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36th National Conference

A Message from
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.

"Welcome to USHLI's National Conference. I can't tell you how proud it makes me feel the powerful energy that present and future leaders bring to the conference year after year after year. We have an incredible lineup of speakers, who will inspire and motivate you, and instill in you the sense we need to have, that we can change the world. This is all for you. You are our present and future leaders. You are USHLI. I am USHLI. Juntos #SomosUSHLI.

About the

National Conference

The USHLI Conference has become the premier Hispanic leadership conference in the nation, attracting a complete cross-section of our leadership community and involving all ancestry groups. Over 6,500 present and future leaders representing 40 states will attend various events throughout the four days.A survey of participants in 2017 found that 68% were 18-34 years of age, 62% were women, and 85% were attending or had already completed college. Most conference participants are or will become the most influential Hispanic leaders of their generation and will help govern our cities, schools, states and, indeed, a nation that will become 25% Hispanic during their lifetime.

This conference is an extraordinary opportunity for students and young professionals to meet recruiters, national policy-makers, and future employers. 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.

Prominent Speakers

Participants will hear nationally prominent, standing-ovation quality speakers and workshop presenters who are highly interactive and experts in their field.



Over 6,500 present and future leaders representing 40 states will attend various events throughout the four days.



A 2017 survey of participants found that women comprised 62%; 85% were attending or had completed college; and 68% were 18-34 years of age.


Career Opportunities

In 2017, our College & Career Recruitment Fair hosted 86 recruiters from various intitutions, including graduate universities and corporate organizations.



The following videos were produced by former conference participants and they do not necessarily reflect the views of USHLI.


Registration Fees

Conference Registration Rates include Networking receptions; Thursday evening rally; Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dance; Saturday lunch, dinner, and dance; concurrent workshop sessions, forums, entrance into the exhibit area and closing session.
Conference Registration Fees
  • The group discount is only available for students.
  • Students must provide a valid student identification on-site to qualify for Student Rates.
  • All participants who are eligible must be registered to vote (IF APPLICABLE).
  • Payment must be received by the applicable deadline.
  • If payments are received after the deadline, the fee will increase in accordance with the registration pricing schedule.
  • Purchase Orders must be signed by AUTHORIZED OFFICIALS of an organization to be accepted.
  • Registrations canceled after February 10, 2018 are refundable at 50% of the original value.
  • Substitutions must be made online by February 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM CST.

Rules and


Participants, who violate any of the conference policies, engage in loud and/or disruptive behavior or refuse to respect the privacy of others will be asked to leave the event at the discretion of USHLI Staff and/or hotel security.
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Required Registration


The following information is required for every participant that registers for the conference. To expedite your registration process, please gather this information before completing the registration form.
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Exclusive USHLI Conference

Hotel Rate

The Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, located 301 E. North Water Street, is the offical hotel of the conference. The USHLI exclusive conference rate will be available until Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at at 5:00 PM CST. Rooms are subject to availability. Up to four students may stay in a Traditional Double room. Guests must be 21 years or older with photo identification to reserve and check-in to a room. Rates will be available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after conference. A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest's bill. Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. An early departure fee of $85 and tax will be apply if an attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.

Student Room Rate
Student Rates

Traditional Double - $126.00 Per Night + 17.4% tax

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Non-Student Room Rate
Non-Student Rates

Traditional Queen - $147.00 Per Night + 17.4% tax
Traditional King - $147.00 Per Night + 17.4% tax

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Valet Parking (Main Entrance)
Non-Student Rates

$21.00 per day for day guests
$30.00 per day for overnight guests

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Tentative Conference


As of 2/10/18





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    Adrian Calderon
    Sr. Field Coordinator


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