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Conference Chicago at University Center

Conference Chicago at University Center

South Loop

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525 S. State St., Chicago IL 60605

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Great events start at Conference Chicago!
Engage discussion and promote innovative thinking with comfortable living and professional meeting spaces all under one roof. We offer a variety of modern meeting spaces and affordable summer housing accommodations. Superior business services, advanced technology and a dedicated professional staff are at your fingertips. This property is conveniently located in downtown Chicago and offers an exciting environment for large to small conferences at extremely competitive rates. 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, and video conferencing are also readily available. During the summer, we provide full-service overnight accommodations for groups and personal travelers, plus building amenities such as the recreation area, fitness center, laundry facility, outdoor terrace and dining area. Steps away from public transportation to both Chicago airports and local attractions, Conference Chicago is a hidden gem in the heart of the city.

Services Offered

Group Lodging

Number of Sleeping Rooms 500

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Complimentary Local Calls

Business Center


Express Check-In/Check-Out

Number of ADA-Compliant Rooms 6

In-Room High-Speed Availability Complimentary

Exercise Facility On-site

In-Room Wi-Fi Availability Complimentary

Total Number of Guest Rooms 500

In-room Refrigerator

Connecting Rooms Available

In-room Safe

Number of Double/Doubles 480

Motorcoach Parking Off-site

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length 4 weeks

Group Capacity 300

Minimum Group Number 20

Maximum Group Number 555

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.0

Miles from Midway Airport 10.0

Miles from Navy Pier 4.0

Miles from McCormick Place 2.0








Student Group Friendly

Reservation Cancellation Policy More than 60 days prior to the event, 25% fee; within 31-60 days of the event, 50% fee; and less than 30 days of the event, 100% fee

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee Complimentary

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Number of Retail Stores 7

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of Operation 7am - 10pm


Buy-out Max Capacity 350

Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms 10

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 175

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 300

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 120

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 120

Largest Room, Ceiling Height 12.0

Largest Room, Max Capacity 300

Largest Room, Square Footage 2400

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 175

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 300

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 120

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 120

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Video Conferencing Available

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 15000

Max Venue Capacity 500

Private Meeting Space Available

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert) $ = up to $14

Box Lunches Available

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