The most creative meeting space in the Southeast – in the heart of Charlotte but feels like Manhattan!
Sparks Creativity. People say they have their best ideas in unexpected places – definitely not at the office. The importance of holding meetings off-site, at least occasionally, cannot be
overestimated. Idea-generation sessions held at venues conducive to energizing and freeing the minds of participants are proven to be more productive.
The Magellan Idea Center is located in a restored circa 1893 textile mill
in the heart of SouthEnd, Charlotte’s design district. It’s
the ideal setting for a unique experience and a refreshing alternative
to typical meeting facilities.
At the Magellan Idea Center we believe that making people feel at home results
in a much freer exchange of ideas and therefore much more productive meetings.
In fact, the main room is set up in a living-room-like configuration – although
you are free to request that we move stuff around to better suit your needs.
And unlike most meeting facilities, there’s a lot included in the basic facility
Giant whiteboard, color markers
3 self-stick flip charts, color markers
Notepads, pens, post-it notes, index cards
$80 (if available)
Bottled water, colas
Snacks (nuts, candy, pretzels,
Total per day
unique aspect of the Magellan Idea Center experience is that we
do not consider food a revenue source so you are free to bring
your own, order from area restaurants, or dine out at one of
many nearby restaurants. Still, we are happy to provide you with
dining options, help you select the best menu for your group,
and arrange for catering at no extra cost.
Although some people assume that you are either born creative or you’re not – that creativity cannot be taught – our experience tells us otherwise. The Magellan Idea Center has professional meeting facilitators on staff, trained in creative problem solving techniques, available to moderate your meeting for an additional fee. Our facilitators bring out the creative person in everyone using powerful techniques that encourage individuals to think differently – without the constraints they might feel if someone internally were leading the sessions to generate groundbreaking ideas that would not be obtained in the regular workday environment or during conventional brainstorming sessions.Read More...
The Magellan Idea Center is just minutes from downtown
and within walking distance of unique shops, popular restaurants, and art galleries and the light rail line.
For directions to the Magellan Idea Center, click here or you can get
directions from anywhere to our facility by clicking here. [MAP]
We have plenty of free parking so there’s
no need to stress about availability or the fees associated with parking at
most hotels and other meeting facilities. The Magellan Idea Center is an easy walk from the nearby East Blvd./West Blvd. light rail stop, which is a short ride from many locations in Charlotte. Along the way, check out Charlotte’s vast array of public art installations. click here for rail locations and schedule.
Our clients have rented the Magellan Idea Center
for a variety of purposes, including:
Informal focus groups
Shooting a commercial video
But don’t limit yourself to this list!
One client rented the space for what they called an 'unfocus group',
an evening event designed to encourage a free flow of conversation between
them and their customers.
Besides, let's face it, consumers are extremely savvy these days.
Everyone knows what's happening on the other side of the one-way mirror
in traditional focus group facilities. It's been our experience that
in the casual, comfortable environment of the Magellan Idea Center, focus
group participants open up more quickly than in traditional settings and