General Information

Chicago: “Experiential Learning on the Rise” The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) proudly invites you to the 2019 Annual Conference in Chicago, Il, March 31 – April 2.

This year’s conference offers an outstanding conference program with ample opportunities for professionals in the field to share their Diverse Ideas and High Impact Practices. Conference program highlights include:

  • Three days of programming to support your professional development needs
  • A variety of networking opportunities, from discussion groups to evening activities, to help foster relationships with colleagues from across the country
  • Diverse ideas shared by informative keynote and plenary speakers
  • Programming to serve beginning, intermediate, and experienced professionals
  • Roundtable discussions and interactive breakout sessions
  • New member mingle for conference attendees new to CEIA on Sunday afternoon
  • Regional meetings to develop relationships with colleagues closer to home
  • In-depth pre-conference workshops on Sunday such as Nuts & Bolts of Co-op
  • Digital lounge with informative tech sessions
  • President’s Welcome Reception on Sunday night
  • Seasoned practitioner’s roundtable
  • Open evening on Monday to explore Chicago
  • Gala Awards Dinner on Tuesday night

Explore Chicago!

Millennium Park: home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon; highlights include the infamous sculpture The Bean, Pritzker Pavilion, which hosts many outdoor concerts, and the interesting Crown fountain. In the winter months, enjoy ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Plaza ice rink.

Navy Pier: Downtown Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction has been a landmark in the city for over a century. Attractions on Navy Pier include sightseeing tours, Pier Park (featuring the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel), Chicago Children’s Museum, and an IMAX theater.

Chicago Theatre District: Explore the Chicago Theatre District and experience the best of Broadway In Chicago.  Explore exciting shows year-round on the stages of the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the CIBC Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse.  For more information on shows or tickets please see the concierge on your stay.

Magnificent Mile & State Street Shopping: located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Magnificent Mile and State Street are known for their world-class shopping. Iconic destinations include The Shops at North Bridge, Water Tower Place, and Macy’s on State Street.

For more information, please check our conference site or email

Hotel Information:
The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Il, 60654

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