West48: A Tech-Centered West Des Moines Event Center

Located at the intersection of Westown Parkway and 48th Street in West Des Moines, Iowa, West48 is a unique, modern meeting space in the Des Moines metro. With the flexibility to accommodate any kind of event and the technology to support all types of presentations, this space is perfect for your next event.

West48 Conference Center Entryway Signage.

The Blue Compass Conference Center

West48 is owned and operated by Blue Compass, a digital agency in West Des Moines. In fact, if you visit West48, you’ll find Blue Compass right upstairs!

Blue Compass exists to provide a clear digital direction to clients by serving as an extension of their teams. From website development to digital marketing, the experts at Blue Compass strive to deliver cutting-edge solutions and measurable results.

Blue Compass has a strong company culture that revolves around spreading positivity, growing expertise and supporting one another. Creating West48 seemed like the perfect way to share Blue Compass’ exciting, innovative culture with professionals and community members in the Des Moines metro area.

A Des Moines Event Space As Unique As Your Event

Although West48 is associated with Blue Compass, it’s not an overly branded space. We want our guests to take center stage when they host an event here. The stage backdrop, lighting and display screens are completely customizable to match your brand logos and colors.

West48 with branded screen colors on stage.

The space is full of neutral colors and natural textures. It’s clean and modern. We wanted to ensure that West48 was both functional and comfortable, and we think it’s important that guests enjoy spending time here. See more photos of our space!

West48 Entryway with Seating for Comfort.

Talking Tech: The Most Tech-Friendly Meeting Space in Des Moines, Iowa

As a digital agency, Blue Compass gets tech. That’s why we made sure to install the best A/V equipment and connected it all to a simple, user-friendly system that works seamlessly with all types of presentations. We provide free demonstrations and tech training for presenters, as well as free tech support during business hours.

Tech Equipment Available for Your Use at West48

When it comes to tech, here’s what we offer:

  • Two 11-foot projector screens — one on each side of stage
  • One 65-inch display screen on stage
  • One stage-facing floor monitor for presenter use
  • Three wireless microphone options with the option to utilize multiple microphone configurations at a time: hand-held mic, lapel mic or over-ear headset
  • Ceiling-mounted speakers throughout
  • Easy computer connection via HDMI cable, Apple AirPlay or wireless Windows screen sharing
  • Seamless switching between video sources on projector screens

Smaller Spaces: West48 Conference Rooms

Although the main space seats 150+ guests, West48 has several other options if you’re looking to book meeting rooms in Des Moines.

The Instagram Room and the YouTube Room each seat up to 10 people and each is equipped with a 55-inch screen. These rooms are perfect for smaller meetings or breakout sessions. The Amazon Room seats up to 25 people and features a 75-inch screen.

West48 Event Center Breakout Conference Rooms.

All of the conference rooms in West48 have seamless computer connection via HDMI cable, Apple AirPlay or wireless Windows screen sharing. You won’t find any meeting rooms in Des Moines better equipped to handle your tech and presentation needs.

West48 Kitchen and Catering

One of West48’s unique features is the kitchenette and catering options. Booking an event at West48 includes full access to the kitchen area, with free use of a sink, large refrigerator and counter space for serving. We offer a beverage package that includes coffee and soft drinks, or you’re more than welcome to stock the fridge yourself.

We’re very flexible when it comes to food. Our West48 event coordinator can assist with catering arrangements and food set-up. You can work directly with your preferred caterer or you’re free to bring your own food and beverages. West48 does not have exclusive catering agreements with any vendors, and guests are welcome to bring in their own food at no extra cost.

West48 Conference Center Kitchen Space.

Game On: A Different Kind of Des Moines Conference Room Rental

We want people to enjoy spending time at West48, so we made sure it’s not a typical event venue. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the game room during their events. We have a shuffleboard table, ping pong, foosball and a putting mat, along with casual bleacher seating for spectators.

West48 Game Room with Foosball, Ping Pong and More.

If you’re tired of the same old event space Des Moines options, contact the West48 team. We’re excited to host your unique event!