Shilling Community Education Center
Constructed in 1991 and renovated in 2011, the Shilling Community Education Center is Richland Community College’s premier special event facility. The building features numerous amenities with ample space to meet the needs of your event. The four conference rooms may be customized to your style of event. The grand salon, which can be divided into two separate meeting spaces, can provide amble exhibit space. When used in conjunction with the lobby, the Shilling Community Education Center can accommodate up to 350 attendees.
To book an event in the Shilling Community Education Center, please contact Lisa Eskew at (217) 875-7211, ext. 240.
The Shilling Community Education Center is also home to the campus’ Shilling Auditorium. With seating for 325, this newly updated space provides the perfect venue for lectures, corporate events and theatrical performances. The facility features fully integrated lighting and sound systems along with one of Decatur’s largest stages. Designed with the attendees’ perspective in mind, the Auditorium will provide a tremendous experience for any type of presentation.
To book an event in Shilling Auditorium, please contact Lisa Eskew at (217) 875-7211, ext. 240.
Center for Sustainability and Innovation
In 2009, construction was completed of the Center for Sustainability and Innovation (CSI), the first Platinum LEED certified building in Macon County and at a community college in Illinois. The building achieved a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) platinum designation. The Center fully demonstrates sustainable building technologies and methodologies, and assists in the reduction of Richland’s carbon footprint. This facility features three conference rooms which can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 100 attendees.
To book an event in the Center for Sustainability and Innovation, please contact Lisa Eskew at (217) 875-7211, ext. 240.
National Sequestration Education Center
The newest addition to the Richland Community College campus is the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC). The NSEC will be the local, regional, national, and international focal point for community outreach and academic programming. This facility features an exhibit hall, two classrooms dirty laboratory space along with an interactive visitor’s center.
To book an event in the National Sequestration Education Center, please contact Lisa Eskew at (217) 875-7211, ext. 240.
Progress City USA
Constructed in 2005, Progress City USA was developed as a 300-acre outdoor exposition center with the support of numerous state and local partners as the biennial home to the Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. From the facilities 80 acres of fenced and gated exhibit space to over 5 miles of paved roads, the site has been built with all the amenities you would expect in a small city. Regarded as “The finest facility in the nation to host an outdoor show,” Progress City USA is positioned to provide as much or as little space as needed. From music and art festivals to car shows and trade shows, whether you’re expecting 25 or 250,000 people, Progress City USA has all the space and amenities you need for a successful event. The site features over 28,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space across six buildings which have been developed into a central corridor. Each of the buildings provides a number of amenities and can be configured to meet the needs of your event.
Lester Building: 66’ x 120’ 7,920 sq. ft.
Morton Building: 72’ x 98’ 7,056 sq. ft.
FBi Building: 52’ x 98’ 5,096 sq. ft.
Wick Building: 42’ x 82’ 3,444 sq. ft.
Beck’s Building: 60’ x 52’ 3,120 sq. ft.
DTN Building: 30’ x 56’ 1,680 sq. ft.
To book an event at Progress City USA, please contact Beau Hanger at (217) 875-7211, ext. 577.