Call for Learning Spaces
The greatest opportunity to showcase your innovation and approach – EDspaces 2023 Learning Spaces
EDspaces is the premiere event to explore how the convergence of pedagogy, environment, technology, and innovation affects facility design and use and, ultimately, student outcomes. As an extension to the high-quality education focused on the needs of the educational facility professional and A&D community, all EDsessions at EDspaces are held in peer-designed innovative learning environments.
These future-focused environments are a highlight for attendees (your customers and colleagues) and for EDspaces.
EDspaces is now accepting proposals to outfit these innovative learning environments in Charlotte, NC. We invite you to submit a learning space design proposal by June 2, 2023.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Information and Space Specs
- Proposal Requirements
- Review/Selection Process
- Improving your Selection Odds
- Submit a Design
|Charlotte Convention Center Meeting Rooms
|Seven rooms are available for design
|Number of sessions per room
|At least eight EDsessions will be held in each learning environment
|Number of Learners per Room
2 designed for 100 learners
|The dimensions of the seven different classrooms are still being determined. We will update the dimensions as soon as we have the information available.
|14′ to 18′, depending upon room.
|The Charlotte Convention Center meeting rooms are carpeted; however, we encourage a flooring option to enhance the learning environments. Previous designers and attendees have indicated it makes a difference in the room.
Note: Convention center staff must approve products and materials prior to installation. Usually low adhesive properties are easily approved.
|Move-In Dates and Times
|Saturday, November 4: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Sunday, November 5: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, November 6: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*by appointment only
|Move-Out Dates and Times
|Thursday, November 9: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, November 10: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
|All electrical expense will be covered by EDspaces. You are responsible for providing an electrical plan, denoting location and power requirements.
|Leave a lasting impression! EDspaces will facilitate the option for products to be donated to Charlotte area schools.
|All material unloaded/loaded from/to truck by the official contractor is subject to material handling charges. Design team and/or their equipment providers are responsible for material handling expenses. We will have special shipping labels for each room/team.
|Audio/Visual @ Charlotte Convention Center
|Information to come
Proposals should be submitted online by June 2, 2023.
|Design for Presentations
The learning environments should be designed to accommodate single speakers as well as panels of two to four participants presenting as:
We discourage presenters from using PowerPoint and prefer they use a presentation system included in your design. Some presenters will use PowerPoint, and regardless of presentation system, your design must include direct sightlines to view screens/monitors from all seating.
|Please provide a presentation system which would be utilized in a facility/classroom that lends itself to interactive, engaging learning. Note: See Audio-Visual below.
|Comfortable seating for a minimum of 50/75/100 adult learners. If your selected size room is not available, please indicate if you are willing to furnish one of the other size rooms.
|Audio/Visual (Interactive Technology)
|Incorporating a plan for audio-visual/presentation equipment is crucial to the design (screens/monitors/microphones, etc.). Preference will be given to those proposals that offer interactive technology options.
|The Charlotte Convention Center has indicated there are speakers in the ceiling of each meeting room which are “reliable”; however, we encourage you to showcase a product or system to supplement the house sound. Please describe your sound plan in your submission.
|List the team involved in your design as well as all vendors actively participating in the planning and installation.
|Create a name for the education environment/learning space you have designed. This will be how your space is referred to in all promotions: print, online, and on-site.
|Four (4) complimentary full conference registrations for your design team
|EDspaces will create a short video of the environment with interviews from the design team (post-show)
|High-resolution photos of the designed space for promotional purposes (post-show)
|List of attendees who attended sessions in your space (post-show)
Designs will be reviewed for:
|Classrooms are judged by a panel of architects and designers.
Submit your proposal on time. Include drawing or schematic showing the layout and dimensions. Include a description of the space outlining learning objectives of the design (limited to 300 words).
Identify the dimensions in which you’ve chosen to work.
Agree to furnish any size room.
State how your design will support the latest space planning research, trends, etc.
Preference will be given to interactive, teaching environment designs.
Preference will be given to those proposals that offer interactive technology options.
Confirm the commitment of all vendors listed in your proposal to actively participate in the planning and installation.
You can submit your design by using this link, or by clicking the button above