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Le CAD – Digital Acceleration Centre building is located just opposite Saint-Lazare station in Paris and is split across two floors and covers 800 m². The CAD offers several modern meeting rooms that are accessible for people with disabilities. Meeting rooms, training rooms and communal spaces (the atrium, the café, etc.) – after this video you’ll know the building like the back of your hand!
The first level of the CAD opens onto a large space including the reception, the atrium, three training rooms, the cafeteria, a relaxation area and two telephone booths.
At the entrance to the CAD our reception area honours Wengari Muta Maathai, a Kenyan biologist and politician.
She was known as “the woman who planted trees” and she spent her life fighting to protect the environment. In 2004 she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
The atrium of our third place is a vast, warm space that is full of light thanks to its large windows which open onto the patio. The atrium can sit up to 100 people, making it an ideal space for holding events, notably masterclasses. The dimensions of the room can be adjusted according to the needs of the event.
The name of this room is a tribute to Simone Veil, a famous French magistrate and stateswoman who escaped the Holocaust.
The Simone Room
A 130-inch LED screen
Cameras to offer hybrid format events
Full sound system
A second screen to see the faces of those connected remotely
Capacity of up to 100 people
The first of our training rooms on the ground floor has a capacity of 12 people and can be used both for face-to-face training sessions as well as for virtual training. The configuration of this room is not only very flexible but it can also be used as a meeting room or as office space.
This room was named after Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and a key figure in the fight for the education of young girls. Malala stood up to the Taliban in her country and in 2014, at the age of just 17, she became the youngest laureate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Our second training and meeting room on the ground floor is 100% modular and has an average capacity of 16 people. A movable partition wall separates this room from the Ruth room. When this partition is removed the combined space of the two rooms has a capacity of up to 30 people.
This room honours Gisèle Halimi, a Franco-Tunisian lawyer and feminist activist. Gisèle Halimi stood alongside Simone de Beauvoir to defend the cause of women and helped to change France’s laws on the topics of rape and abortion.
The last of the training rooms on the ground level is the Ruth room. This is another 100% modular room, with a capacity of up to 16 people or up to 30 when joined with the Gisèle room. This room can be used to hold meetings, for on-site training sessions or for hybrid-format events (with some people present in the room and others connected remotely).
The name of this room pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who became the second woman to be named to the US Supreme Court in 1993. As a lawyer and a judge, she was renowned for her efforts to create a fairer society in the United States.
Our café is an open, convivial area which encourages people to interact. It is located on the ground floor of the Digital Acceleration Centre. You should head over to the café to enjoy a tea or coffee and a chat with other experts on the digitalisation of organisations!
Coffee machine with a selection of teas also available
Distributor of hot, cold and sparkling water
The first floor of the CAD includes another three training and meeting rooms, including one focused on design thinking and another which has a virtual training studio.
The first of our training rooms on the first floor is highly modular and has a capacity of up to 8 people. This room, which could also be used for team meetings, is named after the renowned Mexican author, poet and essay writer Rosario Castellanos.
Rosario was a figure of the latin-American feminist movement and she fought to defend the rights of women, notably indigenous women, within Mexican society.
The Clara training room has a capacity of 12-16 people with a developer set-up (a classroom style with desks and screens).
This room pays tribute to Clara Campoamor, a Spanish author, politician and feminist activist who helped ensure that both the right to vote for women and gender equality were enshrined in the Spanish constitution of 1931.
The Funmilayo room is a highly modular training room that is dedicated to design thinking. The room has a capacity of up to 12 people and pays tribute to Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the lead activist of the educational and anti-colonial movements in Nigeria.
In 1944 she founded the Abeokuta Women’s Union which had 20,000 members committed to protecting and promoting women’s rights.
The CAD is a pioneering third place in the world of remote training sessions and meetings. We have a cosy virtual training studio from which you can facilitate a webinar, a virtual training session or a virtual team meeting.
The name of this studio pays tribute to Rosa Parks, a key figure in the fight against segregation in the United States. Alongside Martin Luther King she was a leader of the US civil rights movement.
Because we want our centre to help people to build relationships, we have designed a modular Lounge area that is great for relaxing, for small talk and for creating a feeling of serendipity. The armchairs and sofas will encourage you to settle down for a chat with a coffee in your hand, helping you to relax and to network with other professionals!