There are a number of factors that determine the total cost of renting an event space at CIC. Space fee rental rates are based off of the size of the space and duration of use. Staffing, setups, and cleaning costs may also be applicable depending on the timing, size or complexity of your event. In order to support events that bring value to the innovation ecosystem, we can provide discounts for events that:
1. ALIGN WITH THE CIC MISSION
CIC's mission is to help solve the world's problems through innovation, and we are happy to discount costs for events that share this philosophy.
2. ARE FRee and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Bringing more people into our space is always a good thing! Free events that are open to the public are a good time for everyone.
3. ARE HOSTED BY A B-CORP, NON-PROFIT OR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
We understand that budgets can be tight for non-profits, and we'd still like you to be able to have an amazing event for your organization.
4. ARE ORGANIZED BY A FORMER CIC CLIENT
Are you an old friend? We'd love to have you back for an event at CIC.
Payment for events is due the day of the event and events must be paid for in full before the event begins. For larger events, CIC may require a deposit of 50% of the full cost of the event. This deposit is refundable up to 7 days prior to the event.
At this time, payment for events can be accepted via Credit Card over the phone, or by check mailed to the finance department in Cambridge, MA. The address is listed on the event invoice.
Costs For CIC Client events
As a CIC client, you can have up to 6 events for which we can waive the space fee. This limit only applies to events (it does not apply to meetings) and additional events may be approved at CIC’s discretion but would entail a space fee. Please note that those 6 events may still have “pass along” costs such as cleaning, special setup, staffing, etc.