Meetings & Events

We know you're a professional who takes the details seriously, and so do we. Our Illinois Conference Center offers a unique, flexible meeting space and a variety of small touches that make any event in Champaign-Urbana a flawless and memorable experience.

From corporate meetings, seminars, social gatherings, weddings, and more—we do it all with style and ease. With our recent conference center expansion, we now offer more than 70,500 square feet of interior meeting space, with a dedicated staff of event service professionals to ensure your event is a success. This includes a modern 12,200 sq. ft. exhibit hall that is able to accommodate up to 750 guests for a wedding reception, endless floorplan options for large conferences and expos, and seating for up 1200 guests theater style. No matter what your event, big or small, we have the space and will devote our attention to the details.

Please note that we are doing our part to keep you and your guests safe, therefore following all the CDC guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois and the University of Illinois.

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To find out more about booking an event at the I Hotel and Conference Center contact our experienced Sales Staff or call 217.819.5000.

Already know what you need?  Submit a Request for Proposal for rates and availability.    Request For Proposal

Event Accommodations

Carefully planned room layouts to custom menu selections, our professional event team will assist you every step of the way to ensure a sophisticated, seamless execution of your event, no matter the size.

  • Custom wall grazing and cove lighting to provide a unique and personal experience for your event.
  • Recently installed 10,000 lumen laser projectors for built-in DLP projectors.
  • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs
  • Three screens for easy viewing
    • Two main screen sizes 106x188, the third is 78x139
  • Can split into 3 separate rooms providing breakout options for a larger group
  • Dimmable lighting
    Room Square Ft Size Banquet Classroomsort descending Theater Conference U-Shape
    Leadership Boardroom 584 24'x25' 11
    • Come standard with a 90 inch LCD Display and digital video inputs at the table
    • Easily accessible power in the table for all users
    • Stationary Boardroom style set up
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Conference - 4
    Knowledge Room 598 21'x27' 30 33 55 24 21
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Screen size 52x92
    • North wall has a permanent white board installed for groups having interactive meetings
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 8
      Classroom - 12 
      Theatre - 16
      Conference - 7 
      U-Shape - 8
    Innovation Room 599 21'x27' 30 33 55 24 21
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Screen size 52x92
    • All rooms have a wall of windows on the east side for natural sunlight
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 8
      Classroom - 12 
      Theatre - 16
      Conference - 7 
      U-Shape - 8
    Excellence Room 599 21'x27' 30 33 55 24 21
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Screen size 52x92
    • All rooms have a wall of windows on the east side for natural sunlight
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 8
      Classroom - 12 
      Theatre - 16
      Conference - 7 
      U-Shape - 8
    Loyalty Room 599 21'x27' 30 33 55 24 21
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Screen size 52x92
    • All rooms have a wall of windows on the east side for natural sunlight
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 8
      Classroom - 12 
      Theatre - 16
      Conference - 7 
      U-Shape - 8
    Humanities Room 831 28'X30' 40 36 60 30 27
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Screen size 65x116
    • Enjoy private access to our outdoor patio space
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 8
      Classroom - 11 
      Theatre - 16
      Conference - 8 
      U-Shape - 9
    Quad Room 1,251 28'x47' 60 51 82 41 36
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in laser projectors.
    • Screen size 78x139
    • Enjoy private access to our outdoor patio space
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 14
      Classroom - 17
      Theatre - 23
      Conference - 11 
      U-Shape - 13
    Lincoln Room 1,439 35'x41' 70 75 128 42 30
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Two screens in room for easy viewing
      • Screen size 78x139
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 20
      Classroom - 20
      Theatre - 25
      Conference - 9 
      U-Shape - 14
    Alma Mater Room 1,384 35'x41' 70 75 128 42 30
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Two screens in room for easy viewing
      • Screen size 78x139
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 20
      Classroom - 20
      Theatre - 22
      Conference - 9 
      U-Shape - 14
    Technology Room 1,353 39'x34' 60 75 100 36 30
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Two screens in room for easy viewing
      • Screen size 78x139
    • South wall of room is all windows providing natural daylight
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 12
      Classroom - 18 
      Theatre - 20
      Conference - 8
      U-Shape - 11
    Chancellor Ballroom 3,893 48'x84' 200 180 350
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs for built in DLP projectors.
    • Two screens in room for easy viewing
      • Screen size 78x139
    • Dimmable lighting
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 50
      Classroom - 58
      Theatre - 55
      Conference - 
      U-Shape - 20
    Illinois Ballroom 6,374 76'X92' 400 380 700
    • Custom wall grazing and cove lighting to provide a unique and personal experience for your event.
    • Recently installed 10,000 lumen laser projectors for built in DLP projectors.
    • Capability of projecting via digital video inputs 
    • Three screens for easy viewing
      • Two main screen sizes 106x188, the third is 78x139
    • Can split into 3 separate rooms providing breakout options for a larger group
    • Dimmable lighting
    • Temporary Seating Adjustments for Social Distancing
      Banquet - 70
      Classroom - 101
      Theatre - 105
      Conference - 
      U-Shape - 

    Catering Services

    An exclusive partnership with the University of Illinois Catering the team of culinary experts and service professionals are eager to work with you to make your special event a success. Whether you are planning a business luncheon, casual meeting, or a formal social occasion, you will find that our menu offers a variety of distinctive options to meet your needs.

    To find out more about catering a meeting at I Hotel and Conference Center contact our Conference Center Sales office at 217-819-5000 for rates and availability or complete a Request for Proposal.


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    Meetings & Event Testimonials

    Their staff was highly knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was fantastic and I would say that everyone that I worked with was very kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend this venue and I'm very glad we chose the I Hotel! May 2018

    Meetings & Event Testimonials

    I never felt like a bother when contacting them with additional requests. They took care of so many details and helped make our event effortless! November 2018

    Meetings & Event Testimonials

    I Hotel & Conference Center staff was very easy to work with and extremely responsive to questions and needs. I felt like they made it a top priority for it to be nothing less than perfect and I cannot thank them all enough for the wonderful job they did. October 2018

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