36th Annual Conference

Crossing the Finish Line — From Access to Career

Crossing the Finish Line — From Access to Career • September 13-16, 2017 • Washington Hilton • Washington, D.C.

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To register, download the Registration Form Document is available for download (.pdf) or click below to register online.

Registration fees include the Conference Program and materials. No meals are included in the COE registration fees. Register online and save $30.

Special Half-Price Discount — If you attended last year’s Annual Conference and bring a newcomer with you, they can register for half-off of their regular registration rate (Council Member or Non-Member). These registrations must be submitted by fax at the same time — there is no online registration for this special offer. Discounts do not apply to those registering under the Retiree, TRIO Alumni, or Student rate.

Postmark Deadlines Council Member Non-Member Retiree TRIO Alumni Student
Early Bird (May 31, 2017) $740 $825 $275 $275 $275
Pre-Registration (July 18, 2017) $790 $875 $325 $325 $325
On-Site After (July 18, 2017) $840 $925 $375 $375 $375

Registration materials must be postmarked on or before August 26, 2017. Online registration is strongly encouraged. If not registering online, full payment or a purchase order form must accompany the registration form. Please make checks payable to the Council for Opportunity in Education. Mail check and registration form together to — 2017 Annual Conference, Council for Opportunity in Education, P.O. Box 742282, Atlanta, GA 30374-2102. Please fax purchase order and registration form to (202) 628-3726. For further questions, please contact Business and Finance at ( or at (202) 347-7430.

Registration fees paid in advance are refundable (less processing charge of $250 for registration fees and $50 for workshop fees) if written notice of cancellation is received on or before August 10, 2017. No refund requests will be accepted after this date. All refunds will be made after the conference.

NOTE — For inquiries about registration, contact Business and Finance at ( or at (202) 347-7430.


The Washington Hilton is the official conference hotel. There is a mandatory three night minimum for all reservations that must include staying the nights of Wednesday, September 13, Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15. The meal plan must be included. One night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax. Room rates do not include applicable taxes.

Room Rates Per Night Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Additional Person
Pre- and Post-Conference
$309.00 $309.00 + $_25.00 per person
During Conference (September 13, 14, and 15)

*** Includes Meal Package ***
$420.53 $532.06 + $111.53 per person
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009-5701
To make a reservation, please go to (