Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning and Management and Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau’s unique collaboration provides a one-stop resource for all conference and event services. We’ll help you create a great experience for your attendees by managing the day-to-day marketing, financial, and logistical details. Centrally located in the Midwest, Ames offers affordability, accessibility, and is the ideal location for events of all sizes, from 15 to more than 15,000!
Business guests of Okoboji will find it is the ideal location for meetings, conventions, and group getaways. With over 45,000 square feet of meeting space and over 1,400 sleeping rooms – Okoboji can accommodate all your meeting needs. Along with all the services needed for a productive, successful meeting there are also many events and attractions for attendees to enjoy when the day is done. Golf courses, miles of trails, shopping, water recreation, museums, and much more. Bring the family and make it much more than a business trip!
The Okoboji Tourism Committee can get you started on planning your next meeting, convention, or group getaway.
We guarantee you can “Meet With Confidence” in Okoboji!
If you are planning a golf weekend, a romantic getaway, or a business retreat, Boulders Inn & Suites in Boone, Iowa is the place to stay. Visit the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad for a train ride through the beautiful, forested hills or hike one of many trails at nearby Ledges State Park. Play 18 holes at the challenging and scenic Honey Creek Golf Club then return to your room for a relaxing evening. Our friendly, professional staff are at your service and are happy to direct you to the many amenities offered at our Boone, Iowa hotel, as well as providing information about local restaurants, shopping, and historic sites.
From outdoor festivals and expos to intimate meetings & receptions, Central Iowa Expo has everything you need for a successful event. Iowa's largest open air facility offers 102 gate acres, which includes:
2 large bathroom facilities
Built-in drainage system
Airport approximately 3 miles away
Easy access to U.S. Highway 30
Less than 15 minutes to Interstate 35
The Administration Building has 2,000 s. ft. which can host events up to 180 people. Offering climate controlled, carpeted venue space and full kitchen.
SAVE $100 on your first full-day site or building rental using code: EXPO19
It all comes together in Cedar Falls! We’re one of the 20 Coolest Towns in the US according to the Matador Network, a Google eCity, and Iowa’s first gigabit city. Creative and inspirational spaces abound for meetings and afterward! Choose from the Hilton Garden Inn, Park Place Event Center, Clarion Hotel, or University of Northern Iowa where we can accommodate up to 20,000. Our nationally recognized historical downtown district offers a multitude of locally owned shops, galleries, restaurants and exciting nightlife. In addition, 100+ miles of hard-surfaced recreational trails weave through the metro area. Contact the Visitors Bureau and come give us a look!
Whether you're looking for somewhere to swim or just lounge and relax, Clear Lake has many suitable options for large groups looking to catch some sun. But if you're attending in the colder months, Clear Lake has many indoor options as well, such as their Aquatic Center or Boyer Pool. Clear Lake is an easy an unique place for you to have any upcoming meeting, especially with their new convention center coming in Fall 2020!
Abundant with cultural offerings, attractions, and entertainment, the Curious Communities of Iowa City are part of a vibrant and thriving community – perfect for your next meeting. Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, retire, and do business, Iowa City’s central location along I-80 makes it one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest.
Let us help you find the perfect location for your next event! Whether you’re planning a conference or looking for unique activities for your attendees, our team is here to make your experience in our area one of the best.
Host your event in a city Unlike Anywhere Else. A pleasant surprise. A destination of choice. Convenient. Affordable. Centrally located. Sounds like a great place to host your next event, yes?
Council Bluffs has what it takes to make your next event meaningful and memorable. With more than 85,000 square feet of meeting space and more than 2,000 hotel rooms, we’ve got plenty of space for you.
Since its opening in 2002, the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has become the Midwest’s premier convention and events center. The MAC features nearly 64,000 square feet of spacious exhibition and meeting space together with local shopping, outstanding restaurants, exciting casino gaming and over 4,000 hotel rooms within three miles. The sleek, contemporary design, with its inspiring architecture, glass façades, expansive views and spacious interiors, has made the MAC an iconic landmark along the upper Mississippi River valley. But perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Mid-America Center is how easy it is to plan and host a memorable event here. The MAC team of meeting experts works with you every step of the way to make sure your meeting or event is exactly what you’d hoped it would be: an overwhelming success.
Every moment deserves an inspiring space to stir creativity and invite the unexpected. Choose from our strikingly different meeting spaces for your next meeting or social gathering and let our team of experienced Event Planners plan your day so you can focus on enjoying your successful event.
Hotel Blackhawk's meeting environments were designed with distraction-free productivity in mind. But it's more than just the space, we also have the latest technology and the friendliest meeting professionals in the Quad Cities. Our convenient, attached location to the RiverCenter Convention Center and the Adler Theatre coupled with versatile spaces, quality catering and focus on exceptional personal attention make Hotel Blackhawk the venue of choice in the Quad Cities.
