Many think that the main focus of a conference should be jam-packed agenda of lectures and meetings. The evenings can be equally as important for enjoying local cultural events and creating a productive atmosphere. Any evening program should highlight spaces unique to the city, inspiring a sense of place and time for the meeting or reception.
Especially in Jerusalem, planners have many cultural destinations to choose from. The Jerusalem backdrop will certainly enhance any conference, offering participants a truly unique experience.
Jerusalem offers the ideal mix of modernity and history, culture, and religion. Bursting with iconic venues and innovative spaces, Jerusalem’s diverse venues will certainly add a layer of inspiration to any conference hosted in the city, setting an impressive tone for an evening Gala reception.
The City of David
Among Jerusalem’s most distinctive event venues is the City of David. The story of the City of David begins at ground level with a breathtaking observation point overlooking ancient Jerusalem, immediately sending visitors back 2,500 years. As one descends through the layers of history, the secrets of the City of David begin to be revealed enabling visitors to contact archaeological excavations and thrilling biblical finds. Continuing underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years, participants can choose to trek through knee deep water in King Hezekiah's 2,700-year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering.
Today, the story of the City of David continues.
Since discovering the City of David nearly 20 years ago, this Jerusalem landmark has become a major tourist attraction that truly utilizes its impressive surroundings. As night sets over the Old City walls, the City of David illuminates with special lighting against the ancient stones, creating an ideal setting for a memorable event or cocktail reception.
Among the many cultural offerings within the City of David complex is Hallelujah, a newly launched Night Spectacular. A thrilling, outdoor cinematic experience projected onto the ancient ruins of the site. Viewers will enjoy this impressive display under the Jerusalem night sky, revealing the venues unique 2,500-year-old narrative.
The City of David complex offers many unique spaces for events that really want to maximize their next conference in Jerusalem. It’s not often that participants can network in a 3,000-year-old ancient waterway, at the foothills of the Old-City walls. The City of David will certainly provide conference organizers with a once in a lifetime experience.