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The Conference Center


Located along the western shores of Lake Michigan, Wingspread, Retreat & Executive Conference Center encompasses three unique buildings nestled on 36 acres of lush, natural landscape. Each building contains a variety of unique indoor and outdoor meeting locations for you to choose from. The Conference Center offers meeting technologies and space graced by abundant natural light and sweeping views.

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  • Over 13,500 sq. ft. of Conference and Event Space
  • Events up to 120 Guests
  • Member of International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)
  • Spaces Feature Floor to Ceiling Windows with Exquisite Views of Surrounding Nature
  • Latest Audio-Visual Technology & Wireless Connectivity Throughout
  • Professional Staff of Meeting and Event Planners
  • Ergonomic Chairs and an Abundance of Natural Light
  • Complete Meeting Package Pricing
  • 30 Minutes from Milwaukee, 90 Minutes from Chicago 


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The Conference Center

Formerly known as "The House" 


In 1959, H.F. Johnson, the third generation S.C. Johnson & Son leader, moved out of Wingspread and into a newly built residence with his wife. This building was located next to Wingspread and became known as The House. California architect Henry L. Eggers and interior designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed this new residence which overlooks Wingspread’s pond.

After H.F.’s death in 1978, The House was remodeled for conference use and is able to accommodate meetings of up to 120 people in various room configurations. The innovative conference center has hosted visionaries, global thought leaders and agents of change with the goal of creating actionable solutions to our ecological and humanitarian challenges. Over the years, conferences here have lead to the birth of key national and international initiatives and organizations such as National Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts, International Criminal Court and the Presidential Climate Action Project among others. In 2017, this historic building became  known as The Conference Center.

Professional Audio-Visual Services

Wingspread's audio-visual and technology team is on-site and highly skilled. Our team is fully trained in the use of today's technology and stands ready to help you successfully communicate your message.

We provide:

  • In-house audio-visual equipment and support
  • High speed internet 
  • On-site IT support
  • Teleconferencing and videoconferencing capabilities
  • Sharp touch screen interactive monitors
  • HD video displace enhancements
  • Livestreaming capabilities and assistance 
  • Interactive instant polling and real-time visualization

A/V Price List >>

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Wingspread, Retreat & Executive Conference Center is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). This certification signifies our dedication to a level of meeting service beyond that of many other venues. The Wingspread facilities are unique, our service is impeccable and our professional staff will make your meeting everything that it can and should be.

We're reserving space for 2018 and 2019 meetings, retreats, and conferences.

To speak directly to a conference planner, please call 262.681.3344 or click here to e-mail us!