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The city is an excellent conference city. Many venues within walking distance. Many attendees were very surprised by the city and all it had to offer.

Pam Peterson, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

The conference facilities are terrific, as are the hotel accommodations. Everyone is friendly and service is great.

Michael Hostad, HighEdWeb Professionals Association

Our state-of-the-art Wisconsin Center offers the ultimate in versatility, functionality and style, including:

  • 188,695 square feet of contiguous exhibit space
  • 37,506 square-foot Grand ballroom with capacity for 2,530 banquet style or 4,440 theater style
  • An additional 39,640 square feet of meeting space that can be divided into as many as 28 meeting and breakout rooms
  • Some $1.2 million in public art
  • Advanced technology capabilities

Wisconsin Center

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Exhibit Hall Pre-Function | Grand Ballroom | Grand Ballroom Pre-Function | The Palm Garden | The Rotunda

Wisconsin Center Floor Plans

Street Level

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Mezzanine Level

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Upper Level

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The Milwaukee Theatre

Located just behind the convention center is the Milwaukee Theatre, the subject of a recent $42 million renovation. The magnificent, historic building houses a 4,100 seat theater, complete with a sweeping grand staircase and rotunda, plus meeting rooms and banquet halls large enough to host pre-event gatherings and small receptions.

The theater books a steady run of top-name concerts, Broadway shows and other entertainment which can easily be incorporated into a convention's agenda for a memorable social event. 

UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

The third building included in the convention complex is the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, which first opened its doors in 1950. In recent years, several major renovations have refurbished the arena's seats and scoreboard, concession areas were upgraded, a new portable basketball floor has been installed and its original ice-making capacity has been restored enabling ice shows and hockey to return to its floors.

In addition, the arena is well equipped to become a 24,000-square-foot floor perfect for exhibit booths and trade shows, or can seat 1,800 diners.The convention facility has its own on-site caterer, Levy Restaurants. Levy works with planners to meet all of their dining needs, whether it be for 50 people or 10,000.

The Convention Center Complex

As for technology, the complex provides all the Internet, telephone and downlink capacities any meeting might need. Because of the technical capacity available, including the highest level of fiber optics and Internet, Rockwell Automation was able to use high-speed computer linkages that in effect made the facility an extension of its home office during its recent annual meeting. And as a bonus for meeting goers, the Wisconsin Center was especially designed to ensure there are no dead spots for cell phone users.

Milwaukee's convention facilities are a perfect selection for any meeting planner looking for a safe and interesting city in which to host their next event. Located in the heart of the city, blocks from the RiverWalk, shopping, retail, and hotels, there's no need for a taxi. Just a short walk will also take visitors to the lakefront, art museum and many other popular attractions.

If you're looking for a convention center complex that can accommodate a variety of needs, whether it be exhibit floor space for thousands, an auditorium for gatherings, or flexible breakdown rooms, consider the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Theatre and UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to host your next event.


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