UW-Extension Conference Centers coordinates and provides meeting spaces, event planning, overnight accommodations and registration services for your business or educational event needs. The division also serves the University of Wisconsin System, State of Wisconsin agencies, educational and governmental groups and qualified nonprofit organizations.


No matter the meeting, class or conference, UW-Extension Conference Centers offers specially designed spaces, services and amenities to encourage collaboration – from across the room to across the ocean.

Event Planning

Our team of professional planners can manage all aspects of meetings, conferences and special events.

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Lodging at Lowell Center

Ideally located and recently renovated, Lowell Center offers affordable guest rooms with full amenities for conferees and others doing business on the UW-Madison campus.

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Meeting Space at Pyle Center and Lowell Center

Two remarkable conference facilities provide a wide range of fully accessible meeting spaces, outstanding catering services, and leading-edge technologies to create an optimal learning environment for groups up to 400 people.

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Registration Services for Events

The UW-Extension Conference Centers Registration Services Department is available to assist event planners with the numerous tasks involved in the registration process for events and conferences.

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I am a sophomore at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. I chose to attend UWMWC because it was close to my hometown, is affordable, and because of the small class sizes. When I first enrolled, I was a bit unsure as to what I wanted to major in; however, I have since decided to pursue a career in secondary education. I am glad that I chose to attend UWMWC, as it was a great way to settle on what I wanted to pursue while taking advantage of the small class sizes for my general education classes. It is also nice that I have been able to earn an associate's degree before continuing my education. I am grateful that I have taken advantage of certain leadership opportunities, such as being the President of the Student Senate and a Student Ambassador. UW-Marshfield/Wood County was the right choice for me!

UW Colleges and UW-Extension Faculty Approved for Promotion or Tenure

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension is proud to announce that 34 faculty members were recently awarded promotions or tenure.   “Earning promotion or tenure requires a rigorous academic review, so I extend my sincere congratulations on this major academic career achievement,” said Chancellor Sandeen. “Like all faculty members, I know these colleagues will continue to make valuable contributions to ensure that the UW Colleges and UW-Extension meets its vital mission within the State of Wisconsin.”   Promotion from Associate Professor with tenure to Professor with tenure:   · Brett Barker: UW-Marathon County, History · Jennifer Erickson: UW-Extension, Community Resource Development · Jason Fischbach: UW-Extension, Agriculture & Life Sciences · Caroline Geary: UW-Fox Valley, Chemistry · Mark Hagedorn: UW-Extension, Agriculture & Life Sciences · Jennifer Heinert: UW-Washington County, English · Mark Karau: UW-Sheboygan, History · Jonathan Kasparek: UW-Waukesha, History · Pam Massey: UW-Fox Valley, Health, Exercise Science, And Athletics · Lou Pech: UW-Marathon County, Biological Sciences · Karl Schindl: UW- Manitowoc, Business/Economics · Joan Sprain: UW-Extension, Family Development · Elizabeth Zanichkowsky: UW-Waukesha, English   Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure:   · Julianna Alitto: UW-Waukesha, Psychology/Education · Missy Bablick: UW-Extension, Family Development · Richard Brunson: UW-Marshfield/Wood County, Music · Timothy Buchholz: UW-Marathon County, Music · Patricia Carroll: UW-Extension, Family Development · William Cronin: UW-Extension, Community Resource Development · Jason Hausler: UW-Extension, Youth Development · Beth Johnson: UW-Fox Valley, Geography/Geology · Suzanne Joneson: UW-Waukesha, Biological Sciences · Neil Klemme: UW-Extension, Youth Development · Zhifang Peng: UW-Richland, Business/Economics · Mark Schmitz: UW-Sheboygan, Biological Sciences · Christopher Stark: UW-Extension, Community Resource Development · Rebecca Stone Thornberry: UW-Marinette, Communications-Theatre Arts · Jill Stukenberg: UW-Marathon County, English · Jennifer Swensen: UW-Extension, Youth Development · Christy Talbott: UW-Sheboygan, Music · Mohan Thapa: UW-Washington County, Mathematics · Christa Van Treek: UW-Extension, Youth Development · Christopher Wilbur: UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Psychology/Education · Younis Zaidan: UW-Fox Valley, Mathematics   The UW System Board of Regents formally voted to approve the promotions or tenure at their June meeting, and they are effective July 1, 2017, for UW Extension, and August 28, 2017, for UW Colleges, which is the first day of the 2017-2018 academic year. UW Colleges is an institution of the UW System comprised of 13 freshman-sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online that offer an associate degree in arts and science and a single Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. UW-Extension serves Wisconsin families, businesses and communities statewide through offices in all 72 Wisconsin counties and three tribal nations, continuing education services through all 26 UW System campuses, the UW Flexible Option partnership with UW System campuses, the statewide broadcasting networks of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, and entrepreneurship and economic development activities by county throughout the state.

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