Talbott Event Center

4202 South Regal, Spokane, WA 99223

The Talbott Event Center is an ADA-accessible 12,500-square-foot meeting and training facility located behind the NEWESD 101 office building in south Spokane.

The center houses seven individual meeting rooms of varying size. Seating capacities similarly vary depending on the configuration of tables and chairs at each event. The following room descriptions reflect classroom seating capacities (one of the most common configurations at NEWESD 101 workshops). 

Deb Ramsay/K20 Classroom: Capacity: 24 in classroom configuration. Technology: K20 video conferencing, Windows computer, screen, ceiling-mounted projector. Seating configurations: Classroom, groups, square, theater and mixed classroom/theater.

Carl Putnam Classroom:
Identical to Ramsay classroom, minus video conferencing.

J. Leigh Schultheis Conference Room: Capacity: 84 in classroom configuration.Technology: Windows computer, screen, ceiling-mounted projector, handheld microphones, portable K20 videoconferencing unit and document camera available upon request Seating configurations: Classroom, groups, square, theater and mixed classroom/theater.

Bi-County, Panorama, Spokane and Whitman rooms: 
The north wing of the event center houses an expansive large hall that can be divided into four individual spaces named after the four NEWESD 101 sub-regions.

Individual room capacities:
24-36 in classroom configuration. Large hall capacity: 120 in classroom configuration. Room capacities roughly double in theater-style setting. Technology: Eighty-inch high-definition flat screen monitors in each room, Windows computers, lapel microphones, zoom video conferencing or portable K20 videoconferencing unit available upon request Seating configurations: Classroom, groups, square, theater and mixed classroom/theater.

About the event center:
 All of the names associated with the event center carry considerable regional significance. The building itself is named after former NEWESD 101 Superintendent Brian Talbott, Ph.D., who led the agency from 1982-98. 

The J. Leigh Schultheis and Carl Putnam rooms are named after former NEWESD 101 board members renowned for their long and distinguished careers in public service. The Deb Ramsay room is named in honor of a NEWESD 101 employee who was the agency's esteemed director of technology and design services until her death in 2017.

The original 5,500-square-foot event center was built in 2001, then expanded with a 7,000-square-foot north addition in 2018. The original structure also was remodeled in 2018 to create a physically and aesthetically united venue.

Free parking is available on the north, east and west sides of the building.

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Flexible room design allows for the comfortable accommodation of groups both large and small.

For information on event center usage:
April Bylsma
(509) 323-2780