Online registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Registration will be available on or about December 1st.

Registration will also be available on-site at the Annual Meeting. If you plan to purchase a membership-level registration, please be sure your membership is current prior to the meeting. You will have the option to register with a credit card or check.*

REMINDER: Participants in the program must be MSS members AND register for the meeting, unless given special permission by the Executive Office.

2020 Registration rates

Early Registration 

prior to March 1st

Standard Registration 

after March 1st

Regular MSS member**



Student member**



Non-MSS member




Discounted advance registration rates are for members of MSS only. Not a member? Join the MSS today!
**Registration and membership can both be purchased online. Please be sure that your membership is current if you are purchasing a member-rate registration.


Non-Participating Undergraduate Student Group Rate

MSS offers a group rate for undergraduate students not participating in the meeting as a presenter, facilitator, presider or other named participant. The intention of this group rate is to introduce undergraduate students to MSS by providing a reduced rate for a small group. To access group rates, please email Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director, at [email protected], by March 1, 2020, with the completed Non-Participating Undergraduate Student Group Registration Form.

Groups of 1-15 undergraduate students $300
Groups of 16-30 undergraduate students $500

Any groups larger than 30 will be assessed a rate via the Executive Director.

  • Each group consists of undergraduate students only.
  • Students in the group are not required to be members of MSS.
  • Students participating in the meeting must pay standard student rates (not part of a group rate).
  • Each group must be sponsored by an MSS professional member who is attending the meeting.
  • All names must be supplied in advance to the Executive Director for input to the MSS database.
  • Group rates are available to any institution of higher education, not limited to the Midwest region.

*Under special circumstances, institutions may request a reduced group fee or waiver. Such request should be made by sending an email to Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director, at [email protected].

Refund Policy:
Refunds of registration or special event tickets (e.g. tours, trivia) may be granted upon written request to the executive office prior to the annual meeting early-registration deadline (typically one month prior to the meeting). After this deadline and up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the meeting, refunds may be granted for registration fees at 50% of the original purchase. Special event tickets are non-refundable after the early-registration deadline. Any refund requests received within 2 weeks of the first day of the meeting will not be honored. All requests should be emailed or mailed to the executive office for processing and the requestor will be notified of the refund.

Conference Hotel - Hyatt Regency Chicago

A special hotel rate is available at the conference hotel for those who reserve rooms through the MSS Annual Meeting room block. MSS room rates* are $129/night for single/double/triple/quadruple occupancy. The room block closes March 9, 2020. 

Make your Reservation!

*Rates do not include applicable taxes.