Application for Holding a Conference/Workshop at the Eide Center


The Eide Center is available for small academic conferences related to China, Inner Asia, or greater East Asia. The meeting rooms at the spacious Center can accommodate groups from 10-60 people comfortably. The lecture hall holds 60 people, and the reconfigurable smaller meeting rooms 20 people. There is free Wifi available throughout the facility as well as a large kitchen and indoor and outdoor areas with seating that can be used for meals and snacks.

When preparing your application, please keep in mind that Sarasota is a very popular vacation destination and so prices for accommodations and travel will be highest between December and March.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but they should be submitted at least one year before the proposed meeting date. Applications will normally be reviewed within two months.

Please Note: A final report will be expected after the completion of all approved conferences.