University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

About the Notre Dame Conference Center

Mission Statement

The Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall is dedicated to supporting the global academic mission of the University by providing an environment conducive to cultural sharing and intellectual exchange. Its motto is “Where Scholarship and Hospitality Meet.”


Notre Dame Conference Center History

Notre Dame Conference Center was built in 1966 through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  It was designed with open and spacious areas to facilitate conversation and discussion among conference participants as well as to accommodate social gathering and events. Its 20,000 square feet of space contain 12 seminar rooms, all appointed according to the guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers, of which it is a member. It also features a 375-seat auditorium equipped for simultaneous translation of up to 14 different foreign languages.  All meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.  Lastly, its large and gracious dining room accommodates meals and receptions, all catered by the Morris Inn Banquet Department.

Our extensively trained Notre Dame Conference Center staff assists in the design and execution of every type of special event. Services include registration, campus and hotel accommodations, logistical and administrative support, and management of all funding and event costs, concluding with a detailed financial statement.


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