Where to Meet

We know your meeting venue matters. It makes the difference between average and inspired. NIU offers you inspiring meeting and event spaces, effortless planning and delicious food to bring new life to your meetings and conferences.

Effortless Conferences and Meetings

Ease your conference planning with our comprehensive Registration and Continuing Education Management services. Our attentive staff is here to plan your event, register and track participants, and even manage the continuing education credit you offer for your conference or training program.

Inspiring Venues

Indoors or outdoors, in DeKalb, Rockford, Naperville or scenic Oregon, IL, we have the space you need. Check out these venues on our conference and events services website.

  • Altgeld Hall (DeKalb) – First opened in 1899, Altgeld Hall is steeped in tradition – and also fully renovated, inside and out for beautiful and functional meeting and event spaces.
  • Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center (DeKalb) – Abundant natural light, a variety of room sizes and an adjoining patio and sculpture garden make the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center perfect for a strategic meeting, annual gala or anything in between.
  • Holmes Student Center (DeKalb) – In the heart of campus, with 30 meeting rooms, theaters and even a bowling center, the Holmes Student Center can accommodate a wide variety of events.
  • NIU Naperville Conference Center – Convenient and versatile, this modern conference center with stunning glass atrium, auditorium, ballroom and meeting rooms can accommodate your tradeshow, gala or training session.
  • NIU Rockford Conference Center – The perfect location for local and regional meetings, with an experienced onsite team to organize all the details.
  • Lorado Taft Field Campus – Our peaceful field campus near Oregon, IL, provides the perfect setting for meetings, day retreats and outdoor team building activities. Don’t skip the locally famous cinnamon rolls.

Delicious Food

Our menus are designed to appeal to a wide audience whether your event is large or small, casual or formal. Sandwiches or coffee stations for your meeting, plating entrees, buffets or casual snack breaks – our experienced catering team will help you choose the perfect menu to complement your event.

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