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Top Pick Summer Conference Venues

Top Pick Summer Conference Venues

Did you know that college and university campuses are an ideal venue location? These venue types may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you start planning your conference or event, but they should be! There are countless campuses all over the country that offer amazing event spaces throughout the year, and even more in the summer while school is out of session. Check out our Top Picks for Summer Conference Venues and you’ll understand why campuses are the perfect place to host your next professional event.

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, found in Athens, Georgia, is the only hotel located on UGA’s campus. The Center features over 38,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space to suit all your event’s needs. You and your conference attendees can meet in one of the 25 various meeting rooms, host seminars and lectures in the auditorium, and stay in one of the 200 hotel rooms available. The planning team at UGA is equipped with years of experience serving visiting groups of every size and will help you to coordinate your entire event schedule, from registration to menu selection. Especially a fun feature during summer months when your conference guests will want to get out and about, complimentary bicycles and shuttle services are available on campus.

Just outside the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. you can find another one of our Top Picks for Summer Conference Venues – University of Maryland, College Park. Each summer UMD, College Park offers student housing and cafeteria style meals for numerous meetings, conferences, and youth programs. There are over 100 on-campus spaces to utilize for your event and the college offers overnight accommodations for up to 5,000 overnight visitors. The Adele H. Stamp Student Union holds two spectacular ballrooms, while the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center has gorgeous stained glass and detailed architecture for a beautiful, more formal backdrop to host your event in. Be sure to visit UMD College Park’s venue page on our website to learn more about booking your next event in the DMV area!

Chicago summers are some of the most beautiful and notoriously celebrated – after a long Midwest winter, Chicagoans are ready to get outside for some sunshine! That’s why the University of Illinois Chicago is the ultimate venue for your next summer conference. There is so much to do around the city – from an incredible restaurant scene, fun activities on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River, to a wide variety of sporting events and outdoor experiences, Chicago has something to offer everyone. UIC has an event staff dedicated to helping you plan your summer conference, organize your event schedule, consult for catering selections, and assist you with tech support. The campus is home to 20 event and meeting spaces available for you to utilize for a corporate gathering or professional retreat, many of which offer breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.

Colleges and universities are a convenient option for summer conferences, with so many on-campus accommodations at-the-ready for attendees to enjoy. Learn about the rest of our Top Picks for Summer Conference Venues and read about some of the interesting features and services these colleges offer to make your event unforgettable! 

Mount Holyoke College
Summer Conferences

South Hadley, MA

St. John's University - Queens

Queens, NY

American University

Washington, DC
University of Delaware
Conference and Event Services

Newark, DE
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Springfield College
Springfield, MA

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Johnstown, PA
University of Minnesota
Conference and Event Services

Minneapolis, MN
Boston University
Boston, MA
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL
Furman University Summer Programs
Greenville, SC
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
Athens, GA
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