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 decided to go back to school because I wanted to do something meaningful. I wasn’t happy where I was in life, and at the end of the day I have always wanted to be a teacher. I needed a new start, and UW-Fox Valley was the closest option. Many people have been a huge help to me at UWFox. If it wasn’t for Tina Koch I wouldn’t have been in school last semester. She made sure I was able to get in on time and continues to help me pick the right classes so I can transfer to UW-Oshkosh on time. Susan Rabideau is a fantastic person and teacher. She makes speech class fun and comfortable. Her teaching method made it easy to get to know and become comfortable with everyone in the class. I will absolutely use some of her teaching styles when I become a teacher. Tammy Ladwig inspires me every day with her teachings and personality. She is an exceptional teacher, and she always makes you think about how others feel, learn, and think. Anytime I need help I know I can go to Tammy. She has made me a better student and all around person. I aspire to be the type of teacher that Tammy is. My advice is to work hard and take care of business. If you need help, reach out to someone. There are plenty of people at UWFox who are more than happy to help you.

Academic Staff Council honors staffers at 2017 awards reception

MADISON -- The UW-Extension Academic Staff Council held its 2017 Awards of Excellence Reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Pyle Center. The Awards for Excellence recognize excellence in professional services that not only furthers the work of the nominee’s division but also exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea: This year's winners: Angela Meidl, Information Technology, Division for Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning  Kristin Korevec, Wisconsin Public Television, Development Department, Division of Broadcasting and Media Innovations This year, one of the UW System Board of Regents Academic Staff Awards for Excellence was given to a UW-Extension staff effort. This Regents award is the highest recognition bestowed on academic staff. UW HELP Team and Mary Vilmo, Director, Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning Finally, three staffers were recognized for earning the title of Distinguished Academic Staff: Ann Wilkens, Senior Special Librarian, Media Library Manager, Wisconsin Public Television, Division of Broadcasting & Media Innovations  Jeffrey Lewis, State Specialist for Underrepresented Communities, 4-H Youth Development & Program Development and Evaluation, Division of Cooperative Extension Shamane Mills, Senior Broadcasting Specialist, Wisconsin Public Radio, Division of Broadcasting & Media Innovations 

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