Northern Illinois University Rockford Conference Center

Northern Illinois University Rockford Conference Center

8500 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
United States

Meeting Rooms


Guest Rooms



Between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Rating:

Largest Meeting Room

3000 ft2 / 279 m2



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. You never have to be concerned about gratuities, service charges or hidden fees. NIU Rockford partners with local hotels to provide convenient sleeping arrangements. The hotels offer discounted rates and free shuttles to the center.


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.

Meeting Facilities

NIU Rockford has 13 meeting rooms including a 250 seat auditorium, tiered classrooms, executive meeting rooms, seminar rooms, 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.

Business Services

Dedicated conference planner, on-site technology assistance, and complimentary high speed wireless Internet access throughout building, free parking and business center.

Dining & Entertainment

Our catering packages provide delicious and healthy options for your attendees. Catering services include everything from break services, hot luncheon buffets, sandwich trays, box lunches, plated and served lunches and dinners, hot breakfasts and evening receptions with bar service.You never have to be concerned with gratuities, service charges or hidden fees. We also have a no worries cancellation policy.

Guest Rooms

NIU Rockford partners with hotels to provide convenient sleeping arrangements. Hotel offers discounted rate and free shuttle service.