DEFY Convention

Our community celebrates innovation and the defiant spirit that consistently enables us to challenge the status quo. With ideas and determination, we can achieve anything together.

Therefore, I encourage you to DEFY Convention and consider bringing your next meeting, convention, exposition or event back to Greater Akron/Summit County. With an array of flexible venues, iconic points of interest and complimentary planning services provided by the CVB, hosting an event “in this place we call home” has never been easier.

Together, we can continue to position Greater Akron, Ohio as an ideal destination for events of all types, while spurring positive economic impact to our local economy through visitor expenditures.

Defiantly Yours,
Gregg M. Mervis
President & CEO

We've created a "stakeholder strategy" that will walk you through the steps of bringing your event to Akron or Summit County. Click HERE for the PDF document.

Hot Off The Press... the Akron/Summit Destination Planner provides comprehensive lists of accommodations, event venues & complimentary planning services. Click HERE for the PDF document.


USING THE FIELDS BELOW, please indicate your start/end dates and the estimated number of hotel rooms for each day.