One option might also be Georgetown University or George Mason
out of the box for friday daytime might be a Cineplex - for example
the hoffman center over in alexandria.
Have you thought an appeal to all the federal employees registered -
with the breadth of attendance - they all have their own conference
and meeting centers including auditoriums stashed around the city.
> The space that we looked at this week at Trinity College has proved to be
> insufficient for our needs. Not only was their largest room limited to 300
> people, but they also decided that we would not be a good fit for their
> facilities and revoked their offer (I think someone else beat us to the
> signing, frankly).
> Anyway, that leaves us all in a position of needing to find a space. If you
> have a few minutes, please skim this email and help out however you can.
> 1. A main room to hold at least 400, and preferably 500 for the opening
> ceremonies on the morning of Friday, the 27th.
> 2. About 13 breakout rooms for the rest of Friday and all day Saturday
> that will hold different numbers of people -- let's say 40 - 150 as a rough
> 3. Ideally, available by bus or subway.
> 1. We have already reached out to Sidwell Friends, Georgetown Day High
> School, and Madeira out in McLean.
> 2. If you only have a few moments, but would like to help, please contact
> Maxine <max...@mixtmediastrategies.com
> - she has a list of DC public
> schools that she's starting to work through, but they need to be called
> individually. If you ask nice, she'll send you as many as you are willing to
> take responsibility for checking with.
> 3. Finally, if you have connections with any of the following, see if
> they have availability and let me know:
> - Churches
> - Conference Spaces
> - Theatres
> - Foundations
> - Think Tanks
> We are open to any suggestions or recommendations, but are obviously trying
> to get this tied down as quickly as possible.
> Here's to the wisdom of our small crowd!
> Wayne Moses Burke
> Executive Director
> Open Forum Foundationhttp://openforumfoundation.org