38th Annual Conference

Covering All the Bases of College Opportunity

Covering All the Bases of College Opportunity • September 8-11, 2019 • Hyatt Regency Chicago • Chicago, IL

Hyatt Regency Chicago • 151 East Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL 60601-3764


The Council for Opportunity in Education’s 37th Annual Conference in New York City was an unforgettable experience for college access and success professionals and alumni. Click here to watch a recap of last year’s conference.

Don’t miss out on all the fun, excitement, and learning that will happen at our 38th Annual Conference in Chicago!


We encourage you to express your valued support of this year’s conference by purchasing an ad for the commemorative conference program. The conference program is the most widely used document at the conference — the primary resource to plan and navigate activities and involvement while attending the conference. The conference program is used year round by attendees to document their involvement as a presenter, moderator, sponsor, or exhibitor; implement new ideas into their TRIO projects or regional/state associations; and reach out to potential vendors for new program resources and services.

Ads are full page and the submission deadline is July 12, 2019. Download the Ad Packet Document is available for download (.pdf) for more information.

Exhibit and Sponsor

Be an exhibitor or sponsor at the Council for Opportunity’s 38th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from September 8-11, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your products and services and increase your visibility among college access and success professionals.

For more information on opportunities and pricing, please see the Invitation to Exhibit and Sponsor Document is available for download (.pdf). A tentative agenda will be coming soon! To register online as an exibitor, please click here.

Exhibiting or sponsorship questions? Contact Patricia Mahomond, ( or (202) 347-7430.


Conference registration is now open! Click below to register online or download the paper Registration Form Document is available for download (.pdf).

Rates — This year, conference meals (the Walter O. Mason Awards Luncheon and the Educational Opportunity Dinner) are included in the registration fee. Conference participants will not need a meal ticket to enter meal events, but they will need to have a conference name badge.

Postmark Deadlines Council Member Non-Member Retiree TRIO Alumni (not working for a TRIO program) Students
Super Saver (March 15, 2019)
Council Members Only
$820 ----- ----- ----- -----
Early Bird (May 31, 2019) $910 $995 $445 $445 $445
Pre-Registration (July 12, 2019) $960 $1045 $445 $445 $445
On-Site After (July 12, 2019) $1010 $1095 $495 $495 $495

Refund Policy — Registration fees paid in advance are refundable (less processing charge of $250 for registration fees, $100 for the all-day off-site pre-conference event, and $50 for all other pre-conference events) if written notice of cancellation is received/faxed on or before August 10, 2019. No refund requests will be accepted after this date. All refunds will be made after the conference.

If paying by purchase order, your registration will not be confirmed until payment (in full) is received. All registration fees must be received by August 16, 2019. COE will stop accepting purchase order payment on this date.


The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the official conference hotel. The Council for Opportunity in Education conference room block is now open. To make a reservation, please click here.

When attendees make reservations, they will need a form of guarantee and a credit card is requested to hold the reservation. There will only be a charge in the event of a cancellation or no-show.

Room Rates Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy Quadruple Occupancy
Per Night
$234.00 $244.00 $254.00 $264.00

Help — Do you have any questions or concerns? Please call the Council for Opportunity in Education at (202) 347-7430.