Register by July 1st if lodging is needed!
Registration still open for
July 27th and July 28th Nightly Panels!

(or until sold out)
See registration deadline below. Space is limited, so register TODAY!
You must be 18 years or older to register and attend.

Register Online »
(pay with credit card or Paypal)
Registration fees are per personOnline registration accepts payment by credit card or Paypal and requires a unique email per registrant.

Download Mail-In Registration Form »
If you are paying by check or do not have an email address, download and use the mail-in registration form above.  If you are registering for more than one person per household and do not have a unique email address per registrant, use the mail-in form.

Coming for all 4 days of Congress?

Register for Full Congress Access:
Includes ALL Congress Events*, Thursday night 7/27 – Sun noon 7/30
6 catered meals: Thurs dinner, Fri breakfast & dinner, Sat breakfast & lunch, Sun breakfast
Free Wi-Fi internet access. 
*Pre-Congress Bus Tour is NOT included in Full Congress Access.

Full Congress Access with Meals & Lodging – SHARED room $395
3 nights lodging: Thurs-Sat night in a SHARED room (see lodging details below)

Full Congress Access with Meals & Lodging – SINGLE room $425
3 nights lodging: Thurs-Sat night in a SINGLE room (see lodging details below)

Full Congress Access with Meals, no Lodging –$275

Or, coming for just a day or two?

Register for Daily Options:

Daily Congress Access:  Thursday - Sunday
*Pre-Congress Bus Tour is NOT included in Daily Congress Access.
$50 Thursday Night:  all events*, dinner, no lodging
$100 Friday: all events*, breakfast & dinner, no lodging
$100 Saturday: all events*, breakfast & lunch, no lodging
$50 Sunday:  all events*, breakfast, no lodging

Daily Lodging:  Thursday – Saturday night
$40 per night SHARED room
$50 per night SINGLE room
Note:  All night stays must be in the same type of room (i.e. SHARED or SINGLE), or the registration is invalid.

Meeting-Only (no meals):
$25 Thursday Night Panel (Low price!)
$25 Friday Night Panel (Low price!)

Early Arrivals/Late Stays:
A very limited number of rooms are available for Wednesday for early arrivals and Sunday night for late stays and can be reserved in the registration form until sold out. 

Note: All night stays must be in the same type of room (i.e. SHARED or SINGLE), or the registration is invalid. For example, if you are coming early and are reserving a SHARED room on Wed night, you must reserve a SHARED room for your remaining night stays. Once checked in, guests cannot be moved to a different room.

(Optional) Chicago Neighborhoods & Diversity Bus Tour 
Pre-Congress Bus Tour (not included in Full Congress or Daily Congress Access)

Thursday afternoon, 2-5 pm   $25/person (special price for WILPF registrants!)
Take a bus tour that traverses the neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Bridgeport, Chinatown, Pilsen, UIC/Little Italy and Greektown to grasp the rich social diversity of Chicago. Expert tour guide. May include an additional stop, if time allows.  Handicap accessible bus. Limited seating, so register early!

Registration Deadlines:

Registration must be completed online or a mailed copy received by July 1, 2017, if lodging is needed. Space is limited and lodging is filled on a first-come/first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed, so register TODAY! If NO lodging is required, then registration must be received by July 14th.  Registrations for the Meeting-Only Thursday and Friday night panels may be received after July 14th, but seats are limited and cannot be guaranteed. You must be 18 years or older to register and attend. You may be asked to sign a waiver of liability.


Wed 7/26 (Early Arrival):

Dorm Check-in: 12-2pm and 5-7pm
Address:  Polk Street Residence Hall (PSRH) – (UIC Building 937) 1933 West Polk Street, Chicago IL 60612
See UIC Westside Visitor Map.

Thurs 7/27:

Dorm Check-in: 12-5pm
Same dorm address above.

Congress Registration:  3-5pm
Congress check-in will be at the conference facility, on the 2nd floor.
Address:  Student Center West (SCW) – (UIC Building 938) 828 South Wolcott Avenue, Chicago IL 60612
See UIC Westside Visitor Map.

Fri 7/28 - Sun 7/30 (Late Arrival):

Dorm Check-in: 12-5pm
Dorm staff will check you in.
Same dorm address above.

Congress Registration: Open 15 minutes prior to each session.
Same conference facility address above.

