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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UW System Board of Regents approves new online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program. The new degree will be available online through five UW campuses: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point. The program was developed in partnership with, and will be administered by, UW-Extension. The 61-credit online degree program will launch in September 2017, pending Higher Learning Commission approval. University of Wisconsin online collaborative degree programs are designed to fill a recognized gap in the workforce. “We interviewed computer and information technology professionals from diverse industry sectors,” said David Schejbal, dean of the Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning at UW-Extension. “We found that in nearly every corner of industry, businesses can no longer operate competitively without skilled, perceptive IT professionals. This program is designed to help fill that gap.” Computer and information technology represents one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this area are projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024. Job titles such as computer support specialists, computer and information systems managers, systems analysts, security analysts, web developers, database administrators, and software developers are among these in-demand positions. “This is a unique and innovative program in that it focuses on the practical application of computer principles to address real-world problems,” said Provost Faye Perkins, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. “Students will learn hands-on skills to analyze technical problems and develop forward-thinking technology-based solutions that will help individuals, groups and companies.” Industry representatives helped shape the multidisciplinary curriculum. The online courses are designed to build both technical and leadership skills, preparing graduates to solve real-world problems as part of a team. Technical courses cover software design and development, database management, systems analysis and design, and object-oriented programming, among others. Leadership courses build a strong foundation in business and communications, focusing on accounting, human resources, marketing, project management and operations. As with all UW online collaborative degrees, for the final course, students apply what they learn in a hands-on capstone project at a business or organization. These projects often lead to job opportunities and valuable connections. To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing please visit appliedcomputing.wisconsin.edu.

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