F.O.C.U.S. Fighting Our Cause Unified in the Struggle

Wednesday, October 18-Saturday, October 21, 2017
The DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East-Beachwood
Hosted by Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Register | Agenda (pdf) | Information for Chaperones


  • Each district team should consist of 6-8 students and 2-3 chaperones. Registration costs for up to 10 attendees from a district are included in your MSAN dues. If a district would like to send more students and/or chaperones, you MUST get permission from the MSAN office before registering. In addition, a registration fee of $300/person will be charged for anyone over the initial 10 people.
  • Registration is transferable, but non-refundable.
  • A Student Registration form must be completed for each student attending.
  • A Chaperone Registration form must be completed for each chaperone attending.
  • Registration closes Friday, September 15, 2017.

Register here

Conference Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland East-Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
(216) 464-5950


  • Reserve rooms by calling 216-910-1285 and ask to speak with Megan Finch. She will do her best to sub-group everyone by district.
  • The cost per room is $135 + tax/night for a single, double, triple, or quad
    Hotel reservations MUST be made by Friday, September 15, 2017
  • If the expense of accommodation will prohibit your team from attending the student conference, MSAN is able to provide reimbursement for three hotel rooms per night, for three nights, for a total of nine room nights at the conference rate.
  • To receive reimbursement, your district’s hotel reservation MUST BE made by Friday, September 15, 2017 AND a zero balance lodging invoice/hotel folio must be submitted to the MSAN office after the conference. We are only able to reimburse your district after the conference is concluded.

Transportation Information

Flight Information

  • All districts are responsible for making their own flight reservations.
  • The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport code is CLE and is a short 25-minute drive to the hotel.
  • Another option is the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in North Canton, OH. It is about 42 miles from the hotel (about a 45-minute drive).

Ground Transportation

Thank you to our conference sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors


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