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Summer Strings Camp
Summer Strings Camp
Students at a seminar
Poster Session - Dental Professionals Seminar
Law and Leadership Conference
Southern Illinois Law and Leadership Conference
Bee Keepers
Heartland Beekeepers Conference

Conference & Scheduling Services

Conference & Scheduling Services coordinates more than 200 conferences, workshops and programs annually. CSS extends the educational resources of Southern Illinois University beyond the campus to offer innovative learning experiences and outreach opportunities as well as personal and professional development and youth programs and summer camps.


Professional Development Opportunities

Are you looking for something new that you can do at home? We offer hundreds of continuing education online courses and certifications in different areas, topics, and specialties.

Each course can easily be completed from your home and is a great chance for professional development outside the office. Please visit our continuing education online classes webpage for more information.


Let us help you facilitate your virtual or hybrid event! Conference and Scheduling Services and the Student Center have the expertise and ability to provide technical, creative and logistical support for virtual conferences, workshops, programs and meetings using the Zoom or Microsoft Teams platforms. For more information, please visit our services page.




Youth Programs

We are offering a variety of program experiences for youth ages 4 to 18. These camps and programs are hosted by education professionals who are experts in their various fields. Please visit our youth program page for registration information. 

Continuing Education Courses

We partner with professional educational firms who offer a vast range of courses, including resources for teachers, language courses, business courses and continuing education courses for high school students. Please visit the Continuing Education Course Highlights for more information.



As a precaution, the SIU Student Center and Conference and Scheduling Services has adjusted its calendar of events and conference services programs. We are exercising the utmost caution and taking responsible action to help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

The Student Center is open and Conference and Scheduling Services are open. Please stop in during our business hours, email or call 618-536-7751 for any needs.

University-sponsored gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed with appropriate approval, in compliance with the state's Restore Illinois plan. Event sponsors will be expected to have an approved plan that incorporates social distancing and other safety protocolsApproval is required for all on-campus and off-campus events sponsored by the university. To request approval, submit the COVID-19 Event Approval Form at least two weeks before the event. Events may not be promoted until they are approved, so early submission is encouraged. In addition to departments and registered student organizations, external groups may use Student Center facilities with appropriate safety plans and approvals following the Event Approval process.

For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus and university guidelines, view our coronavirus website. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation!