Host an Event at Perry World House

As the University of Pennsylvania’s new hub for global engagement, Perry World House is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary, policy-relevant approaches to the world’s most urgent global affairs challenges.  We provide multiple event spaces for the Penn community to gather and engage.

March 13, 2020 Update

Like the rest of the Penn Community, we are monitoring the latest developments in the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Perry World House is following the University’s guidance about events, operating hours, and other changes necessary to ensure the community’s health and safety.

Per the latest Penn guidance (link), we are postponing events for the foreseeable future. This includes our Spring 2020 Colloquium,  “Seeking Refuge in the Climate Emergency” on March 20. Given the restrictions on Penn's operations, Perry World House will be closed until further notice.

Event requests will continue to be reviewed, but in response to the University’s announcement, we will not be accepting requests for meetings or events during the period outlined by the University. This currently runs until at least March 31, 2020, and is subject to possible extension.

We will continue to update our policies as the situation requires. Please take care and stay tuned to this page and our social media channels for any additional changes.

Perry World House especially prioritizes events that align with its inaugural research themes: Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, & Demography and The Future of Global Order: Power, Technology, & Governance.  From the unprecedented scale of human displacement to questions surrounding the sustainability of urbanization and the consequences of demographic change, the Global Shifts theme examines three interconnected phenomena that individually and collectively shift the world’s population and transform the way we live. The Global Order theme examines the future of the global order in a world of rising nationalism and the role of emerging technologies in shaping international politics, as well as more traditional challenges such as nuclear proliferation and great power relations. 

There are five spaces available to accommodate your events, conferences, and meetings. If you are interested in hosting an event at Perry World House, please reference our Availability Calendar, compare the spaces offered and complete the appropriate request form. We recommend using the Google Chrome Browser to access the availability calendar and request forms.

Single Day Room Reservation Request Form 

Multi-Day Room Reservation Request Form 

Upon receipt, a member of our events team will reach out to you. For additional inquiries about events and programs at Perry World House, please contact Lisa Jourdan: events@pwh.upenn.edu