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2023 LSMRCE Conference

November 3 - 5, 2023 | Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

The 2023 Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) conference, "Inclusion by Design: Nurturing Diversity in STEM," will be held November 3-5, at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, Illinois.

This event offers students, faculty mentors, educational researchers, and program administrators a platform to exchange knowledge and cultivate a community of practitioners and scholars in broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Who Should Attend?

  • Historically underrepresented students in STEM (undergrad, grad, BD fellows, LSAMP alumni)
  • Higher education administrators
  • STEM faculty mentors
  • STEM program administrators
  • Faculty interested in education research
  • All NSF LSAMP, INCLUDES, and LSRCE community members

Lodging & Venue

The conference will be held at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, located approximately 20 minutes by car from Chicago O’Hare airport.

Room Block

LSMRCE has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees. The room rate is $129/night plus taxes and fees. We suggest you estimate $160 per night. All rooms will have complimentary wi-fi internet access.

The room block for the conference is open until Saturday, October 21st.
Click here to book your room today!

Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center
Figure 1. Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center

Conference Registration

Below are the registration dates and associated rates. All presenters and poster presenters receive complimentary conference registration. The promo code will be sent to presenters and poster presenters in your invitation to present. If you believe you should have received a complimentary registration code, please contact Deb Cole at

  • Early Bird Registration (Aug 30 - Sep 22)
    • Students - $75
    • Non-students - $250
  • Regular Registration (Sept 23 - Oct 16)
    • Students - $75
    • Non-students - $350
  • Late Registration (Oct 17 – Nov 1)
    • Students - $75
    • Non-students - $500

Register 2023 LSMRCE Annual Conference
Registration closes on Tuesday, November 1, 2023. No onsite registration will be available.

Cancelation Policy

The cancellation policy is a full refund will be granted thirty (30) days prior to the event and a 50% partial refund will be granted fifteen (15) days prior to the event. A refund can be requested by emailing

Registration Payment Options

We realize that Alliances have special needs when it comes to registering their students, so we are offering two options:

  1. Pay by PO. If your alliance would like to register their group using a PO, please reach out to Deb Cole at to get a custom discount code for your alliance. This code will allow you to have alliance members register without paying at the time of registration. Then you will be invoiced for the registrations that were submitted using your code, minus any presenters who get complimentary registration.
  2. Pay by P-card. If your alliance would like to pay by departmental p-card, Alliance personnel can register up to 20 persons per transaction. The required information that you will need to collect from your alliance registrants for the registration completion is as follows:
    • Dietary restrictions
    • Accessibility needs
    • Have they ever been to an LSMCE/LSMRCE conference before?
    • Permission to use pictures or video with them in it

Health and Safety Policy

All prevailing State and Local mandates on COVID-19 will be strictly adhered to and enforced.


Contact Deb Cole at or call 317-278-4753