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NIU Rockford

NIU Rockford – an Exceptional Northern Illinois Conference Center

Take advantage of free standard AV and tech support when you book your next event at NIU Rockford. Enjoy professional environments, extended break times and continuous beverage service without paying gratuity or service charges. 

Explore the features that make Northern Illinois University Rockford the ideal place to host your next meeting:

NIU Rockford Tiered Classroom

NIU Rockford Computer Lab

NIU Rockford Auditorium
  • 13 high-tech, sun-lit meeting rooms with ergonomic furniture and individual climate controls
  • Large atrium perfect for event registration, breaks and pre- and post-event networking
  • Separate climate controls for each room
  • Ergonomic furniture
  • Full-service catering
  • Complete meeting packages
  • Newly updated videoconferencing equipment helps you meet in real time or bring in a guest speaker without the travel expense
  • Spacious 250 seat auditorium is ideal for large seminars and training sessions
  • Networked computer lab connected to a high-speed Internet connection just right for software training 
  • Free audiovisual equipment and onsite tech support with room rental
    • Video/data projector
    • Computer
    • Document camera
    • DVD/VCR player
    • Easel, flip-chart and markers
    • Whiteboard
    • Integrated sound system
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Microphones

NIU Rockford Meeting Rooms Make Attending and Planning Meetings Enjoyable!

  • Free standard AV
  • Onsite technology assistance
  • No gratuity, service charges or hidden fees
  • Sun-lit meeting rooms
  • Individual room climate controls
  • Complete catering packages 
  • Complimentary parking
  • Business desk services
  • Excellent customer service

Discover More About NIU Rockford Meetings and Conferences!

NIU Rockford
8500 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 332-7339
(815) 753-8740
Fax: (815) 753-8766

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NIU Rockford Meeting Rooms

NIU Rockford Auditorium

Whether you're a meeting planner, corporate trainer or college professor, you'll find our environment perfectly conducive to learning. It’s relaxed, accommodating and free of distractions.

As a full-service conference center ideal for northern Illinois events and meetings, NIU Rockford is a central location easily accessible from neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. Our location is northwest of Chicago, only 16 miles from the Wisconsin state line, 40 miles from Freeport, 60 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 14 miles from Chicago Rockford International Airport.

Discover why we are the ideal Rockford meeting facility! Fill out an online RFP or contact Janice Eisele at or (815) 753-8763 today!


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Create an energetic and productive meeting or event at NIU Outreach Conference Centers – offering you comprehensive event planning and registration services. Request more information or reserve space at our northern Illinois conference facilities by sending an email to, calling (866) 753-0010 or submitting an Online Request for Information.

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