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Conference Dates: February 18-21, 2016


Registration fee covers networking receptions; Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and dance; Saturday lunch, dinner and dance; concurrent workshop sessions, forums, entrance into the exhibit area and closing session.

Early Registration Pre-Conference On-Site
Deadline:Dec 31, 2015 Feb 17, 2016 Feb 20, 2016
Groups of 10+
$195 $220 $250
$215 $240 $275
ADVISORS $225 $250 $285
GENERAL $250 $275 $310

  • All participants who are eligible (U.S. citizens of voting age) must be registered to vote.
  • All information requested on the Conference Registration Form must be complete.
  • Students must be taking 12 or more credit hours and provide a valid student identification number to qualify for "Student Rates".
  • Payment must be received by the applicable deadline. If early registration fees are not received prior to the applicable deadline, the fee will increase in
  • accordance with the registration pricing schedule.
  • Purchase Orders must be signed by AUTHORIZED OFFICIALS of agencies, universities, and organizations to be accepted. Funds must be received before the applicable deadline or price of registration will increase in accordance with the schedule above.
  • Qualified groups must provide the name, email address, complete mailing address, and telephone number(s) for each group member when they register. All information must be received prior to February 17, 2016. After February 17, substitutions may be made only at the on-site conference registration desk.
  • A photo I.D. is required for all participants at on-site registration.
  • Participants are encouraged to arrive on time for meals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you may be refused service.

REFUND POLICY Pre-paid registrations will be refunded if canceled prior to February 12, 2016, and refunded at 50% if canceled on or after February 12, 2016. No-show registrants are non-refundable.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-329-7000

Hotel Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2016. Rooms are subject to availability.
  • 2 Double Beds (Student)* - $119 + 16.4% Room Rate Tax (per room, per night)*
  • 2 Double Beds or a King Bed (Non-Student)* - $139 + 16.4% Room Rate Tax (per room, per night)*

*Traditional Non-Smoking, Sweet Sleeper Bed, City View, Wi-Fi Internet For A Fee, Free Access To Pool/Fitness Room. If you have any issues booking your stay, please contact Victoria Villalpando at or Joyce Clark at

  • $25.00 - parking rate per day in the valet lot for overnight guests
  • $18.00 - parking rate per day in the valet for guests not staying overnight

About the SLS

The SLS is USHLI's flagship youth program. Approximately 228 schools and organizations participated in 17 states, both new records for the spring cycle. The most important record was that 53,977 students, parents and educators heard some of the top speakers in the nation deliver USHLI's core message of staying in school, improving their academic performance, graduating, and pursuing some level of post-secondary education, training, or meaningful employment.

SLS participants enjoyed the programs that included STEM-focused engineers and a scientist, a college fair, scholarships, essay writing contests, and presentations on life and leadership skills and how to finance a post-secondary education.

Our goal for 2015 is to reach a total of 150,000 students, parents and educators in 30 states. The fall cycle of the series begins this month and will continue through mid-December. To host the SLS program at your school, please review the SLS Partner Packet.

Persons interested in hosting SLS events in 2015 should contact Alfred Ramirez, Director of Operations, at

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