Conferences and meetings

Academic venues boast high end purpose-built facilities and offer some of the best event spaces in the country. As a supplementary income stream for the University (rather than the primary commercial driver) we can offer exceptional value for money.

Our spaces are purpose-built for learning and development and our campus has masses of flexible large event space. Put that together with one of the fastest Wi-Fi networks (1Gbps) of any conference venue, a dedicated event coordination team and a huge choice of accommodation and you have a perfect venue for large-scale conferences and meetings.

With excellent customer service at the core of our offer, we are recognised as a leading academic venue, winning multiple awards and accreditations in customer service, business tourism and people management

Your conference experience incorporates:

Places to meet

  • Traditional classrooms
  • Collaborative learning spaces
  • Lecture theatres
  • Purpose built training venues
  • Exhibition and networking spaces

Places to sleep

  • Flexible accommodation options
  • Standard and premium student halls
  • On-site 3 and 4-star year-round hotels
  • Specialist high performance sports hotel

Places to eat

  • Flexible food solutions
  • Creative event catering themes
  • Food on the go
  • Performance nutrition
  • Formal and informal dining

Corporate meetings and events

Every year we host over 52,000 delegates from around the world; we service over 90,000 bedrooms; we serve over 200,000 meals. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do and devise ways to connect, build trust and to solve their problems.

  • We offer a wealth of event spaces, from stand-alone training venues to state-of-the-art academic lecture theatres, collaborative spaces and flexible exhibitions space
  • We have a proven track record in award-winning customer service excellence and achieve Net Promoter Scores (NPS) of over 85% across our venues
  • We can accommodate any event. From large scale conferences, complex multi-sport events, conferences, training courses, small meetings, dinners and exhibitions
  • As part of the University’s world-leading sports facilities, we can provide inspiring high-performance spaces and support services for a range of events
  • We have a dedicated events team who work with you every step of the process in order to achieve your objectives and deliver an exceptional experience

As a leadership development provider, we work at many venues throughout the UK and Imago Venues at Loughborough University are first choice and the benchmark against which we assess all others.

James Collett Pearson Education Ltd

Academic conferences

We’re very proud to have been voted Best UK Academic Venue in The National Venue Awards, Academic Venue Awards and the M&IT Awards.

  • Loughborough University is ranked top 10 in all league tables which cements our status as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions
  • Our learning environment inspires participation and innovation and our research changes lives
  • With a dedicated events team and event management service, we take the onus off academics whose primary role is not organising conferences and take care of the details for you, meaning you and your delegates can maximise the learning experience
  • We work with you every step of the way and are well placed to offer ideas that will turn your event from the ordinary into an extraordinary experience for your delegates

I cannot speak too highly of the service Imago Venues provided. Delegates who had been to all, or some, of the previous conferences agreed that this was outstandingly the best. The credit for this success goes to Loughborough University’s facilities and infrastructure and Imago’s brilliant management – all world-class.

Paul Drew Organiser – International Conference of Conversations Analysis (ICCA)