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​Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center​

Welcome to the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center – the perfect destination to dine, dream, celebrate, and collaborate. 


Plan your perfect event or meeting at the Knight Center at Washington University, right in the heart of beautiful St. Louis. Our five-story, 135,000 square foot facility is designed with you and your guests in mind.

Located on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, the Knight Center facilitates dialogue between students and faculty, corporate and community leaders, and managers from widely diverse locations and industries. As a result, it offers an environment that stimulates both creative and strategic thinking.

From conference services to catered events, 5-star hotel accommodations and more, the Knight Center has you covered.

Meetings and Conferences

Experience first-class service. Our conference rooms and classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, connectivity to ensure that your meetings are always collaborative. Your participants enjoy the conveniences of home with our onsite fitness center, pub, and business center. Learn more

Catering and Events

We offer flexible, sophisticated dining options with a diverse range of fresh, locally sourced food and beverage choices that account for your dietary and cultural restrictions. You’ll be pleased to discover that the cuisine isn’t an afterthought—in fact, we expect it to be a highlight of your experience.

Our award-winning executive chef and his team of culinary experts can provide anything from creative refreshment breaks to spectacular buffets and banquets. Additionally, guests may design a custom menu for any specific dietary needs or restrictions.

Your special day deserves a special setting. Our elegant, spacious facility adapts beautifully for events ranging from intimate gatherings to black-tie galas. Seat up to 200 guests in our grand dining room. Go casual or elegant in our outdoor courtyard. And accommodate your guests in comfort at our onsite 66-room hotel with concierge service.

Our professional event-planning team will help you with all the details, ranging from:

  • Full-service catering and bar service
  • Space setup, layout, and decorations
  • Guest-room block (up to 66 rooms)
  • Audiovisual support

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We are excited to host you!

Washington University and the Knight Center support many sustainability initiatives. Read more at sustainability.wustl.edu

International Association of Conference Centers Code of Sustainability – Gold Status





Rest and Relax in Comfort

Our elegant accommodations include 66 guest rooms, lounges, and dining room.




Notice regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

For the safety of our guests and employees, the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center is closed for business until August 1st, 2020. If you need assistance during this closure please email Knightfrontdesk@olin.wustl.edu. If you are visiting campus for a university-sponsored event, you should contact your host to inquire about program changes or cancellations. To learn more about the university’s response, visit the WashU COVID-19 information page.

Knight Center Hours & Location

Dining Room: Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Pub: Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Knight Executive Education & Conference Center is located on the Washington University campus at Throop Drive and Snow Way, off of Forest Park Parkway

Campus Box 1194
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-933-9400
Toll Free: 866-933-9400
Fax: 314-933-9477
www.thecharlesknightcenter.com


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