Northern Illinois University

Conference Centers and Services

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Take the Headaches out of Meeting Planning

Let's face it: planning a meeting is a ton of work. You have to stay on budget yet still deliver an event that dazzles and inspires your attendees. It's enough to make you pull your hair out. But donít stress out. NIU Outreach Centers want to make your job easier and help you achieve fantastic success.

We'll help you map out schedules, develop a budget and coordinate food and beverage services. We'll book engaging speakers and entertainment and even organize your travel arrangements Ė from shuttle busses to VIP limos. With our range of services, you can easily offload the majority of your "to do" list, or just the parts you choose. Our certified event and meeting planners can accomplish the following on your behalf:

  • Create and manage comprehensive event deadline schedules
  • Select an appropriate venue
  • Develop and monitor your event budget
  • Coordinate food and beverage services
  • Oversee onsite event coordination
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors
  • Book compelling speakers and entertainment
  • Arrange appropriate technology
  • Organize travel arrangements
  • Plan related social activities

For more information and to receive a brochure about NIUís planning and evaluation services, please call (815) 753-1544.

NIU, Your Partner in Hosting a Great Event

Create an energetic and productive meeting or event at NIU Outreach Centers Ė offering you comprehensive conference planning and registration services. To request more information about us, send an email to or call 1-866-753-0010.