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When registering to attend, we encourage all university participants to attend as a team. When cross-institutional teams participate with members of different departments, we see strong results. Therefore, we have offered a discounted option to purchase as teams of three or more. Feel free to mix and match the options below to make up the team that will best serve the needs of your university. The work of the Summit is to address student success, innovation, and campus transformation. This is a process that best serves students when addressed enterprise wide. Therefore, a team of multiple cross campus stakeholders will expand perspectives, exposure and cross-functional impact to result in true innovation. As you register you will be asked to create a team name so that you can return to add members to your team as needed.

Please note that during payment, you can use any credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX) once you click PayPal.

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Group of 5 - $2,900 Total  $580.00
Group of 3 - $1,995 Total  $665.00
Single Ticket$725.00

You will be refunded your registration fees if you cancel within 30 days of the event. Or you can substitute for another attendee.


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Venue and Hotel

The University Innovation Alliance National Summit will be held at the Hilton Downtown Atlanta. It is centrally located in the heart of the city with high-quality amenities, comfortable guest rooms, four dining venues, covered pedestrian sky bridge to MARTA and Peachtree Center Mall and walking distance to local attractions, restaurants and venues.

Our commitment to ensure the Summit is as affordable as possible extends to the hotel block we have secured. Hotel rooms at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown are available at a discounted rate of $149 per night by clicking the link below. Be sure to book your room before March 4, 2018 to get this extremely low cost group rate.

April 3-5 will be full days of programming and content. Participants are recommended to fly in on April 2 and depart after 7pm on April 5.

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Travel to Atlanta


Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) which is 10 miles away from the hotel.
Click here for Ground Transportation Options from the airport.

Directions from airport:
The hotel is 10 miles (12 minute drive time) from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. If you're travelling from the airport on 75/85 North, exit at 249B (Peachtree Street). At the first light, turn right on Peachtree Street. At the next light, turn left on Ralph McGill Blvd. At the next light, turn right on Courtland Street. The hotel is one block on your left.

Parking at the Hilton Downtown Atlanta:
  • Self parking: $30 (space is limited)
  • Valet parking: $40 (space is limited)
Parking garage max height is 6 feet. Please see the door person if your vehicle is larger than 6 feet.

Things to do in Atlanta

Atlanta has been dubbed everything from the "capital of the new South" and "the next international city" to "the best place to do business." It is also a great place to visit. From world-class restaurants and a myriad of cultural attractions to a hip nightlife and sporting events galore, the city is cosmopolitan in every sense of the word and has also managed to maintain its historic character.
Travel Atlanta Website
City of Atlanta for Visitors Website

Getting Around Town
The Hilton Atlanta is easily accessible to the interstate and Peachtree Center MARTA rapid transit system. You can also catch a cab or ride share from the hotel to anywhere you'd like to go.

Restaurants in the Hotel
Marketplace (quick serve 24-hour café)
Southern Elements (Chic restaurant serving Southern cuisine)
Trader Vic's (Tiki-style restaurant with a Mai Tai bar)
Nikolai's Roof (AAA Four Diamond restaurant on the top floor with a cocktail bar)

Other Ideas
Centennial Olympic Park (1 mile from hotel)
Georgia Aquarium (1 mile from hotel)
World of Coca-Cola (1 mile from hotel)
Behind the Scenes tour of CNN (0.8 miles from hotel)
National Center for Civil + Human Rights (0.7 miles from hotel)
Jimmy Carter Library Museum (2.5 miles from hotel)
High Museum of Art (2.2 miles from hotel)

Why the UIA?

Since its launch in 2014, the UIA has transformed a theoretical concept for collaboration into a nationally recognized community of practice that is driving both institutional transformation and improved student outcomes. Today, our institutions are on track to graduate an additional 100,000 students over the next decade, and we have raised graduation rates for students from low-income backgrounds by nearly 25 percent.

Our work is based on the simple proposition that when universities share ideas, experiences, and challenges, and work together, they can accelerate innovations that help students graduate with a college degree.

The intentional design of our convenings has been critical to our success. Each event brings together teams from our member universities to discuss their progress on innovation, to bring new ideas to their peers, and to hear from innovative leaders from outside our network. By building relationships with colleagues at their own institutions and from other Alliance universities, people leave our conferences energized for the work ahead and with a network of fellow innovators they can rely on to sustain their momentum.

This first-of-its-kind National Summit is designed to diffuse innovations in higher education and motivate institutional leaders to take action by implementing cutting-edge ideas, while also exposing a wide range of universities to the UIA’s convening framework and strategy.