National School-Based Health Care Convention

Online registration closed on June 11th. After this date, registration will only be available onsite and will incur a $25 late fee. Complete a paper form and bring to the onsite registration desk. Please visit our registration webpage for rates.

Registration Desk Hours

Sunday, June 24          7:30am-5:00pm

Monday, June 25         7:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday, June 26        7:30am-5:00pm

With the help of Hoosier friends and allies, we’re bringing the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention to Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24-27.  The theme for this year’s meeting is “Fueling Your Growth in Confidence, Competence, and Vision.”

As the premier national gathering for our field, the convention is a fantastic opportunity to connect with hundreds of fellow school-based health care professionals and advocates from across the nation. More than 3,000 school-based health centers nationwide are delivering integrated, patient-centered care, screenings for conditions like obesity and depression, and preventive services—all with a special focus on vulnerable children and adolescents. Convention attendees will also explore new ways health centers are serving their schools and their communities by promoting wellness and health equity.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Please download the 2018 Exhibitor Prospectus here.

Registration Rates

The registration rates for the 2018 convention are listed below. The early bird registration deadline for members of the School-Based Health Alliance is Wednesday, May 9.  An additional fee of $25 will be assessed for all onsite registrations.

 Registrant TypeEarly Bird Rate
(through May 9)
Regular Rate
(after May 9)
Alliance MemberGeneral Registration
Presenter $500.00$550.00
Undergraduate and Graduate Students$400.00$425.00
High School Students (Youth Program Only)$200.00$200.00
Alliance Non MemberGeneral Registration$660.00$720.00
Undergraduate and Graduate Students$480.00$490.00
High School Students (Youth Program Only)$200.00$200.00

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Standard Room Rate:  $219.00  plus applicable taxes.

The deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, May 25, 2018, unless the room block is sold out.  The School-Based Health Alliance does not guarantee room availability,

Reservations toll free number (877-303-0104)

All hotel reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Airport Transportation

The Go Green Airport Shuttle is the express Indianapolis Airport shuttle serving Downtown Indianapolis hotels. The service is popular with conventions because it serves convention hotels. The shuttle operates from 4:49 am to 11:00 pm 7 days a week with service every half hour. It’s just $10.00 one-way! Please follow the link below to make a reservation online.  Reserve your shuttle now as seating is limited.  Affordable private sedan service is also offered during checkout.

Want even more proof that our convention is worth attending? Just check out what some attendees had to say about their experience at last year’s convention in Long Beach, CA!

“Great organization. Great location and food. Excellent energy and the app was amazing. I loved how easy it was to figure everything out. Also loved the hotel and access to Long Beach.”

“[I loved] networking with people from our nation, but also having time to collaborate and learn with people from our own state. Gaining simple ideas to create a healthy partnership between the SBHC and our school.”

“The keynote speakers were powerful and inspiring. My team left the conference energized to tackle our challenges back home!”

“I have always appreciated the variety of topics offered within various tracks and how the focus of the tracks changes each year with the needs of school health. And of course, the ACE plenary was amazing!”

“It was a good opportunity to learn from others and to be refreshed by learning useful information and being surrounded by passionate and knowledgeable peers.”

“[I enjoyed] the variety of sessions offered. There were an incredible amount of intriguing and inspiring presenters.”