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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Use of the Institute’s Conference Facilities

Use of the Institute’s Conference Facilities

Description of Conference Facilities

The Rockefeller Institute is an elegant setting for a reception, conference, training session or meeting. The second floor, which is ideally suited for conferences and seminars, has four showcase meeting rooms, ranging from small and intimate to spacious, all with distinctive architectural features. Each room offers an ornamental marble fireplace and recessed doors, which may be opened to make ideal space for a reception or Conference Facilities closed into separate rooms for meetings or smaller gatherings. The Georgian Ballroom includes Flemish-style leaded windows overlooking Washington Park. The French Parlor is elegantly styled in the manner of Louis XVI. The Jacobean Dining Room's paneling accents artistic stained-glass windows. Four lunette wall murals highlight the Music Room, furnished with comfortable couches and chairs.

Parking is available on State Street and in Washington Park subject to City of Albany parking regulations.

Smoking is not permitted in the building.

Conference Room Dimensions

The 2,862-square-foot second floor of the Rockefeller Institute is used primarily for conferences and meetings. The second floor consists of an 800-square-foot Georgian Ballroom, a smaller 487.5-square-foot conference room known as the French Parlor; a 720-square-foot reception area (referred to as the Music Room) adorned with four hand-painted lunette wall murals; and a 450-square-foot formal wood-paneled Dining Room. A 192-square-foot serving area adjoins the wood-paneled Dining Room and leads to a small, 84-square-foot fully equipped kitchen.

Georgian Ballroom
Georgian Ballroom
Dining Room
Dining Room
French Parlor
French Parlor
Music Room
Music Room

Conference Facilities

Illustrations of our conference room layouts are available here.

Georgian Ballroom
Boardroom style — utilizes eight rectangular tables and two trapezoid end tables; seating for 32
U-Shaped Boardroom style — allows seating for 43
Theater/Auditorium style — seats 64 and allows for 2 speaker tables
Banquet style — up to 7 round-top tables seating 7 people each
Classroom — seating for up to 43 people

French Parlor
Boardroom style — utilizes six rectangular tables and two semi-round end tables; seating for 20
Theater/Auditorium style — seating up to 45
Banquet — seating up to 30

Dining Room
Boardroom style — one long dining room table with glass top for seating up to 10

Music Room
Sofas and club chairs (which can be removed to accommodate a small reception)

Usage Fees

Half Day use (up to four hours)    $250 Evening: $400
Full Day use (four or more hours) $500 Evening: $600 and up
Security Fee* $20 per hour
Coffee/tea service $1.50 per person
*For events scheduled outside the hours of
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Equipment Use
Flip charts $13 each
Photocopies 15¢ per page
VCR or DVD player $10
Data/White Board $10
Standard overhead projector $100
Portable overhead projector $100
Laptop and LCD projector $100
Slide projector $100
Viewing screen (built-in or portable) No usage fee
60" television/viewing monitor $50
Conference phone with speaker $25
      plus use of conferencing service 23¢ per minute
Wireless lapel microphones (up to five) $10 each
Handheld microphones $10 each
CD recording (with jewel case) $15 - first copy
$5 - additional copies
Video recording (digital) $10
Internet access (wired Institute laptops) $25
Internet access (Wi-Fi) $35
Six-port mult-box $25

Rockefeller Institute Events Contacts

For information on the use of Rockefeller Institute facilities and reservations, please contact us at:

  • Rockefeller Institute’s main phone number: 518-443-5522
  • Rockefeller Institute’s main fax number: 518-443-5788
  • Events Coordinator: 518-443-5440