Event Registration

Who’s Invited?

NextUp Leadership Summit is open exclusively to all NextUp members! 

What is the deadline to register for Summit?

The deadline is September 12. Registrations will also not be editable after this date.

Can I cancel or transfer my registration?

The last day to cancel and receive a refund is August 31, however cancellations incur a $500 fee. No refunds will be processed after August 31. To cancel, log in to your NextUp Account and select “My Event Registration” from the left navigation. Here, you can cancel any upcoming registrations by clicking “Cancel.”  

If you would prefer to transfer your registration to someone else, transfers may be requested through September 12 and incur a $50 fee. To request a transfer, please contact us at connect@nextupisnow.org.  

How do I request a group registration code?

To request a group registration code, simply contact us at connect@nextupisnow.org. Group codes must be requested for a minimum of 25 people to receive the group rate, which is available through the close of registration on September 12.  

Codes requested for less than 25 people will be charged the individual rate that is applicable at the time of registration. 

How do I get registration assistance?

If you need assistance, or have any other registration issues, please email registration@nextupisnow.org.

Hotel Accommodations

Is a hotel room included in the price of registration?

No, hotel rooms are not included in your registration price and must be booked separately.

How do I book my room?

The hotel block link will be sent to you via email after registration, and can also be found here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50389809  

What is the room booking deadline?

Rooms must be booked by September 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT. Rooms are available on a first come/first served basis and availability is not guaranteed.

What ADA accessibility options does Sheraton Grand Chicago offer?

Accessibility details for the hotel can be found on their website here. If you have accessibility requests, please reach out to us at registration@nextupisnow.org so we can help!

Travel & Dining

When should I arrive at Summit?

We recommend arriving on September 26 no later than 12 PM, as the conference begins at 2 PM. Chicago is served by both Chicago Midway Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport. For more information on distances and location, see the hotel website.

What airport should I fly into?

Chicago Midway Airport is 12 miles from the hotel, and Chicago O’Hare Airport is 18 miles from the hotel. Transportation times will vary. Please select the airport served by your preferred carrier or with flights best meeting your needs.

What is the Summit dress code?

The overall suggested attire for Summit is business casual. On our first evening, we have a welcome reception directly after the show, so no special ensemble is required. On day two, we’re throwing the She Shines dance party so wear something shiny and fabulous!

In addition: Please bring what you need if you want to make use of the onsite gym or pool. We suggest bringing layers so you can make sure you’re comfortable with a variety of temperatures.

What are my dining options?

Meals listed in the agenda are covered as part of your registration. For other dining options, see the hotel’s website.  

I have special dietary needs – when can I communicate them?

You will be asked to indicate any dietary requirements as part of the registration process.  

Still have questions?

Contact connect@nextupisnow.org for additional assistance.