Rent a speaker panel venue in Chicago, IL

Discover thousands of unique speaker panel venues for rent perfect for your event.

Enter your activity
Chicago, IL, United States

How panel discussion venues work on Peerspace

Peerspace is the easiest way to book unique venues for speaker panels. We also have spaces for productions and meetings.

Discover Spaces

Unique venues

Every day we uncover new, creative spaces perfect for your panel discussion — from neighborhood galleries to hidden rooftops, and beyond.

Honest pricing

Our spaces are priced to fit your budget. Hire by the hour for your speaker panel without worrying about hidden fees.

Smooth bookings

No more messy contracts. We build the tools to make hiring out a space for your panel discussion as easy as the click of a button.

Discover Spaces

Narrow your search

Popular speaker panel venues

Explore all 50+ speaker panel venues in Chicago. See All ›
Photography Studio in Historic Bridgeport Art Center
Bridgeport, Chicago, IL
...Your host is an internationally published photographer and nationally recognized creative. He is also a photography educator and creative artist panel speaker. Jason’s work has provided him with the opportunity to work with several reputable brands and he has been recognized by NBC5 as...
Whiskey Point Event Space and Garden
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL
An intimate, adaptable event space located at the historic Whiskey Point intersection in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood that is ready to make any gathering come to life! This unique studio loft has 23 vintage theater seats, sound-treated theater curtains, exposed brick, 11-foot ceilings, original wood...
Natural light Loft Studio in Pilsen
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
This space is a 3000 Sq ft brick and beam loft that has amazing sun pouring through the three sides of windows all day long. Sunset is something to behold in this space as it literally is unobstructed and makes the place glow. There is...
Upscale Lofts: Industrial Photography and Film Studio
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
The studio offers a lot of natural light, exposed brick walls, high vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and stunning views of the Chicago River and city skyline. The studio's location is next to the Red and Orange train lines and the Halsted and Cermak bus routes...
Colorful Quiet TV Shows | Podcasting | Interviews Studio
Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
Join us here at the black experience studio where luxury meets creative minds. Here at Buffalo Grove IL (Black Experience Studios) north of Chicago Sessions booked with an Engineer Complete self service. Also if you decided to no need a Engineer Equipment details: -4 Camera...
Film Studio in Ravenswood
Uptown, Chicago, IL
Please note: If you do not have any prior Peerspace reviews or adequate production experience, someone from the host team will be present during your shoot. If rentals are needed, the host will be present and will handle any lighting/set-up during the shoot. Neighborhood Details...
Mini Moments - A Chic, Intimate Space Designed to Inspire: Tastings l Demos l Pop-ups
Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL
...Uninterrupted, usable wall space • Ceiling-mounted projector & retractable 16:9 screen • Professional capacity Ruckus system for WIFI. • Sonos® sound system • Snowsound® Acoustic Panel speakers • White boards and office supplies, provided upon request • State-of-the-art commercial kitchen • WiFi is included • Seating for 25 included...
Dreamy, Vibrant, Modern Studio in Logan Square
Hermosa, Chicago, IL
...of a paper backdrop with 25 different colors and there is also a music video room that is equipped with multiple LED panels and light strips to fit your needs. Also available for your use is two make-up artist booths that come with complete...
Modern Luxuries Meet Exceptional Views at Wacker and Michigan
Chicago Loop, IL
Our beautiful club combines modern luxuries and conveniences with plenty of nods to the club’s history. Located inside a national historic landmark, the club provides the perfect setting for private functions. Please Note: All Beverage is handled in-house (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks, premium...

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore downtown Chicago venues for panel discussions

Panel discussions are a timeless way for people to take in complex topics. Several experts hold a discussion on stage, introducing the topic and then debating its merits in an intelligent way. Audience members explore business, scientific, academic, and political topics in this manner and often have the opportunity to ask panel members follow-up questions at the end of the discussion period.
A panel discussion requires a venue with lots of space, comfortable seating for dozens to hundreds of people, and great acoustics. Fortunately, Chicago has loads of great venue choices to look at. Coworking spaces, libraries, museums, event halls, restaurants, auditoriums, community center -- what sort of venue best compliments your particular panel discussion concept?

