Plan a Meeting in Effingham

Effingham is the ideal place for meetings and conventions in Illinois.

Effingham is the intersection of I-57 and I-70. We are centrally located: only two hours west of Indianapolis, 1.5 hours east of St. Louis and 3.5 hours south of Chicago. If you have people from all over Illinois or the Midwest attending your event, have it in Effingham to maximize your attendance.

You’ll have an excellent choice of meeting facilities and venues in Effingham, from our 20,000 square feet Thelma Keller Convention Center to intimate spaces like the wine room at Firefly Grill. Effingham has a space for every event. For a full list of facilities, please click here.

The Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau helps events and meeting planners coordinate their events with a variety of complimentary services. If you would like help planning a meeting or event in Effingham, please contact Jodi Thoele at 217-342-5310 or

A sampling of our full-range of planning services include:

  • Facility site inspections
  • Program planning
  • Shuttle Transportation
  • Media and public relations
  • Activity and Tour coordination
  • Visitor Welcome package, including literature and discount coupons
  • Mayoral welcome


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Effingham has hosted an array of conventions and meetings – from corporate trainings and seminars to expos and trade shows, banquets, galas, fundraisers, retreats and more. Let us connect you with the right resources for you and…