2018 Student Development Institute

295 people from 70 different institutions attended the 2017 Student Development Institute in Arizona. We hope you’ll be among those who attend the 2018 SDI!

DATES: January 5-6, 2018
LOCATION: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
COST: $99/person

SDI Registration
Registration is $99 per person. The rate is the same for students and professional staff. Please note that registration will close on December 1, 2017 or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

Please note the following about registration:

  • Professional staff members must be bringing students in order to attend and all students must be accompanied by a professional staff member.
  • Each institutional group can register up to 4 students. This allows room for as many institutions as possible.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a maximum capacity for this event and registration will close when we reach that capacity.
  • Institutions can register even if the exact student attendees have not been chosen. Simply enter generic terms such as “Student One” and “Student Two” and actual attendees can be updated at a later time.
  • Please choose the number of student attendees carefully, as refunds will not be made should you choose to bring fewer students and there may not be space to accommodate additional students should you decide to add them at a later date.

Register Now!

If you encounter technical difficulties with registration, please contact events@civsa.org

Conference Schedule
Please note, this schedule is subject to change.

We are excited to announce that all main conference sessions (keynotes, group activities, etc.) will focus on the professional development of students in attendance. We will also be offering individual resume reviews and mock interviews for student attendees. Registration for these opportunities will be handled on the pre-conference survey in mid to late November.

Campus Tours
Tours offered during both times on schedule:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Capital University
  • Otterbein University

Campus tours will not require an additional fee for SDI. Registration for campus tours will be handled on the pre-conference survey in mid to late November.

The conference hotel is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU by Marriott. Rooms are $109 per night plus tax. The hotel offers free internet, hot breakfast, and parking. Transportation from the hotel to conference sessions will be provided.

Make your reservation with this link or by calling (614) 267-1111 and using the block name SDI Meeting. The deadline to make reservations within our block is December 12, 2017.

Travel to Columbus
Columbus has one major airport, but is also easy to navigate by car. If you choose to drive to Columbus, free parking is available at the conference hotel.

Flying to Columbus
Fly into the John Glenn International Airport, served by most major airlines including Southwest, Delta, United, and American. Use airport code CMH to book your flights.

Airport to Hotel
A taxi is the best way to get to hotel. The approximate one-way taxi fare, Lyft fare, or Uber fare is $30.

Local Taxi services:
Acme Taxi (614) 299-9990
Blue Cab (614) 236-4444
Yellow Cab (614) 444-4444

Payment & Cancellation Policy
Full payment is expected at the time of registration. If unable to pay by credit card, all registrations must be paid in full by December 15, 2017. Registration fees are non-refundable.

A credit for all fees paid, less a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if requested in writing by December 1, 2017. The registration credit has no cash value, and is valid for the next CIVSA SDI Conference only. Cancellation requests must be submitted to events@civsa.org and include the registrant’s name, email address, and amount paid. No credits will be issued after December 1st.

A registration may be transferred to another representative from the same institution if requested in writing by December 20, 2017. No name changes or substitutions will be made after this date.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!


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