LF Event User Summit: Green Venue chosen

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The first ever Linux Foundation End User Summit will take place at the recently opened Desmond Tutu Center in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City on October 13 & 14, 2008.

The Desmond Tutu Center is a unique new address for business in New York City. This innovative Center combines charming 19th-century Gothic architecture with sophisticated 21st-century comforts. The conference center features more than 8,000 square feet of multifunctional meeting space, including the spectacular Refectory Conference Room, plus high-tech capabilities and a support staff dedicated to your success. The result is an unsurpassed meeting place in Manhattan.

Beautifully restored historic guest accommodations and a park-like setting create a refreshing retreat in the heart of the city’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood. The Desmond Tutu Center is a ” Green” Center with Geo Thermal Heating and Air conditioning throughout the facility. The need for roof-level cooling towers and window air conditioners has been permanently eliminated, helping to preserve the architectural integrity of the center and adjacent campus, an entire city block of historic buildings with a serene and open interior space of lawns and towering trees.

The Center is named in honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a tireless activist for peace and social justice, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Magubela Prize for Liberty and the Gandhi Peace Prize.