The 2017 AIHEC Spring Board of Directors Meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, SD on March 16-18. On Thursday, March 16, the Research Committee will meet for a half day from 1:00 am-5pm, and the Executive Committee will meet beginning at 5:30pm. All other committees will meet Friday, March 17. The AIHEC BoD meeting will convene from 8:30am - 5:00pm on Saturday, March 18.
Please note: it is very important to register ALL participants for this meeting. Each TCU may bring up to TWO participants without incurring a registration fee. The AIHEC Board of Directors approved a motion at the 2016 fall meeting to implement a registration fee for each additional participant beyond two per TCU. A registration fee of $150, to help cover the costs of meals provided, will be assessed for participants over 2/TCU. TCUs registering additional participants will receive an electronic invoice upon registration.
The 2017 AIHEC Student Conference will begin on Sunday March 19. The traditional Parade of Flags and Opening Ceremony will be on Monday, March 20 at 8:40am. We urge all presidents to attend the Student Conference, which will conclude with the Awards Banquet on the evening of Tuesday, March 22. To register for the Student Conference, go to http://www.olc.edu/aihec_2017_conference.htm. Please note that registering for the AIHEC Board meeting or the Student Conference does not register you for both events. You must register below for the AIHEC Board meeting and separately for the 2017 Student Conference, which is hosted by the South Dakota region TCUs.
To reserve your hotel room: If you have not already reserved lodging, please contact the Hilton Garden Inn immediately, as the negotiated room block rate ($110/night) cannot be guaranteed after February 14. Federal government rates are available for the federally chartered colleges. This year, the AIHEC Board Meeting and the AIHEC Student Conference are located in two separate hotels. The Best Western Ramkota, the host hotel for the 2017 AIHEC Student Conference, is booked for the state basketball tournament, which Rapid City is hosting at the same time as the AIHEC Spring BoD meeting. The Hilton Garden Inn is located nearby. You can reserve your room online or by calling 1-605-791-9000. Please be sure to ask for the Hilton Garden Inn/AIHEC Board Meeting for reservations on March 16-18. Click here for online reservations.
Closest airport: Use the Rapid City, SD airport (RAP). Average Weather: 47 degrees F - 22 degrees F
For more information on the host hotel, go to: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-dakota/hilton-garden-inn-rapid-city-RAPGIGI/index.html