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Convention center

The Capitol View Conference Center in Washington, D. C.

A convention center (American English; conference centre outside the USA)[1] is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests. Convention centers typically offer sufficient floor area to accommodate several thousand attendees. Very large venues, suitable for major trade shows, are sometimes known as exhibition centres. Convention centers typically have at least one auditorium and may also contain concert halls, lecture halls, meeting rooms, and conference rooms. Some large resort area hotels include a convention center.


  • Historic centers 1
    • 19th-century exhibition halls 1.1
    • 20th-century exhibition halls 1.2
  • Image gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Historic centers

19th-century exhibition halls

Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building, host of the 1880 World's Fair

20th-century exhibition halls

Image gallery

See also


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External links

  • Historic Conference Centres of Europe
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