2023 USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting
October 23-25, 2023
On the sovereign territory of the Oneida Indian Nation
Dissimilar to many other Tribal/Native organizational meetings and conferences held across Indian Country, the USET/USET SPF Impact Week, Semi-Annual, and Annual Meetings are not open for general public registration due to the nature of these being formal meetings of our Board of Directors. As such, anyone who is not representing a member Tribal Nation would need an invitation from the organization and/or a member Tribal Nation in order to attend and participate.
Turning Stone Resort Casino
5218 Patrick Rd
Verona, NY 13478
Reserve your room by October 6 to receive the rate of $150.00 plus 13.75% tax. Call (800) 771-7711 and use the code “USET Annual Meeting” to reserve your room and receive the group discount rate. There is no online group code.
Registration is now open.
We encourage ALL attendees (Board members, Committee members, Tribal Staff and presenters) to register in advance.
The early bird registration fee is $300.00 for USET committee members, general attendees, and artisans.
The registration fee increases to $350.00 on Monday, September 25.
Due to the significant cost associated with offering a virtual engagement platform the Board of Directors will be the only meetings with the virtual option. Committees will not have a virtual option.
On-site registration opens at 7:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday.
At-a-glance agendas are ideas for topics and a draft of focus areas for the upcoming meeting. Any topics included in the At A Glance agendas are not final until presenters are contacted and given confirmation for participation.
Please submit Resolutions to Liz Malerba at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 2, 2023.
Draft resolutions submitted after the deadline are only eligible for consideration at the authorization of the USET SPF Executive Officers Committee (EOC) if: (1) the resolution addresses an emergency, an issue that was not known before the deadline, or for other good cause; and (2) the EOC, at its discretion, agrees to consider the resolution. Emergency resolutions must be received by 5 pm local time during the first day of the USET SPF meeting. Otherwise, they will not be considered.
Please see the resolutions policy for additional details.
If you are a virtual attendee, log in to the Attendee Website (link coming soon) to view agendas, add sessions to your personal schedule, network with other attendees and attend virtual sessions. When it’s time for the session to begin, a “Join Session” button will appear. You must register for the meeting to have access to the Attendee Website.
Due to the significant cost associated with offering a virtual engagement platform the Board of Directors will be the only meeting with the virtual option. Committees will not have a virtual option.
We have a meeting app – USET/USET SPF Events. Download the app from your app store and search for the USET/USET SPF Annual Meeting. Download the event to the app. You can use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, create your personal schedule, view all agendas, and connect with attendees.
Exhibitors and Artisans
Exhibitors can reserve a booth at $850.00/per booth. Exhibitors need to register for the meeting to reserve their booth.
Artisans can reserve a table at $300.00/per table. Artisans need to register for the meeting to reserve their table.
COVID Protocols (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change)
The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (USET TEC) is a recognized public health authority supported by the Tribal Nations within the USET region. Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, we have relied on their expertise to guide us to ensure for the overall safety, health, and wellness for our members, staff, and event attendees. As the impacts of COVID have evolved, we have continued to assess our protocols to ensure that they remain reflective of the current status of the pandemic.
Currently (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change), USET is no longer requiring proof of vaccination to attend USET-sponsored meetings. A supply of masks and tests will be made available for attendees to use at their discretion.