The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is located in Downtown San Jose, four miles south of San Jose Mineta International Airport. It is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, performing arts facilities, nightlife, museums and cultural attractions.
The San Jose McEnery Convention Center provides more than 425,000 square feet of space for conventions and events. Its flexible configuration offers 143,000 square feet of divisible, column-free prime exhibit space, a large ballroom, up to 30 meeting rooms with up to 2,400 theater-style seats and banquet facilities for up to 5,000 persons. In addition, the Convention Center has 30-foot-high finished ceilings, 12 loading bays with drive-on access to the exhibit hall floors, recessed utility boxes with electricity, water and drainage capabilities, complete audio-visual, sound and lighting services, cellular, standard and ISDN telephony services and fiber optic and copper cabling throughout the facility with DS-3 high-speed Internet access.
The interactive public art installation entitled Idea Tree stands at the front of the Center, which underwent a massive $130 million renovation and expansion and debuted its new makeover in October 2013.