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Welcome to Conference and Scheduling Services at SIU. As part of Student Affairs, we are dedicated in providing alternative educational opportunities to the people of Illinois and the region. Our continuing education offerings extend the educational resources of Southern Illinois University Carbondale beyond the traditional campus.

What We Do

CSS coordinates more than 200 continuing education conferences, workshops, and programs each year to residents of the region and continues the University's commitment to lifelong learning. In fiscal year 2018, Conference and Scheduling Services coordinated 170 conferences and professional programs with a total of 10,000 participants. 

Please visit our Services page for an overview of the services we provide.

Meet the Events and Outreach Team.

Annual programs include:

  • Research symposiums
  • Association meetings
  • Adult day and multi-day trips
  • Conferences
  • Personal and professional development workshops
  • Summer externship programs
  • Summer camps

Associations and organizations that CSS has provided services include:

  • Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • Illinois Prescribed Fire Council Symposium
  • Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference
  • Annual Illinois History Symposium
  • Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association
  • Illinois Association for Institutional Research Forum
  • Fertilizer & Pesticide Conference
  • Stiltgrass Symposium
  • Office of Surface Mining
  • Neuroscience Retreat
  • Illinois Manufactured Housing Association
  • Illinois Association for Institutional Research
  • Geomorphic Reclamation Conference
  • American Society Civil Engineers
  • Foreign Language Film Conference
  • American Malacological Society
  • American Association for Collegiate Independent Study