2023 MASEA Annual Conference

Building a Vision for a Better Tomorrow in the Windy City 

Chicago, IL
June 7-9, 2023

Hold on to your hats as MASEA takes on the Windy City for our annual conference in 2023! We hope you can join us for learning, connections, and fun!

Registration Information

Registration for the 60th MASEA Conference has closed. Please reach out to info@masea.org if you have any questions. 

Registration includes: One (1) admission to the conference general sessions and workshops, plus all meals noted on the conference schedule. 

Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop will be where our block of rooms are for the conference. SEE training and the conference sessions will take place nearby at the East West Flats. During your free time, you will be steps away from all of the action that Chicago has to offer. 


Hotel registration has closed. 

Parking at Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop

  • The hotel's only parking option is Valet
    • Cost: $65/night (This charge can be added to your room)
    • For Valet parking-Pull up outside the hotel on E 11th Street
  • Other public parking garages nearby

Conference Attendance Justification Letter

MASEA understands conference attendance can be a budgetary challenge for your department or institution. MASEA has created a justification template letter to assist you in making the ask to attend conference. You can access the letter below; feel free to edit and adjust to fit your needs. 

MASEA23-Justification Letter.docx

Conference Schedule Highlights

Wednesday (6/7) Thursday (6/8)
Friday (6/9)
Keynote with Dr. Chad Berry & Dr. Collis Robinson
Keynote with Nathan Minns
Keynote with Donovan Nichols
5 Educational Breakout Sessions
6 Educational Breakout Sessions
 NSEA Presentation 
Networking activity 
Cocktail Reception & River Cruise
Breakfast & lunch included (dinner on your own)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

2023 MASEA Conference Outline & Keynote Speaker Bios 

Conference Program Proposals

One benefit of attending the regional conference is learning from your peers. We know you all have done great things in your job and at your institution and we want to hear about them. Presenting is also a great way to get involved! All experiences levels welcome! All conference sessions will be 60 minutes in length.

Unsure what to present on? Below are some suggestions of topical areas:

  • Work-Study
  • Motivating Student Employees
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Communication Strategies
  • Recognition of Student Employees
  • Technical Skills (software, Excel, etc.)

All breakout session presenters will have a special conference registration rate of $300 and will be entered in a drawing to win a 1 year individual MASEA membership. Program proposals are no longer being accepted. 

Student Employment Essentials Training

Student Employment Essentials (SEE) training will be available prior to the conference: June 5-6, 2023. 

Registration for this event has closed. 

* SEE Training Registration will be separate from conference registration. 


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