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Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

Create the perfect event with the minimum amount of effort.

ARC offers a variety of meeting locations and services sure to please even the most discerning meeting planner. Explore the options below and discover how we can help you put on event your members will remember for years to come.

Conference Centers 
NIU has three IACC certified northern Illinois high-tech conference centers suitable for regional meetings, training sessions and small conferences. Our Rockford and two suburban Chicago locations, Hoffman Estates and Naperville, are easily accessible from major highways and provide free parking. Additionally, meeting planners can add meeting enhancements such as live web streaming, podcasts and videocasts or upgraded menu items.

Meeting and Event Planning Services
Certified meeting planners help you select an appropriate venue, even if itís not one of ours.  Our planners can assist with - or manage - a wide range of event details.  We can develop and monitor your event's budget, create and manage deadlines, negotiate contracts, arrange technology, coordinate food and beverage services and more.

Registration Services
Event registrations are processed by mail, fax and online. Participants can also receive individual assistance from our fully staffed call center. Discover our full array of registration management services, reports and enhancements.

Evaluation Services
Learn from the past while you plan for the future. Our experts help your association develop survey objectives, distribute and collect surveys and generate reports that lead you to make informed decisions.

Speakers Bureau
A great resource for selecting presenters, the Association Resource Centerís Speakers Bureau connects you with NIUís network of academic and industry specialists. 

Marketing Services
ARC develops and executes customized marketing plans, helping ensure your event seats are filled. We employ an integrated marketing mix tailored to fit the specific needs of your event.