A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

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    A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

     
    POSTED January 10, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

     
    POSTED January 10, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

     
    POSTED January 10, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

     
    POSTED January 10, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    A University Setting—Why College Campuses Bring Energy to Your Event

     
    POSTED January 10, 2018
     

Sponsored by Visit Champaign County

Non-traditional space is certainly a trend in event planning, but as you look towards your meetings in 2018 and beyond, have you considered a University setting? The benefits of hosting at and around a university campus are wide-reaching for both the meeting planner and the attendee. Here are a few top reasons to consider a college town for your next event:

1. Cutting-Edge Research—Access to leading researchers is often at your fingertips when hosting your event on a college campus. Whether your meeting is based in engineering, medicine, agriculture or fine arts, universities are prepping students in these very fields with experts just steps away from your meeting space. Researchers and professors can provide an exciting keynote speaker who will deliver highly relevant information in today’s rapidly changing world.

2. Classroom and Lab Settings—While lectures often provide helpful content for delegates, hands-on learning can take a meeting from good to excellent. Universities often offer up classroom space that can be found in state-of-the-art buildings or historic settings. Unique spaces are often times also available such as sports arenas and performing arts venues. Breakout from the conference center mold and offer your attendees the opportunity to learn in a lab setting. Utilize the latest technology that today’s students access, which also may be implemented into today’s workforce.

3. Services and Support—Your meeting has the potential for unlimited success when you couple the support of the local CVB with the University’s Conferences and Institutes Department. Many premier institutions offer support in coordinating your on-campus needs to ensure everything runs smoothly during the course of your meeting.

4. Vibrant Community—There’s something unique about being in a college town—a forever young mentality. The presence of a University often creates an energy not found elsewhere, with plenty of opportunities for delegates to explore in their free time. Museums, performing arts, a thriving nightlife and culinary scene, and a variety of sports offer a little something for everyone.  These communities are often walkable and easily accessible through public transportation, helping you keep your costs down throughout your event.

Break out your college gear and reminisce on those good old days as you look forward to planning your upcoming events. With a bounty of colleges and universities around the Midwest, your options are endless.

Sponsored by Visit Champaign County

Home to the University of Illinois, a Big Ten University, Champaign County is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. With over 4,500 hotel rooms and 400,000 sq. ft. of traditional meeting space, in addition to unique University and agricultural settings, Champaign County offers an Outside of Ordinary setting for meetings & events. Recently named the Greatest Midwest Food Town by Midwest Living, this thriving community offers an abundance of opportunities for meeting attendees to explore, from a bustling downtown to colorful arts & culture.

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