Book Our Space

At Open Gov Hub, we work with you to make your event or meeting a success. Discover what our space has to offer and read through our FAQ. Then send us your space request through our form.

 
 
 

 

The Space

We have a variety of versatile, modern rooms that can be used for a wide variety of meetings and events. The rooms available range from small for a few people all the way up to our event space that seats just under a hundred. 

Almost all of our rooms come equipped with whiteboards and videoconferencing. 

 

 

What you get

When you book our space, you receive the following free of charge:
▪  Tech: Mac Minis mounted on TV displays that you use just like your own computer, microphones
▪  Tech support to make sure your event runs smoothly
▪  Flipcharts, markers, and a whiteboard
▪  If your event is relevant to the interests of our members or the broader Open Gov Hub community, we are more than happy to provide valuable promotional support to help you get the word out

 

 

the process 

Once you submit the rental request form, we will get back to you within 5 days regarding availability of the space on your requested day. From there, we will work with you to secure the space with a contract and payment. Before your event we will also provide a tech training and answer any last minute questions.

Please keep in mind that space rental is only a small portion of what we do, so we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


 
 

Space Rental FAQ

+ Do you offer tech setup help?

Yes! We have two OpenGov Hub staff who will help you do a tech run through with you before your event and are also available, if needed, the day of your event.

+ What tech equipment do you have?

Event Space In our large event space (Sydney and Manila), we have six TVs that can show different displays if needed. We have two 50”, two 70”, and two 80” TVs. The four largest TVs have Apple Mac Minis and HDMI or USB hookups. There's no need to bring your computer (unless you prefer to), as we have several fully functioning Mac computers hooked up to our TVs. We also have a 50” TV in the breakout area right outside the event space, so if there is overflow your guests can still follow the event. Our large event space also comes equipped with microphones, which includes two handheld, two lapel, and two desktop microphones. For videoconferencing, we have a large tabletop two-way speaker, as well as video cameras mounted on our larger TVs.

Meeting Rooms Our larger meeting rooms come equipped with a fully functioning Mac computer, 70” TV, a mounted video camera, and a large tabletop two-way speaker.

Wifi We have free (and fast!) Wifi available throughout our space.

+ What about food?

We have a spacious kitchen available for your use with two large refrigerators, a microwave, and two large sinks. You are more than welcome to offer catering or order food for your event or meeting. However, the Hub staff does not do any of the ordering or setup for the food.

Listed below are food providers guests have used in the past. When having food delivered, be sure to specify Suite 500 to ensure your food arrives to the right place.

+ Do you have a space capacity chart?

We’ve got you covered! We have a chart showing all of the different arrangements as well as the number of people for each arrangement.

+ Is it easy to get to the Hub?

Yes! We are right in the heart of Washington, D.C. close to many metro and bus lines: Metro: McPherson Square (Blue-Orange-Silver) or Farragut North (Red) Bus: 52, 53, 54, D4, 80, D1, D6, 3Y, 16Y, 11Y, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36

We also have a parking garage in our building, run by Colonial Parking. Their website has the latest rate information. On weekdays the garage is open until at least 10pm, if not later. On weekends, the building's parking garage is only open Saturday evening (~5pm-1am) and is available at a flat rate of $12.

We also have bike racks in front of our building, where you can lock your bike securely.

+ What do I need to do before my event?

Planning events can be stressful, so we want to help make it as easy as possible for you at the Hub.

Please complete the steps on the External Event Checklist to make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

+ What do I need to do on the day of my event?

Please show up to the venue at least 30 minutes early, so that we can do a quick tech runthrough with you and so that you can set up the room to fit your needs.

For all events over 20 people, and all evening events: You must have at least one volunteer/staff in the lobby to help register and take guests up to the 5th floor. This is necessary with a high volume of guests and in the evening, when there is no security guard on duty at the front desk after 6pm.

Bring signage that you want displayed, as well as any materials.

Just as you were for setup, you are responsible for breakdown and cleanup.