About Beren Center

The Beren Petroleum Conference Center (BPCC) is a 3,000 square foot auditorium located in Slawson Hall G192 on the corner of Naismith Drive and 15th Street. It is designed to accommodate up to 300 people and any furniture configuration that is best suited for the event. The BPCC is available to rent and ideal for conferences, lectures, or exhibitions.

BPCC offers a Catering Kitchen (Slawson Hall G190) that allows clients to provide catering for their guests. The kitchen is equipped with a sink, food preparation counters, and plenty of space for set up.

The BPCC Lobby (Slawson Hall G1C16) is perfect for event registration or check-in, banquet service, attendance spill-over, and additional conference space. The lobby is suitable for 30 people and is furnished with 8 high top tables and 16 bar stools. The video wall conveys your message to guests in the lobby.

Reserve the Beren Petroleum Conference Center

KU Faculty and Staff

Please use the shared calendar in Outlook to check availability of Slawson Hall G192 Beren Petroleum Conference Center. Reservations can be initiated from the shared calendar by creating a new Meeting (not an Appointment). The management group for the rooms will receive an email and can approve your request or contact you for further information. Please fill out the Beren Center Room Reservation Request Form to provide us information for your event.

General Public

Events spaces in the Robert M. Beren Center can be reserved by members of the community for a fee. To inquire about a room's availability, contact the Beren staff at beren_events@ku.edu or 785-864-4965. To request a room reservation, please complete the Beren Center Room Reservation Request Form.


For more information/questions about reserving conference rooms in the Robert M. Beren Center, contact the Beren staff at beren_events@ku.edu or 785-864-4965.