Let Rhythm City Casino Resort assist you in planning your BEST event! With over 16,000 sq. ft. of event space, complimentary parking, 3 restaurants, a Market Place, spa and a hotel, we can take your event from average to extraordinary!
Plan your next meeting in Greater Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa that more than 740,000 people call home. Our team at Catch Des Moines can assist you in finding meeting facilities, sports facilities, and more. Choose from 13,000+ hotel rooms and a long list of off-site venues. Ask for a personalized experience or how our marketing team can support your convention or event. Experience the affordable restaurants and attractions in Greater Des Moines while enjoying the accessibility and safety of the city. We’re here to help you and your attendees catch all Greater Des Moines has to offer!
Situated along the Principal Riverwalk just north of downtown Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful and inspiring gathering space for all your meeting and conference needs. The Botanical Garden provides event guests with free access to the Gardens and can accommodate 10-200 people in rooms with bright, natural light and gorgeous views of the outdoor spaces. All reservations include a dedicated staff member, audio-visual equipment along with setup, teardown, complimentary Wi-Fi and ample free parking.
Have the beautiful views of the Mississippi River provide the inspiration for your next meeting or conference. Let our charming and experience staff take care of all the details, while you enjoy the facility’s large patios, elegant pre-function space and solid floor-to-ceiling glass walls in select areas. Stroll on the expansive patio and riverwalk overlooking the Mississippi. This state-of-the-art conference center is capable of serving the needs of groups as small as a ten person executive board retreat or as large as a 3,000 person banquet.
Big city charm in a small city setting, that is Dubuque, IA. With state of the art facilities featuring 2,000 to 86,000 square feet of space, this walkable and sustainable community welcomes meetings and conventions of 3 to 3,000 to gather along the Mississippi River any time of the year.
Inspired by turn-of-the-century Emmetsburg, the Wild Rose Hotel is a modern-day replica of the once-grand Waverly Hotel. Enjoy the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Choose from a wide variety of room options—63 standard and 7 suites. For your convenience we also offer a business center and wireless internet.
When you stay at Wild Rose, we greet you at the door with complimentary valet parking and send you home with wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
Nothing ordinary about meeting spaces in Pella… a 1900 historic Opera House, a LEED-focused college campus, or a top-ranked golf course with full windowed meeting space overlooking the course. Just 35 minutes SE of Des Moines.
Whether you need 54,000 sq. ft. or a single conference room, we have the perfect space to host all types of events including weddings, socials, trade shows, bridal shows, corporate events, and so much more!
Accommodates up to 2,000 Guests!
On-Site Catering Services with Innovative Gourmet Menus
Customized Room Layout and Design
Customized Lighting Features and Audio Visual Equipment Available
Exceptional Service and Staff
Conveniently Located on Historic Fourth Street, 1 Mile from I-29
Adjoining Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Coming in 2019!
Whether a lifetime or just a day, we hope you: Explore, Stay, Do Clay! Widely known as home of the World’s Greatest County Fair, Clay County has something for everyone! For nature lovers, we offer the best fishing spots, exclusive hunting areas, and beautiful scenery full of Iowa goodness. Since shopping is a “must” and a year round activity, Clay County and Spencer offer “grand” shopping experiences every day. Check out our upcoming entertainment, events, and cultural opportunities on our calendar of events! With our mixture of history, culture, and nature, Clay County makes for the perfect destination.
The Clay County Regional Events Center, Northwest Iowa's premier meeting facility, includes a versatile 7,600 square foot grand ballroom, divisible into six meeting rooms, as well as 24,000 square foot arena and exhibit hall. Full service catering makes this the ideal space for professional and social events.
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is one of the most prominent destination properties in the Midwest. The Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center is proud to offer over 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Our facility will provide your guests with the best surroundings, free from the distractions of daily business life. We take the guesswork out of planning and budgeting. The result, everything you need to run an effective and productive meeting with no surprises.
Waterloo, Iowa is the perfect location for your next meeting or convention! Choose from an array of unique and affordable facilities that provide the right ambiance and amenities to accommodate your event’s needs.
Your attendees can enjoy spectacular attractions and entertainment, great lodging and dining options, and fantastic shopping and outdoor recreation. Explore 100+ miles of paved recreational trails, learn about the history of the Five Sullivan Brothers at the Grout’s Iowa Veterans Museum, discover arts and culture at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, take a tour through John Deere Operations, or experience dining like never before at Galleria De Paco
The Briggs Woods Conference Center combines 11,250 square feet of versatile state-of-the-art indoor meeting and event space with vibrant outdoor activities. Its unique location, tucked into the scenic Boone River Valley, offers a myriad of customized conference, meeting and banquet options. The Conference Center has the ability to host private outdoor receptions, just footsteps from the Briggs Woods Golf Course. The facility is a full service, amenity rich Conference Center with ample team building opportunities within the Briggs Woods Recreation Area.