2022 SIETAR USA National Conference

Registration & Hotel Details

Mind | Culture | Society

Integrating Interculturalism and Inclusion

November 3-6, 2022

Hilton Omaha
Omaha, NE

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Fees & Information
Deadlines & Refund Policy
Hotel & Travel
About Omaha
Things To Do

2022 FEES & INFORMATION

Things to know about your 2022 Conference registration:


Full Conference registration includes: the opening reception, coffee breaks, morning breakfast on Saturday, November 5, and all lunches.

The One Day Conference Pass includes: coffee break and lunch for that day, with an option to purchase a ticket for the Gala Dinner / Dance event.

There is no Early Bird rate available for the One Day Pass or Student registration. 

Master Workshop(s) registration is separate and in addition to your conference registration fee.

Gala Dinner / Dance tickets are available for an additional fee of $50.00 per person.

SIETAR MEMBER

by 9/30    after 9/30

Full Conference

      $495

      $545

w/ 1 Master Workshop

      $620

      $670

w/ 2 Master Workshops

      $730

      $780

One Day Pass

      $225

      $225

NON MEMBER

by 9/30    after 9/30

Full Conference

   $595

     $645

w/ 1 Master Workshop

   $740

     $790

w/ 2 Master Workshops

   $870

     $920

One Day Pass

   $245

     $245

STUDENT

 

Full Conference

   $275

     $275

One Day Pass

   $100

     $100

Please make sure and select the appropriate registration level (Member vs. Non-Member). All registrations will be checked against the membership roster for verification. (“Member” is defined as a dues paying member of SIETAR USA.) Fully paid members of national and regional SIETARs in other countries are also eligible for the member rate with proof of membership. There is no "Local Groups" discount.

Unsure about your membership status? Problem with registration? Email: [email protected].

To visit the Registration portal, click this button:

Registration Portal

Additional Fees

Master Workshops

 

Master Workshops are held on Thursday, November 3, with 3 scheduled from 8:00am-12:00pm, and 3 scheduled for 1:00pm -5:00pm. Click here for workshop details: 2022 Master Workshops.

Master Workshops are NOT included in the conference registration fee (see the Conference Fee table above).  

The fees shown are for Master Workshop(s) ONLY, and do not include conference attendance. 

Special Event

The Gala Dinner & Awards Celebration

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:00-11:00 PM

SIETAR USA "comes of age"! All conference attendees are invited to this celebration event for our 21st anniversary and our first time together since 2019. The evening will feature food, drinks, and dancing to World Music provided by an outstanding local DJ.

The Gala Dinner & Awards Celebration
is NOT included in the conference registration fee. Tickets are available for purchase at a separate cost of $50/per person

 
To visit the Registration portal and purchase your ticket(s), click the button below.

Registration Portal

2022 Conference Deadlines 

Deadline

Date

Scholarship Application Deadline

July 31

Volunteer Application Deadline

September 30

Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline

September 30

Omaha Hilton - SIETAR-USA discounted rate for guest rooms        

October 10

Early Conference Cancellation deadline

See Cancellation Policy Below 

Silent Auction contributions deadline 

November 3  @ 5:00pm

(visit the Silent Auction page for more details)

2022 Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: All requests must be in writing and postmarked by October 31, 2022 to receive a full refund (less a $50 processing fee). No refunds will be granted after November 4, 2022 or for registrants who fail to attend the conference.

Your paid registration is transferrable if necessary: a co-worker may attend in place of a registered attendee at no additional cost, provided written notice is submitted to SIETAR USA no later than October 31, 2022. NOTE: A $50 processing fee for registration transfer will apply.

For registration questions e-mail [email protected].

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Hilton Omaha


Special SIETAR USA Room Rate - $109/night; all rates are subject to applicable taxes (currently 18.16%)

Reserve your hotel room as soon as possible - use the link below!

Book with Hilton Omaha NOW

Just select 'Attendee' in the dropdown menu, then click 'Make Reservation'.
NOTE:
Deadline for reservations at this special rate ends October 10, 2022!

Hotel Address:

Hilton Omaha

1001 Cass Street

Omaha, Nebraska USA  68102

402-998-3400 

 Hotel Amenities

 

  • BARroom Dining
  • Order from your smartphone while seated, and have your meal delivered to your table on traditional china w/ silverware. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Corner Market – Lobby
  • Grab-n-go items, including made-to-order coffee drinks
  • 20M Swimming Pool & Whirlpool
  • Fitness/Wellness Center – 24-hour keyed entry
  • Guest Room WiFi/Internet Access (complimentary for SIETAR USA conference attendees)
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from Epperley Airfield (4:30am-12:00midnight)
  • Airline station for printing Boarding Passes
  • Concierge Lounge for Hilton Honors members

  

Accessibility

Please visit the Hilton Omaha website for a complete listing of accessibility features provided at the hotel: Hotel Accessibility 

Transportation Information

 

Flying to Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska is served by Eppley Airfield (OMA), which is located about 3 miles northeast of downtown Omaha. Eppley is served by major U.S. carriers including United, Delta, American, and Southwest Airlines.

To the Hotel from Eppley Airfield

Driving directions from the airport: Take a left onto Abbott Drive; left at 10th Street to Cass Street; turn right and hotel is on your left. Hotel is approximately 3 miles from the airport.

