Ascend Cleveland will take place Sunday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 20, 2021. We currently estimate conference check-in from 12pm-5pm on Sunday, October 17, with session content to conclude 4pm on Wednesday, October 20.  Official times and details to be announced in the coming weeks

Ascend Cleveland will take place at the Huntington Convention Center.

Ascend Cleveland pricing is as follows:

  • Early Bird Rate (through August 6) – $1,095
  • Standard Rate – $1,195
  • Group Rate (per pass and must purchase at least 4 passes) – $900

Ascend conference passes include access to all general and breakout sessions, MRI hosted networking events, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and AM/PM breaks).

MRI has room blocks at the hotels listed below. You will be able to book your room at a discounted rate on this page.

  • Hilton Cleveland Convention Center
  • Westin Cleveland Downtown
  • Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
  • Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: Only 12 miles from downtown, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the largest airport in Northeast Ohio. To get to the convention center from Hopkins, take I-71 N and I-90 E to the East 9th Street exit in Cleveland. Turn left (west) on St. Clair Avenue and drive 3 blocks to the front door.

Akron-Canton Airport: Located about 40 minutes from downtown, Akron-Canton Airport is accessible and convenient. To travel from the Akron-Canton Airport to the convention center, take I-77 N to the East 9th Street exit in Cleveland. Turn left (west) on St. Clair Avenue and drive 3 blocks to the front door.

Yes, CPE credits will be available for eligible courses. Please refer to the conference agenda for a full list of eligible sessions. Please note that you must scan into each eligible session and attend the entire session to receive credit. Certificates will be emailed to attendees within three weeks of close of conference.

MRI is committed to hosting a safe and enjoyable conference for all customers, partners and staff. We will continue to monitor the pandemic, and operate in full compliance with CDC guidelines.

If circumstances change and you can no longer attend Ascend Cleveland, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to the Ascend team at Our Attendee cancellation and substitution policies can be found here.