John S Knight Center

77 E Mill St, Akron, OH
Capacity: 1,400 people

About John S Knight Center

An iconic feature of Akron's vibrant cityscape, the John S. Knight Center has been welcoming convention planners, tradeshow exhibitors and event attendees to the heart of downtown since 1994. We are northeast Ohio's premier meeting venue.

Event Spaces

Meeting Room 1
Meeting Room 10
Meeting Room 11
Meeting Room 12
Meeting Room 13
Meeting Room 14
Meeting Room 15
Meeting Room 16
Meeting Room 17
Meeting Room 18
Meeting Room 2
Meeting Room 3
Meeting Room 4
Meeting Room 5
Meeting Room 6
Meeting Room 7
Meeting Room 8
Meeting Room 9
Pre-Function Area


Conference Center - An Eventective User from Cleveland, Ohio

I highly recommend the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio as an excellent venue to hold a small to medium sized conference. I recently attended a business to business at this venue. This venue is located in the heart of downtown Akron, Ohio, close to the University of Akron. The venue offers excellent parking facilities right next door to the center and offers cheap parking rates. The venue is also close to restaurants and other businesses downtown. The venue provides concessions and catering, offering quality food at a fair price. In addition, they offer beverage services, including alcoholic drinks. The staff is very professional and are easy to work with. They are flexible and open to accommodating all different types of conferences and events. The venue offers many different sizes of meeting rooms, presentation rooms as well as exhibit halls. State of the art presentation equipment is available for speeches and presentations. The venue is clean, and well maintained and has a very modern architectural style. The venue is large enough for gatherings of several thousand people, but can be made more intimate for smaller conferences and events with just a few hundred people. I would highly recommend this venue for small to medium sized conferences due to three key factors: price, location, and quality of the facilities.

Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1400
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 62,000