Chicago venues with a stage for panel discussions

Panel discussions in conference rooms, libraries, coworking offices, and other spaces have their advantages. But when you are trying to accommodate an audience of hundreds of people there's no better setting than a stage. Stages offer more space for the panel participants as well as room for supporting technology like projectors, screens, accessory lighting, and audio-visual equipment.
Fortunately, Chicago has no shortage of suitable stages, most of which are set in auditorium spaces. Many are historic venues as well, whose prestige and success rate of holding important events will elevate the importance of your conference in the minds of attendees. The Auditorium Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago, and many local museums offer space for private events, including large panel discussions.
These spaces are also renowned for the acoustics of the stage and auditorium. Good acoustics means less technology is required to enhance it. Not to mention a better experience for your audience and better video recordings to revisit.

The most upscale speaker panel venues in Chicago

For world-famous scientists, political analysts, and other expert panel discussions an upscale venue is the way to go. Lecture spaces like backdrops with multimedia screens, welcome signs, and media walls for photo opportunities help. As does having event photographers, book signing areas, and other additions to the main event.
Restaurant and bar venues often offer cocktail lounge access, snacks, or full catering, depending on the length and schedule you have in mind. If discussion and socializing are also part of the event then rooftop lounges are a sure choice. Guests will be able to discuss thought-provoking ideas while enjoying the world-famous skyline of Chicago with drinks and intelligent company.

Reviews for speaker panel venues

Adam B.
Multi-Functional Industrial Event Space w/ Perfect River North Location
great to work with. We received lots of great feedback from our attendees on the space. Only complaint is minor but that during our panel, we could hear somebody rolling a cart on the floor above us. Nonetheless still a 5 star event and venue...
Doug G.
Industrial Loft Gallery with great lighting featuring our own art exhibits for an interesting cultural experience
We hosted a networking event and panel discussion for ~25 people. It was a great event, made even better by Julia (our host). The space was lovely and the team was very accommodating; they went above and beyond to make it successful. Highly recommended...
Raf P.
Photography and Video Loft studio with great natural lighting
Great space for cyc wall projects and they have nice overhead light panels if you need to use them in addition to your own lights. Very helpful & accommodating host / team...
Melanie M.
Beautiful BYOB Event Space | Elegant | Stylish | Contemporary
We used this space for a panel discussing & networking event. It was really beautiful & we had around 75-80 attendees! The hosts really thought of everything we might need...
Karly P.
Ravenswood Loft Studio with Natural Lighting
Fantastic space with beautiful light. Very easy to get in and out- I do wish I would have known that there were large sound panels on the walls that could not be touched. Although, I would still like to use this space again in the future...
Lamique F.
Curated Event Space in West Town - Perfect for Corporate Retreats and Events, Not-for Profit Fundraisers, Team Gatherings and Creative Retreats, Photo & Video Shoots
host was super responsive and very helpful! The space is even better in person and the host was very accomodating to our video recorded panel conversation! I will definitely recommend this space to anyone in the Chicago area...
Kevin O.
Creator Studio - Photo Studio - Mission Valley East
Had a great time with my photo/vertical video shoot here. Nelson was super helpful and friendly. I LOVE the wood panel backdrop! And the use of the RGB lights on the white backdrop for easy color switch up was cool too. Thanks Nelson, I'll definitely be back. I did...
Matt D.
Film set and extra space in a Private Studio $120/day $200/24 hrs
is great. There is no natural light so you can have a lot of control over lighting. Lots of outlets available and some LED panels are included along with some light stands. Definitely will book again. It is a great value for what all is included...

Find speaker panel venues near Chicago, IL