Sometimes plans fall through and the need might arise to book a conference venue last minute. This is never easy – conferences require many different considerations to be made, especially if they will be hosting lots of delegates travelling from various different places, and if they will have lots of different speakers. There are logistics to consider as well as venue capacity, and equipment such as the AV equipment needed to deliver talks, and video links for people who may be dialling in to the conference.
If you are looking for a conference venue last minute, first call up all your existing contacts. They may have an unexpected opening and it could be worth your while spending some time talking to them. You can also ask event planners and look on specialist event booking websites. They will give you access to venues you may not have used before and may just save your conference.