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Venues for Summer Conferences

Venues for Summer Conferences

Summer is an ideal time to have a conference. The mood is relaxed, conducive to learning, and weather is usually not an issue. Having an overnight conference also gives your group the added benefit of having extra time to focus, and also gives them the opportunity to explore a new area. Here are our Top Picks for Venues for Summer Conferences.

The University of Toronto Scarborough in Scarborough, Ontario welcomes a variety of overnight summer conferences for up to 350 attendees. There are 30 flexible spaces for meetings, and during downtime, your guests can explore 300 acres of lush parkland and hiking trails, a contemporary art gallery, attend cultural events, and soak in the rich history and beauty of the local Highland Creek Valley. 

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia is near the historical sites of Williamsburg and Jamestown, local military bases, and the vacation destination of Virginia Beach. The university can accommodate overnight conferences for up to 2,500. The 50 meeting rooms are extremely flexible spaces that will meet any group’s requirements.

The University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois has conference spaces for up to 1,800 attendees in its 36 flexible meeting rooms. There are also overnight accommodations for up 5,700 guests. The beautiful, 1,400-acre campus is located just minutes from Champaign-Urbana’s bustling downtown area. It is also just a few hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis by car. 

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska can accommodate overnight summer conferences for up to 5,500 guests. There are 200 extremely flexible meeting spaces with numerous configuration possibilities, indoor and outdoor training facilities, fully-furnished apartments and suites, plus comprehensive catering packages. 

University of Toronto Scarborough 
Scarborough, ON
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
University of Illinois Conference & Special Events
Champaign, IL
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
York University
York, ON
Furman University Summer Programs
Greenville, SC
Emmanuel College
Boston, MA
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College
Palatine, IL
Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center
Racine, WI
Wheaton College - Massachusetts
Norton, MA
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