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The 2016 Nevus Outreach Conference


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Join us June 29 - July 2 in Chicago!

Whether you're a newcomer to the Nevus family or a returning attendee, the 2016 Nevus Outreach International Conference and Family Reunion offers a helpful and supportive environment in which you can form relationships with other Nevus family members and learn about the latest medical research. Conference Sign-Up is now closed. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

Conference Sessions

Apart from inspirational keynotes and excellent educational sessions, our meeting provides lots of opportunity to discuss real life issues. In addition to gaining tips on how to deal with certain situations, this is an opportunity for you to help others by sharing how YOU navigate life and deal with different scenarios!

Family Activities

  • Pool Party with Pizza
  • Talent Show
  • Closing Night Banquet, Entertainment, and Dance

These are the daytime activities that are nearly finalized:

Kid Activities

  • Pirates’ Cove Children’s Theme Park
  • LegoLand Discovery Center – The Streets of Woodfield Mall
  • GameWorks – The Streets of Woodfield Mall
  • Woodfield Mall Day -- various stores appropriate for 6-12 year olds such as Marbles The Brain Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, YuKids Island (only transportation and lunch will be provided, not money for purchases)
  • Activities at the hotel – art, games, demonstrations, etc.

Teen Activities

  • Level 257 Dining and Entertainment Experience Inspired by PAC-MAN – Woodfield Mall
  • GameWorks – The Streets of Woodfield Mall
  • IMAX AMC Loews 20 Theaters – The Streets of Woodfield Mall
  • Woodfield Mall Day

*For all young people, not just boys

Family/Adult Evening Activities

At your own expense

  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Laugh Out Loud
  • The Improv Comedy Club

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Pricing

We've done our best to keep your costs low and provide the same wonderful experience you've come to expect from the 2016 Nevus Outreach International Conference and Family Reunion.

See the table below for a list of conference sign-up prices and deadlines.

CONFERENCE SIGN-UP COSTS
AgeJan 15 - Feb 21Feb 22 - April 8April 9 - May 27
Adult without a Nevus (18+yrs) $175.00 $210.00 $260.00
Returning Adult with a Nevus $135.00 $175.00 $210.00
Adult with a Nevus (First Time Attendee) $75.00 $85.00 $95.00
Teen (13-17 yrs) $110.00 $135.00 $170.00
Child (6-12 yrs) $110.00 $135.00 $170.00
5 yrs & under $90.00 $110.00 $135.00
 

Please note that conference sign-up costs in this chart do not include breakfasts or the Saturday Banquet. Breakfast is sold out. The Saturday Banquet costs $12 for kids and $20 for adults and teens. Children five years old and younger eat free. Lunch will be provided to all adults attending a session, and kids and teens attending an organized activity will be provided with $10 to cover the cost of each lunch.

As of May 1, the cancelling party will receive a 25% return of their full payment. As of June 1, no refund will be given.

Daycare Information

Daycare – as well as snacks and lunch – is included in the conference sign-up fee for Children 6 months to 5 years. KiddieCorp, a professional daycare service, will operate the Daycare 8:00 am–5:00 pm Thursday and Friday and 8:00 am–3:00 pm Saturday in the Slate Room on the Lobby Level of the hotel. Furnishings, toys, games, etc. will be brought in to transform the Slate Room into a fully functional daycare center. The conference sign-up fee for Children is all-inclusive; there is no discount if you do not use Daycare, if you bring in your child after 8:00 am, or you pick up your child early. Complete details will be available when conference sign-up opens on January 15. Daycare is recommended to allow parents to enjoy and focus on conference sessions. Please note that children will NOT be permitted in the conference sessions for adults, and any violation of this rule will not be tolerated out of courtesy for the rest of the people in attendance. You must sign up for Daycare by May 30, 2016.

To learn more, please visit Kiddie Corp's website. While you're there, please also fill out their REQUIRED FORM, so that they have your contact information and any special information about your child (allergies, special needs, etc).

Online conference sign-up will CLOSE May 27, 2016.

Hotel Pricing

We searched all over the Chicago area to find the best location for our reunion at the best price. In the end we chose the Hyatt Regency Schaumberg. We have reserved a block of rooms available Tuesday through Sunday at only $105 per night. This price includes single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy rooms as well as suites. The only way to get this rate is to go through the Nevus Outreach portal.

Nearest Airport:

O’Hare International Airport is the nearest airport.

Location:

Schaumburg is approximately 20 minutes by car from O’Hare International Airport.

Hotel Information

The full-service Hyatt Regency Shaumburg is centrally located in the heart of Schaumburg’s northern suburban business district. It is 30 miles from downtown Chicago and nine miles from O’Hare International Airport. Woodfield Shopping Center, across the street from the hotel, offers 400 stores, restaurants/cafes, and entertainment.

Check-in time: 3:00 pm

Check-out time: 12:00 pm
Address: 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, 60173

Telephone: +1 847 605 1234
Fax: +1 847 605 0328
Reserve your room: Nevus Outreach Portal

 

Ways to Save on Conference Costs!

