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Conference Centers and Services

Meeting Packages

Valuable Meeting Packages at our Greater Chicago
Conference Centers

Meeting planners are under increasing pressure to create an event that is engaging, productive and, most importantly, sticks to the budget. NIU Outreach Centers are here to make your job easier. Meeting packages at our Chicago conference centers remove guesswork from your budgeting process because they are priced on a per-person basis. Choose our complete day package for full-day meetings, and morning and afternoon packages for half-day meetings.

Meeting packages include catering and value-added extras to enhance your experience. The comprehensive packages at our suburban Chicago conference facilities include the following standard amenities:

  • State-of-the-art instructor desk controlled by a user-friendly touch pad
    • Computer
    • Internet access
    • Accessible USB ports
    • Custom software installation
  • Audiovisual equipment

    • Video/data projector
    • DVD/VCR combination unit
    • Document camera
    • Retractable view screen
  • White board and markers
  • Flip chart and markers on an easel
  • Free high speed wireless Internet access
  • Natural light
  • Ergonomically designed furniture
  • Climate control
  • Wireless microphone
  • On-site technical support
  • On-site meeting coordinator

Choose from the meeting packages listed below, or contact your Conference Service Manager to create an event tailored to your needs.

1. Full-Day Comprehensive Package

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Meeting room with standard amenities
  • Morning and afternoon break service
  • Catered lunch
  • Continuous beverage service

2. Half-Day Package

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Meeting room with standard amenities
  • Morning or afternoon break service
  • Continuous beverage service

3. Conference Package

4. Computer Lab Package

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Networked computer lab with standard amenities
  • Students computers controlled by instructor station
  • Custom software installation
  • Morning and afternoon break service
  • Catered lunch
  • Continuous beverage service
  • High speed wireless Internet access
  • On-site technical support

5. Strategic Planning Package

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Meeting room with standard amenities
  • Morning and afternoon break service
  • Catered lunch
  • Continuous beverage service
  • Multiple flip charts on easels with markers
  • Audio/Visual
  • Tent cards
  • Notepads and pens

6. Auditorium Package

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Auditorium
  • State-of-the-art technology controlled by podium and/or control booth
  • Morning and afternoon break service
  • Catered lunch
  • Continuous beverage service
  • Break-out rooms
  • On-site technical support
  • Available for an additional fee:
    • Live web stream
    • Record session for distribution via CD or Pod cast

7. Reception NIU Naperville

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Cocktail reception in atrium
  • Catered meal in special events room
  • Espresso bar
  • Audio/visual needs
    • Data projector
    • Retractable screen
    • Wireless microphone(s)
  • On-site technical support

8. Cocktail Reception NIU Hoffman Estates and Rockford

  • R.S.V.P. Service
  • Atrium
  • Continuous beverage service
  • Themed hors d oeuvres stations
  • Coffee bar

Click here for information about our full spectrum of suburban Chicago Illinois meeting planning services.

Packages including First-Class Suburban Chicago Conference Rooms

Create an energetic and productive meeting or event at NIU Outreach Centers offering you comprehensive event planning and registration services and enticing packages. Request more information or reserve our Greater Chicago conference room space by sending an email to OutreachCenters@niu.edu, calling
1-866-753-0010 or submitting an Online Request for Information.