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Science History Institute Conference Center

Science History Institute Conference Center The Science History Institute is an elegant venue for creating unforgettable occasions, with world-class event facilities in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Old City district.

Located in historic Old City Philadelphia, the Science History Institute Conference Center occupies 13,000 square feet of newly refreshed, state of the art, adaptable meeting space. Seasoned with a pinch of science and a dash of history, it has all the ingredients for serving up a delicious event.

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04/07/2021
Masks, science, events, vaccines and more — last week Discover Philadelphia's Chief Health Advisor Dr. David Nash addres...
09/17/2020
Your COVID-19 Questions Answered with Dr. David Nash - discoverPHL.com

Masks, science, events, vaccines and more — last week Discover Philadelphia's Chief Health Advisor Dr. David Nash addressed questions and concerns around COVID-19 and its impact on meetings and travel.

https://www.discoverphl.com/blog/your-covid-19-questions-answered-with-dr-david-nash/

PHLCVB Chief Health Advisor Dr. David Nash participated in a Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau webinar on September 10, 2020, to address questions and concerns around COVID-19 and its impact on meetings and travel. Read on for highlights from the webinar and view the session below.   “Y...

Let us set the stage for your next virtual event! You can host a seamless virtual event from our space, with your presen...
09/10/2020

Let us set the stage for your next virtual event! You can host a seamless virtual event from our space, with your presenter on our stage and your attendees accessing the content virtually. We'll provide a professional backdrop, high audio and camera quality, and a live AV tech standing by to handle all the tech aspects. Call us at 215-629-5151 or email [email protected] for more details.

Go ahead, add a little spice to the menu for your next event! Indoor dining returns in Philadelphia on September 8th.htt...
09/03/2020
Heat Therapy

Go ahead, add a little spice to the menu for your next event! Indoor dining returns in Philadelphia on September 8th.

https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/heat-therapy

At first glance the room looks like something out of an old-time apothecary shop, with rows of colorful, tiny bottles lining the shelves. But on closer inspection the scorpions, skulls, and hazmat signs decorating the bottles come into focus. These little vessels hold hot sauce, some of the hottest....

Read how the Science History Institute and other Philadelphia venues are implementing new in-person and hybrid experienc...
09/02/2020
Philadelphia Event Venues Adapting to a New Landscape - discoverPHL.com

Read how the Science History Institute and other Philadelphia venues are implementing new in-person and hybrid experiences to adapt to the new normal.

https://www.discoverphl.com/blog/philadelphia-event-venues-adapting-to-a-new-landscape/

As Philadelphia continues to navigate through phases of reopening, several of the city’s meeting and event venues have begun implementing new in-person and hybrid experiences in compliance with national, state, and local health and safety guidelines — yet another example of the city’s unstoppa...

September is National Food Safety Month 2020. The entire conference center team (guest facing and behind the scenes) is ...
09/01/2020

September is National Food Safety Month 2020. The entire conference center team (guest facing and behind the scenes) is ServSafe food handler certified and we are committed to keeping our guests safe.

We are excited to announce the start of National Food Safety Month 2020. For 30 years, ServSafe has been leading the way in food safety and this year is no different. Join us to learn more about food safety and how to keep your restaurant and diners safe.

From Personal Hygiene, Cleaning & Sanitation, Safe Food Preparation, Food Safety Procedures, and COVID-19 Safety Procedures, learn about food safety all month long:
https://foodsafetyfocus.com/

#ServSafe #NFSM2020 #FoodSafetyMonth #FoodSafetyFocus #30YearsOfFoodSafety

"In an informal survey held during Global Meeting Industry Day in April, 62 percent of event planners said their events ...
08/31/2020
How to Prepare for a Hybrid Event Future | Smart Meetings

"In an informal survey held during Global Meeting Industry Day in April, 62 percent of event planners said their events will be a hybrid-style moving forward." Click below to see how you can prepare for our hybrid event future.

https://www.smartmeetings.com/tips-tools/technology/126390/prepare-hybrid-event-future

Survey: 62 percent of planners say their events will be a virtual hybrid moving forward. Making that shift will require asking the right questions.

