An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Meeting & Conference Space

Your Event + Our Facilities and Staff = A World-Class Experience

We make holding a meeting or a conference easy (for you, your presenters, and your participants).

The Professional Development Alliance is known for providing adult learners with an optimal learning environment and world-class customer service.  You can take advantage of our facilities and staff to make your own meeting or training a positive experience for you, your presenters, and your participants.

The Great Lakes Training Rooms at the Professional Development Alliance are designed to provide flexible space for a variety of adult training and meeting needs.  Rooms can be arranged in a variety of configurations to provide you with the type of interaction you prefer.

Located near the intersection of I-55 and I-80 in Joliet, Illinois, we offer a convenient mid-way point between Chicago and Springfield and are easily accessible to participants from throughout the state.


Why choose to hold your event at the PDA?

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Free Amenities

All room rentals include these amenities at no additional cost:

  • You and your guests will find free parking in our private parking lot.
  • Your guests will be personally greeted at the door by one of our event associates and directed to your room.
  • Our friendly technology staff are available throughout the day to assist your presenter and your guests with any technology or media needs that you may have.
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) access is available throughout the building at no cost.
  • All of our training rooms come standard with the following presenter equipment:
    • A laptop computer connected to the in-ceiling projector
    • An extra VGA plug for presenters to project their personal laptop computer
    • A VCR/DVD player connected to the in-ceiling projector
  • Presenters may request the following equipment at no additional charge:
    • Traditional overhead projector
    • ELMO (opaque projector)
    • Lapel microphone
    • SMART Board


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Optional Amenities

At your option, the following amenities may be added for a small fee:

  • Laptop or netbook computers for your participants to use ($5 per participant)
  • Extra easel pads on stands ($25 per extra easel pad)
  • Vinyl table cloths ($5 per table)
  • Conference phone ($50)


2705 McDonough St. | Joliet, IL 60436