“I have been to a ton of conferences, but we return to SLATE each year because it has had the greatest impact on changing teacher strategies towards more engaged learning experiences for students.”

Many falsely believe that since they can now access industry information via the Internet that the days of live meetings are gone. The truth is, meetings are more important than ever. The value in meetings comes from the human-to-human connections that occur. Often people cite the serendipitous “hallway conversations” that they have with other attendees as the most valuable parts of attending an event. While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved becomes irreplaceable. It is the people that bring the ROI to your time at a conference.

At SLATE we believe that the cost of attending this event, should not be a barrier to enhancing your skill sets and widening your learning opportunities
so we continue to strive to make the registration fee affordable, even if you are paying this out-of-pocket your own pocket. It is still important for you to continue to develop your skills, stay on top of teaching and technology trends, and most importantly, continue to network with others that may be in the same situation as you are.


• Early-bird Registration - $119 ea.
(open April 1 - May 31, 2017)

• Standard Registration - $159 ea. 
(open June 1 - October 14, 2017)

• Single-day Registration - $99 ea. 
(open April 1 - October 14, 2017)
(choose one day only - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)

• Late Registration - $259 ea.
(open October 15 - October 17, 2017)

• Walk-in Registration - $359 ea.
(open October 18 - October 20, 2017)
Cash, check or credit card ONLY

• Preconference Workshops - $50 ea.

*A group discount rate is available to groups from the same school or place of employment. Group discounts apply to the full conference registration rate and do not apply to pre-Conference workshops, nor can the discount be applied against an already reduced conference fee. For additional information regarding group registration please contact the conference coordinator.


CLICK HERE to register online with a credit card

CLICK HERE to register by check or Purchase Order 

Just print, complete, and send in your registration form with your check or purchase order to the address shown on the form.


Payments should be made payable to: NIU

Send purchase orders, registrations and payments to:

SLATE Conference
C/O NIU Outreach Registration Office
Swen Parson 146
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

All billing inquiries should be directed to the Northern Illinois University Outreach Registration Office at the following number: 815.753.7922

You can also fax your registration to: 815.753.6900