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We look forward to hosting you at Digital Summit Chicago!

Below you will find the information to assist you in your planning for this event

Digital Summit Chicago
October 24-25, 2017

Venue
McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S King Dr · Chicago, IL 60616
www.mccormickplace.com

Below is a breakdown of what is included by pass type:

Conference All Access Premium Platinum
Onsite Registration: Day 1, 12:45pm X X X X
Onsite Registration: Day 1, 8:00am X X X
Main Conference
Day 1: 12:45-6pm | Day 2: 8:30am-6:30pm
X X X X
Pre-Conference Workshops
Day 1: 8:30am-12:45pm
X X X
Day 1 Lunch * X X X
Day 2 Lunch * X X X X
Keynotes, Exhibitor Showcase, Networking Receptions & Access to Presentation Decks X X X X
OnDemand: DS Chicago session recordings with audio X X X
VIP Lounge Access X X
Reserved Seating and On-site Concierge X X
Backstage Keynote Meet + Greet X
Two Private 30-minute Speaker Consultations X
Premium Swag Bag X

*Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: If you require special dietary needs, please contact autumn@techmediaco.com to provide advance notice by October 17th. A vegetarian option will already be offered on a first come, first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to accommodate special requests made after October 17th or onsite.

Conference and All-Access Passes can be upgraded by visiting this direct upgrade link and selecting ‘Conference to All-Access’, ‘All-Access to Premium’ or  ‘Premium to Platinum’.

Pre-conference is a selection of intensive morning workshops exclusive to those with an All Access, Premium or Platinum Pass. The Pre-conference Workshops take place on Tuesday, October 24, 8:30am – 12:45pm. To learn more, visit the Pre-Conference Workshops page.

If you’re not sure which level pass you have, please contact Autumn in our registration department: autumn@techmediaco.com | 919-529-5373

Digital Summit Chicago will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S King Dr · Chicago, IL 60616 | (312) 791.7000 | www.mccormickplace.com

No need to bring anything! Just stop by registration and we’ll have your badge waiting for you by last name.

From O’Hare International Airport (22 Miles), Northwest or the North:
Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From the West:
Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From Midway Airport (10 Miles) or Southwest:
Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From the South or Indiana Via I-80/94:
From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From Indiana-Skyway:
Take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From North Lake Shore Drive (Us-41):
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn right (West). Turn right again on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

From South Lake Shore Drive (Us-41):
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Sreet. and turn left (West). Turn right on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

From Congress Parkway:
From Congress Parkway, turn right onto Michigan Avenue Proceed south to Cermak Road. (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Martin Luther King Drive. Follow signs to Lot A.

Lot A – 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616: (8′ height clearance) is a six level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to the West Building. Covered walkways from Lot A leading directly into McCormick Place and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel also provide added convenience. The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 from 16 to 24 hours.* There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. Lost tickets will pay the $36 (overnight) fee per day.

Credit Cards are accepted at the parking pay stations.

Riding the CTA to and from McCormick Place
CTA “L” Train routes our designated by colors and terminating stations. When traveling to McCormick Place from the downtown Loop, make sure to enter the southbound Green Line Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd Branch trains as indicated on the platform and train display cards. When returning to the Loop from McCormick Place use the northbound platform marked “Harlem/Lake”.

Optional Cermak #21 Bus Transfer
For an additional $.25 transfer fare, Green Line riders transfer to an East bound Cermak Road #21 Bus located directly below the station platform on Cermak Road. As an alternative option to walking, The #21 bus stops directly in front of McCormick Place.

METRA Electric Commuter Railroad
Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA Electric commuter railroad provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago. Service from the Millennium (Randolph St.) Station (near the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours.

Biking
McCormick Place has several public bike racks located around the facility. Please view the Bike Rack Locations map to choose the rack closest to your venue. McCormick Place is part of the City of Chicago Bike Sharing System called Divvy. A 24-hour pass can be purchased at at Divvy Bike station for day of unlimited 30-minute trips. Bikes can be reserved and dropped off at any Divvy station around the city, including the station located in McCormick Square – 2301 S. King Drive. There’s also an additional station located at Cermak and Wabash near the Cermak – McCormick Place Green Line Station. For more information including a system wide map, visit: www.divvybikes.com

For attendees that will require hotel accommodations, we have secured a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place at the discounted rate of $279+.

The 4 star Hyatt Regency is conveniently located in the Magnificent Mile adjacent to McCormick Place. The hotel features an on-premise restaurant, and complimentary high speed internet.

The group rate will be available until October 2. To make your reservation, please call the Reservation line at 312-567-1234 and reference Digital Summit Chicago or book online using the Digital Summit reservation link.

  • Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 24th from 5:15-6pm
  • Morning Coffee Social: Wednesday, October 25th from 7:30-8:30am
  • Networking Break: Wednesday, October 25th from 10:30-11am
  • Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 25th from 5:20-6:30pm

Follow the event @DigSumChicago and use #DSCHI to Tweet or follow other tweeters.

Stay updated and connect with fellow attendees on our Facebook.

There will be free Wi-Fi available in throughout the event space.

  • Snacks will be provided at the opening beer & wine reception on Tuesday.
  • Light Breakfast will be available from 7:30am – 8:30am on Wednesday morning.
  • Box Lunch is provided during the Wednesday keynote for all attendees (Pre-Conference attendees will also receive a box lunch on Tuesday).
  • Coffee & tea service will be available during various breaks throughout the conference.
  • Available for Purchase: Concessions will be available through the venue on both days.

*Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: If you require special dietary needs, please contact autumn@techmediaco.com to provide advance notice by October 17th. A vegetarian option will already be offered on a first come, first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to accommodate special requests made after October 17th or onsite.

Folks that require special assistance (nursing moms, accessibility, allergies) can email autumn@techmediaco.com to provide advance notice.

You’ll find a range of attire at the conference but generally most attendees are in business casual. Temperatures in conference halls may fluctuate widely. It’s advised to dress in layers.

Attendees will receive an email within one week of event closing with a post-event survey and access information to view presentations via a secure portal from the Digital Summit website. Please note that presentations will not be available to download, but will be available for viewing for 6 weeks after the event.

It’s of utmost importance to us that the conference be informative, valuable and fun for all. If there is anything we can do to make for a better experience, please let us know by filling out our post-event survey immediately following the conference. We read EVERY one, and use them to shape our future conferences.

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