Conferences At Biosphere 2

Conferences Overview

Located in the beautiful Catalina Mountains foothills, the Biosphere 2 campus provides a non-traditional yet accessible venue that facilitates interaction. The setting is ideal for workshops, conferences, retreats, extended programs, and outreach activities.

The facilities of the B2 Conference Center comprise a Campus Village of 28 rustic Santa Fe-style houses holding 106 double-capacity sleeping rooms and a number of double-occupancy offices. Complete with in-suite kitchens, living areas, and high-speed internet access, the 3-5 bedroom casitas are all in easy walking distance and provide the perfect place to unwind and socialize in-between or after meetings. Sensible facility pricing of on-site overnight accommodations ensures the Biosphere 2 Conference Center is an affordable venue for your events and meetings.

"...all I needed to do was open my eyes again to what was right in front of me, nature; everything I had read in college that had inspired me; everything in nature that moved me. Then I realized the setting, a space enclosing a savanna, a rain forest, a desert, and a marsh, was an idyllic context for this adventure. Our little sphere, Biosphere 2, had broken the box in 1991, and opened the door to Biosphere 1, the Earth."

Additionally, there are eight meeting rooms available in various sizes to accommodate both large and small groups; the smaller meeting rooms can serve as breakout rooms. For catering, whether your needs include delicious full meals prepared on-site or simple well-timed snacks, B2 Institute staff will help meet your event’s requirements.

Outdoor facilities for relaxation and informal discussion are available around campus, featuring magnificent views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. There are numerous hiking opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the campus, with abundant wildlife, including deer, blue herons, coyotes, bobcats, and more.

Plan Your Meeting

There are eight meeting rooms available in various sizes to accommodate both large and small groups; the smaller meeting rooms can also serve as breakout rooms. All meeting rooms are equipped with white boards, LCD projectors and Wi-Fi. Traditional viewgraph projectors are also available upon request. See IT and equipment support available. View our available meeting rooms image gallery andfloorplans. Contact the Biosphere 2 Conference Coordinator to discuss your specific needs.

  • The Sahara Room (the main meeting room) can be setup in a variety of configurations. You can seat up to 180 persons theater-style in this room. 
  • The Human Habitat (the former living quarters) is a truly unique venue for presentations, lunch and/or dinner.
  • The Boardroom is located in what used to be mission control for the Biospherian closures. It is a unique blend of architecture with a traditional boardroom setting. This room has all the amenities with great views of the Catalina Mountains.

Meeting Room: $750 per room per day
Breakout Room: $200 per room per day
Dining Room: $400 per room per day
Sleeping Room: $79 per night
Lighting of Biosphere 2 for nighttime events: $500
Administrative Fees: 10%
Private Tour University of Arizona Groups: $15 per person
Private Tour Non-University of Arizona Groups: $25 per person