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Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center garners 2016 Best High Tech Venue award from Unique Venues

Larissa LaCour Larissa LaCour accepted the Unique Venues award for the Executive Briefing Center

The Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in the Virginia Tech Research Center ─ Arlington has been named the Best High Tech Venue in the 2016 Unique Venues Best Of Awards.

Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues – and the planners looking for these spaces – for the past 30 years. It is the largest online database in the U.S. and Canada. The more than 55,000 planners that regularly use Unique Venues voted in 19 total Best Of categories.

Larissa LaCour, manager of the Executive Briefing Center, accepted the award at the recent Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference in Denver, Colorado. The Virginia Tech venue was noted for its seamless connectivity; video conferencing capabilities; a 20-foot visualization wall that displays 3-D images; and knowledgeable tech staff, all included in each booking at no extra charge.

In 2015, Virginia Tech partnered with Cyviz to further enhance its collaborative technologies.

As a result of receiving the Best Of award, the Executive Briefing Center will be featured in the Unique Venues Best Of Issue, on newsstands in November. The center will also be featured on the Unique Venues U.S. and Canadian websites (the Executive Briefing Center venue page bears a Best of Award Winning logo) and in its e-newsletter, blog, and social media outlets.

In a letter congratulating LaCour and her team, Michele Nichols, founder of Unique Venues, wrote that they are “pushing the envelope, challenging peers in new, innovative ways and providing services and benefits that are new and haven’t been done before. There is strength in our number and power in our collective presence thanks to venues like the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center.”

Since opening in 2011, the Executive Briefing Center has hosted more than 6,000 bookings, about 41,000 event hours, according to LaCour.

Posted October 26, 2016