(UF rates available)

Max occupants

  • (varies by setup)



The Conference Room in the Stern Learning Center is a large, impressive space for events ranging from lectures, symposia, and retreats to award banquets and even weddings. The clerestory and ground-level windows provide ample natural lighting for daytime events, or you can control the overhead lighting in a variety of different arrangements. Events reserving the Stern Learning Center Conference Room include access to the warming kitchen, gallery, library, porch, and impressive deck. The Classroom is included in the full building rental or can be excluded at a reduced cost for events which do not require its use.

The Conference Room is fully equipped with audiovisual equipment, including a podium with computer, additional hookups for laptop or other devices, microphone, built-in room speakers, and HD overhead projector. The entire Stern Learning Center provides wireless internet through the UF network.

Tables and chairs to accommodate 110 participants are pre-arranged in classroom (forward-facing) style. If your event requires a different setup, we are happy to work with you or you may rearrange them at your convenience. With advance notice, tables and chairs can be completely removed for events wishing to use round or other rented tables.

Facility Features

  • Deck Access
  • HD Projector
  • Kitchen Access
  • Library Access
  • Microphone + Speakers
  • Podium + PC
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Wireless Internet

Additional Information

  • Room Size:2,300 sqft
  • Seating Arrangements:Multiple
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  • We need to encourage all our students and citizens to appreciate the value of forestry to our environment. This learning center can play a most important part in this endeavor.

    Vam York, 2013

  • As faculty and Director of SFRC, I marveled at the beauty of the forest and Lake Mize as background of the building that was destroyed. Mitzi and I want future students and faculty to have the same experiences. An enhanced Learning Center will make that possible and reach greater numbers of the public to help them understand the significant roles of forests in their lives.

    DR. WAYNE SMITH, 2013