Educated & Empowered to Act!


 The state and future of our country relies on individuals who are not only educated but who are empowered to act! It is the goal of the 2020 conference to provide the knowledge, skills and resources to equip young women with the tools needed to be better advocates for themselves, others and in society.  

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2020 Conference Details

The 2020 SAAS/S2S National Conference will be held on April 3rd - 5th.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive by Thursday evening, April 2nd.  The conference will conclude with a banquet on Saturday, April 4th.  A detailed conference agenda will be released soon.

Call for Proposals

Looking for an opportunity to educate and empower high school and college age women - join the SAAS/S2S network by submitting a conference proposal.  See the Call for Proposals for at the bottom of this page for additional information and submission details.

SAAS National Chapter members are invited to submit conference proposals for review and possible selection to facilitate sessions.  SAAS Chapters nationwide lead engaging, interactive presentations and events  so it is time showcase those leadership and presentation skills at the national conference.  

Conference Schedule

The 2020 conference will be full of education, exploration and service!

Schedule overview for your planning purposes:


Registration open at hotel from 7-8 p.m. for attendees staying at hotel

Dinner on your own


Breakfast buffet at hotel for guests staying

Opening session 9 a.m.

Workshop sessions

Lunch (provided)

Workshop Sessions

Evening activity & dinner provided at host hotel


Breakfast buffet at hotel for guests staying

Community service project - 9 a.m.

Lunch (provided)

Downtown Chicago excursion

Closing semi-formal banquet - 7 p.m.

Full Schedule & additional details to be announced soon.  It is highly recommended that attendees arrive by Thursday evening and depart on Sunday.

Conference Registration

Registration Rates for the 2020 Conference:

  • SAAS Members/Advisors Rate - $140.00
  • Group rate for SAAS Chapters/Advisors - $100 for 10 or more attendees.
  • Non-SAAS Member Rate - $175.00
  • Middle/High School Conference Rate - $50 (Friday)

See bottom of the page to download the conference registration form and price sheet.

Hotel Accommodations:

Special conference room rates have been secured at the host hotel - the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center.  Please click HERE to reserve your room directly at the discounted rates.  

Double w/full breakfast buffet daily - $94.00 per night.

Suite w/full breakfast buffet daily - $114.00 per night.

You can also reach the hotel here:   

Holiday INN Gurnee Convention Center

Address: 6161 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 336-6300

PayPal Registration - Please complete the registration form

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