Venue Features


With its versatility, the OLC is the perfect place to host a meeting, training session or event.

A Technologically Advanced And Collaborative Environment

  • Educational meeting space – Accommodate up to 180 attendees in a single classroom space or divide into three smaller meeting rooms
  • Board Rooms – Two state-of-the-art conference rooms, with combined seating for up to 24 for smaller meetings or events
  • HD Broadcast Video Studio and Control Room– Extend your organization’s learning experience by recording or livestreaming presentations anywhere within the OLC or worldwide
  • All the OLC's meeting and laboratory space is equipped with the latest high-definition audio visual equipment and up-to-date HD production technology.

Advanced Medical/Surgical Learning

The OLC provides a world-class clinical setting for physicians, surgeons and medical professionals from around the world to develop new skills and advance surgical skills. The spacious bio-skills lab is designed for hands-on teaching for up to 96 participants and offers the most expansive learning environment of its kind anywhere, including:

  • Twenty-four fully equipped workstations divisible into two 12 workstation labs
  • A large-format high-definition display with 80" LED displays and 30’ wide screens
  • A separate demonstration area equipped with three HD broadcast cameras, with one on a jimmy jib to enable overhead shots
  • A staging/clean room for instrumentation and equipment
  • A decontamination room for instrumentation and equipment cleansing
  • An anatomical specimen storage area

Extend Your Meeting Reach

Sometimes attendees can’t make it to your meeting in person. Or, maybe you’d like to extend your event to a larger audience of remote participants. In an era where education has no physical boundaries, when you host your event at the OLC, it’s easy to combine a real-time, face-to-face component with virtual elements for a hybrid meeting. The OLC is Chicago’s only meeting venue with an on-site and professional quality HD broadcast video studio. The spacious 589 square foot studio is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to record and livestream audio and video virtually anywhere throughout the facility and/or around the world, with:

  • Three HD broadcast cameras, with one on a jimmy jib to enable overhead shots
  • Overhead grid and free standing lighting
  • Broadcast-quality control room
  • Blue curtain or curved CYC wall backdrop
  • Teleprompter, digital recorders and comfort monitors

Additional Venue Amenities

  • Ample pre-function space for registration, networking breaks and receptions
  • Catering arrangements and a full-equipped catering prep kitchen is available to support food and beverage service
  • Dynamic display monitors throughout the facility show event schedules, airline flight information and other pertinent meeting content
  • On-site locker rooms for participants to change and secure their personal belongings