SEI 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

We hope you will consider attending SEI 2021 which will be held at Northwestern University.  We will make an announcement about SEI 2021 on our website once the dates are secured.


A block of affordable dorm rooms has been reserved in Kemper Hall, located in the North Area of the NU campus.

Cost: $65.37 per night

Please note these are no-frills dorm accommodations.

Linen packs can be requested and rented for $10.50 per pack per week or a portion thereof. A linen pack includes sheets, a blanket, and towels to accommodate one guest. New towels are provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as long as used towels are left outside of sleeping room doors.

Please note, linen packs do not include pillows/pillow cases. We ask that all conference participants provide their own pillows.

GYM ACCESS: A few days prior to the start of SEI, you may request a free, one-week membership trial to gain access to the on-campus Henry Crown Sports Pavilion located at 2311 Campus Drive. For the question asking your Wildcard barcode number, simply enter “N/A”. For the question about NU affiliation, you may enter “None” or “Community.” If you have further questions, you may contact Membership Services at 847-491-4303.


A block of 20 rooms has been set aside for SEI participants at the Hilton Orrington / Evanston Hotel.

Cost: $158.00 + 14.5% tax


Reservations can be made by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667).  Please identify yourself as an attendee of SEI 2020 when making reservations via telephone. You may also make reservations via the hotel website: Enter code SE120 in the box marked “Group/ Convention Code.” A friendly reminder that the cutoff date to take advantage of the group rate is Friday, MAY 22, 2020.

A link to a hotel room sharing spreadsheet will be made available to SEI registrants interested in sharing the accommodations costs with a roommate.


Information on parking in the Evanston/Northwestern area can be found here.

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