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Event Rooms Information

The Conference Center at Rio and Tower at Rio at Rio Salado College, Tempe, AZ, have flexible event spaces with the options you'll need for your next meeting of four people or training of 250. The Auxiliary Services staff at Rio Salado works with you to facilitate the right technological equipment, spaces, seating arrangement and furnishings for your professional event. Onsite professional catering services by Café at Rio, a sustainable foods provider, are also available.

Explore the  options featured on this page and then reach out to the Rio Salado Auxiliary Services team to book a space or learn more.

  • Conference Center at Rio gathering spaces are available for rent to groups inside and outside the college community
  • Tower at Rio meeting rooms are reserved for use by the Rio Salado College community

The Conference Center at Rio

The Conference Center at Rio is a 3,000-plus-square-foot event facility at Rio Salado College in Tempe, AZ. The center is ideal for hosting training seminars, meetings, receptions and presentations for groups of up to 250 people. These flexible spaces are available for rent by groups inside and outside the Rio Salado community. 

The professional Auxiliary Services staff at Rio Salado works with you to facilitate advanced technological equipment for your event, ranging from wireless microphones to podiums and stages. The staff can also help tailor the ideal seating arrangement and room for your group size and event.

Options and Amenities

  • Optional onsite professional catering provided by the Café at Rio, a sustainable foods provider
  • Located within five miles of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Walking distance to group lodging
  • Easily accessible from nearby major thoroughfares
  • Plenty of free, covered parking
  • Accessible to public transportation
  • Rio Salado College headquarters features modern, well-maintained walkways, buildings, gardens and parking facilities
  • Professional planning and materials assistance by the Rio Salado Auxiliary staff

Room Matrix

Overview

Group picture

M & M Room

Maximum Capacity 250

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College 

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  • Classroom: 140 or less
  • Rounds: 150
  • Chevron: 150
  • Theater: 250
  • Pods: 150
  • Mini U-Shape: 150
  • Square: 150
  • U-Shape: 100
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Group of people sitting

Blue/Orange room

Maximum Capacity 72

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  • Classroom: 60 or less
  • Rounds: 48 
  • Theater: 72 
  • Pods: 32
  • Mini U-Shape: 48
  • Square: 32
  • U-Shape: 30
  • Conference: 24
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Student in classroom setting

Red/Green Room

Maximum Capacity 72

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  • Classroom: 48 or less
  • Rounds: 42
  • Theater: 72
  • Pods: 32
  • Mini U-Shape: 36
  • Square: 28
  • U-Shape: 24
  • Conference: 24
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Group in classroom setting

Yellow/Brown Room at Conference Center at Rio

Maximum Capacity 72

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  •  Classroom: 48 or less 
  •  Rounds: 42 
  •  Theater: 72 
  •  Pods: 32 
  •  Mini U-Shape: 42 
  •  Square: 28 
  •  U-Shape: 24 
  •  Conference: 24
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Group of 3 Students

North Room

Maximum Capacity 32

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  • Classroom: 24 or less
  • Theater: 32
  • Pods: 24
  • Mini U-Shape: 24
  • Square: 20
  • U-Shape: 16
  • Conference: 12
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Group of Students

South Room

Maximum Capacity 48

Location: Conference Center, Rio Salado College

Possible seating arrangements based on number of attendees:

  • Classroom: 24 or less
  • Theater: 48
  • Pods: 32
  • Mini U-Shape: 36
  • Square: 20
  • U-Shape: 14
  • Conference: 8
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Tower at Rio

The six-story Tower at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, features multiple spaces with expansive city views and advanced technological equipment for your next meeting or presentation. Tower spaces are reserved for use by the Rio Salado College community. However, facilities at the adjacent Conference Center at Rio are also available for rent to groups outside the college community. 

Overview

515 Classroom

515 Classroom

Fifth Floor, Room 515

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College

Maximum capacity: 40

Possible seating arrangements: Multiple

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Curie Room

Curie Room

Sixth Floor, Room 2

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College

Maximum capacity: 12

Seating arrangement: Conference

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Da Vinci Room

Da Vinci Room

Sixth Floor, Room 3

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College

Maximum capacity: 14

Seating arrangement: Conference

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Disney Room

Disney Room

Sixth Floor, Room 4

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College

Maximum capacity: 10

Seating arrangement: Conference

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Edison Room

Edison Room

Sixth Floor, Room 5

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College

Maximum capacity: 10

Seating style: Conference

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Franklin Room

Franklin Room

Sixth Floor, Room 6

Location: The Tower, Rio Salado College 

Maximum capacity: 14

Seating arrangement: Conference

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Possible Arrangements

The following images are examples of seating arrangements that can be implemented for your next event at Rio Salado. When you are selecting the seating arrangement type for your event, be sure to consider the following:

  • Event purpose
  • Number of attendees
  • Planned activities (for example, are tabletop surfaces or a stage and microphone needed?)
  • Facility and space size

Rely on the experienced Auxiliary Services professionals at Rio Salado to help you select the ideal arrangement for your event. 

Overview

Square Arrangement

Square Arrangement

Square Arrangement

Conference Arrangement

Conference Arrangement

Conference Arrangement

Pods Arrangement

Pods Arrangement

Pods Arrangement

U-Shape Arrangement

U-Shape Arrangement

U-Shape Arrangement

Mini U-Shape Arrangement

Mini U-Shape Arrangement

Mini U-Shape Arrangement

Round Arrangement

Round Arrangement

Round Arrangement

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