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Back to the Future: The Evolution of Meetings

As Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center by Destination Hotels & Resorts celebrates 50 years as the nation’s first conference center, we reflect on how meetings and other business gatherings have evolved over the years.

The Estate has played host to thousands of educational institutions, organizations, and businesses including IBM, AT&T and General Electric and has contributed towards the growth of the conference center industry over the past few decades. There has been a steady trend of loyalty from businesses and large corporations in the region.

 The need for companies and professional organizations to bring their people together and connect is as present today as it has been over the last half century. Our customers in 1964 remain our customers today, which are represented across all business segments and professional organizations.

 In addition, there has been a continuous evolvement of a diverse workforce, as well as growth in networking opportunities taking place outside of the meeting room. Our college campus environment allows for gatherings of various sizes.

 In today’s business world, meetings continue to be high in demand as a key way to get corporate professionals together. There is no greater return in investment than the investment that organizations continue to make on their staff by bringing them together to connect, network, and train in which a conference center like Tarrytown House provides.

 Everything from teambuilding with fine culinary to implementing new technology during business gatherings ranked among the most popular meeting trends. The projector has given way to the LCD and we are continually investing in greater bandwidths to meet our attendees’ needs. However, the single greatest technological advancement for the collaboration and fostering of ideas in the meeting room has been and continues to be the flip chart.

 Celebrating 50 years as the nation’s first conference center, Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, by Destination Hotels & Resorts is located just 25 miles from midtown Manhattan. A broad range of meeting packages, as well as custom conference options, provides planning flexibility and convenience. Set on 26 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, the Tarrytown House features impressive 19th-Century mansions, as well as a contemporary atrium-style building that houses over 30,000 square feet of meeting space for gatherings of all sizes, including IACC-certified conference facilities with unmatched technological capabilities. For more information, please contact the Tarrytown House at 1-800-553-8118 or check their Website at www.tarrytownhouseestate.com.

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