We've got your next movie night covered! RADIOACTIVE, staring Rosamund Pike, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Check out...
08/27/2020
Radiant We, Decaying I: on 'Radioactive' — Lady Science

We've got your next movie night covered! RADIOACTIVE, staring Rosamund Pike, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Check out this review from our former ACLS fellow Ashley Bowen.
https://www.facebook.com/SciHistoryOrg/posts/10158576227554469

Ashley Bowen reviews the new film Radioactive about the life of Marie Curie and finds it a refreshingly nuanced adaptation, focused on Curie's relationship with her husband and scientific partner Pierre, and the physicality of scientific labor.

Looking for a professional backdrop for your next virtual event? You can host a seamless virtual event from our space, w...
08/25/2020

Looking for a professional backdrop for your next virtual event? You can host a seamless virtual event from our space, with your presenter on our stage and your attendees accessing the content virtually. We provide a professional backdrop, high audio and camera quality, and a live AV tech standing by to handle all the tech aspects.

"Diversity is about more than just societal expectations. A diverse group of individuals from different background bring...
08/24/2020
Event Diversity: 6 Ways to Make Your Events More Inclusive

"Diversity is about more than just societal expectations. A diverse group of individuals from different background brings a diverse array of insights. For those in the events spaces, it also means bringing in more attendees."

https://blog.bizzabo.com/6-ways-to-make-your-events-more-inclusive

How should event organizers create more diverse events? Here are 6 tips to keep in mind, compiled with the help of thought-leaders and university professors.

We are proud to once again partner with Food Connect to bridge the gap between excess food and hunger and donate excess ...
08/21/2020

We are proud to once again partner with Food Connect to bridge the gap between excess food and hunger and donate excess food from our kitchen. To learn more about partnering with this wonderful organization, visit their website here: https://www.foodconnectgroup.com/

As digital events become a bigger part of your overall strategy, here are some tips to keep in mind while planning. Need...
08/19/2020
5 Ways to Make Digital Events More Responsive to Audience Needs

As digital events become a bigger part of your overall strategy, here are some tips to keep in mind while planning. Need some help hosting your next virtual or hybrid meeting? Call us at 215.629.5151 or email us at [email protected].

https://www.pcma.org/5-ways-digital-events-more-responsive-audience/

From staffing requirements to keeping participants engaged, here’s what The Ortus Club has learned in short order about virtual audiences.

Getting together to exchange ideas, forge collaborations, and disseminate knowledge is a long-standing tradition of scie...
08/17/2020
Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Information Problems in Research, 1969

Getting together to exchange ideas, forge collaborations, and disseminate knowledge is a long-standing tradition of scientific communities. This group photo from our collection was taken of attendees at the Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Information Problems in Research held at Colby Junior College in New London, New Hampshire in July 1969.
https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/np193925m

Group photograph of attendees at the Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Information Problems in Research held at Colby Junior College in New London, New Hampshire in July 1969.

Spruce up your home office for your next Zoom meeting with one of our virtual backgrounds.https://www.sciencehistory.org...
08/14/2020
Zoom Backgrounds

Spruce up your home office for your next Zoom meeting with one of our virtual backgrounds.
https://www.sciencehistory.org/zoom-backgrounds

Spruce up your home office for your next Zoom meeting with one of our virtual backgrounds. Host your next video call from our museum or library, or choose from a selection of fun images in our digital collections. Click your favorite background to download. Control Panel at Hercules Hopewell Plant,....

Do you need help figuring out the best streaming platform for your next hybrid meeting? Our AV Techs are happy to point ...
08/13/2020
Film projector at Dow Chemical Company plant

Do you need help figuring out the best streaming platform for your next hybrid meeting? Our AV Techs are happy to point you in the right direction and to discuss different cost effective options with you! For more information give us a call at 215-629-5151 or email [email protected].

https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/n583xv51j

General view of instrument journeyman Willard Van Wingerden operating a 16mm film projector at a Dow Chemical Company employee group meeting. Wingerden was a member of Dow's Instrument Department, which was responsible for the installation and maintenance of the assorted apparatus necessary to manag...

The Othmer Library at the Science History Institute is a book lover's dream! We have two areas within the library, the J...
08/09/2020

The Othmer Library at the Science History Institute is a book lover's dream! We have two areas within the library, the Jacobs Reading Room and the Dow Public Square, that are available for your events. #NationalBookLoversDay

Hybrid events are becoming the new norm. For more information about our virtual and hybrid meeting options, call us at 2...
08/06/2020
Will Hybrid Meetings Become the Standard Event Format?

