Unconventional Features

Unconventional Features

Hosting an exceptional event takes unconventional features, which is why ours will not only compliment your next event but will take it to the next level. See how our unconventional features can help make your event one to remember.


Meetings happen in places all over the country but in Cleveland, our Center lives and breathes green. For those of you perusing our website, here’s a peek at some of our most influential initiatives:

  • Grind2Energy Program: We have an onsite Grind2Energy system that allows us to convert food wasted to energy, natural gas, electricity, and soil nutrients. In 2018, our Grind2Energy systems converted 40,000 lbs. of food scraps into energy that powered 72 houses.
  • Water ReFill Stations: To help reduce the use of plastic bottles, we have 5 strategically placed water re-fill stations that have replaced 26,241 bottles annually. Find our water re-fill stations here.
  • Green Rooftop: When we say green, we mean both literally and figuratively. Our Center lives under a 8-acre green rooftop that makes up our outdoor space (or as well call them – Malls B & C).
  • Smart Lighting: A control system that uses daylight harvesting by taking advantage of the extensive natural light.

The Real Farmville

Our Center is the home of our onsite farm, The Real Farmville. The farm is managed by our exclusive catering partner, Levy Restaurants.

Overlooking the ballroom level ledge, The Real Farmville was developed with a passion to showcase a commitment to sustainability. The farm is comprised of livestock, seasonal greens, herbs, veggies, eggs, and honey.

When Levy isn’t hard at work sustaining the farm, they’re sourcing responsibly from local, organic, hormone-free and antibiotic-free farms like The Chef’s Garden pioneered by local farmer, Farmer Lee Jones, and partnering with local markets like Cleveland’s West Side Market.

Explore farm photos here.


As a gigabit-rated center that’s ranked among the most technologically advanced convention centers in the world, we offer an all-encompassing technology package! With a network capable of hosting over 15,000 devices simultaneously at speeds of 1 billion bits per second, redundant Cisco core network components, substantial infrastructure, streaming and video conferencing capabilities, and many more tech features, utilizing advanced or modern event technology will never be more convenient.

Learn more about our tech-features through our detailed technology package.

The Cleveland Convention Art Gallery

When you come to our center, we want you to know that you’re in Cleveland. To accomplish this cultural presence, we decided it was time to work with a local art consultant who could help bring out the CLE in Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Convention Art Gallery is an exhibition space for local/regional artists, and the artwork displayed is intended to honor the broad diversity, history, and community growth.

The gallery is located on the concourse level and is free/open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., but are subject to the facility’s convention, trade show, and meeting schedule.

In addition to the newly-founded art gallery, we’ve added murals/artwork from local partners like the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Cleveland Metroparks.