Conference room capacities and rates

Fifth-floor tower room

(Room 5269)

Location: South end of the fifth floor
Dimensions: 38 x 38 feet
Cost: $350
Room arrangements:

  • Theater-style, seats 60
  • Classroom, seats 42
  • U-shape, seats 21
  • Square, seats 24
  • Dining rounds, seats 48
  • Stand-up reception, allows 75


  • No screen, projector, or lectern
A photo of the fifth floor tower room at the Beckman Institute.

Second-, third-, and fourth-floor tower rooms

(Rooms 2269, 3269, and 4269)
Location: South end of the second, third, and fourth floor
Dimensions: 38x38 feet
Cost: $150
Room arrangements:

  • Second floor: Theater-style only, seats 60
  • Third floor: Classroom only, seats 42 (shown at right)
  • Fourth floor: U-shape (seats 24) with wings (seats 12)


  • LCD projectors
  • HDMI connector
  • ADA-compliant lectern with Windows computer
An image of the third floor tower room at the Beckman Institute at UIUC.

Room 5602

Location: North end of fifth floor
Dimensions: 30 x 55 feet
Cost: $350
Room arrangements:

  • Dining or conference rounds, seats 72
  • Classroom, seats 60
  • Theater style, seats 100
  • U-shape conference style, seats 36
  • Reception area, allows 113


  • Single speaker, single wireless-lapel-microphone sound system
  • LCD projector
  • ADA-compliant lectern with Windows computer
  • Built-in coat rack
A photo of room 5602

Room 1005

Location: West end of first floor
Dimensions: 30 x 60 feet
Cost: $300
Room arrangement:

  • Dining or conference rounds, seats 80
  • Classroom, seats 60
  • Theater style, seats 100
  • U-Shape conference style, seats 36
  • Reception area allows 125


  • Projection screen at the east end
  • LCD projector is ceiling mounted, with a video connector for connection to a presenter’s computer
  • Audio from the presenter’s computer or from a lapel microphone can be sent to the ceiling-mounted speakers located throughout the room
  • Connected to video and audio signal in auditorium, making it the auditorium overflow room.
A photo of room 1005

Multimedia Technology Room

(Room 1227)
Location: South end of the first floor
Dimensions: 25 x 27 feet
Cost: $50/hour
Room arrangement:

  • Herringbone style, seats 20
  • U-shape, seats 21


  • State-of-the-art presentation facility for meetings that require advanced videoconferencing or high resolution multi-video-display presentations
  • Perfect for meetings requiring high-end technology not available elsewhere
  • Two 60-inch plasma displays
  • HD projector
  • Polycom HDX offering single and multiple site connectivity using EagleEye intelligent, auto-zooming cameras for a fully automated system
  • Ability to share digital content with remote sites or incorporate live video in presentations
  • Speaker’s lectern has a built-in Windows computer, which can be used for presentations or allows for the connection of one or more laptops, and provides touch panel control of room facilities
A photo of room 1227


(Room 1025)
Location: West end of first floor
Dimensions: Seating: 50 x 50 feet; stage: 14 x 34 feet
Cost: $400/two hours; $125 for each additional hour
Room arrangement:

  • Theater style, seats 230
  • Food and beverages are NOT allowed in this room


  • For major lectures and colloquia and as a site of plenary sessions for conferences and workshops
  • Large meeting room (1005) adjacent to the auditorium to host overflow; connected to the audio and video display systems of the auditorium
  • HD, ultra-powerful projector is located in a projection room to the rear of the auditorium.
  • Connectors are provided on the stage to connect to laptops for a variety of needs.
  • Audio console capable of accepting 24 audio inputs and a control room monitoring output
  • Eight wireless microphones, including two handhelds and 6 lavalier microphones. They function anywhere in the auditorium, allowing audience participation.
  • Lectern includes dual wired microphones.
  • Four corner-mounted powered speakers
  • An event that requires recording, uses multiple cameras, or includes streaming should contact an A/V specialist such as the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, which has worked at Beckman frequently. Note that CITL charges fees for its services
A crowd listens to a speaker in the Beckman Auditorium

Room 1003

Location: West end of the first floor
Cost: $50
Room arrangement

  • Solid conference style, seats 12

Equipment: Has a screen but no projector


Beckman Atrium

Location: Just inside the east and tower entrances on the first floor
Cost: $500
Room arrangement

  • Stand-up reception, 200
  • Allows 12 rounds for dining, seats 96
  • Theater-style, seats 100

Equipment: No screen or projector available.

An aerial view of the Beckman Atrium