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North Central Regional Conference
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3/22/2017 to 3/24/2017
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
198 E. Delware Place
Chicago, Illinois  60611-1719
United States
Contact: Cynthia "Cindy" Caron

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Register Today for the 68th annual regional conference on summer sessions March 22-24, 2017.

In Chicago, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who face similar challenges to create new programs, foster existing ones, and grow others. You will gain professional development through your engagement in workshops, panels, discussions, the annual business meeting, review of the joint statistical report, and network excursion. 


North Central Regional Committee

Alicia Bingham

Western Kentucky University

Troy Turnipseed

Saint Louis University

Marlys Boote

University of Iowa

Natalie Kokorudz

University of Illinois-Chicago
Angie Gora Bemidji State University




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Conference Fees

You do not need to be a member of NAASS in order to register for the NAASS-NCR regional conference.  However, if you are not a member you will need to create a username and password to complete the registration process.  If you are a member of NAASS there is a discount to attend the regional conference.  NAASS members, please log-in using your existing credentials.

Conference Fees
NAASS-NCR Conference Fee (Members)  $450
NAASS-NCR Conference Fee (Non-Member) $495

Includes: Newcomer Welcome Lunch, Welcome Reception, Business Lunch at Signature Room on the 95th, and two breakfasts

NAASS Annual Membership Fee (New or Renewal)  $350
Barrel Run: Private Gangster Prohibition Tour Fee  $50

Guests Not Attending the Conference, are invited to the following:
Welcome Reception - $30
Signature Room on the 95th - $30 
Barrel Run: Private Gangster Prohibition Tour - $50


10 sessions lead by members and leaders in the field will promote conversation and innovation for attendees - click here to view program, or join the conversation by submitting a proposal.

Click Here - 2017 Presentation Snapshot

Submit your Call for Proposal Today!

We welcome proposals on a wide range of topics relevant to summer session administration or new and emerging trends in higher education. Sessions are typically one-hour long and can be single or panel presentations, discussion based, or in workshop style formats.  To submit a proposal, please send a onepage proposal summary and onepage CV for each presenter to conference chair Angie Gora at

Annual Business Meeting

On Thursday, March 23, our Annual Business Meeting will take place at the Signature Room at the 95th inside the John Hancock Building.

Networking Excursion

Hop on the Barrel Run bus on Thursday, March 23rd from 7:00-10:00 pm and enjoy a Private Gangster Prohibition Tour featuring Al Capone’s hideouts, Holy Name Cathedral, Biograph Theater, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, Union, Station, City Hall, Courthouse Place.  Includes, pick-up and drop off at Hilton, entertaining guided tour on a barrel bus, and a stop at a location for Prohibition era cocktails.  This is an optional event, but everyone is encouraged to attend.  Cost is $50.

Dinner Excursion Options:
Sign-up Sheets will be available at the conference if you would like to have dinner with others at one of the following restaurants. 


Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
198 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1719

NAASS has a special rate for the regional meeting.  The deadline for reserving rooms at the special rate is February 27, 2017.  The rooms will be blocked until 5 p.m.

  • King Suite $179

  • Double Suite $189

To Reserve your room, with a credit card, please click Reserve Room for online reservations.  You may also call the hotel directly at 312-664-1100 and identify yourself as attending the NAASS-NCR meeting.  


Please click here for Directions/Transportation

A link to our twitter account:  @NAASS_NCR

A link to our Instagram account: @NAASS_NCR




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