2017 ULF Annual Conference


The 2017 Annual ULF Scientific Symposium and Family Conference will be held at The Commons Hotel, a boutique venue on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, the last week of July.

Save these dates and make your flight reservations early for the best deals:

Scientific Symposium:  Full day July 27 & half day July 28

Family Conference:  Full days July 28 & 29

On Thursday evening, there will be an opportunity for families and medical professionals to mingle during a reception and informal dinner.

Join us for fascinating presentations, informal roundtable discussions, live and silent auctions, and networking. Learn about the latest medical advances in the leukodystrophy field.

To make it more affordable for families, attendee fees have been drastically reduced this year. The 2-day Family Conference will be $90 for a ULF member, $100 Early Bird per non-member, and $200 after the Early Bird deadline. There is no fee for children to attend, and there will be a supervised children’s activity room with games, movies, toys, and art projects.

Volunteers are needed for the registration table and childcare. Fees are waived for volunteers.

Fees for medical professionals and corporate representatives are $150 for 1 day, $250 for 2 days, and $350 for all 3 days.

The Commons Hotel’s phone number is 800-822-6757. If you’re making a hotel reservation by phone, be sure to ask for the ULF room block for the reduced room rate of $129 per night plus taxes. Accessible rooms are available. This is the link for on-line reservations.

There is limited free parking at the hotel, plus a parking structure across the street with fees that max out at $12/day.

The University Recreation and Wellness Center is right across the street from our hotel, and free day-passes are available at the front desk. The Rec Center offers 6 floors of fitness equipment, wall climbing, swimming, and more.

You might wish to add on extra days to your trip to enjoy some of the activities and attractions in Minneapolis. The city is connected by the Light Rail System, an inexpensive way to travel through town. There is a rail station steps from our hotel with easy access to downtown, Mall of America, and the airport.

Because not all speakers are set, registration is not open yet; however, we’ll get the word out by e-mail, web site, Facebook, and mail when all details are finalized. We look forward to seeing you in July! 

Minneapolis Skyline from Bridge