Need inspiration for your conference room names? Here's a list of the coolest conference room names from your favorite tech startups.
Stand in line at the grocery store and you’re bound to glance at one of the many tabloids staring you in the face. The sensational headlines grab your attention, pulling you into the empty gossip. One consistent theme in these covers and headlines are celebrity pregnancies.
We’re obsessed with knowing who’s pregnant. In addition the pregnancy news, we’re especially enamored with the name the celebrity couple is going give their child. Thanks to the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce naming their child Blue Ivy and Kim and Kanye naming their first child North, we look forward to reading what unique name these celebrity children will be given. How do the names of celebrity babies have anything to do with conference room names and tech startups?
Names are important. They bring meaning to someone or something. It’s how we identify people and things. Our buildings have names, so do the cars we drive. There are entire companies built on the skill of naming brands for big companies.
Tech startups are just like a celebrity couple expecting their first child...they put painstaking thought into what unique and clever name they should give their conference rooms.
Startups are bold and exciting places to work. They push the status quo and look to make their mark on the world. This kind of environment fosters creativity; creativity that can be channeled into naming their conference rooms.
Technology startups have some of the most unique conference room names. Some themes are simple, but have creative meaning behind them, like how the Mashery names their conference rooms after The Princess Bride characters. The largest meeting room is named Fezzik, after Andre the Giant’s character.
There are many different examples of how startups crowdsource their team’s creative talents to come up with the coolest names for a conference room. These names make booking a meeting room actually fun!
Here’s a look at some of the most famous tech companies and the brilliant names given to their conference rooms.
Conference Room Names with Mashups
Facebook moved into a gigantic 430,000 square foot campus in 2015. The campus is built to hold 2,800 employees and has dozens of conference and meeting rooms. The Facebook team has mini-themes for different clusters of conference rooms.
In every Facebook office, employees vote on the name of the conference room in their designated area, first by picking themes, which get voted up or down, and then by voting on names within the theme.
In an interview with Fortune, Slater Tow, a Facebook spokesperson said that “It’s a long-standing tradition here that we vote on conference room names.”
The team has done a fabulous job to date with the names. Facebook’s conference room names are some of the most creative and humorous names in tech. Here are four different examples of themes and conference room names within the themes.
Running with Scissors
Fighting Chuck Norris
Knife at a Gun Fight
Land War in Asia
Crossing the Streams (Ghostbusters)
Musicians + Acronyms/Terms
Flock of SQLs
The SMShing Pumpkins
GNU Kids on the Block!
LOL Cat Stevens
Black Eyed PC Load Letter
Words That Could Be Prefixed with “In”
Star Wars Crossed with Drinks
Dark and Stormtrooper
Use the Four Loko
Mai Tai Fighter
Jar Jar Drinks
Imagine checking the conference room booking system at Facebook and having to choose between Brewbacca and Notorious OMG for your 3pm meeting? Book a meeting at Facebook is bound to give anyone a chuckle.
Etsy is the home to thousands of individual e-commerce stores, its headquarters are located in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Etsy has long been associated with creativity; many of the e-commerce shops that use the Etsy platform are individual sellers, peddling different creative projects. For example, this store owner gained fame by offering Golden Girls panties.
It’s no surprise that the Etsy team feeds off of creativity and devised conference room names that rival Facebook’s. Etsy’s conference room theme is a mashup of food and musicians. This resulted in delicious names that could probably double as menu items at your local diner. Checking meeting room availability never sounded so tasty.
Ace of Bouillabaisse
Bon Bon Jovi
David Lee Broth
Fleetwood Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Nine Inch Snails
Red Velvet Underground
Sushi and the Banshees
The Rolling Scones
Wu Tang Clams
Conference Room Names with Special Meaning
Pinterest is a fast growing social network in Silicon Valley. It’s dedicated to users “pinning” images of things they are interested in, onto “boards.” It’s essentially a virtual pinboard.
Pinterest users are known to fall into rabbit holes, pinning everything that could possibly interest them. It’s this fanatic use of Pinterest that drives the team’s conference room themes.
Pinterest determines the name of their meeting spaces based on what the site’s users are excited about. Here’s a list of conference rooms at Pinterest and an inside look at what Pinterest users love.
Things Pinterest Users Love
The San Francisco-based financial app, names its conference rooms after locations “where collective action changed history.” The idea for naming their conference room started with one of its early employees who wanted to name the meeting rooms after locations of revolutions. CEO James Beshara expanded the idea to include any place where collective action happened.
The result was a list of inspiring conference room names. Here’s a look at some of Tilt’s conference room names.
Locations of Collective Action
Robben Island (prison that held Nelson Mandela)
As these technology startups have demonstrated, your conference room name doesn’t have to be banal. In fact, your company conference room names shouldn’t be something like “Conference Room C.” Crowdsourcing your team’s creative minds will help build culture, as well as display it for the world to see. What are some other conference room names that you love?