Conference Chicago at University Center

Conference Chicago at University Center

South Loop


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 Rooms500

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Complimentary Local Calls

Business Center


Express Check-In/Check-Out

Number of ADA-Compliant Rooms6

In-Room High-Speed AvailabilityComplimentary

Exercise FacilityOn-site

In-Room Wi-Fi AvailabilityComplimentary

Total Number of Guest Rooms500

In-room Refrigerator

Connecting Rooms Available

In-room Safe

Number of Double/Doubles480

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length4 weeks

Group Capacity300

Minimum Group Number20

Maximum Group Number555

Miles from O'Hare Airport17.0

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Navy Pier4.0

Miles from McCormick Place2.0








Student Group Friendly

Reservation Cancellation PolicyMore 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 FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Retail Stores7

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of Operation7am - 10pm


Buy-out Max Capacity350

Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms10

Largest Room, Theater Capacity175

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)300

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity120

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)120

Largest Room, Ceiling Height12.0

Largest Room, Max Capacity300

Largest Room, Square Footage2400

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style175

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)300

Max Capacity, Classroom Style120

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)120

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Video Conferencing Available

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space15000

Max Venue Capacity500

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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