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The area's premier convention center

John S. Knight Center

77 E. Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 374-8900
Fax: (330) 374-8971

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Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 12   Distance from Airport: 15 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 54,600   Tax Rate (%): 6.750%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 12,000   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 699,935   MSA Rank: 78

Convention Center Description

With exceptional food, flexible meeting and exposition space and the latest technology, the John S. Knight Center is the area’s premier convention center since opening in 1994. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Akron, the Center continues to set the standards for exceptional attention to detail and an uncompromised level of customer service. Throughout every phase of the planning process, a dedicated and knowledgeable staff is poised to answer your questions and anticipate your special needs, ensuring your expectations are met or exceeded.

Offering tremendous functionality, the Center plays host to large meetings, trade shows held by local, regional and national organizations and trade associations, as well as smaller more intimate business gatherings. Medical, religious, fraternal, corporate, legal, education and government organizations are among the many groups that have conducted successful events at the John S. Knight Center, while benefiting from the expertise and assistance of the Center’s professional staff.

The Center features a 30,000 square foot exhibition hall with 12,000 square feet of adjacent ballroom space; 12,600 square feet of additional meeting space; and a magnificent 22,000 square foot lobby highlighted by the distinctive glass rotunda and spiral staircase.

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment Available
Box Office Personnel Box Office Personnel Available
Business Center: Copy/print Copier/Printer Available
Catering Catering Available
Dressing Rooms Dressing Rooms Available
Guest Services Guest Services Available
Meeting Planning Meeting Planning Available
Other Services Other Services
Parking (self) Self Parking Available
Security Personnel Security Personnel Available
Ticket Sellers Ticket Sellers Available
Ticket Takers Ticket Takers Available
Ushers Ushers Available


Carpeting Carpeting Available
Chairs Chairs Available
Dance Floor Dance Floor Available
Electric: 0-2000 Watts Electric: 0-2000 Watts Available
High Chair & Wheel Chair High Chair & Wheel Chair Available
House Sound System House Sound System Available
Modular Seating Modular Seating Available
Piano Piano Available
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section Available
Sound Equipment Sound Equipment Available
Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Available
Telecom: Credit Card Lines Telecom: Credit Card Lines Available
Telecom: Fax Lines Telecom: Fax Lines Available
Telecom: ISDN Lines Telecom: ISDN Lines Available
Telecom: Modem Lines Telecom: Modem Lines Available
Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Available
Telecom: Shared Ethernet Telecom: Shared Ethernet Available
Telecom: Single Line Voice Telecom: Single Line Voice Available
Telecom: Speaker Phone Telecom: Speaker Phone Available
Videoconferencing Videoconferencing Available
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Available

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