August 14-17, 2021 

Swissotel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 

Registration is now open for the 2021 SEA Institute. Here’s your chance to use your remaining 2020 travel budget funds.  

Please complete the information below as you would like it to appear on the participant list and nametag. 

Conference Registration
Membership Status
Payment Options

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The registration cost for SEA members is $500 early bird (until Jan. 1, 2021) and $550 until June 30.
Non-members cost is $600 early bird and $650 after. 
Registration includes institute sessions, breakfast, lunches, welcome reception, Monday night activity and Willie Awards reception/dinner.  

Due to COVID-19, contracts have not been signed for optional activities and receptions/dinner.  Once available, we will send out a separate form to register and pay for optional activities. Guests are welcome to attend the welcome reception at no cost. There will be a charge for guests to attend the Willie Awards dinner.


Enjoy first-class luxury at Swissotel Chicago just steps away from the city’s greatest attractionsThe four-diamond hotel’s triangular shape means all rooms have a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Navy PierThe hotel sits above the Chicago River where you can view tour boats and kayaks, walk along the Riverwalk or head two blocks to shop The Magnificent Mile.  

The room block rate, offered from August 13-18, is $189 for a standard room plus applicable taxes and fees. The rate will be honored three days pre- and post-event, based on availability. All reservations must be made by July 13, 2021 to receive the room block rate.


Driving is not recommended. Parking is difficult to find and expensive. Valet parking at the hotel is $70/night, self-parking overnight off-site $57/night, and day parking off-site is $16.  


O’Hare International Airport OR 

Midway Chicago International Airport 

Midway is closer to the city. Both have commuter train access to the city or use Uber.  

For questions, or information on how to sponsor the institute: 

Contact Valerie Cheatham (, Dana Kelroy ( or Geri Miller ( 

Payments are made to the
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives/2021 SEA Institute. 
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline will be refunded. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellations made after July 14 are nonrefundable. 
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