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The IDEA Studio

IDEA Studio: Chicago's Impeccably Premier Event and Corporate Meeting Space

The IDEA Studio, located in the award-winning, Gensler-designed IIDA Headquarters, is a premier event and corporate meeting space located in the heart of downtown Chicago. With over 6,000 square feet of versatile accommodations for events, the IDEA Studio is the perfect venue for events for groups as small as two and up to 300 people. We are located just above street level on the historic Magnificent Mile at Michigan Avenue and Upper Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago. Book the IDEA Studio for your next corporate off-site, collaborative workshop, sales meeting, client presentation, executive dinner, cocktail reception, parties, or holiday event.

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Each room in our space features luxury furnishings and impeccable design details that elevate your event or meeting and ensure your guests feel welcome and comfortable. The rooms also come equipped with state-of-the-art technology, in-room credenzas, video-conferencing capabilities, and access to gorgeous views.

The IDEA Studio offers multiple space configurations, customizable to meet your needs from classroom and theater-style seating, to cocktail party, or a setup tailored just for your event. Our A/V capabilities include Wi-Fi for you and your guests, two projector screens, TVs, wireless mics, video conferencing, and a programmable lighting system. You'll also have access to interactive whiteboards, pinboards, and a podium and stage.

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You'll have access to our on-site Catering Kitchen, and you'll be provided with a list of recommended food and beverage vendors, including quick-service and full-service catering. No matter what your needs are, we are equipped to handle light snacks or lunches to cocktail hour and full meals.

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