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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In June of 2017 I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Hougham  from the UWEX and a team of K-12 educators from the Omaha Public Schools as we practiced inquiry based activities, data collection, and STEM based activities. These amazing educators were able to collect data with DOTs kits and use their collected data to begin to tell their "story" of this beautiful experience in a setting so very different than what they know in Nebraska. In the unique setting of the springs of the Homosassa River & the Chassahowitzka River, the collaborative team stretched their thinking to apply what they experienced to their classrooms and students, increasing their science literacy skills and deepening curriculum connections.  As the school year has started this fall, I've been able to first-hand see the renewed energy and continuing impact on this group of teachers from this much appreciated and unique collaboration with UWEX.       


WisPolitics Partners with UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Roundtables on Navigating the New Economy

Business leaders and community members have an opportunity to learn from state and local experts about how they can better navigate the new economy during roundtables in Hudson, Richland Center and Sheboygan. The series of community conversations is brought to you by WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com in partnership with UW Colleges and UW-Extension. “UW Colleges and UW-Extension were the perfect partner for us to choose for these community roundtables because of their statewide reach and resources, combined with their local experts,” said Jeff Mayers, president of WisPolitics.com. “Working with them will help us go beyond the urban areas we typically work in and reach into population centers in more rural areas so we can have a discussion about the options these communities have to better navigate the new economy.” The interactive sessions will provide insights into the entrepreneurship history and business personality of each community by exploring the area’s industry mix and the key contributors to job creation, as well as share new techniques for developing local resources. UW Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen will moderate the discussion, and panelists include: John Koskinen, Chief Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Mark Lange, Executive Director, UW-Extension’s Division for Business & Entrepreneurship A local economic development expert from each community: Eric Biltonen, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator, UW-Extension (Hudson) Will Cronin, Community Resource Development Educator, UW-Extension (Richland Center) Claire Thompson, Community Resource Development Educator, UW-Extension (Sheboygan) For more information on each panelist visit Meet the Panelists. “Local economies are the key to Wisconsin’s overall economic vitality, so we look forward to working with WisPolitics, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and UW-Extension experts to hold this series of community conversations,” said Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. “Using new data we’ll be able to talk about the unique business personality of each community so that attendees gain a better understanding of what’s happening below the surface and what needs to be done to drive future economic growth.” The events are free and open to the public. Join the conversation at one of these locations:   Hudson: Tuesday, October 17, 1 – 2:30 p.m. St. Croix County Government Center in the County Board Room at 1101 Carmichael Road in Hudson Reserve your seat for the Hudson event   Richland Center: Tuesday, October 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. University of Wisconsin-Richland at 1200 Highway 14 West in Richland Center Reserve your seat for the Richland Center event  Sheboygan: Thursday, October 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m. University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan at One University Drive in Sheboygan Reserve your seat for the Sheboygan event   The series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training (WAGET), with support from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association.   

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