Refund Policy:

You will receive a full refund, if your reservation is cancelled by July 1st.  You will receive a partial refund (50%) if you cancel between July 1- July 14. After July 14, no refunds will be given.  All cancellation requests must be in writing and emailed to the Congress Coordinator, Chris Wilbeck, at Please allow up to 5 weeks for refund processing.


Congress lodging offered is located on the University of IL-Chicago on the west side of campus in Polk Street Residence (PSRH) and Single Student Residence (SSR) dorms.  The dorms are within a short walking distance to Student Center West (SCW) (conference facility).  

Campus Map

Click here for a more detailed UIC Westside Visitor Map.

Rooms are grouped together in “clusters” that share one bathroom. You will be given 3 keys: one for the dorm, one for your “cluster,” and one for your room. The shared bathroom door is lockable from inside the bathroom. A $350 fee is charged for a lost key.

Standard linen is provided and includes a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, sheets, towels and a washcloth. Bring your own toiletries. No housekeeping service is provided. Dorm laundry facilities are available for use (bring your own detergent).

The dorms have snack and beverage vending machines. No ice machines. 

SINGLE Room: Each single room has one twin bed. It is grouped in a “cluster” with 1 or 2 other single rooms.  All rooms in the “cluster” share a bathroom (tub/shower combination) and a small kitchenette that has a refrigerator, sink and small stove (no table).

SHARED Room: Each shared room has two twin beds. It is grouped in a “cluster” with 1 other room. Both rooms in the “cluster” share a bathroom (shower stall). There is no shared living space and no refrigerators. There is a common area lounge on each floor.

SINGLE ADA-Handicap Accessible rooms are available. Please contact the Congress Coordinator for details.

Dorm Check-in:
Dorm check-in instructions will be posted in July.

Other lodging options:
If you do not wish to stay in the dorms, there are a few hotels within a short cab ride to the conference facility.  Options include, but are not limited to*:  Crowne Plaza (733 W Madison), Holiday Inn & Suites (506 W Harrison St),  Hotel Chicago (1622 W Jackson Blvd). Booking lodging with hotels is the responsibility of the attendee. 

*We do not endorse, verify or confirm any of the accommodation information provided in the hotel links above.  It is best to contact the hotel for up-to-date information on accommodations, fees and services.

Internet Access:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is included in Full Congress Access registrations only. 


Parking is available on campus in the Wood Street Parking Structure, WSPS (1100 S Wood Street), approximately 5-6 blocks from the conference facility/dorms. See UIC Westside Visitor Map here.

A swipe card for unlimited 7 day in-out access is available for purchase from the parking office for $37. The parking office is in WSPS and is open Mon-Thurs, 8 am – 5 pm.  Swipe cards must be returned to the parking office.  Those leaving on Sunday must return their card via mail.  Those staying later can return their card during regular weekday business hours. A fee of $20 will be assessed for cards not returned.

Parking is also available for visitors without a swipe card on a variable rate. If you leave your car in the lot, the daily rate is $13 per weekday and $8.50 per weekend. However, your car must be moved every 72 hours, or it will be ticketed/towed.

Variable Rate Parking:

Weekday Rates:                  
0 - 0.5 hrs = $4.50
0.5 - 1.5 hrs = $6.50
1.5 - 2.5 hrs = $8.50
2.5 - 3.5 hrs = $10.00
3.5 - 4.5 hrs = $11.50
4.5+ hrs = $13.00                 

0 - 0.5 hrs = $4.50
0.5 - 1.5 hrs = $6.50
1.5 - 2.5 hrs = $8.50

Additional Fees include:
Replacement Hangtag = $20.00
Towing Charge = $200.00
Replacement Swipe Card = $20.00
Boot Removal = $200.00

*Evening parking allows access between the hours of 3pm-8am (Mon-Fri & 24hr on Sat/Sun). Evening coupons must be used for entrance and exits only between the hours of 3pm and 8am. UIC Parking Services reserves the right to change all rates and fees without notice. For specific parking questions, contact Wood Street Parking Office 312-413-5800.


Scholarships to help pay for Congress costs will be distributed as funds become available. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download and email your completed application to Jan Corderman,, Teresa Castillo, and Karen Pope by June 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Corderman at 515-205-4504. If you would like to make an online donation to fund a Congress Scholarship, go here.

For questions:
Contact the Congress Coordinator: Chris Wilbeck, or 515-229-6988