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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UWMC faculty members known nationally for helping students with college writing

WAUSAU - Two University of Wisconsin Marathon County faculty members have received national honors for their efforts to help students across Wisconsin succeed at college-level reading and writing. At UWMC and beyond, Joanne Baird Giordano and Holly Hassel have been on a mission to give under-prepared students a better transition into college. Many students arrive at two-year colleges without the skills needed to excel at writing. Some arrive without ever having written an essay, Baird Giordano said. Baird Giordano is a UW Colleges developmental reading and writing coordinator who splits her time between teaching and administration, and Hassel is an English professor at UWMC. Their current work is informed by about a decade of research into how to support their students.

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