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Conference Center

Conference Services

With more than 25,000 square feet of classroom and informal meeting areas, we offer a unique environment for professional education and training – and an experienced staff that will take care of all the details.

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Conference Center Computer Lab


We make it easy for guests to register for your event, and for you to provide personalized details that make them feel welcome when they are here. In fact, our registration office processes more than 35,000 non-credit enrollments each year. All registration services are available to other UW System institutions and departments on a contract basis, and include:

  • Efficient registration software that allows us to send confirmations and invoices for programs, including those held off-site
  • We can produce class rosters, name badges and table tents to save you time
  • We accept registrations via telephone, email, fax, mail and in-person

Event Consulting

Our veteran staff of conference and event planners stand ready to assist organizers with program logistics, both at the conference center and off-site on a contract basis. We can help with:

  • Venue selection and logistics coordination
  • Registration processing
  • Securing appropriate instructional media
  • Making catering arrangements
  • Assembling instructional materials

Downtown Conference Center Catering

Our onsite caterer serves meals that consistently earn high praise from our students and guests. Reception services are also available, as well as continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and afternoon snack breaks in the classrooms throughout the facility.

  • An affordable, standard, full-day meal package that includes: morning break, buffet lunch and afternoon break
  • The ability to service guests with special dietary needs
  • Roomy 208-seat main dining room
  • In-room break service set-up
  • An attentive staff who provide outstanding customer service
  • Customized menu options available

Media Services

Our variety of comprehensive technology enhances instruction and communication. Resources include:

  • Wired Internet available in all classrooms, with Wi-Fi access throughout the entire Conference Center. For events with higher Internet traffic, we can increase bandwidth as needed
  • For distance learning and teleconferencing, we offer a two-way compressed video unit, satellite receive capabilities and WisLine teleconferencing telephone system access
  • Audio-visual equipment that spans everything from flip charts and Sharpies to teleconferencing
  • Instructional resources that include portable computers, DVD players, LCD projectors, televisions and wireless microphone systems, all designed to accommodate varying teaching styles

Media Service Rates

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