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35th USHLI National Conference

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Join us for the 35th USHLI National Conference, as we celebrate 35 years of excellence. This year's theme is "¡La Lucha Sigue! Core Values Never Lose."
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 2016 found that 78% were 18-34 years of age, 65% were women, and 83% 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.

In addition to hosting our national conference, USHLI has registered over 2.3 million new voters, published 425 studies on Latino demographics including our flagship biennial online publication of the Almanac of Latino Politics, Awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships, and trained over 900,000 present and future leaders by offering leadership development programs.

Conference Details

  • Date: February 16-19, 2017

  • Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago
    301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Registration Fee Includes: Networking receptions; Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and dance; Saturday lunch, and dance; concurrent workshop sessions, forums, entrance into the exhibit area and closing session. Participants with full registration may purchase Saturday dinner tickets for an additional $15.00 per student and $25.00 per advisor or general participant.

  • Early Registration Rate: $215 Per Student (Groups 10+)

  • Refund Deadline: February 11, 2017. After February 11, 2017, attendees will receive a 50% refund. No-show attendees are non-refundable.

  • Dress Code: Business Formal during the day and Semi-Formal for dinner.

  • Parking: $25 for Valet Parking during the day and $30 for Overnight Valet Parking. Please see a USHLI staff member for a voucher. The hotel can only accommodate 2 passenger vans in their parking lot. Please download the Spothero app to find affordable parking.

  • More Information: Please call us
    312-427-8683 or email us at info@ushli.org.

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