The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion at LGCC

Philadelphia's home for conferences, meetings, and special events!

The Elaine Levitt and Joel Gershman Education and Conference Center features state-of-the-art meeting space surrounded by an impeccably maintained terrace and tranquil rain garden. In the midst of this exquisite setting, you’ll find high-tech audio/visual equipment, private break-out rooms and a convenient business lounge.

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The Elaine Levitt and Joel Gershman Education and Conference Center is located in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.

All-Inclusive Meeting Package

Conference Planning Services

Technology & Audio Visual

  • HD video projector with large screens in the General Sessions Room
  • 90” flat screen monitors in two breakout rooms
  • Video conferencing in main room and breakout rooms
  • Sound systems
  • Microphones & podiums
  • Talk to speak microphones
  • Lighting controls
  • Video conferencing in classrooms
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet/wired Internet connections
  • DVD/video players
  • Flip charts with markers
  • Onsite technical support

At-Your-Service Business Center & Concierge Services

  • Wireless printing
  • Photocopying capability
  • Document scanning
  • Package delivery & receiving
Room Capacities and Floor Plans


Conference Center floor plan

General Sessions Room

The General Sessions Room may be divided in half to create two smaller rooms: Meeting Room 1 and Meeting Room 2.

  • Theater capacity: 200
  • Classroom capacity: 125
  • Seated lunch or dinner: 150


  • Cocktail/Reception: 150

Breakout Rooms

  • Hollow square: 16
  • Classroom: 20
  • Theater: 25 

Karabots Terrace

  • Cocktail/Reception: 150
  • Seated dinner: 100

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