A Quick Guide to John Q. Hammons Convention Center

The John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas, is a premier meeting and event facility offering expansive and versatile space for events of all sizes.

Situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with immediate access to nearby dining, shopping and attractions, this convention center offers plenty of activities for attendees before and after events.

With 125,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, including a pillar-free 42,000-square-foot grand ballroom, the John Q. Hammons Convention Center is ideal for conferences, tradeshows and large meetings. Smaller boardrooms and salons offer plenty of opportunities for breakout areas to complement your large event. See the floor plan and dimensions and the event space capacity chart to start planning your event. In addition to its large event space, the John Q. Hammons Convention Center offers five ballrooms, eight salons, and two boardrooms for smaller events, but for even more small meeting venue options, the connected Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center offers numerous event spaces ideal for smaller banquets, corporate meetings and private gatherings. For meetings with 25 attendees or less, take advantage of the convenient Meetings Simplified packages.

Convention Center Amenities

The John Q. Hammons Convention Center offers an array of amenities, such as pre-function and registration areas, in-floor power panels every 30 feet, free on-site parking, a full-service business center, complete rigging grid, in-house Bose sound system, programmable lighting system and spotlights, ceiling-mounted remote projection with 20-foot screens, and wireless A/V and lighting controls. Professionally managed by the on-site Embassy Suites hotel, you’ll have plenty of assistance planning your event.

Hotels Near John Q. Hammons Convention Center

The 400-room Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center offers the most convenient access to John Q. Hammons Convention Center, as it is connected to the center and offers complimentary shuttle service to restaurants and attractions within a 5-mile radius. Meeting attendees also can choose from many comfortable hotels in Rogers that are located just minutes away from the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Many of these brand name hotels offer convenient amenities such as a business center and complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Rogers Restaurants

From posh steakhouses to convenient fast-food options, Rogers offers a range of nearby restaurants for meeting attendees. Those staying at the on-site Embassy Suites can enjoy numerous dining options, including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, a café and the casual Cedar Creek Bistro.

Transportation: Getting There & Around

The John Q. Hammons Convention Center is located just 12 miles from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA), which is served by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Allegiant Airlines.  For meeting attendees in nearby drive markets, the convention center is conveniently located just off Interstate 49 (old Hwy 71/I-540). Buses, shuttles and taxis are also available for group transportation in Rogers.