2022 Midwest Students Spring Seminar
“Back In Action”
Hosted by the National Association of Blind Students and the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare
5615 N. Cumberland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
As many of you know, this will be one of our first National Association of Blind Students in-person events since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are ecstatic to gather with some of our NABS family once again. The ever-changing state of our world over the last two years has been an immensely difficult time for many, and we hope that this year’s seminar, fittingly entitled “Back in Action,” provides attendees with the opportunity to learn and grow alongside many students from across the region who find themselves in similar situations, such as adapting to in-person, hybrid, and/or virtual learning; entering the arena of networking and social events on a college campus; living with a roommate for the first time; and so much more.
The registration link for our event is below, and we encourage you to assist students from your area in order to get registered anytime between now and the closing of our registration window on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST; however, we would like to point out just a few details that will be important to know when recruiting for and/or supporting students in attending this event.
- Each attendee is responsible for a $100 registration fee, payable to NABS, which will cover meals throughout the weekend as well as administrative expenses necessary to support this event. We encourage students to proactively reach out to their vocational rehabilitation agencies and/or National Federation of the Blind state affiliates to help offset this expense. This fee is due by the time registration closes on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST. Until we receive both a student’s registration form response and this fee, their spot is not guaranteed.
- Please note that all attendees will need to submit proof of a negative COVID test within 60 hours of our event’s start, regardless of vaccination status. This proof will need to be submitted to a designated party no later than noon on Friday, March 18, 2022. Additionally, masks will be required during any/all 2022 Midwest Student Seminar activities.
- Finally, we will not be assigning roommates for this event. We are more than happy to support students in finding a roommate if they require assistance, which can be indicated on the registration form linked below; however, if a student does not either take the initiative to procure a roommate or reach out for assistance, they will be responsible for the hotel expense of $109 + applicable taxes and fees for each night of the event.
Please take the time to encourage students to get registered for the 2022 Midwest Student Seminar as many of you know how impactful the program can be for students in your state. We are thrilled to get back to work, fostering environments in which upcoming leaders can both network with students from across our region and grow in their leadership skillsets in many ways.
Additionally, we invite you to reach out to NABS Treasurer, Elizabeth Rouse, by phone at 563-210-1854 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you or any of your interested students have questions about the event as a whole or any part of the registration process.