If you're looking to host a meeting that's truly number 1, what better place to go than a city of firsts? New Haven, Connecticut, is just the place. Did you know that New Haven was the location of...
• The first hamburger sandwich, cooked at Louis' Lunch in 1900?
• The first college football game, held in 1872 between Yale University and Columbia University at Hamilton Park?
• The first university art museum, founded in 1832 at Yale?
• The first National Medical Association conferences, held in 1846 and 1847, which resulted in the founding of the American Medical Association?
Also a funny first about New Haven: it's the location of the medical diploma, given to Daniel Turner by Yale College in 1729. But Turner never practiced medicine—he received the honorary degree thanks to his monetary contributions to the college.
Today, New Haven is more than living up to its prestigious heritage as a first-class meetings destinations. Meeting planners can immerse attendees in history at venues such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, or host a large event at the stately Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, home to 19 meeting rooms and 22,000 square feet of space.
To read more about accommodations, meeting venues and more in New Haven, visit the New Haven profile at the Cvent Destination Guide.