“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” — Margaret J. Wheatley
Successful, prosperous, and healthy colleges and universities are a direct reflection of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni that make up their campus communities. Throughout the volatile and disruptive events of the past two years, higher education institutions have been rethinking how they provide support for their changing communities and discovering what they care about in the process.
The SCUP 2022 North Central Regional Conference is here to provide planning professionals with forward-focused tools and ideas for rethinking their campus’s plans, programs, and built environments.
Over the course of three days, conference attendees will participate in eye-opening keynote sessions, share best practices and lessons learned with planning peers, and take a first-hand look at the campuses of the future.
We hope to see you in Chicago this fall!
SCUP is where planning comes together.
Please note, conference activities will be held at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Student Center East
approximately 0.7mi from the conference hotel, Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
25 South Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
Rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 17.4% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Monday October 3, 2022
Make your hotel reservation.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
-Approximately 16.6 miles from the conference hotel.
Ground transportation from Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Midway International Airport (MDW)
-Approximately 10.4 miles from the conference hotel.
Transportation services from Midway International Airport
225 South Canal St
Chicago, IL 60606
-Approximately .6 miles from the conference hotel.
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
Self-parking is available on-site. Parking is on a first come first serve basis. Standard overnight parking rate is $54.00 USD per car per night. Rates are subject to change without notice. Valet and Accessible Parking also on-site.
Parking information for Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
The call for proposals closed May 3. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.
✔ How have you used integrated planning practices to create positive change?
✔ What’s next for higher education?
We want your proposal for a session at our conference in Chicago, IL!
Great proposals focus on one of two things: solutions or foresight.
Solutions: help attendees solve a pressing problem.
Foresight: explore innovative new ideas, analyze trends, and prepare attendees for the future.
All great proposals have the following:
Takeaways: give attendees next actions, tips, tools, processes, etc., that can be applied immediately.
Engagement: engage attendees with your content and with each other in meaningful ways.
We seek exceptional, well-developed proposals on topics related to integrated planning in higher education.
Proposals on the following integrated planning topics are especially welcome:
Change Leadership and Change Management
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Planning Processes and How Tos
Preparing for the Future
The proposal form doesn’t ask for an abstract, title, etc. Rather, it asks you specific questions about the content you are going to present. This gives session reviewers a clear understanding of what you plan to cover during your session.
Examples of active learning exercises you can include in your proposal.
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit a proposal for the SCUP 2022 North Central Regional Conference was May 3, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.