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Conference Chicago at University Center

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525 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605

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Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:175
Meeting
Rooms:10
Maximum
Overnight:500
  • Conference Chicago at University Center ExteriorConference Chicago at University Center Exterior
  • University Center - State StreetUniversity Center - State Street
  • Conference Chicago LobbyConference Chicago Lobby
  • Executive Board RoomExecutive Board Room
  • Loop/River RoomLoop/River Room
  • Lake RoomLake Room
  • Park/Fountain RoomPark/Fountain Room
  • Private Dining RoomPrivate Dining Room
  • Great RoomGreat Room
  • Catering + Bar PackagesCatering + Bar Packages
  • Outdoor TerraceOutdoor Terrace

About

About Conference Chicago at University Center

Conference Chicago at University Center, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, offers 10 meeting rooms (15,000 square foot) for small to medium sized conference, trainings, receptions and day or evening meetings with unique summer housing accommodations for individuals and private groups - both at extremely competitive rates!

Combining superior business services, advanced technology, full-service catering, and overnight accommodations with a dedicated, professional staff, Conference Chicago at University Center promises to make your event an enjoyable experience. Visit our website to take a virtual tour and explore our event space!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Chicago - 0, Milwaukee - 95, Indianapolis - 182, Detroit - 281

:
Chicago Midway International Airport‎ - 25 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Subway | Train | Lyft | Uber

CATERING
Ranging from continental breakfasts and boxed lunches to custom buffets and reception packages, our full service on-site catering options will add convenience and comfort to your Chicago meeting or conference.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Iron
Washer/Dryer
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Laptops
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

175 Attendees


10 Spaces

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Theatre Style 175 | Classroom Style 120 | Standing Reception 120 | Seated Reception 120 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces 300

TECHNOLOGY
Conference Chicago meeting rooms include built-in LCD projector, Sony HD wide-screens, microphone capabilities and complimentary WiFi access throughout.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

500 Overnight Guests


Shared + Private Suite and Apartment Style Units

Yes
Free NO
Cost:


Private or Semi-Private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

500
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Suite/Apartment Style | 144 rooms | 4 beds | floorplan
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Apartment-style unit with 4 private twin bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchens.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 469 rooms | 4 beds | floorplan
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2 rooms with 2 twin beds each, semi-private baths, common kitchenette and lounge areas.
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Iron
Iron
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
175
Overall
120
Classroom
Style
120
Standing
Reception
120
Seated
Catered Event
300
Outdoor /
Rooftop Space


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Lower Lobby Entrance
| 1728 SQ FT | image

This room can accommodate a reception for 80 or outdoor terrace event for 350. This room also has an outdoor terrace and fireplace.
| 1715 SQ FT | image
Private Dining Room

Meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen and wireless internet access.
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Modern lobby, equipped with complimentary email stations, wireless internet access and lounge seating. 
| 665 SQ FT | image

This room is set with a permanent conference table, LCD projector + screen, HDMI/VGA hookups, additional power plugs and high-speed WiFi. 
| 2378 SQ FT | image

Our largest space, this meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, wireless internet access, white board and one cordless microphone.
| 1908 SQ FT | image

Our second largest space, this meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, wireless internet access, white board and one cordless microphone.
| 1080 SQ FT
Meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, wireless internet access, white board and one cordless microphone.
| 828 SQ FT
Meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, wireless internet access, white board and one cordless microphone.
| 874 SQ FT | image

Meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, wireless internet access, white board and one cordless microphone.
| 460 SQ FT
Meeting room includes: screen, white board and wireless internet access.
| 437 SQ FT
Meeting room includes: LCD projector, screen, white board and wireless internet access.
| 416 SQ FT | image

Meeting room includes: screen, white board and wireless internet access.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Ranging from continental breakfasts and boxed lunches to custom buffets and reception packages, our full service on-site catering options will add convenience and comfort to your Chicago meeting or conference.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 400 | image
@TheCaf

