Our Collaborative Environment

Successful team meetings require a setting that is conducive to collaboration and creativity, as well as tools and resources that promote cooperation and a comprehensive, big-picture perspective. As our name suggests, Collaborative Labs provides an unparalleled collaborative environment that is ideal for strategic planning, problem solving and other types of facilitated meetings. We can host your team session at our state-of-the-art facility in Clearwater, Florida, or we can bring our experts and collaborative technology to your corporate headquarters or any other local venue of your choice. We can even host a virtual lab online!

Our Collaborative Headquarters: The EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College

EpiCenterOur dynamic collaborative environment is unique in the southeast United States, with 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and technology-equipped work labs. Individually or in combination, our four labs can host teams of five to 150, while our banquet hall/ballroom accommodates larger groups of up to 300 participants.

In addition to our standard suite of collaborative technology that is available whether onsite or on the road, our Clearwater facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment such as multiple LAN-accessible LCD projectors and screens, plasma displays, iPanels, color printers, and both wired and wireless Internet access.

Not only do we offer a high-energy collaborative environment and expert facilitators, but Collaborative Labs can also serve as your idea incubator, creative studio and planning factory. You’ll quickly discover that bringing your team out of their familiar surroundings and into our purpose-built studios can inspire the kind of fresh thinking and creative business solutions that allow you to achieve optimal outcomes.

Looking for the perfect meeting space?

This bright and modern, one-of-a-kind collaborative meeting environment is specifically designed to provide a highly productive and unique meeting experience. The Collaborative Labs is a 10,000 SQ. FT. facility designed and equipped to foster dynamic interaction and spur creativity.

This meeting space is perfect for group workshops, large meetings or seminars, retreats, conferences, and much more. The Collaborative Labs can accommodate group sizes from 5 to 200 utilizing all four innovative meeting rooms, with flexible floor plans, cutting edge meeting technology and windows that also offer ample natural light. This creative space and event venue occupies a unique space in the innovative EpiCenter building conveniently located off of Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater FL with hotels close by and just minutes from downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg with easy access to major freeways.

On site Nature’s Table Cafe offers convenient catering options as well. Additionally, the EpiCenter boasts as large “banquet space” that can accommodate up to 170 participants for larger conferences.

Venue features with all inclusive pricing, including: Wi-Fi; 70” LED touch screen Panels; 95” Large LED Displays; Touch Screen tablet laptops; Digital Projectors; LED sign displays; Large Whiteboards on wheels and on walls; Kitchenette; Private Café; Meeting Registration Desk; Meeting support Services; Technology support; Free parking; Telephone, Fax and Copy service. The rooms come fully furnished with mobile furniture that can be reconfigured in minutes, however the furniture can be removed if desired.

Additional available services to enhance your meeting; Comprehensive Facilitation services; Documenting services; Voting technology; Brainstorming software; Business Illustration; Full Service On-Site Catering; Banquet space is also available for groups up to 175.


The Tropics Lab

The Forest Lab

The Water Lab

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Our Mobile Collaborative Environment

If you prefer to host your team session at your corporate offices or another local venue, we have the flexibility and mobility to bring our collaborative environment anywhere in the United States – and beyond! We’ve worked in boardrooms, ballrooms and even industrial spaces throughout the country, and we can facilitate groups of up to 1,000 participants.

Whether at our facility or the venue of your choice, your team will have access to a full suite of collaborative technology, including personal tablet computers, visioning and brainstorming software, handheld voting devices, paper-thin whiteboards, projectors, digital cameras, web conferencing and more.

Wherever you choose to hold your collaborative engagement, we will provide a dedicated Collaborative Labs team consisting of an expert facilitator, technology support lead, documenter and business illustrator. You choose the setting for your collaborative environment, and leave the planning and logistics to us!