongestolen” (Royal Chairs)(1968) 18
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The Atrium Hall
The Atrium Hall is Konventum’s smallest and most intimate auditorium with room for 45 persons. The shafting light from Konventum’s beautiful atrium streams in through the skylights and creates a pleasant atmosphere in the peaceful auditorium. The hall is wellsuited to presentations, lectures or talks for small groups.
Room for 45 persons Permanent arrangement lay-out Professional AV equipment Music & sound systems with iPod connection
FACT The natural shafting light from the atrium is complemented by the small unique lamps, which are designed by the building’s architect Jarl Heger (1929-1998) and fill the hall with a soft light. 20
M E ETIN GS. GROUP WORK. N E T WO RK IN G
Konventumâ€™s unique architecture holds countless meeting rooms, group rooms and niches that can be used for many different purposes.
17 meeting rooms for example for kick-off, presentations or lectures, 20-80 persons 25 niches for example for group work, brainstorms, research or preparations, 4-8 persons 30 group rooms for example for smaller department meetings, workshops, research or group work, 10-19 persons All rooms have access to and/or a view over green areas.
C R E ATIVIT Y. INNOVATION. CO O P E RATI O N
Creative conference facilities At Konventum we have a lot of traditional meeting rooms. But the demands placed on creative meeting rooms where there is an opportunity for breaking conventions for presentations, dialogue and cooperation are becoming greater and greater. Because the effect of breaking down the customary framework is recognised. Consequently, Konventum offers a range of alternative meeting rooms where you have the opportunity of taking on the challenges and objectives in another manner than in an ordinary meeting room. The lay-out of the rooms opens quite naturally up for another type of dialogue which can lead on to other processes and decisions.
C R E ATIVE CONF ERENCE FACI L I TIE S
The Garden Room (Havestuen) The Garden Room is Konventumâ€™s green meeting room with room for 15 persons. Here you can sit in a comfortable sofa, in an armchair or at the bar whilst you are working. Or you can move out onto the terrace and continue working out in the open. The room invites you to work creatively with your material and is well-suited to managerial meetings, group work or workshops.
Room for 15 persons Flexible lay-out Professional AV equipment Music & sound systems with iPod connection
FACT The Garden Room has been fitted out on the basis of documentary knowledge that the physical environment has an enormous influence on how we concentrate, receive and adapt new knowledge. The Garden Roomâ€™s soft furniture, distinct shafting light and direct access to the park is not, therefore, a coincidence - these are tools which help make your meeting even more effective. 28
C R E ATIVE CONF ERENCE FACI L I TIE S
B32 & B44 B32 and B44 are Konventum’s larger creative conference rooms with room for 15-25 persons. Art, untraditional shapes and colours are important parts of the interior. The rooms have both been designed to accommodate the four learning style categories in order to give our conference guests the opportunity to break their usual habits and open up to new inspiration, new knowledge and new lines of thought. The custommade meeting tables invite to a greater involvement from the meeting contestants and more dialogue across the table. Both rooms are suitable for presentations, group work or work shops.
B32 — Room for 25 persons B44 — Room for 16 persons Fleksible table arragement Professionel AV-equipement Music & sound system
FACT B32 and B44 are designed as a tool to create new traditions for meetings and open up for a new type of dialogue with better results. The interior is carefully selected to improve our conference guests’ learning ability, to open up to new ways of working together and create positive dialogue. 30
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Q UALIT Y. TASTE. GASTRONO M Y
Konventum’s kitchen has quite a simple philosophy. Good, top quality ingrediens is in focus. The food is always prepared with heart and soul and consists of delicious homemade specialities and good gastronomic experiences. At Konventum you can enjoy your meals in our restaurant which has a panorama view over the park and Oresund.
”One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Wolf
Konventum’s restaurant is open in connection with conferences, courses, meetings and functions. Snacks during breaks At Konventum we serve delicious snacks every morning and afternoon with both healthy and less healthy treats. Free fresh fruit, tea and coffee is available around the clock.
P E ACE . RE FL ECTION. REST ITUATIO N
At Konventum we have 222 rooms in total, placed in seven buildings which are all closely linked to the main building. In all rooms there is a view over green areas and peace to reflect on the contents of the day with the opportunity of preparing oneself for the next dayâ€™s work. All our standard rooms have been designed by Henrik Tengler with armchairs by Nanna Ditzel. In a modern extension directly linked to the main building we have 22 deluxe rooms with a view of the park. Six of our deluxe rooms have a view of the Oresund and two have jacuzzis. All the deluxe rooms have been designed by Henrik Tengler. Furniture by amongst others Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel.
E X E RC ISE . F ELLOWS HIP. NE W E N E RGY
After a long day’s work it can be nice to get some fresh air to the brain and new energy to the body. Konventum has many possibilities on offer for exercise, indoors as well as in the park and the surrounding green areas.
Fitness and aerobic rooms Sauna Golf course and hire of golf bags Volleyball & Football Jogging and cycle tracks Letting of bicycles and mountain bikes Swimming in the Oresund (300m from Konventum) Hiking on natural trails
If you would rather enjoy the company of good colleagues indoors, then there are numerous alcoves and corners which are perfect places for relaxing:
Bar & Café Billiards & table tennis Table football Library & PC-café 38
KN OWLE DGE. DEV ELOPMEN T. IN TE RD IS CIP L IN ARIT Y
Konventum is a modern conference and education centre. And the building encompasses an exciting history of Danish design, art, architecture, the spirit of the times and personal development. When in the 1950s the trade union movement was working with the idea of a new workers’ education centre, The Workers’ Educational Association and the Danish Federation of Trade Unions arranged an architectural competition in 1958. The result was the education centre, LOskolen, which was built from 1966-69. The education centre existed as a Danish high school according to Danish legislation from 1969 – 2008 and was designed and built to encompass completely new teaching methods focusing on the inquisitive and creative human being, who did not want to be limited by a single classroom and on which the building’s manifold architecture has left its indelible mark. The building is refurbished with beautiful, modern facilities and still has the unique historic framework which inspires and stimulates the senses in all kinds of ways. 40
In 2010 the Konventum was enhanced with the title as Denmark’s most recently built listed building on account of its significant cultural and historical value and unique architecture. Conferences, meetings, courses and education continue to be the focal point at Konventum where opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and the unique surroundings create a very special framework for professional and personal development, which is decisive in conjunction with sharing knowledge, education and development. Quality, aesthetics, originality and diversity are our values and focal points. The values are expressed through Konventum’s architecture, art, facilities and the education courses on offer – and are also the demands we continue to make on ourselves in the further development of Konventum. Development is not over at Konventum. And it never will be either. Because times does not stand still here.
At Konventum we can help you tailor a conference that suits your needs and that will leave your participants with exciting lasting memories. If you want to book consultants, conferences or other meeting activities at Konventum, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: (+45) 49 28 09 00.
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