NIU Rockford Conference Center
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NIU Rockford Conference Center


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You won't want to miss the wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for meeting attendees and guests to see and do before and after your event.  From art, natural history and living history museums to performing arts, night clubs, festivals, including one of the country’s top-ranked Japanese gardens, Rockford boasts big-city amenities with a small-town feel.

NIU Rockford is centrally located and easily accessible from neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. Located northwest of Chicago, NIU Rockford is just 16 miles from the Wisconsin state line, 40 miles from Freeport and 14 miles from Chicago Rockford International Airport.

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