Meetings & Conventions


An Unrivaled Experience

Wondering what makes the greater Champaign County area Outside of Ordinary? You’ll have to come visit us to see.

It goes beyond the destination, filled with arts and culture, scenic outdoor spaces, local award-winning food, and the University of Illinois. With our renowned Midwest Hospitality and our collection of urban and rural experiences, people can’t stop talking about our community. Maybe that’s why we’re the fastest growing city in Illinois.

Home of the Big Ten’s University of Illinois, Champaign County is an ideal choice for regional gatherings. At a fraction of the cost of larger destinations, Champaign County is home to more than 4,500 hotel rooms and over 240,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, county-wide. Champaign is as diverse as mid-size towns come. We’ve got museums, theatres, boutique shopping, nightlife, fine dining and unparalleled attractions.

We’ll help you on the path to success, providing the tools to get people to your event and make sure the experience is Outside of Ordinary! Check out our Meetings & Special Events Planning Guide for more information on our services and available spaces!


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As we begin to reopen and events resume, Visit Champaign County is ensuring the safety of travelers and meeting & event planners. Alongside our partners, we are continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 under the guidance of local, state and national health and travel authorities.  Head to our Meet Safe page to learn more about local and state guidelines.


Welcoming Your Group

Visit Champaign County is happy to work with your event and provide valuable information for your attendees so they can enjoy a positive experience while in the community. We offer numerous services to help you succeed!

  • Welcome bags (include 9 x 12” bags, Experience Guides, pens and maps)
  • Custom landing page on
  • Room block and site selection assistance
  • Savor the Flavor event planning in Downtown Champaign
  • Event Welcome signage
  • Keynote speaker and programming coordination
  • Welcome table at event with booking and registration assistance

Don’t see something on the list that you need? Let us know and we’ll see how we can help!

Networking Events & Group Tours

We know you’re here to learn, network and engage with your colleagues, but why not do it outside of the venue for a bit? We have plenty of Outside of Ordinary ways to get out an enjoy our community while you’re here for your event.

  • Team-building attractions
  • Group activities
  • Walking tours
  • Spousal tours
  • Nightlife & dining options

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