About Bryant Conference Center
The Bryant Conference Center, located at the heart of Tuscaloosa and on the University of Alabama campus, is West Alabama's premiere meeting facility. Not only does the conference center play a role in professional and social events, it also works alongside the College of Continuing Studies, to provide educational opportunities to thousands of people.
Built in 1986, the Tuscaloosa based conference center was part of a campus expansion plan that included a hotel, The Bryant Museum, and a new Alumni Hall. The hotel was later renamed Hotel Capstone, yet in still remains just a few steps from the Bryant Conference Center. The University of Alabama conference center offers meeting rooms that are individually climate-controlled and feature comfortable seating, multiple lighting options, and integrated audio visual applications. The BCC has many multi-functional rooms capable of accommodating groups from 2 to 1,000. Sellers Auditorium is one of the more popular rooms when trying to accommodate a large group of up to 1,000. The conference center also offers smaller meeting rooms for more intimate events.
In its near 30 years of serving the Alabama community, the Bryant Conference Center at the University of Alabama has had the honor of hosting a number of distinguished guests. A few prominent guests of the BCC include Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who presented the Frank A. Nix Lecture at the Bryant Conference Center with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in 2005. Last February, Washington Post associate editor, author, and investigative reporter, Bob Woodward spoke in Sellers Auditorium for the Gloria and John L. Blackburn Symposium Lecture. The Bryant Conference Center is also often the preferred venue for large corporations such as Mercedes Benz which held a conference at the facility to announce the opening of their new plant in Tuscaloosa County. Though the Bryant Conference Center at The University of Alabama has the ability to host events for public figures and multi-billion dollar corporations, the event center is also equipped for smaller, more modest affairs.
Whether your event is big enough to fill Sellers Auditorium or the Rast Conference rooms, or is you only require one of our Executive Boardrooms, every guest can expect to be met with reasonable prices, versatility, and exemplary customer service. The Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa graciously hosts any occasion; from weddings to corporate events to tailgating parties, the facility will have your group's function room ready for you upon arrival. While a list of our preferred caterers is provided, at the BCC, guests are free to decide for themselves who will cater their affair.
For 20 years, the Bryant Conference Center served its guests with courtesy and professionalism. However, after two decades, the years began to show in the meeting center. In 2007, the conference center received a complete makeover. The facility was given new paint, artwork, technical equipment, and various other upgrades to modernize the building. The audio/visual system also received an upgrade during the conference center's remodel and the new technology offered by the Bryant Conference Center now rivals the best in West Alabama. In addition to the actual equipment, the Bryant Conference Center provides knowledgeable technicians to aid you in all your presentation needs. The meeting center also features computers for guests' use and a wi-fi connection guests can connect to using their personal devices.
240 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Parking is available for guests of the conference center in one of four lots, the Moody Music Building Lot, The Soccer Lot, The Coleman Coliseum Lot and the Bryant Drive Lot. Shuttle service is also available from stops in the Soccer and Coleman lots. Click on map link below to see parking options.
From I-20/59, take the McFarland Boulevard/US 82 exit and proceed north to the University Boulevard interchange. Exit and turn right. Stay on University Boulevard down the hill and turn left on Second Avenue. Open parking will be on your left, the Conference Center complex on your right.