District 1 Education Conference


The District 1 Education Conference is scheduled for Sunday, August 13, 2023 through Thursday, August 17, 2023 with checkout on Friday, August 18th at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

The Conference will convene at 9 am on Monday, August 14, 2023.  We will meet each day of the week and the Conference will conclude on Thursday, August 17. We will have a full-day session on Thursday with a banquet on Thursday evening. 

Lost time for each member is the responsibility of the Local Union.


Early–Bird Registration is $250 per delegate if received by May 15, 2023.

The registration fee is $300 per delegate from May 16, 2023 through July 14, 2023.

We are offering online registration for the Conference at www.district1conference.org.

Although we encourage you to utilize the online Conference registration, you may prefer to complete the registration form linked below. Regardless of the method you choose, please enclose your confirmation or completed form along with your check(s) made payable to “District 1 Activities Fund” and mail no later than July 14, 2023 to:

USW Sub-District 1 Office
25111 Miles Road - Suite H
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

Click here for the registration form.    



Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

The room rate is $189 per night plus tax. To make your hotel reservation you can go to https://book.passkey.com/go/USW23 or call the hotel directly at 216-413-5000 and ask for reservations.

The cut-off date for room reservations is July 14.

Room check-in is at 4 PM and checkout is at 11 AM. I encourage your prompt response for reservations, as this rate will not be guaranteed after the July 14 date.

Valet parking is $25 per day and the responsibility of each driver.

Please note that the hotel is cashless for payments throughout the property, but you can convert your money at their ready credit kiosks to a prepaid VISA debit card.  The hotel does accept credit cards.


Conference registration is on Sunday, August 13 from 3-6 pm & Monday, August 14 from 7-8:45 am.  

A reception with beverages and appetizers will be held on Sunday evening from 6-9 PM. 

There will be a continental breakfast each morning and a lunch buffet each day.

A dinner buffet will be provided on Tuesday evening and a Banquet with cocktails and dinner will be held on Thursday evening.

Members will be on their own for dinner on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

We will be offering two workshops listed below that have a maximum number of participants per class.

Two-Day Financial Training Classes:

  1. The class being held on Monday and Tuesday will be a Basic Training Class (for those just getting started) for Financial Secretaries and Treasurers only. This class will have a maximum number of 50 participants.  Members should plan on attending both days if they sign up.

  2. For those Members attending the Advanced Financial Training Class they will be held on Wednesday and Thursday and you should plan on attending both days. You will learn posting, how to complete an LM form, etc. Again, this class is for Financial Secretaries and Treasurers with a maximum of 50 participants.

For both sets of classes, you must have a laptop with the Excel program installed and functioning before you report for your classes. We are also asking that each Member bring their Local Union Contract to the Conference for their use in different workshops. We will be providing Constitutions to all Members.

We are also holding two one-day FMLA Training Classes which will be limited to the first 50 Members who register for each workshop. The FMLA workshops will be the same, just offered twice so more Members can take advantage of the workshop.

Members do not need to sign up for any other workshops except the ones noted above.

We will be doing a community project with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. We are asking locals to sponsor the cost of a bed or make a monetary donation. All the information is on the flyer linked below with the details along with a separate sign-up/donation page. We hope that we receive great participation for this worthwhile project. Locals and individuals can donate if they cannot sponsor a bed.

Click here for more information on our 2023 #USWCares project, cost breakdown, and sponsor/donation form.