ILACHE Conference Committee 

P.O. Box 409368, Chicago, IL 60640



Phone:  Maria Luna-Duarte, Registration Coordinator, at  (773) 442-4080


Friday, March 23, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT

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DePaul University Lincoln Park Student Center 
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


Conference registrants can park at the Clifton Parking Deck at 2330 N. Clifton (On Clifton just south of Fullerton).  Parking vouchers will be available at the conference registration desk for an ILACHE discounted rate of $8.00.

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The Student Center is conveniently located one block south of the Fullerton Station of the CTA Rapid Transit Line where trains from the Red, Brown and Purple lines make frequent stops.   

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20th Annual ILACHE Professional and Student Development Conference 

Twenty Years: History, Transitions, Empowerment 

Hosted by DePaul University

Friday, March 23, 2012

More than 400 persons registered!

Thank you for your interest in ILACHE. 

Our online registration is closed. 

In late summer, please visit us at for information about the 2013 conference. 

 * * * Confirmed workshops listed below * * *


We are planning an exciting 20th Annual ILACHE Professional and Student Development Conference.  DePaul University will host the event on Friday, March 23, 2012. 

Sponsors as of Mar. 9, 2012:  Benedictine University, Chicago School Supply, Chicago State University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University Chicago, DePaul Events, DePaul University, Dominican University, Eastern Illinois University, ENLACE Leadership Institute at NEIU, Illinois State University, The Institute of Psychoanalysis, McKendree University, Morton College, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois university, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, St. Augustine College, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos, University of Illinois at Chicago Hispanic Center of Excellence, University of Illinois Latina/Latino Studies Department.

Luncheon Keynote Address 

Dr. Maria Eugenia Cotera, a Chicana, feminist, activist, author, researcher and professor will provide the keynote address.  Welcoming remarks by Carrie J. Hightman, Chairwoman of Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Plenary Panelists include - Miguel del Valle, Former Illinois State Senator and Chicago City Clerk; Fred Tsao, Policy Director for Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Alonzo Rivas, General Counsel MALDEF Midwest Regional Office, Andrew Sund, President, St. Augustine College. Moderated by Dr. Santos Rivera, Illinois Board of Higher Educaition.  

Registration -  Individual and group registrations, for up to ten persons, can be processed online by clicking the Register Now ! button below.  At the end of  your registration, you will have an option to print your ticket. Please print it and take it with you. It will serve as your entry for our raffle.  

Forms of Payment - At the end of your registration, you may select a form of payment. For your convenience, our registration system allows you to process a payment with a credit card, however, you can also pay with a check.  If you plan to use a Purchase Order, you can send your PO number to and we will forward an invoice.  The ILACHE FEIN # is 36-4120657. 

Sponsorship Opportunities - If you are interested in partnering with ILACHE by purchasing an advertisement in our commemorative program book, please see the Sponsorsrhip Opportunities section below.  After reviewing the information if you have questions, please contact us at  The

Call for Proposals -  ILACHE members, higher education professionals, graduate students and other educational professionals are invited to share their expertise at the conference.  Click on link below for more information.  Deadline:  Thursday, February 23, 2012.

Nomination for Student Research Posters - We extend an invitation to faculty from Illinois colleges and universities to nominate emerging scholars for the Research Forum.  This cross-disciplinary form was created to showcase the scholarly work of undergraduate and graduate students.  Click on the link below for more information. Deadline:  Friday, February 24, 2012.

 Conference Program at a Glance

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:20            Welcome            

9:20 - 10:30          Open Plenary: Education, Politics, Immigration and Demographics 

10:30 - 10:45        Break

10:46 -11:45         Workshops - 1

11:46 - 1:30 p.m.   Lunch, Keynote Address, and ILACHE Awards

1:31 - 1:45            Break

1:46 - 2:45            Workshops - 2

2:46 - 3:00            Break

3:01 - 4:00            Workshops - 3  

4:00 - 7:00            ILACHE 20th Anniversary Celebration and Networking Reception                         

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Cancellation Policy:  Written notice is required by March 12, 2012 for a partial refund.  Please send it to or by fax to (312) 362-7147. 

Registration:  As a special incentive, the fees are lower if you pay for a registration and membership at the same time and if you register by the early registration deadline, March 9.  

  • Professional registration and membership: $100 ($125 after March 9)
  • Professional registration without membership:  $125 ($140 after March 9)
  • Student registration and membership:  $20 ($30 after March 9)
  • Student registration without membership: $30 ($40 after March 9) 
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More Event Details

The conference agenda includes professional development workshops and forums that promote discussion and networking opportunities for educators and students.  Students will also have an opportunity to present their research at our Student Research Forum.  

 * * * Confirmed Workshops * * *

Civic Engagement as Professional Development?;   Fostering Partnerships:  Tips for Securing Funding for your Organization;   Surviving the PhD: A Latina Student Perspective;   Show me the Money:  How to Find and Win Scholarships;   Beyond College Access:  From Admission to Graduation, Then What?;    The GRE, Why It (Doesn't) Matter;    Communicating Effectively with the Modern Day Student;   It takes two (or more): Best Practices for Ensuring Student Success at Community Colleges;    DePaul University's Test-Optional Decision:  Looking Back and Looking Forward;   Chicano College Bowl (CCB):  A Unique Way to Bring Chicano History to High School Students;   Leadership is Everyone's Business in Student Organizations; The ENLACE Fellows Program FAQs and Testimonials;   Research Poster Presentation. 

ILACHE 2011 Conference Collage

ILACHE Conference Collage

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Sponsorship Opportunities 

To review the sponsorship opportunities, please click on this link,