MSU Riley Center

Conference Overview

"Mr. Sankovich, I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate your staff at the Riley Center. Michele, Bridgett, Gabby, Stephanie, and others have gone well beyond our expectations at every opportunity. They have handled everything we needed, often before we asked. They have all been fun to work with too. The class participants from Anderson Regional Medical Center and South Central Regional Medical Center have had high praise for the Riley Center as well. We look forward to having our classes in your facility again in 2016. On behalf of Susan Moore, and the CAVSE staff, thanks for everything."
— John Moore

"In the 19 years of doing this conference and other special events, we have not seen the dedication and professionalism that we experienced with the Riley Center staff."
— Sue Cherney, Executive Director, Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth Annual Conference (400+ people)

"I have come to expect excellent service from the center, and I have yet to be disappointed."
— Diane Mills, Donor Services Officer, Community Foundation of East Mississippi (multiple meetings and events annually)

The conference facilities at the MSU Riley Center provide more than just convenience, flexibility, and comfort. Far removed from the generic and all-too-often bland conference setting, the MSU Riley Center offers striking architecture with authentic Victorian decor. The rich environment is rivaled only by our staff's attention to detail that enables your conference to run like a well-rehearsed play. Just like our space, we go beyond the typical to provide expert technical assistance, quality service, and relentless follow-up. We place tremendous value on audio and visual sensibilities, ensuring only the best in technical capabilities, equipment, and staff support needed to make your meetings shine.

The MSU Riley Center conference facility features:

  • A range of spaces accommodating as many as 1,000 or as few as 20
  • A restored historic theater that provides a dramatic setting for large assembly presentations, featured speakers, or private entertainment performances
  • The option of allowing meeting attendees to attend performing arts events that may coincide with conference dates
  • A fully trained staff to assist with all aspects of functions before, during, and after meetings

For more information about booking a meeting or event at the MSU Riley Center, call 601-696-2203 or e-mail us at