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LARGE STORES GROUP (LSG)

The Large Stores Group (LSG) of independent college stores is celebrating over 40 years of information sharing, networking, and camaraderie. Independent stores with annual sales of at least $9 million, and serving a four-year (minimum) university, are eligible to join LSG. The LSG is a community dedicated to providing information and support to one another so that each individual member -- and the community as a whole -- can thrive.

Now that LSG is affiliated with ICBA, dues have been eliminated and replaced by cost-recovery fees for attending the Annual Meeting* (optional) and participating in the ICSR. Completing the ICSR is a requisite for Membership in LSG, but for LSG Members who are also ICBA Members, the ICSR fees are included as part of your ICBA Membership.

*Note: The LSG Annual Meeting is co-located with the ICBA Conference and commences the day before the ICBA Conference begins.

Wondering if LSG Membership is right for you, or simply want to know more about the organization? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below.

View LSG FAQs

LSG 2020 ANNUAL MEETING

Each year, the LSG holds its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the ICBA Conference. The LSG Annual Meeting is the perfect place to come together to learn from industry experts, exchange ideas, and catch up with colleagues and friends who can relate to the challenges of operating a large university store. As in the past, our sessions and panel discussions will focus on some of the most impactful issues you’re facing, and will be informed by the results of the most recent Independent College Stores Report (ICSR). 

The LSG 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ. Book your room before January 9, 2020 to receive the discounted room rate of $199 per night (inclusive of $25 daily resort fee). Click the "Book Your Room" button below.

REGISTRATION COSTS

LSG 2020 Annual Meeting Tucson

LSG stores who are not Full Members of ICBA:
Registration fee of $695 for the first attendee
$449 for additional attendees 

LSG stores who are also Full Members of ICBA:  
Registration fee of $595 for the first attendee*
$449 for additional attendees 

*If also registered for the ICBA Conference (Strategic Direction or Marketing Track), a discount of $240 off the combined registration fees will be applied.

Remember, to maintain LSG Membership and to be eligible to attend the LSG Annual Meeting,
you must complete the full version of the ICSR Survey.

If you are currently a member of LSG and complete the full version of the ICSR, your Membership will be automatically renewed as long as your store still meets the LSG Membership criteria.
REGISTER NOW

ROOM RESERVATIONS

There are four options when booking your room for the LSG 2020 Annual Meeting: The Hilton El Conquistador (our host hotel), and three overflow hotels: the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, and the Omni Tucson National Resort. The Hilton El Conquistador, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and Westward Look are nearly full. If you cannot reserve a room at these hotels, please check the Omni. Details for all four hotels are below.

Hilton El Conquistador Room

Hilton El Conquistador

Accommodations for ICBA 2020 include:

  • ICBA Room Rate of $199 per night (inclusive of $25 daily resort fee)

  • Standard King OR 2 Queen Beds

  • Free In-Room WiFi

Rate offered from January 30 - February 9, 2020
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Please note: The ICBA rate is available until January 9, 2020 at 5 PM MST.

HILTON RESERVATIONS

OVERFLOW HOTELS

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

The Fairfield Inn is located a half mile from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Fairfield and the El Conquistador.

The ICBA room rate at the Fairfield Inn is $169 plus tax. 

Rate offered from February 2 - February 6, 2020

Please note: The ICBA rate is available until Friday January 3, 2020 at 5 PM MST.

FAIRFIELD RESERVATIONS
Westward Look Wyndham

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort is located 5.2 miles from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Wyndham and the El Conquistador.

The ICBA room rate at the Wyndham Grand Resort is $199 plus tax, inclusive of resort fee. 

WYNDHAM RESERVATIONS
Omni Tucson

Omni Tucson National Resort

The Omni Tucson National Resort is located 7.4 miles from the Hilton. Shuttles will be available at various times throughout the conference to move our attendees between the Omni and the El Conquistador.

The ICBA room rate at the Omni Tucson National Resort is $199 plus tax, inclusive of resort fee. 

OMNI RESERVATIONS

LSG STEERING COMMITTEE

Carol Miller Schaefer
LSG Steering Committee Chair
University of Tennessee Knoxville

cmillers@utk.edu

Katie Lee
Auburn University
leecath@auburn.edu

Aaron Ochoa
University of California Davis
aaochoa@ucdavis.edu

Carlita K. Slatky
Georgia Southern University
cslatky@georgiasouthern.edu

Cheryl Phifer
University of Texas at Austin

cphifer@universitycoop.com

Donna Shapiro
McMaster University
dshapiro@mcmaster.ca

Kat Wright
University of Victoria
katrit@uvic.ca