• Springfield Offers A Youth-Friendly Meeting Destination

     
    POSTED January 28, 2014
     

Springfield, Ill. has recently experienced an increase in demand to host conferences for middle and high-school aged attendees. 

"We are located in the heart of the Midwest which is an easy drive for much of the country," said Gina Gemberling, Springfrield Convention and Visitors Bureau acting director. "And our variety of historic sites and entertainment options make us stand out as an easy and low-cost destination for youth meetings."

The city offers a dynamic range of activities that incorporates entertainment and education for youth including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Knight’s Action Park and Lake Springfield.

Recent youth conferences hosted in Springfield include the Illinois Christian Teen Convention, the Illinois Association of the Future Farmers of America, and the Illinois Junior and Senior Beta Clubs. The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau can assist organizations with planning a successful youth convention.

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