Why attend FSU Chicago

Why Attend FinalsiteU?

FinalsiteU creates a unique opportunity to learn from school marketing experts and also
strategize with fellow peers facing the same daily challenges.

All inclusive ticket.

Enjoy an all-inclusive experience.

Your FinalsiteU conference ticket includes more than just your sessions. It is an all-inclusive experience. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and some activities are all included. This year, we've switched our location to the Swissotel in Chicago — which means new activities, restaurants, and ways to have fun! .

"FinalsiteU was a fabulous experience filled with incredibly valuable information, exciting new trends and tips, and a whole lot of fun! I highly recommend it!”- JoAnn Cekanor, Marquette University High School


Informative & fun sessions

Learn from the most brilliant minds in school marketing, admissions, advancement, and IT.

Our selective, hand-picked lineup of speakers include Finalsite experts, forward-thinking schools, and other industry thought leaders —bringing you the perfect mix of sessions that cover everything from social media marketing and data flow to blogging best practices and flipped classrooms.

"FinalsiteU is a great resource for both new team members and Finalsite pros. There are sessions for every level, and many disciplines. You get valuable hands-on experience, one-on-one support and great fellowship with peers in the educational space. You don't want to miss this!” - Camille Bonds, The Pingry School


Make lasting connections

Make long-lasting, valuable connections.

FinalsiteU fosters an environment of connections. When you're not in a session, you'll have time to share ideas and build relationships with advanced school professionals from around the world.

"FinalsiteU provided a wide array of topics to explore and opportunities to learn from other school professionals. I particularly liked the Marketing 'Case Studies.' It was helpful to see how other schools use Finalsite tools to enhance their Marketing. There were also ample opportunities for networking. It was great to connect and converse with school professionals.” - Alaina Ferry, Winchester Thurston School

Meet with your Finalsite favorites.

Meet your #FinalsiteFavs in person.

Have a favorite support team member? Dying to meet your client success manager in person? Ready to give your designer a big high five for all their help? At FinalsiteU, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet and strategize with Finalsite staff during the conference and at after-hour events. In addition, our Support Center runs every day of the conference, where you can get hands-on support, view live demos, and talk web design with Project Managers, Coders, and Designers.

"Having so many members of the support team, client success managers, developers, etc. was the best! I learned so much very quickly that I know would have taken me hours to do on my own. In terms of value, the conference paid for itself just by having such great access to people knowledgeable about my site! It showed the value of having me attend when I got back to the office.” - Francesca Lanning, Stevens Cooperative School

Need help getting the funds for FinalsiteU?

Download our "Justify My Trip" document, which outlines the conference's costs and ROI in a copy-and-paste template.

Ready to Join us in Chicago?

20 years and so much to celebrate! Join us in making this the best Finalsite University ever. Register by April 12th to save $100 on registration!