University Center Dining offers more food options and flexibility than possibly imagined. With a variety of dining stations including grill, salad, soup, made-to-order sandwiches, home-style cooking, pizza, express to-go, deli and desserts. Dining is available on an a la carte basis or through a meal plan.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport‎ - 25 minutes
Nearby Cities
Chicago - 0, Milwaukee - 95, Indianapolis - 182, Detroit - 281
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a musical force in Chicago and around the world. More than 150 performances and events a year. 109 talented musicians. Three internationally renowned conductors. Two award-winning composers-in- residence.
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Spertus is a Jewish institution grounded in Jewish values that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the multi-faceted Jewish experience. Through its innovative public programming, exhibitions, collections, research facilities and degree programs
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The Ledge brings an exhilarating new experience to the Skydeck. At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city. An unmatched view is not all the Skydeck offers
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The collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world, and the school's graduate program is continually ranked as one of the best in the country. Within the next decade, a new complex will continue this process of growth.
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As an educational institution the Field Museum offers multiple opportunities for both informal and more structured public learning
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Spectacular museum setting overlooking Lake Michigan and the entire Chicago skyline.
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Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is one of the world's greatest opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength.
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Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!

Services

Services

Services

We look forward to offering your attendees a distinctive and sophisticated meeting environment. Your conference will be a success in a setting specifically designed for achievement and comfort.

Combining superior business services, advanced technology and a dedicated professional staff, University Center will make your conference experience memorable, enjoyable and productive

During the summer, University Center offers full-service overnight accommodations, including use of the building’s recreation area, fitness center, outdoor terrace and dining area. Guests also have the added benefit of access to kitchen and laundry facilities.

University Center is a perfect setting for your executive board meeting, seminar, workshop, training session or retreat. Year-round meeting rooms range from 435 to 2,400 square feet and are designed to accommodate a wide variety of configurations. On premise catering, audio/visual equipment, computer data projection and video conferencing are also readily available.

Located in downtown Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, University Center is only steps away from Chicago’s magnificent lakefront with beautiful beaches, world-renowned Millennium and Grant Parks, marvelous museums, restaurants and retail shopping.

All accommodations have free access and all meeting rooms and many common areas feature wireless access.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Conference Chicago meeting rooms include built-in LCD projector, Sony HD wide-screens, microphone capabilities and complimentary WiFi access throughout.
Technology

The latest in meeting and presentation technology is available at Conference Chicago. High-speed, high-tech services and equipment include: computer data projection, audio/video conferencing and wireless high-speed internet. 

Testimonials

Testimonials


Great location, great people - very friendly and helpful, great food. The place seems so clean - you can eat off most floors! Fantastic amenities - 24 hr computers, rec area, and exercise room. I Felt very secure and welcomed. I would recommend this place in a heart beat. Last summer i did an internship in New York City and they have a lot to learn from Chicago.

A great place to do a meeting for groups of 50-80 or so. Staff is very efficient and helpful, atmosphere is professional. The food is great and not overpriced. We plan to use it again.

The staff is incredible, could not have been more helpful and accommodating to our needs from beginning to end! University Center is truly the best space in town to host workshops!

I can't thank you enough for all of your and the UC's staff assistance for our meeting last week. Folks said I "hit a homerun" with the meeting space and services, which is such an important part of setting the tone for a meeting.

The 3-day course went exceptionally well in Chicago this week. I will highly recommend that we return to University Center. The facilities are good and the staff is attentive. I used their projector, which is part of the set up. The location is excellent (also safe) -- close to the CTA, restaurants, and hotels.

Wonderful venue for conferences and business meetings with very affordable rates. The venue is also clean, organized, and equipped with user-friendly, advanced technology. Can't beat the location either! Additionally, the staff members are very professional, polite, and prompt. I would highly recommend this place. We've already had 2 work events here and will return.

Great team to work with, flexible, cooperative and very responsive to all of our needs. Everything we needed was in the space.



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