The University premises next to the classrooms, laboratories and offices all have designated spaces for hosting events.
The historical location of the Valentino Castle has on several occasions been nominated and chosen to host summits and highly prestigious events. To name but a few: “Casa Italia” during the 2006 Winter Olympics and in the same year the international UN symposium on immigration; the Latin-American Columbus Forum in 2007, the UN Secretary General´s Retreat in 2007 and 2013; the World Congress of Architecture in 2008 and the G8 University Summit in the spring of 2009, plus several international events in the latest years.
The brochure Meeting@Polito (in Italian) illustrates the spaces available for events, the layout of the rooms, logistics and technical equipment; the latter, if not provided, can be provided on request.
Events can be taken care of exclusively by the University, in partnership with other organizations or organized directly by third parties. In the latter case, the terms and conditions of the use of these spaces is detailed in the Regolamento per la concessione in uso temporaneo degli spazi del Politecnico di Torino, with:
The spaces which the Politecnico di Torino offers are barrier free, in keeping with the safety regulations in force, accessible and identifiable via suitable signs (totem, poles, floor plans...), adequately equipped for all environmental conditions (excluding the great halls of the Castle of Valentino except on rare and specific occasions) and have Wi-fi (available through prior registration with username and password).
In order to facilitate access for the disabled, events are held preferably at venues within easy reach, next to toilets and equipped for transfers. The organization should be notified in advance of specific needs or requests in order to receive the necessary information.
A logistical-technical inspection is always carried out prior to determining the location.