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Directions to our Agency

4401 Sixth Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(across from Hawkeye Downs)

Conference Center
Hours of Operation

Mondays – Fridays
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GWAEA Conference Center

Our Conference Center at 4401 Sixth Street SW, in Cedar Rapids, gives us an opportunity to offer meeting space to educators and to the community.


We seek to be recognized as the area’s best place to host and attend meetings and workshops and are known for our exceptional customer service. We are excited about providing an experience that meets and exceeds our guest’s expectations and allows them maximum learning and benefit.

According to Board Administrative Regulation #7241A, priorities for room use will be as follows:


* Local, state, and national officials for use as a polling site.
* Grant Wood AEA
* Area 10 public and private schools
* Education-related organizations, institutions or parent groups, and agencies or organizations serving persons with disabilities.
* Human service or governmental agencies
* Non-profit or civic organizations
* For-profit organizations

Room Rental

Room Use Letter of Agreement &
Schedule of Fees

See Administrative Regulation #7241A

After normal operating hours, the fee structure is:
• $15 per quarter hour

Room Set up

There are a variety of set up options from which to choose, such as classroom, theatre, U-shape, square and banquet rounds.  The computer lab has fixed-furniture arrangements that cannot be modified.

The conference center features an extra wide hallway with large windows that is ideal for registration, exhibits and buffet tables. Click on link to view a map of our conference center and seating capacities.



Conference Center Map

A-V Equipment

All rooms are equipped with whiteboards & markers, multimedia projector & screen, VCR/DVD player, extension cord reels, 6 table kits, and a facilitator kit.

Reservation Procedures

Contact technology center technician by phone at 319-399-6720 or email.


Free parking is available to our guests.

Food & Beverage

Food and beverage are allowed in our Conference Center except for the Computer Lab.  There are many good caterers in the area or if it’s lunch on their own, a listing of local restaurants.


Please see listing of local hotels.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed.


Smoking is NOT allowed on Grant Wood AEA property.

Weather Related Closure

If the agency closes due to inclement weather or any other emergency, the agency reserves the right to cancel all scheduled events for the safety of its employees.


The Client MUST notify the Technology Center Technician by phone, 399-6720 or email if it becomes necessary to cancel a reservation.


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457
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