Grassroots Fundraisers

Earn Free 2016 Nevus Outreach Conference & Family Reunion conference sign-ups.

You could earn your entire family's conference sign-up costs to attend the 2016 Nevus Outreach Conference and Family Reunion to be held June 29 - July 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumberg in Chicago, Illinois!

  • For every $500 you raise, you get one free child conference sign-up.
  • For every $1000 you raise, you get one free adult conference sign-up.

As an example, if a family of two adults and three children raises $3,500 in this program, we will waive their entire conference conference sign-up costs.

Earn Free Hotel Room Nights

Raise more than it takes to waive your family's conference sign-up costs, and we'll comp one night in one hotel room at the conference for every additional $500 raised.


Learn MoreCreate a Fundraiser

 

Outreach Angel Discounts

For the first time, we would like to extend discounts to our Outreach Angels, who go the extra mile to ensure Nevus Outreach receives much-needed regular, ongoing support. For 2016, we will offer 15% off on conference sign-up to anyone who is an Outreach Angel up to $50/month, or 25% off to Outreach Angels over that amount.*

Not an Outreach Angel? It's not too late!

Go to our Donation Form right now and become an Outreach Angel, then return here to sign up for the conference and automatically receive a discount on your conference fees.

*Outreach Angel discounts will be applied to the balance of conference sign-up fees after Grassroots Fundraiser Credits have been applied.


Become an Outreach Angel

 

 

Transportation

We have several options available to get you to and from the conference. Check out the links below for more information.

GO Airport Express

GO Airport Express is Chicago's premier door-to-door airport shuttle service. Best known for their Chicago Airport Shuttle, they also offer private van charters for groups and families. Nevus Outreach has arranged for special pricing to use GO Airport Express. The details are still being worked out and should be available by the time the Sign-up window opens up on January 15. GO Airport Express offers competitive prices, and the roomiest shuttles (a welcome option for 2016 Nevus Outreach International Conference and Family Reunion attendees with families and lots of luggage), and since GO Airport Express accepts reservations, has curbside pickup and a desk in every terminal, conference attendees can fly in to Chicago knowing they have a ride to the hotel without having to call and book it after they have landed.

All Star Cab & Shuttle

To/From Chicago O’Hare International Airport:

Pick up from the airport is $27 for up to 4 travelers. Airport drop off is $32 for up to 4 travelers. Arrange transportation through All Star Cab & Shuttle by calling 888-533-4240 after picking up your luggage.

To/From Midway International Airport:

Pick up and drop off is $47 for up to 4 travelers. Please call 888-533-4240. Advance reservations are recommended.

To/From the Chicago Loop:

Pick up and drop off is $54 for up to 4 travelers. Please call 888-533-4240 to make reservations.

American Taxi

To/From Chicago O’Hare International Airport:

$31.50 for up to 4 travelers. Please call 847-253-4411 after picking up your luggage.

To/From Midway International Airport:

Pick up and drop off is $60 for up to 4 travelers. Please call 847-253-4411 after picking up your luggage.

To/From the Chicago Loop:

Pick up and drop off fees are $58 for up to 4 travelers. Please call 847-253-4411 to make reservations.

Downtown Chicago Transportation Options

METRA Train

Ride Metra from the Arlington Park train station, 15 minutes away. Cost is $7-$8 per person to downtown. Transportation to the train station is available through All Star Cab & Shuttle for $10 for up to 4 travelers.

Windy City Limousine

Shared (6:00 am-9:00 pm) and private rides to/from O'Hare Airport.

Private rides to/from Midway Airport. 

Windy City is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Please include a mobile phone number when submitting your transportation request.

Cancellations must be made within two hours of scheduled pick up. 

If changes to your reservations need to be made after receiving confirmation, please call 866.949.4639.

Windy City Limousine Prices
PackagePrice
O’Hare Airport – Shared ride (1 person) $25
O’Hare Airport – Private ride (1 to 3 people) $53
O’Hare Airport – Private ride (4 to 6 people) $68
O’Hare Airport – Private ride (7 to 8 people) $83
Midway Airport – Private ride (1 to 3 people) $75

 

Things to do in Chicago

Does your family love nature? Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium. Do you have a sports fan in your group? Catch a fly ball at Wrigley Field. If none of that interests you, try a show at The Chicago Theatre or ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. After you're done there, enjoy a slice of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza or experience fine dining at one of Chicago's world-renowned restaurants. The Chicago area has something for everyone to enjoy! Check out Choose Chicago for the most up-to-date information about all the events going on in the Chicago area, and plan to join us in June!

Volunteer at the Conference!

We are currently seeking volunteers to help insure the conference runs smoothly. There are many opportunities available. Check out our Volunteer page to learn more.

Other Information

It is expected that all attendees, regardless of age, will sign up for the conference. Attendees who have signed up will benefit from our efforts to keep costs low and take advantage of the meals we will serve, some at no cost and some for a ticket price which is only a fraction of the actual cost. We sincerely hope you enjoy the meals we have chosen and they provide a cost-effective addition to your conference sign-up fee.

 

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