Conferencing, Catering and Lodging on the UW-Madison Campus

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers (ECC)

Two facilities, Pyle Center and Lowell Center, are located less than a block from each other in the heart of the UW-Madison campus.

Pyle Center offers meeting space in Madison WI. With more than 135,000 square feet of space, 30 rooms of varying sizes and configurations include: presentation, breakout, and distance education rooms; collaborative workstations; a 95-seat auditorium; dining rooms; lounges; and reception areas for up to 300 people. Offering spectacular views of Lake Mendota, our newly constructed rooftop terrace can accommodate nearly 400 people.

Designed and permanently equipped for originating and receiving distance education programs and teleconferences, distance education rooms at The Pyle Center are some of the most advanced and technologically complete meeting rooms in the region. Through videoconferencing, audioconferencing, webconferencing, webcasting, streaming media, and digital media production, the experienced staff from Instructional Communications Systems can connect people in the room, across the campus, and beyond. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the building.

Lowell Center is a Madison WI campus hotel with 137 guest lodging rooms. We have:

            -seven conference rooms

            -elegant reception spaces

            -a large dining facility

            -swimming pool, fitness room and sauna

            -on-site parking for $10 per person per day (one space per room)

            -complimentary parking nearby    

            -free wireless throughout the facility

We have the capacity to host events for 10 to 400 individuals. Our reasonable rates include an expanded continental breakfast.

The Lowell Center hotel in Madison WI is conveniently located one block from The Pyle Center, and is just as close to vibrant State Street—providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison and UW-campus activities.

Recently remodeled to provide improved accessibility and aesthetics, beautiful new surroundings include completely renovated Guest Services at the Front Desk area, lobby, lounge, and administrative office areas; major upgrades to the Langdon St. entrance featuring a new access ramp and elevator; a convenient new drive-up lane on Frances St. for easy loading and unloading; and an adjacent multi-level parking ramp for overnight guests. Additional improvements are made on a continual basis to ensure that the The Lowell Center best reflects the interests and needs of the customers we serve.

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Contact our Event Planning & Sales Department to find out more about our services and facilities at both locations. Or fill out our Space Request Form to make initial inquiries. To schedule distance learning technologies and services please contact Instructional Communications Systems by phone at 608-262-4342 or email




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