Northern Illinois University Rockford Conference Center

8500 East Street Rockford, IL
Overview The NIU Rockford Center is the ideal setting for corporate and association meetings and events in the northern Illinois area. Discover how our 13 sun-lite meeting rooms, complimentary A-V, on-site technical support and catering packages make planning and hosting your next meeting seem effortless. We also have Chicago area centers in Naperville and Hoffman Estates. You never have to be concerned about gratuities, service charges or hidden fees. We also have a no worries reservation policy. NIU Rockford partners with a hotel to provide convenient sleeping arrangements. The hotel offer discounted rates and free shuttles to the center. Meeting Facilities Rockford has 13 meeting rooms including a 250 seat auditorium, tiered classrooms, executive meeting rooms, seminar rooms, computer lab, video conference room and more. Flexible set-ups in our modern, sun-lit meeting rooms and advance technology enhance all types of events. All rooms have windows, soundproof walls, ergonomically designed chairs and individual climate control. All meeting rooms include our complimentary A-V package and onsite technical support to ensure your meeting runs smoothly. Our two story atrium has lots of natural light perfect for on-site registration, exhibit space, networking and evening receptions. The center features free high speed internet access throughout building and onsite free parking. Location NIU Rockford is centrally located and easily accessible from neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. Located northwest of Chicago, NIU Rockford is just 16 miles from the Wisconsin state line, 40 miles from Freeport and 14 miles from the Rockford International Airport.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Computer Lab
Executive Classroom 200
Executive Classroom 202
Executive Classroom 203
Executive Classroom 204
Large Seminar Room 151
Large Seminar Room 164
Small Seminar Room
Tiered Classroom 100
Tiered Classroom 101
Videoconferencing Room 201
Videoconferencing Room 211
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 9,800