Book Our Space
At Open Gov Hub, we work with you to make your event or meeting a success. Our all-inclusive space options are perfect for your next event. That’s right, no hidden fees or paying hundreds extra for Polycoms or flipcharts - everything is included, even consumables like markers and Post-Its. Discover what our space has to offer and then send us a request!
We have a variety of versatile, modern rooms that can be used for a wide variety of meetings and events. The rooms available range in size from small for a few people up to our inspiring event space that seats just under a hundred.
All of our rooms come with whiteboards and/or flipcharts, free high-speed wifi, tele- and videoconferencing, and wireless presentation systems.
What you get
When you book our space, you receive the following free of charge:
▪ Tech: Full A/V, including high-speed wifi, large flat-screen TVs for wireless presentations or conferencing, built-in cameras, and on-site support,
▪ The T4 Event Space and Manila/Sydney room comes with up to 6 flat-screens and ability to stream 2 different views simultaneously (for presentations/streaming/conferencing),
▪ Consumables: Flipcharts, markers, and, in most rooms, a whiteboard, plus a hot & cold filtered water machine, icemaker, and 12-cup coffeemaker.
▪ 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!
Once you submit the rental request form, we will get back to you by EOD or next business day. From there, we will work with you to secure the space with a contract and payment, button down any logistical details, and can even help advertise your event. Before your event we can also provide a tech training and answer any last minute questions.
Space Rental FAQ
+ Do you offer tech setup help?
Yes! Our Operations & Facilities Manager or another Hub staff will help you do a tech run-through before your event and will also available, if needed, the day of your event.
+ What tech equipment do you have?
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 one 80” TV; all TVs are equipped with wireless presentation and Apple AirPlay. 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 and two podium microphones. For videoconferencing, we have a large tabletop two-way speaker, as well as mounted cameras. Our meeting rooms (Tokyo and Rome) have mounted 70" flat-screens with mounted cameras, conferencing speakers, and wireless presentation.
We have free high-speed wifi available throughout our space.
+ What about food?
We have a spacious kitchen available for your use with two large refrigerators, two microwaves, and two large sinks. You are more than welcome to offer catering or order food for your event or meeting. 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 30-60 minutes early, so that we can do a quick tech run-through 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 assist the security officer with registering and esocrting guests to the 5th floor.
Bring signage that you want displayed, as well as any materials.
Just as you were for setup, you are responsible for breakdown and cleanup.
+ Still have any questions?
Email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or call us 202-753-6932!