Conference Venue

Come for the conference, stay for the fun!

grand river center

The 2024 Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Situated along the magnificent Mississippi River, adjacent to deluxe lodging, gaming and entertainment venues and within walking distance of historic downtown Dubuque, the Grand River Center features a diverse, intimate atmosphere where you will enjoy dedicated service and the finest cuisine.


Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

A block of rooms at a special conference rate will be available at the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark. Located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation in Tony Roma's Restaurant & Lounge, or slide into a whole new world of water fun in the 25,000 square feet indoor waterpark.

For reservations, please call (563) 690-4000 and mention you are with the Beef Conference to receive the block rate. Reservation deadline for group rate is January 8, 2024.


The Driftless Region Beef Conference is presented by

University of Illinois

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

University of Wisconsin Extension