Imagine MORE for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Imagine MORE for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

If there’s ever been a time to get creative, it’s now. We’ve been making corporate meetings more creative in Chicago’s West Loop since 2002. And our years of expertise in unlocking creativity and innovation extends beyond the walls of our brick-and-mortar venue, for when your group can’t all be here in person.

We cover all your bases.

Everything you need to make a virtual or hybrid meeting GREAT? We’ve got it.

  • Hybrid Meeting Planning Guide
  • Qualified facilitators to define the objectives and then build the flow of the meeting to ensure that those objectives are met
  • The right technical platforms and support to keep the meeting flowing smoothly and ensure everyone is participating fully and engaged
  • Energizer exercises to recalibrate tired brains
  • Interactive activities for virtual and in-person attendees
  • Creative sparks provided by the contents of the Creative Meeting Experience Box

And we can make it all happen through our resources and planning expertise, honed by 18+ years of helping people run productive meetings in our creative spaces.

Perfectly Setup!

“We had SUCH a terrific time at the space. 😊 … Really, though, you and your team made this new type of Hybrid Meeting format a reality for us and it was something we really didn’t know if we could pull off. THANK YOU!  Lyndon, the A/V was phenomenal and I should have never worried for more than a second. I had been told countless times how important the audio and visual was and 1. They were absolutely right, and 2. You had it perfectly set up to meet our needs. ❤

…Thank you again for everything you’ve done, all the silly questions you’ve put up with, and the stress of mine you handled beautifully. So appreciative!”

Andrea, Slalom Consulting

Virtual & Hybrid Meeting Nuts & Bolts

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Reasons Why Meetings are More EFFECTIVE at Catalyst Ranch

Disorient for Creative thinking

DISORIENT TO SHIFT THINKING:

Providing an unexpected physical environment helps clear the mind of preconceived notions & opens it to new ideas.

Effective Meetings - NOSTALGIA TRIGGERS PURPOSEFUL PLAY

NOSTALGIA TRIGGERS PURPOSEFUL PLAY:

Vintage furniture, furnishings & toys remind meeting attendees of their childhoods when their imaginations were boundless & allowed to run free.

Embrace Diversity for Creative Thinking

EMBRACE DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT:

Blending a vast array of cultural items signals that different cultures & ways of thinking are valued and encouraged.

Effective Meetings - ENGAGE THE SENSES

ENGAGE THE SENSES:

A physical environment which engages all the senses & tunes up the brain’s receptivity of powerful new ideas & different ways of perceiving.

Best Place in Chicago for Meetings and Events 2006
Best Place in Chicago for Meetings and Events 2012
Best Place in Chicago for Meetings and Events 2013
Best Place for Small Businesses

6 MORE Reasons Why Meetings are More EFFECTIVE at Catalyst Ranch

Effective Meetings - ROOM TO ROAM

ROOM TO ROAM:

Rooms are 3-4 times larger than the norm giving meeting attendees room to wander & explore which frees up thinking.

Effective Meetings - NATURAL LIGHT

NATURAL LIGHT:

Each one of our meeting rooms has multiple windows that provide tons of natural light.

Effective Meetings - BREAKOUTS ARE BUILT RIGHT IN

BREAKOUTS ARE BUILT RIGHT IN:

Instead of giving you many small, windowless rooms to use as breakouts, we’ve incorporated them into your meeting room.

Effective Meetings - ROOM TO ROAM

ROOM TO ROAM:

Rooms are 3-4 times larger than the norm giving meeting attendees room to wander & explore which frees up thinking.

Effective Meetings - NATURAL LIGHT

NATURAL LIGHT:

Each one of our meeting rooms has multiple windows that provide tons of natural light.

Effective Meetings - BREAKOUTS ARE BUILT RIGHT IN

BREAKOUTS ARE BUILT RIGHT IN:

Instead of giving you many small, windowless rooms to use as breakouts, we’ve incorporated them into your meeting room.

Effective Meetings - TAILOR MADE

TAILOR MADE:

Flexible space encourages new meeting formats—nothing standard here. Not sure how to set things up? Let us know what you want to achieve and we’ll lend you our expertise.

Effective Meetings - WE PARTNER WITH MEETING PLANNERS

WE PARTNER WITH MEETING PLANNERS:

Dedicated staff who offer ideas, tips and support before, during and after your meeting. Ranch Hands at your beck & call will ensure no tech failures, catering disasters or missing meeting supplies.

Effective Meetings - NO PRICING SURPRISES

NO PRICING SURPRISES:

All-inclusive pricing including on-site support staff, A/V, snacks & drinks. No catering minimums apply, no hidden charges for extras.

Effective Meetings - TAILOR MADE

TAILOR MADE:

Flexible space encourages new meeting formats—nothing standard here. Not sure how to set things up? Let us know what you want to achieve and we’ll lend you our expertise.

Effective Meetings - WE PARTNER WITH MEETING PLANNERS

WE PARTNER WITH MEETING PLANNERS:

Dedicated staff who offer ideas, tips and support before, during and after your meeting. Ranch Hands at your beck & call will ensure no tech failures, catering disasters or missing meeting supplies.

Effective Meetings - NO PRICING SURPRISES

NO PRICING SURPRISES:

All-inclusive pricing including on-site support staff, A/V, snacks & drinks. No catering minimums apply, no hidden charges for extras.

Imagine more IDEAS with Catalyst Ranch!

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Hands-down the best such facility in Chicago

“As part of my consulting company, I’ve facilitated several product inventing & innovation sessions at Catalyst Ranch. It’s hands-down the best such facility in Chicago, possibly in the country. The rooms are well-designed to get you as far removed from your sterile office environment as possible. You can get your hands on anything you might need to run a successful meeting, and the SiriusXM radio in the room is a nice touch. You also won’t be wanting for food, and the catered breakfast and lunch is never less than very good. But what really puts Catalyst over the top is the staff. Before your meeting, they’re easy to work with; during the meeting, the Ranch Hands are unfailingly courteous, positive and smiling, and their response to almost any request you throw at them will be along the lines of, “Yes we can” or “We’ll find a way.” Really just a terrific crew.”

Matthew, Consulting Company

Fantastic Experience Overall

“I LOVE the Ranch. It is a beautiful space, and it was such a nice change of pace from the day to day (and a little treat to ourselves for some colorful, positive, creative spaces and vibes after a busy summer of programming!). I had a fantastic experience overall and don’t have any extra feedback except that you all are wonderful and do terrific work! Everyone was very welcoming and communicative, and my colleague and I both felt very clear on directions, etc. based on experience.”

Jenn, James S. Kemper Foundation

Absolutely Amazing and Attentive

“Our meeting was fantastic last week! We really enjoyed the space, the staff and all of the amenities. Your space is amazing and really helped our participants feel like they stepped out of PwC and into something new and different, which worked so well. The food was great — everyone loved it and very little was leftover, which is a good sign in my opinion. 🙂 And finally the staff — absolutely amazing and attentive. They were there for all of our needs throughout the meeting and always had a smile on their face. You can tell they all enjoy their jobs and their environment. Our group also loved the fun snacks in the afternoon. It was really fun and I hope to come back again in the future! Thanks for all of your help and flexibility as we made changes throughout the planning. Hope to work with you again in the future!”

Dawn, PwC