Complimentary Hotel Shuttle: The Hilton offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport between the hours of 4:30 am and 12:00 midnight. Upon arrival:

 

  • Collect your luggage
  • Text 402-259-0599  for airport pick up
  • Step outside to the "middle island" between doors 4 and 5 and wait for the shuttle there

 

Estimated Taxi Fare: $11.00 (USD) + tip (one way)

Driving Directions

From I-80W: Follow I-80W / I-29N across the river into Omaha to N. 10th Street; take Exit 4 from I-480W / US-6W and continue on N. 10th Street (appox. .4 miles) to hotel.

From I-80E: to N. 14th Street in Omaha, Exit 3A from I-480E; east to N. 13th Street; north on N. 13th St. to Cass (approx. .4 miles) to hotel.

Hotel Parking

Parking is available at the hotel parking garage (adjacent) at a rate of $15/day per vehicle. Valet parking is available at $21/day. In-and-out privileges are available.

About Omaha, Nebraska


"Equality before the law."
- Nebraska State Motto

For 2022, SIETAR USA comes to the city of Omaha, in the heart of the United States Midwest. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. 

Omaha Municipal Code prohibits discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity in connection with employment, housing, and public accommodation (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc.).

City of Omaha

Human Rights & Relations

The History of Omaha

Omaha was founded in 1854 in an area that had been visited by Lewis & Clark during their 1804 expedition to the Pacific coast. Westward-bound Mormons spent the winter of 1846–47 there at an encampment they named Winter Quarters (an area later annexed by Omaha). 1847 and 1848 saw residents of the area begin the Mormon migration to what became the state of Utah, but because the west side of the Missouri River was closed to permanent “white” settlement, the Mormons moved the point for subsequent departures to nearby Kanesville, Iowa (renamed Council Bluffs in 1853).

Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic, and friendly demeanor. Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "Those going against the wind or current," Omahans proudly continue to live up to the name. 

 

In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. A one-of-a-kind $22 million pedestrian bridge S-curves its way across the Missouri River, the signature, cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridge projects ever constructed, giving Omaha visitors a breathtaking view of the ever-changing skyline.  The city is the home of renowned investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet, affectionately known as the "Oracle of Omaha", and his Fortune 500 company Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc. Omaha has long been one of the largest railroad centers in the United States, and is home to the Union Pacific Railway Company. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Map of downtown Omaha and the riverfront, c.1900

(courtesy Britannica.com) 

Civil Rights in Omaha

Like many U.S. cities, in the 1950s and '60s, Omaha was home to a strong civil rights movement as African American citizens sought to end discrimination in employment and housing. Poverty and growing militancy among young people and strained police-community relations contributed to outbreaks of violence. Overt tensions began to ease in the wake of job programs, civil rights laws, and growing sensitivity among white residents. A federal court ruled that de facto racial segregation prevailed in the Omaha Public Schools. This ruling led to the busing of students away from neighborhood schools beginning in 1976 as a means of achieving integration. Mandatory school busing was officially ended in 1999; no consensus as to its value was ever reached. The Omaha Public School District continues its efforts to improve inner-city education.

In and Around Omaha

Omaha Weather: The month of November in Omaha is usually sunny, cool, and dry. Average daytime temperatures range from 42-55 F (6-13 C), with night time temps that can range from 26-38F (-3-3 C). Since the temps can be chilly, it's a good idea to pack clothing that can be layered. Long pants or jeans, pullovers, cardigans, sweaters, and a light-medium coat or jacket are recommended. (Source: Weather Spark)

Things to Do

For details about the attractions listed here and countless others, visit: https://www.visitomaha.com/

Omaha, "The Gateway to the West", has no shortage of history, culture, art and beauty to offer. Area attractions you might want to consider:

The Old Market: The Old Market is a neighborhood located in the downtown, and features restaurants, art galleries and upscale shopping. The area retains its brick-paved streets from the turn of the century, horse-drawn carriages, and covered sidewalks in some areas. It is not uncommon to see a variety of street performers, artists, and other vendors. 

Walk On Bob: The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, that is! This stunning, 3,000-foot long walkway stretches across the Missouri River, giving pedestrians a spectacular view of Omaha’s skyline and an almost airborne experience. On the Nebraska side, enjoy the 3-acre Omaha Plaza with an interactive water jet fountain, River Critters Environmental Play Area and access to the National Park Service Visitors Center. Photo opp alert: stand in two states at the same time - one foot in Nebraska and one foot in Iowa!

The Durham Museum: The Durham Museum is located at 801 South 10th Street in downtown Omaha. The museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian, and is housed in Omaha's former grand Union Station, which is a National Historic Landmark. Exhibits include restored train cars, 1940s storefronts, and rare coins and documents. And don't miss a chance to enjoy an authentic phosphate or a malt at its authentic soda fountain!  

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. Evolving from the public Riverview Park Zoo established in 1894, today the zoo includes several notable exhibits. It features the largest cat complex in North America; "Kingdoms of the Night" is the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; the Lied Jungle is one of the world's largest indoor rainforests, and the "Desert Dome" is one of the world's largest indoor deserts, as well as the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world.

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