Hybrid events are becoming the new norm. For more information about our virtual and hybrid meeting options, call us at 215.629.5151 or email us at [email protected].
https://associationsnow.com/2020/07/will-hybrid-meetings-become-standard-event-format/

Although associations may be able to hold smaller, in-person events that maintain proper social-distancing mandates, a lot of people may still not feel comfortable traveling or attending. To navigate this, more associations will implement a hybrid strategy for all of their meetings.

The Science History Institute Conference Center is committed to following local and national guidelines to keep our cust...
08/05/2020

The Science History Institute Conference Center is committed to following local and national guidelines to keep our customers and employees safe.

You can learn more about our enhanced guidelines here:

https://www.sciencehistory.org/sites/default/files/conference_center_covid_guidelines.pdf

Rainy days like today are perfect for staying in and baking up something delicious. Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
08/04/2020

Rainy days like today are perfect for staying in and baking up something delicious. Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! This recipe comes from the Rumford Complete Cook Book, 43rd edition, published in 1948. What’s the secret behind your favorite cookie recipe?

#OthmerLibrary

https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1073275~S6

Did somebody say National Coloring Book Day? If you are a fan of both coloring and chemistry, grab those colored pencils...
08/02/2020
#ColorOurCollections

Did somebody say National Coloring Book Day? If you are a fan of both coloring and chemistry, grab those colored pencils (a product of chemistry!) and add your own artistic embellishments to items from the Science History Institute’s collections of fine art, alchemical illustrations, periodic tables, and more.
https://www.sciencehistory.org/learn/color-our-collections

Each year, the Science History Institute joins other cultural organizations from around the world for #ColorOurCollections, a weeklong coloring fest launched in 2016 by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. If you are a fan of both coloring and chemistry, grab those colored pencils (a product of...

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315 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA
19106

The Science History Institute Conference Center is convenient to numerous transit options, including Amtrak, SEPTA, Philadelphia International Airport, and I-95. All SEPTA Regional Rail Lines serve nearby Market East Station at 10th and Market Streets. In addition, the Market-Frankford Line and bus routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 stop near the CHF Conference Center.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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+1 215-925-2222

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Located in Philadelphia’s prestigious Old City neighborhood, the Science History Institute Conference Center consists of 8 meeting rooms over 13,500 sq. ft. State-of-the-art technology combined with excellent natural lighting in all of our spaces makes for an ideal conference experience.

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Looking for a unique venue for your next event in Philadelphia? Science History Institute Conference Center has the formula for events perfected. Simplicity, sustainability, and unique scientific motifs result in a one-of-a-kind experience. Situated in historic Old City, Philadelphia, their flexible spaces, friendly event experts, modern AV equipment, and on-site tech support all work together to accommodate any event.
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Last night Wyck honored John M. (Jeff) Groff, the Director of Interpretation & Estate Historian at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, with the 30th Annual Wyck-Strickland Award. Jeff, who served as Wyck's Executive Director from 1990-2006, was honored for his many contributions to the cultural life of Greater Philadelphia. Many thanks to Conference Center at CHF and Drexelbrook catering. Photo Credit: Robert Buzzard Photography
Last month we completed the re-installation of the 12 “niches” in the Conference Center at CHF hallway. The space represented a unique design challenge, as it isn’t part of the museum itself but is a great opportunity to display a few of the thousands of objects in our collection that aren’t otherwise on display. Registrar Gillian Maguire selected pieces from our historic laboratory glassware collection to put in the niches, as they are a unique combination of function and beauty. Glass is also stable and much less affected by light and temperature shifts than other materials, so they can be put on display for very long periods of time. Exhibit Designer Keith Ragone selected the green background color, which gets more saturated as you walk down the hallway in order to brighten up the space, and also to reflect our conference center’s leadership among green meeting venues in Philadelphia. If you are at the conference center for a meeting, make sure to take a look at the niches on the second floor!
CHF’s museum, library, and administrative offices will be closed today. The Conference Center at CHF will remain open. While winter weather is on our minds, here's a 1938 advertisement for Dowflake: "Putting Safety on Ice!"
Good Morning! GPPCMA is looking to do a small event for some students interested in learning more about the events industry. I'm wondering if you can put me in touch with someone whom I could talk to about possibly doing a tour of your space and/or speaking at our event? Please email me at [email protected].