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35th National Conference

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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 $40.00 fee per person.

  • Refund Deadline: February 11, 2017
    No-show attendees are non-refundable.

  • Dress Code: Business Formal

  • Parking: $25 for Valet Parking during the day and $30 for Overnight Valet Parking. Please see a USHLI staff member for a voucher. If you're bringing a van, height restrictions may apply.

  • More Information: Please call the hotel at

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