Reserve Space at DPI

DPI Facilities Use Policy and Guidelines

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) space is located in downtown Chicago, directly west of Willis Tower and on the banks of the Chicago River. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility, located on the 4th floor of 200 S. Wacker Drive, is just steps away from Union Station and CTA trains. The DPI is happy to host meetings, events, workshops, etc. that are related to its interdisciplinary public-private mission to develop solutions, promote entrepreneurship, and empower inventors of the future within Illinois. The space includes multi-use classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that may fit your needs for a variety of events.

Space Rental Rate

If you or your organization has a DPI-related event to host, or if you are a DPI partner university or student group planning a student-based event looking for event space, please contact Marcia Lampela at 217-300-7457 or mlampela@illinois.edu to learn more about room rental fees and potential fee waivers.

DPI Facility Features

  • 3 high-tech classrooms each with capacity for 30-60 learners
  • 3 conference rooms with presentation screens and whiteboards
  • Large multi-use room with capacity for 130 guests
  • 5 breakout areas for project groups
  • Onsite technical support
  • Flexible catering options, from formal dining to lunch buffets
  • Easy access for guests because of proximity to highways, trains and parking
  • Event planning assistance