Travel Details

ONSITE REGISTRATION DESK HOURS

Participation in the 32nd Annual Windy City Summit is limited to registered attendees. An official name badge is required for admittance to all sessions, social activities and the Exhibit Floor. The registration desk will be located in Festival Hall B at the Navy Pier Convention Center. Times are as follows:

Exhibitor Registration

Monday, May 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

General Registration

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:00 am – 4:50 pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

HEADQUARTER HOTEL INFORMATION

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-4300

The Sheraton Grand Chicago is situated on the Chicago River and is located within walking distance to Navy Pier.

A discounted rate of $309 (single or double occupancy) is available to Windy City Summit attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.
To reserve a room, complete your reservation online at www.windycitysummit.org by April 30, 2018.

NAME BADGE

Registered attendees and exhibitors are required to pick-up their name badge on-site at the Registration Area located in Festival Hall B at the Navy Pier Convention Center. A name badge must be worn at all times. This is how event management, other attendees and exhibitors are able to identify your affiliation with the Windy City Summit.

BADGE SHARING

The practice of “badge sharing” is prohibited at all conference events. If representatives of the conference suspect that badge sharing is taking place, you will be asked to present a picture ID to match your name badge. If you are caught badge sharing, you will lose your badge and your ability to participate in the conference.

WINDY CITY SUMMIT CONFERENCE LOCATION

Navy Pier Convention Center
600 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611

All educational sessions are held at the Navy Pier Convention Center in the east side meeting rooms.

GETTING TO CHICAGO

The Navy Pier Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Chicago are located in the heart of downtown Chicago and are easily accessible from two major airports – Chicago O’Hare (18 miles from the Sheraton Grand Chicago) and Chicago Midway (12 miles from the Sheraton Grand Chicago). Both airports have taxi service to downtown Chicago.

 

TRANSPORTATION

If you take a taxi or car service to Navy Pier, instruct the driver to use the access road on the north side of the building and proceed to Entrance 2. Once you enter the building there will be Windy City Summit specific signage to direct you.

A shuttle is available from the Sheraton Grand Chicago with continuous loop service to the Navy Pier Convention Center, Entrance 2. Please allow time for transferring between locations.

Shuttle service hours are:

Monday, May 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:45 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:45 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:45 am – 4:00 pm

PARKING OPTIONS

If you choose to park your vehicle at Navy Pier Convention Center, use the access road on the north side of the building and proceed to the East Parking Garage. There will be Windy City Summit specific signage to direct you. The daily parking fee is $28. Prices are subject to change.

The parking rates to self-park/valet your vehicle at the Sheraton Grand Chicago are as follows:

If you choose to park your vehicle at Navy Pier Convention Center, use the access road on the north side of the building and proceed to the East Parking Garage. There will be Windy City Summit specific signage to direct you. The daily parking fee is $28. Prices are subject to change.

The parking rates to self-park/valet your vehicle at the Sheraton Grand Chicago are as follows:

12-24 Hours (Self-Park) – $53

12-24 Hours (Valet) – $63

As an alternative, there are several self-parking garages located near the Sheraton Grand Chicago which include: Ogden Plaza Self Park, River East (North Pier) Central, Cityfront Mid-Rise and Cityfront High-Rise.

EXHIBITS

The Windy City Summit is highlighted by an exhibit floor that features displays by leading suppliers and vendors. The Exhibit Floor is located in Festival Hall B at the Navy Pier Convention Center. Exhibit booths are staffed by experienced industry professionals with the latest financial products and services. It is not too late to secure a spot on the Exhibit Floor to increase your company’s visibility amongst a diverse group of industry professionals. Contact Niki Kinkelaar at Niki@WindyCitySummit.org or 262-488-5562 for more information on exhibit space.

Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up

Monday, May 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 am – 8:25 am, 10:25 am – 11:15 am, 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:30 am – 8:25 am, 11:25 am – 12:15 pm

Exhibitor Tear Down

Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:15 pm – 9:00 pm

DRESS CODE

Dress code for the entire conference, including all activities at the Windy City Summit, is business casual. Business casual is defined as slacks and a collared shirt for men and dress slacks or casual wear for women. Chicago temperatures in May are typically in the high 60’s during the day and the low 50’s in the evening. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so we recommend dressing in layers.