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National Conference of USHLI

February 12-15, 2015

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Conference Mission

The USHLI Conference mission is to train a broad cross section of Hispanic leaders by promoting education, unity, leadership development, and servant leadership.

About the Conference

The USHLI conference has been held in Chicago for the last 33 years. The conference attracts leaders from over 40 states and 1,000 affiliated groups and organizations to celebrate our heritage and further empower our communities. The USHLI conference is the largest cross-generational Hispanic conference in the nation, attracting high school and college students, young and mid-career professionals, senior citizens, and public officials representing all levels of government.

The conference brings participants together to develop and/or strengthen their leadership skills and to grow as servant leaders. Participants will hear nationally prominent, standing-ovation quality speakers and workshop presenters who are highly interactive and experts in their field.

This conference is an extraordinary opportunity for vendors to meet consumers, universities to recruit students, constituents to meet national policy-makers, and for employers to meet future employees. This conference provides sponsors an opportunity to contribute to the development of this nation´s present and future leaders and connect with a broad cross section of America´s $1.3 trillion Hispanic consumer market.

To become a conference sponsor, please contact Tammy Deavours at or by calling (312) 427-8683.


Registration fee covers networking receptions; Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and dance; Saturday lunch, dinner and dance; concurrent workshop sessions, forums, entrance to the exhibit area and closing session. To register for the conference please click here

Early Registration



Payment Deadline: Dec 31, 2014 Feb 11, 2015 On-site
Group of 10+
$170 $195 $230
$190 $215 $250
Advisors $200 $225 $260
General $225 $250 $285

  • 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 the "Student Rate."

  • Payment must be recieved by the applicable deadline. If early registration fees are not recieved prior to the applicable deadline, the fee will increase according to the registration pricing schedule.

  • Purchase Orders must be signed by AUTHORIZED OFFICIALS of agencies, universities, and organizations to be accepted. Funds must be recieved before the applicable deadline or price of registration will increase according to 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 recieved prior to Febrary 11, substitutions may be made only at the on-sie conference registration desk.

  • A photo I.D. is required for all participants at on-site registration.

  • Pre-paid registrations will be refunded if canceled prior to February 6, 2015 and refunded 50% if canceled on or after February 6, 2015. No-show registrants are non-refundable.


The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers will provide accommodations for our guests. Please click on the link(s) below to book your accomodations. Group rates will be available until February 4, 2015. Rooms are subject to availability.

Room Rates

*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 at 312-427-8683.


O'Hare International Airport
Blue Line Train: 24-hour service; cost is $5.00 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 40 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is approximately a $5.00 taxi ride from the train station.

Midway Airport
Orange Line Train: Hours are 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; cost is $2.25 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 25 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is approximately a $5.00 taxi ride from the train station.

Parking Rates

  • $25 - Valet parking rate per day for guest staying overnight
  • $18 - Valet parking rate per day for guest not staying overnight

Dietary Restrictions & Allergies

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please notify Victoria Villalpando at 3% of our meals are gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan, but you must request an alternative dish from the waiter..