Conference Chicago at University Center

Chicago, IL Conference center
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Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Guest rooms2
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605


University Center earned the Illinois Meetings & Events 2007 Best of Award in the categories of “Best Conference Center” and “Best Meeting Venue.” Energy Star Certified Building, 2008 - 2010.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (Local)
  • Calls (Toll-free)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

Recreational activities

  • Health club

Venue accessible by

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Meeting space

Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Meeting rooms10
Largest room221 sq. m
Second largest room177 sq. m
Space (Semi-private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit space2,787 sq. m

Floor plans

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms2
Tax rate16.4%


Distance from airport

  • 16.58 km from venue


  • Paid parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking


Cancellation policy

Upon a written 60-day notice of cancellation, the meeting room deposit may be refunded in full. Cancellations received less than 60 days before the intended event date will result in a 50% refund of paid meeting deposit.

Additional information

Conference Chicago offers year-round guest suites, summer housing accommodations and on-premise dining services. Overnight guests have the added benefit of using the building's fitness center, recreational/game area, garden terrace and laundry facilities. Housing accommodations range from fully furnished studio apartments to suite and apartment-style units. This facility is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago; steps away from public transportation with easy access to O’Hare and Midway Airports and Chicago’s major train stations A renovation of the conference center took place between December 20, 2010 through January 14, 2011. As a result of the renovation, Conference Chicago has created a more professional environment and has increased its classroom capacities.

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