When and Where
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
(optional Summit Base Camp event)

Thursday, June 28, 2018
through Friday, June 29, 2018
(Summit main event)

McCormick Place Lakeside Center
2301 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions and Map
The Slate Innovation Summit will bring an anticipated 2,500 admissions counselors, operations staff, technical staff, directors and deans of admission, vice presidents of enrollment, and advancement staff together for an upscale event that will cover best and emerging practices across Slate, admissions, advancement, and higher education. Nearly 100% of all Slate institutions are represented each and every year.

The 2018 Summit will feature new, expansive meeting spaces at McCormick Place, more session tracks, new sessions by Technolutions experts, a new leadership track, new discussion sessions, an epic indoor/outdoor party, and an expanded Summit Base Camp optional pre-conference training.

Registration is $595 per person and includes admission to all Thursday and Friday conference sessions, breakfast, lunch, networking reception, and dinner. Registration for the optional pre-conference Summit Base Camp is limited and has a registration supplement of $250. Registrants are responsible for arranging and paying for all transportation, hotel, and incidental costs.

We are expecting 2,500 attendees representing nearly all Slate institutions, and to facilitate participation, registration rates are heavily subsidized.

Suggested attire for all events is business casual.

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The Slate Innovation Summit is restricted to members of the Slate community, as we are firmly committed to the event being focused exclusively on the organizations using Slate. If you are not currently a member of the Slate community, we would be glad to facilitate learning more about Slate through our Request a Slate Demo form. Consultants and third parties must be working with members of the Slate community, and registration is subject to review and approval by Technolutions.


Chicago is accessible by way of two major airports.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Approximately 20 minutes from McCormick Place
Serviced by major airlines
O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Approximately 30 minutes from McCormick Place
Serviced by major airlines

Technolutions has secured discounted group rates at nearby hotels for the nights of Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28. These hotels are sold out on Tuesday, June 26.

Hilton Chicago-Michigan Ave Cultural Mile
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Distance to McCormick Place: 1.9 miles
Phone: 877-865-5320
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Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Distance to McCormick Place: Direct access
Phone: 312-824-0500
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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Distance to McCormick Place: Direct access
Phone: 402-593-6018
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