salt palace smallerConference Venue

100 S. West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The first Salt Palace in Utah was built in 1899 but was destroyed by fire in 1910. An indoor arena with the same name was completed in 1969 and was home to several professional sports teams while hosting concerts and other events. The arena was demolished, and a brand new convention center opened its doors in 1996. Major expansions in 2000 and 2005 increased the building’s size to nearly one million square feet. Adjoined to the facility are the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Abravanel Hall, home of the Utah Symphony.

Many of the convention center's most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.

Here is a directory map for 12NCEE events at the venue:

12ncee venue map with key

Click here for a map (pdf) of the poster areas in the Exhibit Hall.


EERI has secured special group rates for rooms at two hotels directly adjacent to the conference venue. EERI strongly urges participants to book rooms at one of the below conference hotels in order to take full advantage of the networking opportunities at 12NCEE, particularly the evening social events! By doing so, you are supporting EERI and helping us make the national conference possible.

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Salt Lake City

Check out Visit Salt Lake for more information about Salt Lake City's many dining and drinking options, its vibrant arts and culture scene, and the outdoor recreation options just minutes from downtown!




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