LEAD Chicago

Register by January 19 for early bird pricing!

LEAD Chicago 2020 will be coming to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, just 2 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and 17 miles from downtown Chicago. This location is also walking distance from Parkway Bank Park, a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that is home to venues offering international cuisine, live music, comedy, an AMC movie theater, bowling and more.

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Please do not make any air/ground travel arrangements until you register for the conference and receive registration confirmation notification.

2019–20 Registration Rates

Members     Non-Members
Early Bird
LEAD DC Fall early bird deadline: October 4, 2019
LEAD DC Winter early bird deadline: December 31, 2019
LEAD Chicago early bird deadline: January 19, 2020
$215 $340
Regular $235 $360

Speakers


Hotel & Travel

Hotel

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hotel Room Rates

Room rates are $115 (single-quad) per room, per night, plus taxes (currently 14%).

Hotel Room Reservations

Reserve your rooms online or by calling Central Reservations at 800-233-1234 and be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the 2020 LEAD Chicago Conference or with reference Group Code: G-NSSP.

Use the Hotel Rooming List Template to make multiple reservations. Email the completed rooming list to the hotel group reservationist, Niki Aidinovski, Niki.Aidinovski@hyatt.com. The hotel reservationist will then send your hotel confirmation, and an invoice along with the instructions on how to submit payment. The rooming list must be submitted to Niki by no later than Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

After making hotel room reservations, complete this Hotel Rooming List Form to ensure your group is blocked properly at the hotel. Return this form via email to Niki Aidinovski at Niki.Aidinovski@hyatt.com.

Deadline

Please be sure to book your hotel reservations before Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

For more information about the hotel, please visit their website at www.Hyatt.com/OHare.

Travel

All travel arrangements to and from the conference must be made by advisers. Travel is at attendees’ own expense.

Airline Reservations

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines are pleased to offer a percentage discount off applicable airfares into the Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports). Restrictions and service fee may apply.

United Airlines
Contact United Meeting Reservations at 800-426-1122 and use reference ZCode – ZH7D, Agreement 796652. Reservations can also be made online at www.unitedairlines.com/meetings.

American Airlines
Visit AA.com to book your flight. After selecting your flights, enter promo code 2720BJ when completing passenger details.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-433-1790, please reference the promotional code when you call.

Delta Airlines
Please click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111 Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2VE.

Local Airport

O’Hare International Airport
Distance: 2.3 miles
Driving Time: approximately 5–10 minutes

Midway International Airport
Distance: 21 miles
Driving Time: approximately 40 minutes

Hotel Airport Shuttle

From O’Hare International Airport Only

The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes from 4:00am to Midnight. For hotel shuttle information and directions, please click HERE.

For large groups, please use rideshare, taxis, or Go Airport Express Shuttle. Reservations are required for the Go Airport Express Shuttle.

Parking

Hotel will offer discount group self parking rate of $15 per day.


Visiting Chicago

Learn more about sightseeing in Chicago here.

Local Area Attractions


Sample Schedule

A sample schedule is below for reference.

Friday, February 28, 2020
12:30–4:30 p.m. RSVP Training (pre-registration required)
3:30–6:00 p.m. Registration & Sponsors Display (ongoing)
5:00–6:45 p.m. Suggested Time for Dinner (delegates on their own)
7:00–8:45 p.m. Opening General Session
8:55–10:00 p.m. Student Leadership Session
8:55–10:00 p.m. Adviser General Session
10:05–10:20 p.m. Evening Announcements & Closing
11:00 p.m. Student Curfew (delegates in their own rooms, observing quiet hours)
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7:15–8:15 a.m. Breakfast for Students & Advisers
8:30–9:50 a.m. Second General Session
10:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Adviser & Student Workshops – Sessions I & II
12:15–1:10 p.m. Lunch for Students & Advisers
1:15–3:50 p.m. Student Workshops – Sessions III, IV, V, & VI
1:15–3:50 p.m. Adviser Workshops – Sessions III, IV, V, & VI
4:00–11:00 p.m. Free Night (delegates on their own)
11:00 p.m. Student Curfew (delegates in their own rooms, observing quiet hours)
Sunday, March 1, 2020
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast for Students & Advisers
8:40–10:45 a.m. Closing General Session
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Departure / Check-out / Return Home

Estimated Costs

Note: Registration fees do not include hotel, travel expenses, meals in transit, dinners, or any other miscellaneous expenses.

Student Costs

Based on four students sharing a hotel room

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $105.00 + 11% taxes = $116.55 x 2 nights $58.28
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $20 each $40.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Student $331.28
Total Estimated Cost for Four Students ($331.28 x 4) $1,305.10
Student Costs

Based on two students sharing a hotel room

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $105.00 + 11% taxes = $116.55 x 2 nights $116.55
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $20 each $40.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Student $389.55
Total Estimated Cost for Two Students ($389.55 x 2) $779.10
Adviser Costs

Cost per adviser

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $105.00 + 11% taxes = $116.55 x 2 nights $233.10
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $25 each $50.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Adviser $516.10
Total Estimated Costs
Estimated cost for four students sharing one hotel room for two nights & one adviser in single room for two nights = 4 x $331.28 = $1,325.10 + $516.10 $1,841.20
Estimated cost for two students sharing one hotel room for two nights & one adviser in single room for two nights = 2 x $389.55 = $779.10 + $516.10 $1,295.20

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